The Social Psychology of Email

The fear of missing out is strong.

Just Say No To “National Service” Schemes

The return of a really bad idea.

Crossfire Returns with New Hosts

CNN is reviving the Crossfire shoutfest with Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, and Van Jones as hosts.

Obama Meets With Liberal Journalists!

President Obama had some prominent liberal journalists over for coffee.

Volunteer Bloggers Lose Lawsuit Demanding Payment

An unsurprising end to a ridiculous lawsuit.

Speaking Ill of the Dead

This morning’s unexpected death of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative muckraker, has sadly if unsurprisingly brought out a wave of nasty commentary.

Huffington Post Freelancer Files Class Action Suit Against HuffPo

A Huffington Post contributor who had no expectation of being paid for his contributions is suing HuffPo for $105 million.

Charlie Sheen’s Women

Why is Charlie Sheen seen as likable despite his serial abuse of women?

Search Engine Optimization Dirty Secrets

JCPenney used black hat SEO to game Google. But Google’s penalties are arguably just as bad. And what about HuffPo?

AOL Buys HuffPo for $315 Million

AOL has bought the Huffington Post. But, really, it’s the other way around: HuffPo has taken over AOL.

Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC Exit: Yet More Speculation

The speculation on Keith Olbermann’s abrupt departure from MSNBC’s top-rated show continues. Was he fired? Did he quit? Did the Comcast overlords push?

WikiLeaks and Journalism’s Future

Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever?

Did Arianna Huffington Steal Website Idea?

Arianna Huffington has become an online mogul by convincing big donors to pay her for content others generate for free. Did she steal the idea?

Stewart Rally Bigger Than Beck Rally?

215,000 people attended the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” compared to 87,000 for “Restoring Honor.” Even if you believe the numbers, they don’t tell us much.


Jim Treacher has coined a new term, Oprahturfing, to describe wealthy celebrities funding attendance at political rallies. While clever, the concept of “Astroturfing” is being misused by both sides.

Howard Fineman to HuffPo

In yet another sign of how rapidly the media landscape is changing, longtime Newsweek stalwart is leaving for the Huffington Post.

Glenn Beck Launches Blaze, HuffPo Style Magazine

Capitalizing on the buzz from his weekend rally, talk host Glenn Beck launched a new online magazine called The Blaze overnight.

Huffington Gawker

Move Your Money — Or Not

Beltway Traffic Jam