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Actual media bias: Conflict, close races

I won’t believe the election is over until it’s over, to paraphrase the great political philosopher Yogi Berra. But if you think the media are veering wildly between the “President Clinton” narrative and the “still a close race” narrative, you’re … Continue reading

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How Jon Stewart changed the media … CNN, at least

When a comedian hands you your ass on a plate, the best way to respond it to learn from it: Stewart clearly has had an impact on other media careers and decisions, most notably on the termination of the political … Continue reading

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What the world needs now is another pol-spinner like I need a hole in my head

Ironically, the first “RELATED” link after this tale of expanding the punditocracy while actual reporting withers is: “Jeff Zucker to CNN Staff: We are still unequivocally dedicated to quality journalism.” CNN Adds Stephanie Cutter, Kevin Madden as Political Commentators – … Continue reading

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CNN, CNET and necessary evils

Those Of Us Who Care About Journalism are up in metaphorical arms this week over two stories: 1. The Daily Show¬†laid bare the effects of CNN cutting its investigative reporters. I’m no optimist — I saw in my grad school … Continue reading

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24/7 media — how’s that working out for you?

Today is a day to mourn, to wonder why, to search for strength … and to shake our heads at the state of journalism in the era of the 24/7 news cycle. Sure, law enforcement should get the blame for … Continue reading

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Losing an argument? Deny the facts, start the name-calling

Nice work by Soledad O’Brien here to stand up to John Sununu, who tries to claim there are no independent analyses of Medicare: CNN Actually Fact-Checks A Politician; Hilarity Ensues. O’Brien also makes good use of the Web to show … Continue reading

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CNN, The Supreme Court and health care: The race to be first claims another victim

Andrew Sullivan may be the quintessential blogger, giving us the mix of news, analysis and link-sharing to show us what the medium is capable of doing. No exception today, as he live-blogged the ruling and added some insights from himself … Continue reading

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