Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

The Absurdity of the Hunter Biden Story

He met with people. And, get this, with his father!

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.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Public Health and the Public

Are Fauci, the CDC, and others getting a bum rap?

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Is the Pandemic Over?

A lot of Americans think so.

Working From Home and Polarization

Yet another thing driving Americans apart.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Fox News Effect?

Republicans are more partisan—and distrustful of government—than Democrats.

This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

Vaccine Hesitancy

A third of Americans are unsure they want the life-saving COVID shots.

A Failure of Governance in Texas

And a discussion of markets (and a warning about partisanship).

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Two Sides of Fox News

Last night amplifies a long pattern.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

On Coverage of the Coverage of the Mueller Report

Before we draw broad conclusions of the reporting on the report, don’t we need to see the report?

Facts v. Fox

The continued problem cause by a lack of shared reality.

The Cable TV Presidency

The Trump presidency is the latest step in treating commentators like policy experts. It is all a manifestation of how the modern GOP is a populist party.

The Strange World of Shepard Smith

Having journalistic integrity at the Fair and Balanced network has never been more challenging.

Donald Trump’s Substance Free Campaign For President

Donald’s Trump’s campaign is the logical conclusion of more than a decade of emotion-drive, substance-free politics.

Brian Williams and the Pressures of War Correspondents

There’s no excuse for the former NBC anchor’s lies. But there are reasons.

Americans Astoundingly Ignorant

Americans have wildly distorted understandings of the society around them.

Two Weeks Later, 234 Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Still Missing. Where Is The American Media?

A prime example of the failure of the “infotainment” industry that American news media has turned into.

Monumental Silliness

One cannot support the shutdown tactic and then be outraged that part of the government is shutdown.

Jay Rosen Retires From Criticizing CNN

The prominent media critic will no longer bother criticizing CNN for not living up to the standards of the profession.

Some Comments on the Gosnell Story

A mix of media and abortion politics.

Conservative Media Destroying Conservative Movement?

Treating entertainment as entertainment is one thing. Treating it as news and education is another.

Fixing CNN

Katie Couric’s CBS Debut