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And yet, no one in power seems to have learned anything at all — because insiders never criticize other insiders! WASHINGTON — The violent ambitions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been condemned across the world: in Europe and the Middle East, by Sunni nations and Shiite ones, and by sworn enemies […]

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Lee Fang is one of a handful of reporters I always read, and he does a great job with this Nation piece: If you read enough news and watch enough cable television about the threat of the Islamic State, the radical Sunni Muslim militia group better known simply as ISIS, you will inevitably encounter a […]

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Wow, maybe Chuck Todd really does intend to change MTP: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat. “The truth is, profound anger at both political parties, more and more people […]

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In which Thomas Frank takes Young Ezra to the toolshed: Back to the main point. It is true that some of the hottest deck chairs on the sinking ocean liner known as the press are number-crunching divisions like The New York Times’s “Upshot” section and Ezra Klein’s own former department, the Washington Post’s “Wonkblog.” In […]

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NPR

Nice Polite Republicans.

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Little Luke will fix everything

This is actually how your media types think. David Gregory is “left leaning,” Joe Scarborough is a “political analyst,” and nepotism is the solution to everything! NBC is bringing in Luke Russert, son of the late beloved “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, as a regular panelist on the Sunday morning show in a bid to turn […]

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Uh huh

Russell Brand points out that even our so-called “left-wing leaning” media outlets support the establishment.

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The taking of the media

Andrew Sullivan Alex Pareene gets it mostly right. The thing is, readers haven’t supported most bloggers the way they did Andrew Sullivan, and at least a little bit of click bait becomes necessary to keep the lights on.

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I was telling Swamp Rabbit about my Labor Day Weekend trip to Atlantic City, where three casinos are closing and more than 5,700 casino workers are being laid off over the next two weeks. “Closed” stickers were slapped onto the Showboat’s front doors by security personnel at 3 p.m. yesterday. Just like that, 2,100 people […]

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Jon Stewart on Ferguson

He’s back from vacation, and did a really powerful show based around Ferguson. I can’t get their embed code anymore, but you can watch all of it here.

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