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CNN brought in a fleet of analysts and pundits for its wall-to-wall election coverage.
November 3, 2010 As Republicans swept the House, top news outlets were focused on the big story of the night: the media.
Andrew Breitbart is the force behind a network of conservative blogs.
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July 21, 2010 MEDIA CIRCUS: Andrew Breitbart and his conservative allies see the the NAACP as hypocritical and want to wrest it from its privileged place in the national conversation on race. Someone like the Agriculture Department employee who lost her job amid the flap would simply be collateral damage.
May 18, 2010 Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was fighting for his political career Tuesday after The New York Times raised questions about whether he distorted his military service. But Blumenthal wasn't the only one who failed to present his record accurately. Several newspapers repeatedly mischaracterized his service.
October 19, 2009 The saga of "Balloon Boy" (or Falcon Heene, as he's known to his new friends at the Larimer Co., Colo., sheriff's office) proved irresistible to the media last Thursday — especially the 24-hour cable news channels, which went into commercial-free crisis mode for more than an hour.
July 19, 2009 The newspaper long held up as the exemplar of American print journalism is exploring ways both large and small to alter its financial model. Two new examples have surfaced in recent days.
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March 23, 2009 Liberals may be ascendant around much of the nation — in control of both houses of Congress, a majority of governors' mansions and, of course, the White House — but times could hardly be better at the Fox News Channel, the cable channel liberals love to hate.
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March 13, 2009 The running feud between Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and CNBC came to a head Thursday when the financial network's Jim Cramer appeared on Stewart's Daily Show. Cramer accepted many of Stewart's critiques but argued the network's reporters and analysts did their best to convey the news of the financial world.
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March 9, 2009 There are plenty of people to share the blame for the collapse of the nation's financial system. But whether the media played an appropriate role in reporting on the health and status of the financial industry is a tough question. Some argue coverage was overlooked; others say it was incomplete.
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January 29, 2009 The transition from the age of bashing the media to the age of eulogizing the media may be in full swing, but CNBC's Maria Bartiromo shows that, dead or alive, the standards for good journalism are unchanging.
January 20, 2009 Amid drowning rhetoric from media pundits leading up to President Barack Obama's inauguration, anchors and analysts cast about, sometimes in unexpected ways Tuesday, seeking to capture the moment as some 2 million spectators crowded the National Mall to watch the ceremony.
November 6, 2008 The longtime journalist plans to leave the nightly news anchor chair later this year to become a part-time pundit. Hume says he wants to devote more time to golf, grandchildren and Bible study — and that he's tired of the partisan sniping in Washington.
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November 4, 2008 The networks didn't jump the gun calling any states before they were closed. But emotions shone through as anchors offered projections and reported the home stretch of the historic 2008 presidential election.
October 16, 2008 John McCain and Barack Obama clashed Wednesday night at a debate over kitchen table issues. McCain displayed his ability and eagerness to strike, while Obama drew blood with pinprick precision. And he may have scored points by not going in for the kill.
October 8, 2008 In their town-hall-style debate Tuesday night, Barack Obama projected calm and John McCain unveiled a new plan for bad mortgages — but didn't explain how the $300 billion plan would work. McCain needed this debate to be a game-changer, but it wasn't.
October 3, 2008 Pundits largely scored Thursday's VP debate a good night for Sarah Palin, because she beat their low expectations for her. Previous questions surrounding Palin's very fitness for office made Joe Biden almost an afterthought.
September 5, 2008 This week's GOP convention, in a nutshell: Journalists are sexist for asking who Sarah Palin is. Bill O'Reilly thinks Barack Obama was right on Iraq but wrong on the troop surge. And Bob Woodward says the surge that Republicans hail as so right maybe didn't do much at all.
September 4, 2008 Sarah Palin's speech didn't really prove whether the 44-year-old former small-town mayor deserved the job of vice president after just 21 months as Alaska governor. But John McCain's running mate did show she knew how to take a punch, and how to deliver one, with a sly grin.
September 3, 2008 The media continue to dig into Gov. Sarah Palin's past — from her foreign policy experience to her husband's affiliation with the Alaskan Independence Party. Cable news has 24 hours to fill. The McCain camp gave the media a gift with the Palin nomination.
September 1, 2008 Gustav and the storms up next — Hanna and Ike — have so far upstaged the Republican convention, canceling the first big night of prime-time TV and limiting media coverage in general. Oddly enough, the GOP and the McCain-Palin ticket just might be finding some shelter from the storms.
August 29, 2008 Only after time passed did John Kerry's 2004 Democratic acceptance speech, in which he saluted and said he was "reporting for duty," become one of the most painful moments in political history. The media were mixed on Obama's speech, but how will it play out later? Only time will tell.
August 28, 2008 Sportscaster John McEnroe, who as a tennis champ was known for his temper tantrums, has declared that in covering a great match, sometimes the key is to withhold comment till things play out. If only his brethren in the cable news world followed suit more often in covering politics.
August 27, 2008 It's not unusual to hear accusations of journalistic bias in political reporting. Some of the loudest accusations come from journalists who, like CNN's Lou Dobbs or MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, have made their own biases abundantly clear.
August 26, 2008 A look at one key hour of cable news coverage of the Democratic convention Monday night reveals less shouting from liberal-leaning MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and company, who soft-pedaled conflict among Democrats. Over at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly remained a full-force conservative Factor.
August 25, 2008 Journalists will work incredibly hard, and some of them may even produce news. They'll whip up endless speculation and microscopic scoops. How much of their reporting will matter more than a few days?
July 11, 2008 News organizations eagerly snapped up a picture of four Iranian missiles fired in the air when Agence France-Presse sent it around the world. But the photo turned out to be doctored. Here, a look at how the discrepancy was discovered.
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