If the media treated “disaffected voters like the overwhelming majority they are," the journalist writes about the recent election gains made by the U.K.’s Labour Party leader (pictured), "we might at least stop face-planting on our election predictions."
The "Colbert Report" host joins the rest of the right-wing media in spreading unfounded paranoia about Ebola.
President Obama got roughed up by the pundit class last week. The question is what lessons he draws from the going-over.
The job of corporate news pundits is to appear to say true and important things without attaching those views to themselves or their employers, writes Thomas Frank in the April issue of Harper's Magazine.
The New York Times columnist argues that the political elites and pundits who perpetuated the Bush administration's disinformation and calls for war seem to have learned nothing from that experience. Case in point: the deficit obsession.
The right-wing cable news channel, perhaps finally aware that Morris is no Nate Silver, has reportedly revoked the
Republican cheerleader's conservative pollster's right to spew nonsense on its airwaves.
To all pundits, politicians and journalists who got everything wrong about the Iraq War, fear not. You may have no credibility, but Fox News is your refuge and your benefactor. As Media Matters documents, the propaganda network has only added to its collection of mendacious war boosters since helping to launch the Iraq disaster.
If it comes down to oratorical skills, Barack Obama will win in a landslide. That's the assessment of pundits across the political spectrum, who were collectively appalled by John McCain's preemptive rhetorical strike. Fox News seemed particularly offended by McCain's snoozy demeanor and small crowd.
When looking at Sen. Barack Obama's primary election results, I always check the white vote first. I imagine many Democratic National Convention superdelegates do, too. The reason is obvious: Obama is the first African-American with a strong chance of winning the presidency, and his prospects depend on whether whites will give him a vote.
There's a seasonal sport going on in the media: the age-old tradition of primary prediction. Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary gave a whole host of TV hosts and pundits another shot at handicapping yet another big race between dueling Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama -- but alas, as the contest concluded, heady excitement gave way to darker sentiments.