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USA Today touts Texans striking it rich in the oil/gas business--"OIL!" is the front-page headline, and that captures the tone of the piece.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria-- with an assist from the Wall Street Journal--divided Latin American economies into winners and losers. But does it all add up?
CBS's Major Garrett says "the next big step" is "persuading Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program entirely"--but it's never been established that Iran has a nuclear weapons program to abandon.
It's odd that CBS went to an American living in France for a sense of how the French feel about their president's personal life. But perhaps that was because the French mostly don't think it's an issue.
On the question of whether or not Christie is a bully, veteran Fox pundit Brit Hume blamed that perception on our "feminized atmosphere."
Reading the pieces in the Sunday editions of the New York Times and the Washington Post about the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, one gets the sense that reporters were aware of some of Sharon's bloodiest history--but mostly kept that out of their accounts of his life.
Media are remembering Fallujah--but what are they forgetting? The CNN debate show Crossfire gives viewers false balance on climate change, and ABC's This Week talks about the "resurgent left"--without much input from the left.
Some of the recent coverage of Republican New Jersey governor seems genuinely surprised that the bullying, partisan politician might be... well, bullying and partisan.
Reports of Al-Qaeda linked fighters taking over the Iraqi city of Fallujah have prompted a lot of media coverage about the US sacrifice there. In the process, the history of the war is being dramatically rewritten.
One of the most satisfying O'Reilly Factor episodes ever aired Monday night when, through some terrible miscalculation, someone who knew what he was talking about managed to get on the show.
Right from the beginning, the January 6 episode of CNN's Crossfire sounded like a bad idea. Here's the announcement that aired at the top of the show: How far below zero does it have to get to cool off the global warming debate? To make things clearer, the top of the show announcement continued: This week's historic cold brings out the skeptics. Will it put the climate change debate in the deep freeze? But while cold weather might "bring out" climate change deniers, it was CNN that decided to put one on Crossfire, creating a familiar–and false– "balance" between those […]
Unfortunately, advocating and fantasizing about the murder of perceived enemies of the Fox worldview is a line that has been crossed all too commonly in Murdoch-owned media outlets.
Over the past decade, it has gotten much more difficult for women in the United States to access safe and legal abortion services. How have national media kept up with this dramatically changing landscape? Not so well.
More than a decade later, US media still see Fallujah primarily as a place where US forces suffered--and died--perhaps "in vain." Then and now, the hundreds of Iraqis who died in Fallujah hardly register at all.
If the question of whether or not there is a resurgent left, shouldn't there be some left? ABC gave viewers the far-right Bill Kristol and the conservative Ana Navarro, a few middle-of-the-road journalists and a moderate former Democratic governor.
Brookings think tank hawk Michael O'Hanlon is on the Washington Post op-ed page today trying to convince readers that there are reasons to be hopeful about the Afghan War. It's a story he's been telling for a while now.
The New York Times offers readers a lengthy obituary for racist New York talk radio icon Bob Grant. But can they call a racist a racist?
Time, Inc newsrooms will soon be reporting to the business side of the company-- a concept which, as the New York Times notes, was "once verboten at journalistic institutions."
At the end of December ABC told viewers what Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said to Barack Obama about US drones back in October.
What Meet the Press's David Gregory described as "a bombshell report in the New York Times [that] could change the debate over the deadly attack" in Benghazi, Libya, was actually old news to careful readers.