August 2012 Archive

Republican Convention

Worst Ryan Puffery Yet?

By David Sirota: The unwritten rule in Washington journalism circles is to never — ever — mention cash.


Bloc Party: Pantomime and Power in the Imperial System

By Chris Floyd: On Thursday, with media attention focused on the gooberish plutocrat accepting the nomination of one faction of our single ruling party -- the ...

David Brooks

David Brooks Is Much Younger Than He Looks

By Dean Baker: That is the only conclusion that readers of David Brooks' column could reach. After all, he tells us: "today’s Republican Party unabashedly celebrates this ambition and ...

Ethan Bronner

NYT’s Bronner To Speak About ‘My Israel’ On Behalf Of Liberal Zionist Group

By Philip Weiss: Next week Ethan Bronner, a NY Times reporter who till recently was the Jerusalem bureau chief for the newspaper,  is speaking about "My Israel" ...

Obama Philosopher

NYT Thinks That President Obama is a Philosopher

By Dean Baker: It really is bizarre, but apparently the NYT doesn't know what line of work President Obama is in. Perhaps they think he is ...

Thomas Friedman

Friedman’s Sermon

By Stephen M. Walt: One of the nice things about being a superpower is you get to run around telling the rest of the world what ...

CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf, via Twitter

Correspondence and Collusion Between the New York Times and the CIA

By Glenn Greenwald: Mark Mazzetti's emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power...

Work Force

The Food Here is Poison and the Portions Are So Small (Paul Krugman Edition)

By Dean Baker: The economics profession tends to be bipolar. It swings from periods of wild optimism to wild pessimism while rarely stopping anywhere in the ...

Maureen Dowd

What Mark Mazzetti’s Maureen Dowd CIA tipoff means for the New York Times

By Dan Gillmor: After earlier blithe assurances, the Times has called its reporter's action 'a mistake'. But is it symptomatic of a culture of coziness?


Color War and Obama’s “Wink” Strategy

By Eli Zaretsky: When I was a child at camp, one of the summer highlights was “color war.” The entire camp, including counselors and staff, would ...

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