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.
As honest journalism has declined, we are more vulnerable to manipulation and distortion of information propagated by powerful interests.
Rupert Murdoch’s actions over the past few days are further proof of his wanton disregard for journalistic ethics.
The New York Times’s well-rounded coverage of U.S. tax policy debunks conservative myths about the rich being the so-called best job creators.
Conservatives continue to believe in and argue for the benefits of tax cuts for the wealthy, even though those claims have been thoroughly debunked.
Initial positive coverage of the general’s biography reflects many journalists’ willingness to suspend their critical faculties when it comes to the military.
Politico encapsulates what’s wrong with inside-the-beltway political coverage when triviality trumps insight and “The Donald” is taken seriously.
Eric Alterman remembers a liberal lion of progressive politics and a statesman of true conviction.
Eric Alterman looks back at Piers Morgan’s career, wonders why CNN hired him as Larry King’s replacement, and questions the network’s future.
Eric Alterman's top 20 rules no mainstream political journalist should ever forget when covering an election.
Eric Alterman observes the pervasive conservative flip-flopping on media bias.
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.