Marcy Wheeler brings us the disturbing revelation of a New York Times reporter collaborating with the CIA by giving them an advance copy of a Maureen Dowd column, ostensibly to “check a fact.” It’s about the cozy relationship between reporter and subject, which means we get an inevitably filtered look at what is actually happening in our world.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 29, 2012 1:45 pm|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm|
As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper. Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]
|By: Scarecrow Monday April 30, 2012 11:20 am|
This weekend, two prominent New York columnists used their Sunday columns to send a united message to New York’s Cardinal Timonthy Dolan and the Catholic hierarchy: lay off the nuns unless you want to read a lot of stories about predator priests and the massive coverup scandal involving the Bishops and the Vatican.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday August 14, 2010 8:00 pm|
Splitting the baby here, Maureen thinks Bobby Gibbs needs to be promoted, not fired, since he’s always wanted to be a counselor to the president, bonding as they did during the campaign over sports and missing their families.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday June 6, 2010 9:30 am|
George W. Bush lost the popular vote in 2000 and was appointed president by the conservative U.S. Supreme Court. A sanctimonious pundit class tells us it is crabby, unpatriotic and uncivil to dwell upon that bit of history. But questions of legitimacy (“does he really belong here?”) have dogged Barack Obama since he won the [...]
|By: Gregg Levine Friday October 23, 2009 8:00 pm|
Fox has been shoveling shit on the White House since day one of the Obama Presidency, so why has this administration waited till October to call a spade a spade?
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday May 4, 2008 10:30 am|
1. Being old may not disqualify John McCain from being president, but is there a reason he won’t release his medical records? And while we’re at it, Sugar Momma Cindy has certainly benefitted from the tax cuts McCain was once against, but now supports. Why won’t she release her tax returns so people can know how much his switcheroo meant to her?