When it comes to climate science, the news we get suffers from either deliberate misinformation or a misplaced desire to give legitimacy to discredited and foolish arguments.
The mainstream media’s silence on these interrelated issues contributes to the starvation of millions both here and abroad.
Intense pressure on mainstream journalists to stick to the same narrative cripples our ability to conduct robust democratic debate.
Eric Alterman puzzles over the departing public editor’s mischaracterization of one of the nation’s foremost newspapers as having a liberal bias when most facts indicate the opposite.
Eric Alterman explains that profit, not politics, is the driving force in modern entertainment.
Eric Alterman discusses an underlying cause of our political dysfunction—the mainstream media’s refusal to take sides and dig deeper.
Eric Alterman takes the mainstream media to task on both sides of the Atlantic for not delving more into the many rich veins of scandal at the News Corp. empire.
Upon the recent death of Gore Vidal and what would have been Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday on this past Tuesday, Eric Alterman offers his thoughts and memories on the two intellectual antagonists.
Eric Alterman explains how larger forces are jeopardizing the future of serious journalism.
Eric Alterman challenges the notion that the United States is the most successful liberal democracy in the world by looking at our dysfunctional political system.
Eric Alterman explains how Gov. Christie’s views of “The Boss” reflect the distorted perspectives of contemporary conservatism.
Eric Alterman discusses Howard Kurtz’s habit of not providing adequate background and context in his stories.
Eric Alterman explores the links between the McCarthyist movie industry of the 1950s and modern-day right-wing fearmongers.
Eric Alterman exposes the extent of Rupert Murdoch’s influence in the political sphere.
Eric Alterman explains why labor unions need to be center stage in politics, not sidelined as a special interest.