As Glenn Reynolds Would Put It, “Oh, THAT Liberal Media!”

I didn't like it when I heard that George Stephanopoulos had left politics for journalism. I figured that he was only being rewarded for his political stardom, that he wouldn't do the necessary work to transform himself into a serious journalist, and that--yes--he would use his media perch to act as a shill for the …

Journalism Is Dead, But Ethnic Stereotypes Are (Alas) Alive and Well

Look, I get the fact that Ted Cruz is not everyone's cup of tea, and that in particular, there are a number of journalists who are thoroughly un-enamored of the junior senator from Texas. But if you are a journalist who wishes to challenge Cruz, or at least, to offer the news-consuming public some interesting …

Won’t Someone Please Put Vox Out of Its Misery?

Please. There is no quality control over at Ezra Klein's pretend news site, the mistakes are piling up, and they are becoming embarrassing beyond belief. Jeff Bezos must indeed be thanking his lucky stars that he didn't shell out good money to support this quasi-journalistic calamity, but it is not enough for this clown show …

A Modest Appreciation of Vox.com

Do be sure to check out this brilliant, marvelous, incandescently stupendous piece by our very own Messiah of the Moment, Max "I used to be Otto von Bismarck in a previous life" Fisher, in which Fisher discusses the Obama administration's attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from gobbling up any of the Baltic states. Especially wonderful and …

Huffington Post Credibility: Shot

Is this supposed to be some kind of joke?The Huffington Post's Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security.Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002, is currently an unsigned free agent and has not played in any games since 2012. As a 9/11 truther, …

This Week in Government Transparency

If you were an Obama voter in either 2008 or 2012, and you tell me that you expected this kind of story to be written, I will strongly suspect that you might--just might--be fibbing:In unprecedented criticism of the White House, 38 journalism groups have assailed the president's team for censoring media coverage, limiting access to top officials …

Still More on the Piketty Wars

Responding to Piketty's response (linked here) to the charges raised by the Financial Times, Chris Giles notes that there remain concerns with Piketty's presentation: There are a few things on which we agree. First, the source data on wealth inequality is poor. I have written that it is “sketchy” and Prof Piketty says it is “much …