Hack List 2017

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...

David Brooks: Gabagool by any other name

I've never had any trouble ordering a sandwich. I don't mean to brag, but ordering a sandwich is normally a pretty easy affair. You...

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...

Fake News: My exchange with Washington Post reporter on Russian hacking...

In my journalism class last week, we discussed the Washington Post story that identified hundreds of media outlets as “fake news” sites. We concluded that...

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....

Six Questions for Pundit Carl Diggler* on Election 2016 and how...

This year’s election campaign has made monkeys out of almost every pollster, political commentator and prognosticator in the country. Indeed, there is only one...

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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