Media

thomas friedman

If Thomas Friedman bristles at Brexit, you know everything will be OK

April 3, 2019 4:20 pm

The philosopher-king’s take on Britain leaving the EU is his typical mixture of Midwestern gee-shucking and historical buffoonery

jussie smollett

Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

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The real Russiagate: why are the press ignoring Putin’s troops in Venezuela?

March 28, 2019 11:27 am

Yet again, the US media sidesteps important foreign policy coverage

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We should celebrate Mueller’s exoneration of Trump

March 27, 2019 2:18 pm

Invoking the mighty machinery of the constitution to pursue grievances is bad for the office of the presidency, and therefore the United States

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The whitewashing of Jussie Smollett

March 27, 2019 5:01 am

Was he guilty? Or just a jackass? 

jussie smollett

The privilege of Jussie Smollett

March 26, 2019 2:31 pm

If the actor inspires others to create their own hate crime hoaxes, he is a threat to public safety

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new york times

New York Times: Brexit is white supremacy

March 25, 2019 9:18 am

The editors of the Times will print any nonsense about Britain so long as it confirms their prejudices about Brexit

new york

I’m back in New York: the city that’s perennially offended

March 21, 2019 11:54 am

Welcome, filthy island packed to the gills with angry, mean, squat Trump haters who live in decrepit buildings they share with rat

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Can you go to jail for ‘misgendering’? One British journalist is about to find out

March 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Caroline Farrow is being investigated by a British police force for sending some tweets

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The dark extremism of the ‘extremely online’

March 15, 2019 5:01 pm

The New Zealand killer is a creature poisoned by the irony vortex of the internet

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Tucker Carlson’s show hits #1 spot

March 15, 2019 4:18 pm

Advertisers may be nervous over the Media Matters fight. Viewers are loving it

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How to be a right-wing performance artist

March 15, 2019 9:58 am

Jacob Wohl, Laura Loomer and Ali Alexander are the true heirs to Andy Kauffman

tucker carlson

The miserable, squalid campaign to stifle Tucker Carlson

March 11, 2019 1:01 pm

The Fox News host’s only real crime is daring to be provocative in a dull media world

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A marketer’s request: Make SXSW exciting again

March 8, 2019 1:21 pm

The festival is attempting to position itself as politically and socially relevant with initiatives like the presidential candidate interviews

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LEAVE TITANIA MCGRATH ALONE

March 5, 2019 11:10 am

Godfrey tackles the plot against xir’s dear friend and ally

vice media

VICE Media is the mausoleum that cool built

March 4, 2019 4:50 pm

The company is now just another dreary enforcer of online norms

victor davis hanson

Why is the Bulwark bullying Victor Davis Hanson?

March 1, 2019 4:23 pm

The writer is perfectly content to weather all the derision that New York and Washington can throw at him

barack obama national emergency

How do you cover a ‘national emergency’? Depends who’s president…

February 25, 2019 3:25 pm

Compare the media’s coverage of the border wall to Obama’s 2011 Libya strikes. The contrast is shocking

britain

New York Times: Britain on verge of civil war, send more croissants

February 23, 2019 9:57 am

Yes, the British government are useless. But nobody in London is stockpiling food

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, and the strange alchemy of egalitarian despotism

February 22, 2019 10:19 am

The less hate there is in the United States, the more hate crimes must be manufactured in order to keep the Fraternal Order of Victims afloat

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I am holding an open audition for my attackers

February 20, 2019 4:07 am

Jussie Smollett is leading the charge in more ways than one

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The true cost of faked hate crimes

February 19, 2019 6:48 pm

Should we punish fraudulent victims as vigorously as real criminals?

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An exhaustive list of ‘Conservative Critics’ from The Bulwark

February 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Views from all quarters of the conservative movement

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The pathetic drama of pushing in the press pen

February 15, 2019 1:57 pm

Following Trump around to film his speeches doesn’t make you a hero