Category Archives: On the Media

The Pentagon’s Implausible Deniability

Smear campaigns are now endemic to our twittering world of 24-hour news cycles. Not smear campaigns by the media, but smear campaigns against the media. Or, at least, the few intrepid reporters still trying to dig deep into stories and come up … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Al Jazeera?

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By Leslie Griffith & JP Sottile America doesn’t make many products these days. But if you ask people from northern Africa to south Asia—and all points in-between—what it is that America makes, you can count on a one word answer. … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to “Sarah”

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Reporters used to laugh when beauty contestants said they wanted to someday be television “news-anchors.” Note that they did not say “reporters.” They wanted the lights! They wanted the camera! They wanted the action and attention that comes with “anchoring!” … Continue reading

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Tweeter Twits

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What is it about Americans that makes them take a good thing way too far and, therefore, make something once important…completely trivial and irrelevant? That’s what is happening with twitter and the twits who cannot stop making themselves the center … Continue reading

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