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Jonathan Allen in Vox spells out what I’ve been trying to tell you for years: Yes, there really are different rules for covering the Clintons. Read the whole thing and prepare yourself for the next two years: The Clinton rules are driven by reporters’ and editors’ desire to score the ultimate prize in contemporary journalism: […]

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Hard to blame this one on the kids with their iPhones, but I’m sure they’ll find a way: This week’s news out of The Oregonian ­ – aka Oregon Media Group (OMG!), aka Advance Central Services Oregon, aka Advance Publications, aka Who Can Keep Up – doesn’t mention layoffs. It just says it will be […]

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Well, it’s about time. Tom Moran, editor of the Newark Star-Ledger (who endorsed Christie for reelection), takes the unusual step of warning voters about Chris Christie’s pathological lying and causes quite an uproar: They all lie, and I get that. But Christie does it with such audacity, and such frequency, that he stands out. He’s […]

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Your librul media

They really do have a problem with calling a spade a spade! Talk about fiddling while the planet burns: New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan believes the paper is making progress when it comes to using the more accurate term “denier” — rather than “skeptic” — to refer to those who reject the scientific […]

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Imagine, if you will, a movement that was spreading through a country, fueled by lies, hate and conspiracy theories, resulting in armed standoffs with authorities and mass shootings. Imagine a mass media that never, ever, EVER reports on the ideological agenda behind that violence, let alone dares to challenge it. We don’t have to imagine […]

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Blind spots

When they used to give me personality tests for sales jobs, one of the weird things I learned is that I have really high sales resistance. This is odd, because sales people in general are the most susceptible to a sales pitch, and some employers expressed concern that I was lacking this trait. But they […]

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I knew it was bad (I mean, I do this for a living) but was kind of shocked when Media Matters put it all in one piece like this. (This is only half.) Yep, your librul media! There were no claims that Romney’s possible run was rooted in an endless grab for power and fame. […]

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The chattering classes are clutching pearls over this recent NY Times article, in which the latest Clinton scandal is identified as her campaign’s willingness to have an actual strategy to win. Esmeralda, run and get my smelling salts! Even Matt Taibbi jumped into the fray yesterday, with a disjointed and rambling rant. (I still can’t […]

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An acquaintance of mine posted this question on Facebook last week: “Does anybody else find Mad Men‘s writing to be vapid, direction glacial, acting somnambulatory, and the cultural references boring?” I asked my friend Swamp Rabbit if he’d like to respond, knowing he’d had plenty of time to watch TV while in rehab these past few months. “You […]

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I just love when the cable TV bobbleheads hear something other than bullshit talking points. Go, Bernie! To prepare Americans for middle class jobs, Sanders said that he had “introduced legislation that would make public college tuition free.” “Where’s the money going to come from?” Blitzer wondered. “A tax on Wall Street speculation, and that’s […]

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