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Harshing Brian Williams

I don't know about you, but I'm really feeling sorry for NBC's Brian Williams. Seriously, did anyone ever have any expectation of depth, truthfulness, or quality reporting from him? Maybe I feel this way because I'm a serious news junkie...Show More Summary

How to Love Your Country

One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against President Obama. With strong implications of racism, Giuliani claimed that Obama did not love his country and might have "socialist" or "anti-colonial" leanings because of his mixed parentage and overseas birth. Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Hello and welcome back to our Friday political news roundup. I must apologize for not writing one of these columns last week, but I was under the weather and far too sick to type (or think coherently). So the events covered today really encompass the previous two weeks, just to warn everyone in advance. Show More Summary

MSNBC's Blunder: Canceling The Reid Report

Ratings are down at MSNBC and as long as MSNBC invests in the wrong talent, it will stay that way. It is a sad day for informative, intelligent, and progressive news as one of my most favorite hosts, Joy-Ann Reid, gets her 2 p.m. show...Show More Summary


A few days ago my daughter's Instagram account was hacked and sold to a different owner in less than 15 minutes! A year and half of her work was erased completely. Crying, heartbroken screams on the verge of a nervous breakdown, an emotional roller coaster swept the whole household as we witnessed her trying to log into her account unsuccessfully. Show More Summary

Why Do We Expect News Anchors to Be Great Reporters?

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is denouncing a Mother Jones story that charges he has his own Brian Williams problem. The magazine accuses O'Reilly of making false claims about his reporting on the Falklands war in 1982, which O'ReillyShow More Summary

(VIDEO) This is The Year of "Advertainment," Virool's Danzis

FORT LAUDERDALE -  Virool, the self-service video advertising company with some 30,000 customers, is increasing  its operations around the needs of large brand marketers and advertising agencies -- meeting demand for views of branded...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) "We Are Not a Trade Desk," We are a Media Company, Xaxis Chairman David J. Moore

FORT LAUDERDALE -  WPP's Xaxis unit is not a trade desk, but is a media company much like AOL or Yahoo.  It  is a "line item" for agency media plans,  says David J. Moore, Xaxis Chairman in this conversation with Nielsen's Andrew Feigenson, Managing Director for Digital. Show More Summary

'There are no red lines, only yellow ones' Egyptian minister tells CPJ in press freedom talks

Courtney C. Radsch/CPJ Advocacy Director After a series of high-level meetings to discuss press freedom concerns with Egyptian officials in Cairo earlier this month, it was heartening to hear that journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy andShow More Summary

Not Defending Our Ideals of Freedom Today Would Be a Crime

As I prepared my notes in my hotel room some hours before the conference on the freedom of expression in Copenhagen, I was thinking of what I should tell the Danish about freedom of speech. Should I just share my experiences and theShow More Summary

Blinded By the Light

The new year has already served up at least two high-profile incidents of successful people embarrassing themselves. That is if we don't count Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in the face of a firestorm of protest over his fiancée's conflict-of-interest scandal, which seems to be more about her than him. Show More Summary

The Most Important Message of the The Breakfast Club Is a Lie

"When you grow up, your heart dies." Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying. Show More Summary

Geraldo Rivera: Failed Hip-Hop Icon

Geraldo Rivera is most famously known for his over 40-year-old mustache that curls up at each end and has transformed from dark brown to grey and then to variations of brown again over the course of his life in front of the camera. He describes it as his signature. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Dr. Ben Carson: Physician, Correct Thyself

It could happen to any of us, Dr. Carson, and does, doesn't it? We fall headlong into error and embarrass ourselves. My guess is you feel that way about your remarks made in your recent interview with Fox Television Network: "Our military...Show More Summary

The Scary World That Is Arabic Twitter

As an independent journalist who contributes to various organizations inside and outside the U.S., Twitter is my virtual newsroom. It is where I get story ideas, connect with sources and engage with my readers. On average I spend at least four hours daily on Twitter. Show More Summary

Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It

Almost a decade has passed since I commissioned drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to run in Jyllands-Posten. But despite countless op-eds and even a book that laid out my motivation for publishing the drawings, confusion and bizarre conspiracy...Show More Summary

Beards and Armpits: The Silly Sexism of 'The Walking Dead'

The Walking Dead, like any show, has its problems. While it is one of the most diverse shows on television, many have criticized its revolving door of people of color: killing one off before adding the next, as if having too many non-white people onscreen at one time would be too much. Show More Summary

Open Letter: Don't Stereotype Muslims

After the Paris attacks, there has been a lot of sensationalist and biased coverage of American Muslims by the media: from assertions that Muslims did not condemn the Paris attacks to asking a human rights lawyer whether he supported ISIS on national television. Show More Summary

President Obama as Media Critic (Rather Than Subject)

Last week, in an interview with Matthew Yglesias of Vox Media, President Obama was asked whether the media overstates the threat of terror compared with longer-term problems such as climate change and disease. With refreshing candor, the president responded, "Absolutely. Show More Summary

New Take on Middle-Class Economics - A 'Non-Nobel' Prize

Though buffeted in court, at the Federal District level at least, Barack Obama will press on, we know. His immigration reform -- outmaneuvering by executive fiat the die-hardism of GOP majorities in Congress -- will doubtless get delayed...Show More Summary

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