Hack List 2017

Hack List 2017: A brief history of Vox, the dumbest place...

You may be surprised to know that Vox, the four-year-old publication founded by Man-Boy Ezra Klein, almost didn't make Hack List 2017. Sure, I've...

Flashback Saturday: How the Iraq War Financed a Beltway Real Estate...

****** Back in the DC real estate doldrums of the mid-1990s, before he helped pave the way for war in Iraq, Stephen Rademaker owned a...

Hack List 2017: The Drones of The Intercept

I've worked at a lot of shitty places in journalism -- in fact, just about every place I've worked at, specifically meaning where I...

Pissing On Their Graves: A new feature at Washington Babylon and...

I'm publishing below an entire story from the intercept that I wrote in the relatively recent past. I didn't ask for permission and I'm...

Washington Babylon’s Most Cherished Tradition: The Lazy Friday Playlist

Well, here we go with this week's edition of Lazy Friday Playlist. And I'm really hoping this will be a lazy Friday because I...

Hack List 2017: Dean Baquet and the Staff of the New...

So there's been some confusion, similar to what happened not long ago when La La Land, or whatever that crap movie was called, was...

Updated With Name of TOP SECRET DONOR DECLAN GANLEY! Hack List,...

In my first installment of the Hack List 2017, I mentioned a number of people that I would not be including in the Top...

The Hack List 2017: A nuanced introduction to a periodic series...

When I thought about writing the Hack List 2017 some time back I was overcome with emotion because partisan and generally shitty journalism...

You Can Read Time By Its Cover

Gosh, I wonder if this is going to be a puff piece? Update: This gives new meaning to the term "Deep Throat." "The special counsel is,...

Which Side Are You On? When it comes to Trump and...

Well, here we are a few days out from the inauguration and political discourse and intelligence in this country could not be any dumber....

BuzzFeed’s Golden Showers

OK, let me start this by saying that I’m a friend of Glenn Simpson, whose company reportedly produced, via a subcontractor, the now famous...

Nicholas Kristof’s Burden: First class travel and $30,000 speakers fee makes...

In theory, there’s nothing not to like about virtuous New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. He and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, “combine journalism and...

What was 2016 Campaign’s Single Worst Article? A request for submissions

I had a story yesterday at the New York Observer titled "This Election Has Disgraced the Entire Profession of Journalism," which compiled some of...

2016 Campaign’s Biggest Loser: Journalism

I have a story today in the New York Observer about the wretched state of political journalism, which nowadays, as the Podesta emails have shown,...

Release the Transcripts! “Journalist”/Clinton surrogate Ezra Klein nets $30,750 for a...

For months I’ve tried to write about Ezra Klein, the founder of Vox, the nest of nerdy, privileged kids who think that politics and...

Kurt Eichenwald: Campaign’s worst hack (so far)

I’ve followed presidential campaigns for years and it’s never been an uplifting experience, but this year has marked a genuine low for the media....

The Lassie Chronicles: In new book on Bill Clinton, Joe Conason...

Neither irony nor subtlety figure heavily in Joe Conason’s newly released Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton. In its opening...
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