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 Atlantic’s Layoffs

The venerable magazine is following industry trends. Is the billionaire owner a monster?

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How Newspapers Killed Themselves

We all know the Internet broke the monopoly on classified advertising. Here’s the rest of the story.

Why Nobody Seems to Care About Trump Scandals

At this point, corruption, dishonesty, and insanity are just baked in.

Kevin Williamson Doesn’t Want Women Murdered and Doesn’t Belong at The Atlantic

Argumentation without the intent to persuade is masturbation, not journalism.

Kevin Williamson and the Limits of Polite Discourse

The Atlantic fired one of their few conservative voices for saying women who have abortions should be hanged. Was this beyond the pale?

An Appropriate Assessment of the Spicer Era

Don’t cry for Spicer.

Hillary Clinton ‘Unrunning’ For President

The press corps is already bored.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

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.

When Is A Leak Not Really A Leak? When It’s Beneficial To Those In Power, Apparently

Outrage over leaks like those that Edward Snowden makes doesn’t exist when its politicians doing the leaking.

Atlantic Scientology Advertorial

Monday, The Atlantic published and took down a sponsored article from the church of Scientology. Yesterday, it admitted it had “screwed up.”

NPR’s Leadership Problem

NPR is a collection of local stations, not a single station. And it’s run that way.

Google Addresses SEO Gaming

Google erects some much-needed defenses in the optimization arms race.

Democratic Congressman Says He Will Introduce Bill To Ban “Crosshairs” Maps

The debate over heated political rhetoric has now led one Pennsylvania Congressman to suggest that some speech should be banned. This must stop now.

Surviving The Colbert Report Interview Segment

Slate television critic Troy Patterson explains how to survive the comedic “interview” segment on The Colbert Report, which almost invariably makes its celebrity guests look like nitwits.

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