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Let Larry Speak

Imagine this: You are someone who cares passionately about your country, and you've decided to run for public office. You're a serious person and serious thinker - and a great many people around the country view you as such. You're running...Show More Summary

Personal Blogging Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

The Internet is rife with articles about how blogging is revolutionizing the world. This is a good one -- "How blogs changed everything" by Scott Rosenberg. So instead of wasting Internet space to explain something that has been thoroughly said and understood, I am just going to do what I do best as an anonymous diary blogger--talk about my ideas. Show More Summary

The Atlantic Casts an Early Vote for More of the Same

Someone in the infamous Watergate Complex of 600 New Hampshire Avenue is NOT feeling The Bern. Or are they? Given their typically unprolific publishing pace, The Atlantic and its subsidiary, Quartz, snuck in what amounted to a relative barrage of jabs at Bernie Sanders around midday on Monday. Show More Summary

What It's Like to be a Radio Station in the Age of Spotify

I spend a day shadowing a local Philly public radio station and document the challenges they face keeping up with the times. Bruce Warren's office is eclectic. If one were to judge based on the posters on his wall, the XPN Program Director's psyche is like a musical Jekyll and Hyde, equal parts Neil Young and 50 Cent. Show More Summary

It's 1984 All Over Again

A Very Orwellian World Like everyone else, I read 1984 when I was in high school. Or at least I was supposed to read it. More likely, I just saw the movie. Since the book's publication in 1949, it has become a cultural touchstone for pretty much any commentary on the demise of society. Show More Summary

Manufacturing Crisis: Cuban Troops in Syria

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," quipped humorist Mark Twain, repeating an old adage. The report that Cuban troops had deployed to Syria to drive Russian tanks in support of the Bashar...Show More Summary

Biggest Threat to Free Speech Not on College Campuses

As we prepared to honor Middletown military veterans at Wesleyan University's first home football game, I sought out one of our engaged and thoughtful student vets. Bryan Stascavage had published an opinion piece in The Argus, the school newspaper, raising critical questions about the Black Lives Matter movement. Show More Summary

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) To Fend Off Fraud Robots, Buy Ads Direct: NYT's Zimbalist

The sky is falling in ad land thanks to a combination of threats including non-human traffic, the practice in which nefarious publisher sites game ad views to reap revenue. But don't paint all publishers with the same brush, says New...Show More Summary

Why Can't the Mainstream Media Get Their Facts Straight When Writing About the Sex Trade?

When it comes to the coverage of sex work or trafficking, the mainstream media seems to forget a basic journalistic principle -- the need to get their facts straight. Here are two recent examples from supposedly top-notch purveyors of journalism. Show More Summary

Waiting For The Media's Benghazi Mea Culpa

Talk about a wild pendulum swing. After relentlessly attacking and mocking presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for much 2015, often depicting her as a hapless and phony pol, the Beltway press wrecking ball dramatically reversed direction...Show More Summary

It's Time to Ask GOP Presidential Hopefuls Tough Questions on the Economy

For the past few years, news article after news article lamented the state of America's working and middle class families and rising inequality. From January 2014 to October 2015, the New York Times had approximately 1,470 articles that included discussions about income inequality. Show More Summary

Star Turn in a Star Chamber -- Clinton Rivals Trudeau and Murphy for Best Week

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation and Charles C. W. Cooke of The National Review debate if Hillary escaped the gravitational orbit of both 42 and 44 to become a president/commander-in-chief in her own right. Show More Summary

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed by the rapid-fire sequential cessation of the presidential hopes of Vice President...Show More Summary

The Politics of Authentic PR and Communications

Though I enjoy following politics and have had many lively conversations about the presidential campaign, I have hesitated to write about it given the polarizing nature of such things - and the fact that one person's non-partisan observation can quickly be perceived by another as a partisan insult. Show More Summary

Chris Wallace Interviews Joe Biden

This is Chris Wallace. In the wake of Joe Biden taking himself out of the race for President, I interviewed the Vice President at his official residence. You can see the full interview on Fox News Sunday, but here is an excerpt. Wallace: Mr. Show More Summary

The End of Journalism

In an OpEd piece in the NY Times this week, Héctor Tobar, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon raises the question "Who'd Be A Journalist?" Mr. Tobar's response: only the dedicated few, willing to accept long hours and low pay. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) How UniWorld's Byron Lewis Learned the Value of Storytelling From Radio

A child of the Great Depression who grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens, avidly reading books and listening to radio, Byron Lewis got a sense from an early age that the media wasn't geared toward African Americans. And that ultimately planted a seed that led him to start an agency. Show More Summary

The Benghazi Committee's Out of Control Effort to Destroy Hillary Clinton at All Costs

The following is David Brock's Oct. 21, 2015 speech at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia in advance of Secretary Hillary Clinton's testimony to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Two years ago tomorrow, Media Matters published...Show More Summary

The New York Times and Washington Post Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

Graffiti denouncing strikes by US drones in Yemen. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS Jeff Bachman, American University The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed its drone strikes are precise and conducted in compliance with international...Show More Summary

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