Category: News analysis

Refs, Worked (Redux)

Eric Alterman There is some strategy to [“liberal media”-bashing]…. If you watch any great coach, what they try to do is “work the refs.” Maybe the ref will cut you a little slack on the next one. –Former Republican Party

What’s Really Wrong With the MSM?

Eric Alterman Of course, far more is wrong with the mainstream media than can be described, or even enumerated, in one column. But let’s give it a shot, using only items that have come up since my last column, all

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Killing News in Motor City

Thomas Frank From the A.F.L.-C.1.0.’s freelance political commercials to the romance of Union Summer, organized labor seems to have achieved a visibility unthinkable only a few years ago. If the passing attention of the media is any evidence, labor is

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