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In a USA Today op-ed, Fox News liberal Kirsten Powers weighs in on Brandeis University's decision to rescind its offer to honor the anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali during commencement activities.
A new book argues that the conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn't just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.
CBS host Bob Schieffer wanted an expert on Ukraine, so he woke up John McCain.
A merger of two massive media companies--which raises some fundamental questions about one corporation holding enormous power over cable, broadband and programming--isn't generating any interest over at MSNBC.
Time's Jon Meacham is, once again, telling readers to think differently about the Bush family.
Right-wing pundits spin the new Obamacare numbers. Media botch the timeline on Israel/Palestine negotiations. Bill O'Reilly finds Judeo-Christian roots on the Supreme Court walls--but misses everything else that's there.
New York Times op-ed writers shed crocodile tears over the prospect that climate advocates they have done their level best to undermine might not be getting their message out effectively.
NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.
Both the New York Post and the Daily News sensationalized, for the second day in a row, revelations that Al Sharpton was an informant for the FBI. Revelations first alluded to in 1988 by Newsday, to be specific.
When the Washington Post's David Ignatius writes a column headlined "Putin Steals the CIA's Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations," is that supposed to be a criticism or a compliment?
Some stories are easy to understand--or would be, if media reported the facts without so much spin. As hard as it might be to believe, the roots of the current Israel/Palestine negotiating impasse is one of those stories.
Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because...she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?
Fox host Bill O'Reilly sees Moses at the Supreme Court as proof of America's Judeo-Christian roots. But wait till he finds out who else is depicted on the Court walls.
Since he left Fox News Channel in 2013, conservative pundit Bill Kristol now gets to play TV expert on a range of outlets. On April 6, he showed up on ABC's This Week to misinform viewers about healthcare.
Russian troops are massing on the border with Ukraine, set to invade--so say corporate media, relying on unnamed intelligence sources. Plus straight-talking Chris Christie apologizes for straight talk, and the Washington Post's scoop on CIA torture can't say the word "torture."
Veteran CBS anchor Bob Schieffer slams the influence of big money in politics. But when he says he wants more bipartisanship, what does he really mean?
The point of contribution limits isn't to make elections cheaper; it's to limit the ability of the very wealthy to dominate politics.
The Washington Post gets a big scoop about a Senate investigation of CIA torture. But they won't call it torture.