Dear Media,

You guys are fond of leaning on lines like "we report, you decide" these days. And not just at FOX News, either. David Gregory, who took over hosting duties (after Tim Russert died) at arguably the most-influential of the Sunday political shows, Meet The Press, infamously argued that it's not his job to fact-check his guests. Even before Gregory, Russert had earned himself a measure of infamy...

Dean Baker Slaps Tom Friedman Silly

It's well deserved, of course, as are most of the brickbats leveled at the man who once, in 2003, offered Charlie Rose the notion of "suck on this" as a rationale for the Iraq war (no, really, he did): Ah, memories. This is who much of the current crop of leaders of industry (read: baby boomers) revere as a great thinker. Dean Baker gives us yet another reason (besides "suck on this" and the...

Mmmm….donuts….

...or, The Intersection of Media and Politics, and How The Internet Is Changing Both. (see, I told you "Mmmm....donuts...." was a catchier title). Anyhoo. Most of us who are politically literate often find ourselves frustrated with what even Sarah "Not The Sharpest Moose In The Shed" Palin calls the "lamestream media." It's a frustration borne of seemingly a number of different causes, but it's...