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David Carr Mocks Idea of 'Journalistic Independence' at Murdoch's News Corp.

The paper's media columnist faults NPR's executives while blessings its reporting, and points to the necessity of publicly funded journalism: "I'll just skip the joke about a News Corporation ...

CBS Food Police Go After 'Cereal Offenders,' Fret Over Cartoon Characters 'Targeting' Kids

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill touted a new University of Pennsylvania study on the influence of breakfast cereal cartoon characters on children: "Previous research ...

NPR Resorts to Using Glenn Beck's Publication for Damage Control

The damage control effort over at National Public Radio (NPR) is at such a state that they've consulted a piece from Glenn Beck's TheBlaze.com to argue it's the victim of a smear operation. On ...

Matthews Thanks Guest for Recognizing Political Opportunity of Japan Disaster for Obama

The Birther conspiracy obsessed Chris Matthews, who on Friday's Hardball, suggested the disaster in Japan was a good opportunity for Barack Obama to remind people he was born in Hawaii. Well when ...

CNN Touts Slam of '80s 'Mythology' Promoting 'Militarism,' 'Greed'

Jay Kernis, senior producer of CNN's In the Arena program, promoted liberal writer David Sirota's thesis that "the mythology of the 1980s still defines our thinking on everything from militarism, ...

Violent Imagery? Time Magazine Wonders If WI Governor is a 'Dead Man Walker'

For the last two years, members of the media have scolded conservatives and members of the Tea Party of using incendiary language. Yet, a Time.com headline on Saturday blasted, "Wisconsin's ...

Left-Wing Protests in Wisconsin: Full of High Hopes and 'Positive Energy' for 2012

Times reporters are determined to wring victory out of the defeat by public-sector unions in Wisconsin, celebrating the filibustering Democratic politicians returning as "folk heroes" and the ...

Fox on the Run: Executive Editor Bill Keller's Long History of Trashing His Rival

After Executive Editor Bill Keller's latest attack on Fox News, Howard Kurtz inaccurately stated that The executive editor of The New York Times doesn't generally engage in trashing other news ...

NPR Reporters and Contributors Hit TV Circuit to Champion Their Network

Many of NPR's correspondents and contributors were out in force this weekend singing the praises of their taxpayer-subsidized network in the wake of an undercover video scandal that led to the ...

CBS Marks Iraq War Anniversary by Hitting Bush Administration on WMD Intel

On Sunday's 60 Minutes on CBS, correspondent Bob Simon noted the eighth anniversary of the war in Iraq by describing how "questions still remain as to why the United States launched the war in the ...