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What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

politico.com — And it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative,...

Your Normal Rules Don’t Apply to Hillary Clinton

politico.com — What the press still fails to appreciate about Hillary Clinton is that she’s not running for president, she’s running as president, and all the usual rules about when and how she should speak don’t apply to her. In her mind-and who can blame her?-she’s the incumbent, this is a reelection campaign, and she occupies...

In defense of Rupert Murdoch & Co.'s $1 million contribution to the Republican Governors Association.

slate.com — The Democrats and their fellow travelers convulsed with fury yesterday at the news that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. had given $1 million to the Republican Governors Association. Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Nathan Daschle sent a letter to Roger Ailes, who heads Murdoch's Fox News Channel, demanding that Fox News...

The Stephanopoulos Mess

politico.com — Former Clintonland insider George Stephanopoulos, who has excelled at both politics and journalism, appears to have failed both professions with a single transgression. As my Politico colleague Dylan Byers reported today, ABC News’ This Week and Good Morning America host Stephanopoulos has donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation,...

Jeb and Hillary’s Iraq Quagmire

politico.com — Refighting lost wars has become a cornerstone of American electoral politics. To the accusatory phrases “Who lost China?” and “No more Vietnams” we can now add “If you knew then what you know now about Iraq, would you have invaded?” Although he should have seen the Iraq-redux question coming, Jeb Bush booted it in...

Sy Hersh, Lost in a Wilderness of Mirrors

politico.com — Knowing, perhaps, that his critics would denounce his revisionist take on the killing of Osama bin Laden as fantasy, Seymour M. Hersh sought to pre-empt such disparagement in the first paragraph of his piece published yesterday in the London Review of Books. The accepted version of the 2011 operation put forward by the White House, Hersh charged, “might...

Osama Bin Laden news reports: Read all you want, but read skeptically.

slate.com — The snuffing of Osama Bin Laden has already filled the Snake River Canyon with a torrent of coverage from newspapers, the Web, and television. The news output will only expand in the coming days, and as it does, remain skeptical about it. As we know from the coverage of other...

American minds are still without fear

business-standard.com — Mightier Than the Sword David K Shipler Alfred A Knopf; 336 pages; $28.95 Free speech martyrdom ain't what it used to be in these United States. Over the past half-century, the courts have widened and re-widened the channel through which our rights to speech flow.

Good Night, and Good Luck and bad history.

slate.com — If Jesus Christ no longer satisfies your desire to worship a man as god, I suggest you buy a ticket for Good Night, and Good Luck, the new movie about legendary CBS News broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. Good Night, and Good Luck's Murrow burns cigarettes like altar incense. He speaks...

Hillary Clinton Can’t Control the News

politico.com — In the eternal struggle between candidates and journalists over who will decide what is news, the candidate usually maintains the upper hand. He or she can make no news by hiding in a bunker and refusing all telephone calls. Or, if she chooses, she can stage an event to spray her campaign fragrance into the public sphere and retreat without answering...
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May 24, 2015

It's message is universal! But only liberals get bent about Fox. twitter.com/shakerdev/stat…

May 24, 2015

New @politico: What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News politi.co/1ITiDxO

May 24, 2015

"condition of anonymity because of Clinton’s distaste for those who speak to reporters when not authorized to do so." wapo.st/1cUGAap

May 23, 2015

I've found a way for George Stephanopoulos to redeem himself. theguardian.com/media/2015/may…

May 22, 2015

“I have cultivated patience, and made no attempt at a retort." politi.co/1HnrJ00

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