Oct
17
2013

The Media's 'New American Center' Is Well to the Left of the Media

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Media don't tend to define The Center as "Things Most People Support," because letting people know that most Americans support raising taxes on the wealthy, cutting military spending or providing single-payer healthcare would make the elite political debate seem like it's well to the right of the public.

May
28
2013

Did Obama's Speech Really 'Narrow' the War?

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If you followed the coverage of President Barack Obama's May 23 speech at the National Defense University, you would think something big happened to the "war on terror." That was probably the message the White House wanted the press to send. But is true?

Mar
13
2009

Magazines Follow Papers Into Ad Quagmire

Reporting that "marketers are running advertisements on the covers of some publications," Stuart Elliott (New York Times, 3/11/09) reviews past precedents–"the February issue of Esquire broke ground with a window, or flap, in the middle of the cover under which [was] an ad for…a series on the Discovery Channel" and "a hole in the [1990] Omni cover through which readers could see…part of a Motorola ad"–and says the present results have a familiar target: The April issue of Scholastic Parent & Child, scheduled to come out on Monday, will carry an ad on the front cover for the first time […]