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Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News

The television host has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, but this time he didn’t emerge unscathed.

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Spurned Reporters Should Dump Trump Briefings and Turn to Investigative Journalism

The president’s petty attacks on the media are deeply worrisome to Americans sensitive to the danger of a spiral into authoritarian rule.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE



Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and several others are denied access.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE



Discredited Former New York Times Reporter Disregards Her Own Record While Smearing Chelsea Manning

Judith Miller says the whistleblower cost American lives. She’s one to talk.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE



New Jersey Will Stop Collecting Loans From Families of Dead Students

After an investigation into the state’s student loan program, Gov. Chris Christie signed a reform bill ending its most onerous practice.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE



Better Living Through Criticism

A new book by A.O. Scott, senior film critic for The New York Times and probably the country’s most influential film critic, is a reflection on the nature of art criticism itself.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Opens Up to ‘Dishonest’ Media With Meetings On and Off the Record

Breaking the mold as president-elect, Trump forgoes traditional news conferences in favor of private sessions with network executives, TV anchors and journalists at The New York Times.

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Donald Trump Changes His Tune on Key Campaign-Trail Pledges

Remember how, mere weeks ago, Trump’s supporters chanted “Lock her up!” with gusto?

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WikiLeaks’ ‘Podesta Emails’ Reveal the Power Behind the Clinton Campaign

Thousands of documents have exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton’s team and the symbiotic relationship it shares with some members of the press.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE



The Front Page of The New York Times Now Includes a Public Record of Donald Trump’s Sexual Bragging

I am 61 years old and cannot recall the front page of The Gray Lady being so spicy.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



‘Black Ops Advertising’ Dissects the Rise of Media Manipulation for Corporate Profit

The currency of maximum importance in our digital world is personal data, personal relationships and our very identities.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Leaves No Doubt That His Campaign Is a Branding Exercise Gone Mad

The Republican nominee has shown us that he is too nasty, immature and undisciplined to be president. We should believe what we see. He should not get any more passes for his actions.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



‘Bombshell’: Thanks to Loopholes, Donald Trump May Have Avoided Paying Taxes for 18 Years

The Republican nominee posted a staggering $916 million loss in 1995, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

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Donald Trump Media Coverage Has Created a New Crisis of Credibility

Almost 50 years after former Vice President Spiro Agnew launched a conservative campaign against the press, our journalistic institutions are being challenged for being too hard on Hillary Clinton and too timid toward the right in the 2016 election.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



What Does Wal-Mart Have to Do With the 2016 Election?

With over $480 billion in total annual revenue, the U.S.’ largest private employer wields immense power just in how it treats its workers at home and abroad. Their struggle for dignity and rights will continue after the last ballots are counted in November.

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Warren Hinckle: Remembering the Godfather of Gonzo

The legendary Ramparts editor who later ingeniously paired writer Hunter Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman died this week, leaving a slew of colorful memories behind him.

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Hubris Costs Warriors NBA Championship

Owner Joe Lacob should have been the voice of reason. But he—like the rest of the Golden State team—got caught up in a regular-season record chase and lost sight of the ultimate prize.

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How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom of the Press

The power elites that rule America are threatening the First Amendment again—and the assault is not coming just from government agencies.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Evidence About Prostitution That The New York Times Ignored

Dissenting voices are vital in the wake of Amnesty International’s championing of laws that decriminalize pimps, brothel owners and johns.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Slams The New York Times for Ignoring ‘Real Issues’

“I have a real problem with The New York Times, which from day one has been trying to be very dismissive of our campaign and has been very negative about our campaign,” Sanders told “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

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NYT Editors: Saudi Arabia Spends ‘Untold Millions’ Promoting Militant Islam

Influential groups within the Islamic country have undermined U.S. interests abroad for years, and their exploitation of U.S.-aided Kosovo as a breeding ground for violent reactionaries is only the “latest chapter in this long, sorrowful history,” writes the editorial board of The New York Times.

Posted on May 28, 2016 READ MORE



Article on Sanders’ Complaints About Journalism Shows Why Sanders Complains About Journalism

The first thing The New York Times wants you to know about Bernie Sanders’ media criticism is that it’s wrong.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



NFL’s Handling of CTE Controversy Shows Compassionate Conservatism of Roger Goodell in Action

In determining the effect of concussions on the lives of football players, nobody lawyers up while making sincere protestations of loving the other side like the NFL commissioner.

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 READ MORE



Juicero: The Pulpy Silicon Valley Parody That Wasn’t

Want a shot of wheatgrass with that b.s.?

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE



‘World Within World’: A Poem About a Haunting Image That Sums Up American Imperialism (Audio)

David Ray begins his powerful poem with a rumination on a photograph of an American airman hitting golf balls on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. The image was published in The New York Times in 2003.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



New York Times Shows Shameless Bias Toward Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders got a little love from The New York Times, but the praise was fleeting. A positive Times article on Monday was toned down Tuesday and may have affected primary race voting in five states.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Movie Review: A Peek Inside the Bubble of Wartime Kabul

As a reporter facing the horrors and absurdities of the Afghanistan War, Tina Fey is reliably funny and at times profound.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE



Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

The media require free-flowing information—and so does our democracy.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE



Tom Friedman Surrenders to Israel’s One-State Solution and Predicts a Middle East Apocalypse

Tom Friedman of The New York Times, who for decades championed a two-state solution, has abandoned the polite fiction that there will ever be a Palestinian state alongside Israel, and ridicules American presidential candidates for speaking as though it were still possible.

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N.Y. Times Misleads About Bernie Sanders’ Funding and Later Endorses Hillary Clinton

The newspaper hangs an article about Sanders’ campaign finances on a legal technicality, and the next day it backs his main rival’s presidential bid.

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Paul Krugman Is Wrong. Here’s Why Bernie Sanders’ Movement Will Provide Real Change

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman last week warned Bernie’s supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism”—“accepting half loaves as being better than none.” Krugman just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black Lives

Due to the racial wealth gap, black families have far less in savings than whites. The consequences can be far-reaching and often severe.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



The New York Times Calls for Tougher Gun Control in Its First Page 1 Editorial Since 1920

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre and the attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, the Times’ editorial board describes as a “moral outrage” and “national disgrace” the fact that under constitutional protection, Americans are legally permitted to buy weapons that “kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 READ MORE



How Illinois’ Super-Rich Governor and His Cronies Are Changing the State

If the recent political trends in Illinois serve as a test case for the rest of the country, we’re in for big trouble.

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 READ MORE



The NYT Praises Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Plan: ‘Reality-Based, Moderate, Practical and Hopeful’

Sanders’ immigration plan “starts with the right premise: that immigrants should be welcomed and assimilated, not criminalized and exploited,” the editors of The New York Times declare.

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 READ MORE



‘Absolute Crap’ but Brilliant: Corporate America’s Plan to ‘Misbehave Without Reproach’

“Only in the senile, decrepit, and unbelievably corrupt modern version of the United States would this sickening decadence even be considered possible, let alone doable.”

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 READ MORE



10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



It’s Time to Break With Saudi Arabia’s ‘Kingdom of Horrors’

A flood of U.S. defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser. Ending the U.S.-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE



The New York Times Wants You to Get a Raise

Raising interest rates before employment and wages have recovered would harm working people and the U.S. economy, The New York Times’ Editorial Board writes on Labor Day.

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 READ MORE



Amazon Offers Free Delivery of Workplace Hell

Both low-paid and elite workers at Amazon and other companies are being pushed to their limits. Without unions to protect them from the brutality of corporate demands, workers are at the mercy of Jeff Bezos and his ilk.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE



Inside AT&T’s ‘Deeply Collaborative’ Relationship With the NSA

Although the fact that telecom giants have been in cahoots with the National Security Agency at the expense of consumers’ privacy isn’t news, a fresh exposé by The New York Times about AT&T’s eager service to the intelligence organization is enough to make users unplug from the company once and for all.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 READ MORE


Reflecting on Some of Jon Stewart’s Best Moments: The Fox and CNN Interviews

As Jon Stewart heads into the final stretch of hosting “The Daily Show,” Truthdig has chosen some of our favorite segments from both his popular Comedy Central news satire and other news shows on which he appeared (usually to the chagrin of those shows).

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



My Teacher

The Rev. Coleman Brown, who had the most profound impact of all my teachers on my education, died in December. He taught me how to think. And in being taught how to think, I was taught how to be free.

Posted on Jul 19, 2015 READ MORE



Cornel West Blasts Ta-Nehisi Coates for Perceived Obama Worship

The literati darling Ta-Nehisi Coates received some daunting criticism Thursday via Facebook. Political commentator and professor Dr. Cornel West has countered Toni Morrison’s glowing comparison of the author to James Baldwin with a politically charged status update.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE


A Curious Bit of Backstory Behind the NYT’s Review of Chris Hedges’ New Book

Chris Hedges’ latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” was given top placement in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review section, and although a high profile doesn’t always guarantee high praise, it turns out there’s a story behind this media story.

Posted on Jul 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The New York Times Found a Way to Upset the Internet and Get Everyone to Agree on One Thing

Rather than offer terrible culinary advice, perhaps the newspaper should report on more pressing matters.

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 READ MORE



The New York Times Vows to Do Better on National Security

Nearly 14 years after its uncritical reporting helped enable the “war on terror,” the paper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan admits to a mixed performance on its coverage of all things related to war and security.

Posted on May 21, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: NSA, Immigration and Nice Nails

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss a federal appeals court’s ruling that bulk metadata collection is illegal. Also, Hillary Clinton gets aggressive on innovation, and a New York Times article about nail salons has everyone talking.

Posted on May 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The New York Times’ Skewed Reporting on Baltimore

A recent article on the situation in Baltimore went 11 paragraphs before quoting anyone other than a police officer or government official.

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 READ MORE


Judith Miller on Her False WMD Reports: ‘I Don’t Feel Guilty’

Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller is back in the news, doing what all self-respecting members and corollary players from the Bush era have done, knowing what they know now. That’s right—she’s on a nationwide book tour.

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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