Media

The Media's Shameful Role in the Phony IRS Scandal
August 02, 2013

Earlier this week, I noted that it was odd for conservatives to be lamenting that the IRS scandal had been allowed to slip away, when in fact they had won this whole round.

On Our Cover: The Feminists of Zion
August 01, 2013

This week's cover story is about the Orthodox women of Beit Shemesh, a Jerusalem suburb. They dress modestly and hardly consider themselves feminists.

How a Terrible Fox News Interview Became a Traffic Bonanza for BuzzFeed
July 29, 2013

There is much to be said about the interview Reza Aslan did Friday on Fox News’ online show “Spirited Debate.” Aslan, a Muslim writer who converted from Christianity (to which he had converted from Islam) who holds a doctorate in sociology of religio

'No Cyber Sex Please, We're British'
David Cameron's farcical war on porn
July 26, 2013

David Cameron's farcical war on porn.

Look at These F---ing Hipsters Without Health Care
July 25, 2013

The Wall Street Journal could not have found a more perfect hipster to illustrate why, as a Thursday headline reads, "New Health-Care Law's Success Rests on the Young." His name is Gabe Meiffren.

Anthony Weiner Makes the New York Times Look Silly
July 23, 2013

As the world now knows, excerpts have emerged online today purporting to be further racy exchanges between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and women he was sexting with on the Internet.

Why Washington Is So Sick of Rosario Dawson
July 23, 2013

Last week, Politico published a list of the fifty "Politicos to Watch." Perhaps the sexiest category on the list (unless you’ve got a thing for “Data Gurus” or “K Street Jumpers”) was “Politically Active Celebrities,” featuring Bradley Cooper, Kerry

Nate Silver Speaks—and Reveals His Real Plan
July 22, 2013

A couple hours ago, The Onion filed a gem: “Nate Silver Warns Against Overestimating His Value to ESPN.” The (fake) Silver of this article said, “The approximations of my future drawing power in fact resemble more of a random walk—in layman’s terms,

End the White House Press Briefing!
It's an unholy charade
July 22, 2013

It's an unholy charade.

Nate Silver is About to Take All the Fun Out of Oscar Night
July 22, 2013

Nate Silver, the stat guru moving soon from The New York Times to ESPN/ABC, will cover sports, as he did early in his career. According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Silver will continue do politics, where he achieved fame and renown.

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