20 December 2007
When I picked up a ringing phone one morning in mid-December, the next thing I knew a producer was inviting me to appear on Glenn Beck’s TV show.

     Beck has become a national phenom with his nightly hour of polemics on CNN...
22 November 2007
A few decades ago, upwards of one-third of the American workforce was unionized. Now the figure is down around 10 percent. And news media are central to the downward spiral.

As unions wither, the journalistic...
14 November 2007
(Click here to view the comic Matt drew for this article.)

Political cartoonists are in the strange position of...
25 September 2007
New York- Newly unearthed records reveal that, in 2004, when Americans were in the midst of a brutal electoral battle over whether to reelect a president posing as a war hero, a commanding US reporter, Dan Rather, went AWOL.

13 September 2007
"The other kids were all into black power," Oprah told the Tribune in the mid-1980s. But "I wasn’t a dashiki kind of woman … Excellence was the best deterrent to racism and that became my philosophy."

Excellence indeed. Few...
05 August 2007
Former readers of Mad Magazine can remember a regular feature called “Scenes We’d Like to See.” It showed what might happen if candor replaced customary euphemisms and evasions. These days, what media scenes would we like to see?


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