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How Chuck Todd hurts America

NBC’s Chuck Todd could serve as a poster boy for the pathetic state of modern television news and opinion. A consistent champion of moronic both-sidesism, Todd is a flagship network personality who occasionally writes pedestrian takes on President Obama that indulge Beltway groupthink and hosts occasional white power segments – qualities that apparently make him […]

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TechDirt has the scoop on this shocking/not shocking BFD of a story about Google and the Motion Picture Association of America: Earlier this month, we noted that the Hollywood studios were all resisting subpoenas from Google concerning their super cozy relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, whose highly questionable “investigation” of Google appeared to […]

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BY KURT EICHENWALD What the hell is happening at The New York Times? In March, the newspaper published a highly touted article about Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account that, as I wrote in an earlier column, was wrong in its major points. The Times’s public editor defended that piece, linking to a […]

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The people who are helping to dismantle the Philadelphia School District, that is: When Superindentent Hite was brought to Philadelphia, his purpose was clear: enact the Boston Consulting Group’s plan for the School District of Philadelphia. This plan detailed the closing of dozens of schools in the district and a following reorganization of what was […]

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This doesn’t even make sense, does it? So Hillary Clinton took money from banks for speeches, and the Clinton Foundation took money from some misbehaving banks, and suddenly the fact that they weren’t prosecuted is her fault? What am I missing? I thought she was Secretary of State, not the Attorney General. If the author […]

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Gene Lyons: Why does Hillary so dislike the political media? Because any normal person would, Allen thinks, if her first experience of them was being treated as a suspect in the death of a dear friend (Vince Foster) who’d committed suicide. And no, it wasn’t just Rush Limbaugh. It was Newsweek, Time, The Washington Post, […]

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Is that he got paid well to watch right-wing news all these years and can afford to walk away. If I could say that, I’d be gone. Because this work does erode the soul: And that is why the last show that Stewart did before taking his break was so revealing. On that show he went after […]

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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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