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CNN's Crossfire is ostensibly a debate between the left and the right. But the show's debate over Hillary Clinton's new book show how the format can become meaningless,
Time columnist Joe Klein wants Democrats like Hillary Clinton to keep their distance from "minority groups who are itchy to file grievances" over things like poverty.
On the show this week: Bowe Bergdahl's release prompts waves of media panic about former Guantanamo prisoners "returning to the battlefield." Plus NBC goes heavy on Edward Snowden critics and CNN buys a George H.W. Bush documentary funded by… the Bush library. Watch:
USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."
NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty--but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.
In their Bowe Bergdahl coverage, some media outlets are stoking fears about freed Guantanamo prisoners 'returning to the battlefield.'
Andrew Cuomo is a 'centrist' politician--meaning one who promotes unpopular policies on behalf of the very rich.
The New York Times clearly has a hunch about deep Russian involvement in Ukraine. The ways it tries to confirm this hunch are curious.
The main debate about Snowden boiled down to one side saying he's a traitor and the other side saying he should come home and do prison time, perhaps as a lesson to children.