David Brooks, Joe Klein, and the Courtier Press

July 18, 2012   ·   0 Comments

David Brooks and Joe Klein

By Charles P. Pierce: That we have, in the main, a courtier press bringing us our political news every day has been beyond question ever since Tim Crouse blew the whistle in The Boys on the Bus back in 1973,,,

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein Targets Press Freedom

By Glenn Greenwald: The California Democrat, long a prime defender of the Surveillance State, renews her assault on the First Amendment...

David Carr

The Two David Carrs

By Michael Massing: Since joining The New York Times in 2002, David Carr has become America’s most visible and influential writer on the media.

Tom Friedman

Thomas Friedman’s New State of Grace

By Matt Taibbi: Thomas Friedman is awesome lately. He’s stopped being the meanie of the "Suck On This" days.

US President Barack Obama used an annual star-studded dinner to take a few gentle shots at Mitt Rommey (AFP, Saul Loeb)

The ‘Inherit Traditions’ of the ‘Free Press’ on Display at White House Correspondents Dinner

By Michael M'Gehee: As expected, the White House Correspondents Dinner was awful. It was the typical genuflecting, flag-sucking farce where various shades of celebrities show up ...

Horowitz BDS Ad

New York Times Ad Accuses BDS Movement, College Professors of Inciting Murder of Jewish Children

By Ali Abunimah: In a sign of growing desperation among anti-Palestinian groups, a New York Times ad published yesterday likens the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to the Holocaust.

Camila Vallejo

5 Guidelines that Can Prevent Sexist Reporting on Women in Politics

By Sarah Seltzer: Women running for office have it hard during the long campaign slog. Not only are they grilled on their positions and their personalities, ...

#TrashTheStache: An Unabashedly—But Deservedly—Fawning Review of Belen Fernandez’s The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

By Steve Marlowe: More sophisticated readers of the New York Times’ editorial pages have, for years, fumed at Thomas Friedman’s inane musings. Even less sophisticated readers, ...


2015 End Game for the New York Times?

By NYTX: In his presentation entitled "The End Game for the New York Times: Gone as a Stand-Alone Newspaper by 2015," Forbes contributor Eric Jackson, who ...

Old vs New Media

New Media Outlets Should Demand Accountability From New York Times

By Michael Hoffman: The New York Times’ influence on American journalism has been unmatched for the past century. The newspaper still shapes the national news agenda ...

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