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Robert Scheer Wins Prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award

Truthdig’s editor-in-chief has taken top honors in the Online Column Writing (Independent) category.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE


Peggy Noonan on Palin: ‘It’s Over’

The hot mike phenomenon continues to yield fruit. Here Peggy Noonan and former McCain strategist Mike Murphy lament the Palin pick, while they think no one is listening. As Taegan Goddard points out, Noonan contradicts her own column with the statement, “It’s over.” Update 2: Noonan strikes back

Posted on Sep 3, 2008 READ MORE


Bush and troops
AP photo / Gerald Herbert

News Coverage of Iraq War Plummets

If ever there was required reading, this article by Sherry Ricchiardi in the American Journalism Review would be it. News coverage about the Iraq war, whether measured in column inches or broadcast minutes, by American news outlets is becoming a mere blip on the proverbial radar, even as lives and resources are still lost every day.

Posted on May 31, 2008 READ MORE


Castro and Obama
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Castro Slams Obama

Semi-retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro thinks Barack Obama is “the most-advanced candidate in the presidential race,” so he must have been disappointed to hear that Obama would continue an embargo against the island nation. That policy, Castro wrote in a column that appeared in state newspapers, is “a formula for hunger for [Cuba].”

Posted on May 26, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton and Obama
cnn.com

Clinton and Obama in ‘Scandal’ Feud

Conservative columnist Robert Novak initiated a scuffle between the Clinton and Obama campaigns over the weekend by reporting that “agents” of Hillary Clinton claimed to possess “scandalous” information about Barack Obama. Obama promptly accused the Clinton campaign of trying to “Swift-boat” him and demanded that the front-runner come clean.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007 READ MORE


A Note on Chris Hedges’ Column

Chris Hedges’ Truthdig column, which normally appears on Monday, will be posted on Wednesday this week. Chris is busy preparing for his debate with Sam Harris on Tuesday at UCLA’s Royce Hall, where he will present his companion essay, “I Don’t Believe in Atheists.” If you can’t make it or you just can’t wait, here is a preview of the column.

Posted on May 21, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Clinton Ended Welfare, Not Poverty

Bill Clinton doesn’t seem to know the difference between getting mothers and their children off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Russert and Bolten

White House Endorses ‘Attack Syria’ Column

NBC’s Tim Russert grilled White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten on Sunday about an Oval Office press release that praised an L.A. Times Op-Ed calling for Israel to attack Syria. Watch as Bolten tries to prevaricate his way out of it. (h/t: Alternet, Think Progress)

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Onion article
From The Onion

Antiabortion Blogger Mistakes Onion Column for Real Deal

The proprietor of a pro-life blog railed with righteous indignation against a column from The Onion titled “I’m Totally Psyched About This Abortion!” Apparently lines from the column like “I seriously cannot wait for all the hemorrhaging and the uterine contractions” didn’t tip the blogger off to the column’s satirical intent—and he has since become the laughingstock of the blogosphere.

  • (Salon article; reg. req’d)
  • (Onion column)

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Paper Drops Coulter’s Column

    An editor at the Cedar Rapids Gazette said that conservative readers felt she was misrepresenting their views.
    May a thousand newspapers follow suit.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Page Six
    From the N.Y. Times

    The Hard Edge of the “Page Six” Gossip Machine

    The N.Y. Times (which is reportedly closing its own gossip page) quizzes a veritable who’s-who of New York’s ‘buzz industry’ leaders on the power of the N.Y. Post’s gossip page (which came under fire for the alleged extortion activities of one of its star writers.)

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


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