A recent Politico article rehashes the issue of class warfare and the tax code, but similar to contemporary conservatism, it ignores reality.
Publicly financed elections would be a benefit to our democracy, but the likelihood of campaign-finance reform is small since corporations have so much influence on government regulations and our daily lives.
The mainstream media’s initial coverage of the war should have erased any notion of a liberal media bias.
Instead of being a government watchdog and fact checking all the assertions politicians feed them, journalists have become prone to the lapdog tendencies of repeating what those in power say without questioning whether it’s true.
Genuine journalism—the kind that allows the evidence to dictate the story—is inconsistent with the conservative worldview.
When politicians say they “didn’t know” about certain consequences or actions, the sad truth is that often they knew and just didn’t care.
Multiple reports now prove that increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans wouldn’t stymie economic growth—it would actually create jobs and boost the economy.
Reporters are too focused on covering the often-mundane daily routine of the president when they should be more attuned to the deeper issues that are affecting society such as conservative funding of anti-climate-change research.
Increasingly outlandish claims by polarizing figures in the Republican Party are not being dismissed by the media. Rather they are being taken seriously and promoted to an unfortunate degree.
In the wild world of Fox News, unbiased journalism isn’t fair and balanced—it’s whining, and it’s discouraged.
Paul Krugman’s ordeal on “Morning Joe” last week demonstrates how many in Washington and the media are so committed to “official doctrine” that they ignore any contrary evidence.
Perhaps conservatives’ biggest disconnect from reality is that they think they have no voice in the media or national dialogue.
The public needs to dig a little deeper to find out the story behind most of the conservative media’s reporting.
The Tea Party—and the modern conservative movement in general—continues to exhibit a stubborn disdain not merely for honest history but also for knowledge itself.
Eric Alterman has an alternative take on Politico’s top media stories of the past year and what those stories say about the media’s coverage of politics.