The Media is Biased Against Us!

Journalists openly root for a good story.

Musk Could Cripple Content Moderation

Planned staff layoffs concern those who fear a free-for-all.

A Spotify for News

Publishers and consumers want very different business models.

Walker’s Vist to Hugh Hewitt

An example of rationalization.

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Democratic Local News Network

Fifty-plus “local” news outlets are a front for David Brock and company.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

Axios and Pre-Chewed News

Jim VandeHei and company have put out a new style guide.

Can Reporters Have Friends?

A new book raises fundamental questions about how far journalistic objectivity should extend.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

Saturday Afternoon Funnies

A song and some passing thoughts on supermarket tabloids.

National Enquirer Voters

The fading tabloid still has significant influence.

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

Shocking News!

Truth Social is not doing all that well.

Line of the Day

From a WaPo piece on the FSB and Ukraine.

Inflation Reduction Act Passes Senate

And a comment on news coverage of the passage.

Prince Charles Charity Accepted £1m from Bin Laden Family

Some light fundraising whilst waiting for mum to die.

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Columnists write bad columns apologizing for bad columns.

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The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Twitterless

Elon backs out.

The Capitol Riot and Fox News

A large plurality of the network’s viewers think left wingers trying to make Trump look bad are to blame.

CNN Boss Eschews ‘Big Lie’ Branding

The new honcho at the original 24 hour news network wants to be more subtle and less alarmest.

Fox Tried to Derail the ‘Big Lie’ Before Going All In

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

Bye, Felicia

The Washington Post has fired a reporter for her rants against colleagues.

Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

Speaking of Bad Political Analysis

A recurring genre about presidents.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

Plagiarized News Reports

Another journalist has been fired for a cardinal sin.

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Working at the Office Ain’t Woke!

People are resisting going back to the office.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

Lived Experience in Art and Journalism

What are the limits of representation?

Tucker Carlson’s Testicles

The craziest damn thing you’ve ever heard of or a secret message to the crazies?

Chris Wallace Found Fox News’ Relationship with Truth ‘Unsustainable’

The network’s longtime weekend anchor couldn’t take it anymore.

Descending into the Particulars of Cancel Culture

Generalities about an elusive and controversial phenomenon are unhelpful.

John Clayton, 1954-2022

The longtime NFL reporter is gone at 67.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

New evidence changes the story ever so slightly.

The Propagandists Among Us

Whether dupes or active participants, the damage is real (and points us back to 2016).

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

Bob Beckel, 1948-2022

The Democratic strategist and longtime talking head is gone at 73.

Sarah Palin Defamation (Sort of) Dismissed

The bar for defaming public officials is too high.

Who Decides What’s Disinformation?

What if the “fake news” is really fake news?

Jim Angle, 1946-2022

The veteran journalist and Fox News original is gone at 75.

Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

Boosters ‘Less Effective’ for Those in Least Danger

Media reporting on CDC findings is, once again, unhelpful.

Yahoo News: News for Yahoos?

The longtime aggregator is now serving mostly non-news content.