Media

Do U.S. Soccer Fans Steal Europe's Customs? Damn Right We Do!
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
June 06, 2014

A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.

The Great Satirical-News Scam of 2014
The Onion is funny. These other sites aren't—and that's intentional. They're cashing in on your gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.
June 05, 2014

Websites like The Daily Currant and National Report are cashing in on readers' gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.

So Long, Jay Carney
A farewell to Obama's outgoing press secretary
May 30, 2014

A farewell to Obama's outgoing press secretary.

Edward Snowden’s NBC Interview Revealed His Ultimate Arrogance
May 30, 2014

The NSA leaker thinks he's above the law.

The Media Forgets That AIDS Is Still an Epidemic, But Hollywood Doesn't
'The Normal Heart' is a damning indictment of our government's negligence
May 26, 2014

The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.

The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand
May 21, 2014

We can debate reparations all we want. But we can't decide whether to make reparations until we know exactly what doing so would entail. 

Spoiled Rotten
Thanks to the Reality Steve website, I know who wins "The Bachelorette." Why do I still watch?
May 20, 2014

Why do I still watch?

That Viral Story About the Racist Ice Cream Song Is Wrong
May 16, 2014

A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.

Jill Abramson's Firing Shows the Insidious New Way Sexism Happens in the Modern Workplace
May 16, 2014

This is what makes today’s sexism so tricky: It’s about feelings and impressions created by women’s behavior, not red lines drawn between men and women. 

I Was There When Elizabeth Warren Learned to Hate the Press
I may even be the reason
May 16, 2014

In 2011, this reporter clobbered her in print for a rambling, awkward answer. Today, she doesn't talk much to people like him.

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