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R.I.P.

Ben Bradlee, 93.

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I have to admit, I didn’t even bother reading the article praising Obama when that issue came in the mail — because Krugman, of all people, should know better. (Once Matt Taibbi left, I figured Jann Wenner would have to justify the magazine’s all-out push for Obama in the 2007 primaries.) Turns out I wasn’t […]

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Apparently people like what I said on the air the other day:

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It’s never pretty. Apparently some right-wing Texas oil billionaire wants to fund a wingnut version of the Daily Show, and well, you can see for yourself how that worked out. The only part that’s funny is when he does the extended bit about how the government didn’t fix New Orleans. Like most wingers, he never […]

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Your librul media

Via Brian Beutler at TNR. You know, the thing I used to love about being a reporter was that I was actually paid to delve into wonky topics like insurance. Nowadays, reporters just worry about their hair: But here was McConnell, sitting at arm’s length from Grimes, caught in a massive contradiction about the fate […]

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Typical Village mentality: The substance of Panetta’s foreign-policy critique is arguably half-baked, for reasons outlined by Peter Beinart, Kevin Drum, and Daniel Larison. Panetta’s reflexively hawkish assumptions strike me as unsupported and reckless. But if the man believes that President Obama is making poor decisions on matters as grave as war—and that his experience and […]

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Pretty interesting. But I’d rather have John Oliver, who doesn’t play the “both sides do” schtick that Stewart does — and is actually angry over what the oligarchs do to people: This Sunday marks Chuck Todd’s one-month anniversary in the anchor chair at Meet the Press. Despite an opening-week ratings spike from his exclusive sit-down […]

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He was right. The Times, with a lot more money and access, is far too frequently wrong (sometimes on purpose). They can’t forgive him for it. So, it is perhaps nice that the Times stated quite frankly that the long-denied scandal “really happened” – even though this admission is tucked into a movie review placed […]

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I am happy that, after all this time, Gary Webb’s amazing investigative work will finally be vindicated — but sorry the journalism establishment helped push him to suicide: Kill the Messenger, an actual film coming soon to a theater near you, is the true story of Sacramento-based investigative reporter Gary Webb, who earned both acclaim […]

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StopRush

Go, Spocko!

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