Fascism is on the rise in America and our “experts” either don’t see it or don’t know what to do about it.
National Sunshine Week? Hardly.
Too many clouds hamper journalism’s ability to tell you what you need to know. Democracy dies in darkness. — motto of The Washington Post Oh, joy — it’s National Sunshine Week. That […]
Journalism’s new (not really) vehicle for delivering news — email newsletters
I don’t read The Washington Post any more. I don’t see a hard copy. I don’t go prowling around its website. Instead, I read four of its newsletters delivered by email every […]
What’s wrong with this clickbait Washington Post headline?
The Washington Post shouldn’t have to resort to clickbait headlines that run counter to the content of the article they head.
Rolling Stone brass to undergrads: ‘Feel free to fuck up badly; you won’t get fired’
Rolling Stone’s flawed story and its reaction to a critical report make teaching journalism to the ‘instant gratification’ generation even more difficult When Rolling Stone’s editorial apparatus published Sabrina Erdely’s story alleging […]
Washington Post ed board to stop using racist NFL team nickname. FINALLY. But what about the sports dept?
Two decades ago the WaPo condemned the use of “Redskins.” A generation later, by god they’re doing something about it. Sorta. Way back in 1992 the Washington Post concluded that “the time-hallowed name bestowed […]
Journalists’ use of anonymous sources now an epidemic of deceit
Too many news organizations, despite their own policies, grant anonymity far too often, allowing sources with agendas to escape responsibility for what they say. Two words in a news story should forewarn […]
Beltway Zen: has the Washington Post ever met a liar it won’t publish?
At WashPo, the narrative is more important than the facts… Earlier today a friend forwarded me, via e-mail, the text of an opinion piece that was ostensibly about the “new reality” on the right. It […]
The GOP's rose-tinted polling
If the conservatives were willing to take off their rose-tinted (and probably opaque) glasses and actually accept bad news, they would admit that the polls just aren’t in their favor. But rather […]
Daily Caller's editor repeats falsehoods and half-truths about EPA's illusionary 230,000 new workers
Daily Caller’s editor repeats falsehoods and half-truths about EPA’s illusionary 230,000 new workers and refuses to correct or retract the original article.