Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTRahm Emanuel's candidate may have won the presidency, but that didn't dull Emanuel's serrated edge.
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK They are, somewhat self-consciously, an odd couple, the Northern pol and the Southern belle, the prosecutor and the journalist, the man trying to recover from disgrace and the woman graciously forgiving his sins.
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK For more than a year, the bearded man consuming a shrimp salad at an Upper West Side cafe has been a prophet of doom, warning that the economy could slide into a "third depression" unless our leaders come to their senses and follow his advice.
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTThere was a time in Washington when Jack Anderson was a hero, the columnist who kept unearthing Richard Nixon's dark secrets, a Pulitzer winner who revealed the administration's secret tilt toward Pakistan in its war against India.
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTWith news and gossip leaping off every laptop screen, smartphone and Facebook page, the common wisdom these days is that traditional news outlets are doomed.
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTI can no longer file a story in our computer system without filling out a box, a small gray square that may well determine the future of serious journalism.
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:09:00 EDTThe president's first problem was that the timing was off.
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:39:00 EDTWhen I interviewed Glenn Beck two years ago, I told him that I found his remarks about the first Muslim member of Congress "horribly offensive."
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:50:00 EDTRick Stengel may have his shoulder in a sling, but when it comes to the newsmagazine wars, he's the last man standing.
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTRick Stengel may have his shoulder in a sling, but when it comes to the newsmagazine wars, he's the last man standing.
Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:09:00 EDTMarc Ambinder, the political junkie who writes for the Atlantic, says he suspected, like lots of insiders, that Ken Mehlman was gay.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:33:01 EDTThe press is gobsmacked to find Lisa Murkowski trailing some guy named Joe in the battle to hang onto her Senate seat.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:33:00 EDTThe chilling chunk of people who believe Barack Obama is a Muslim has caused some serious soul-searching in the news business.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:34:00 EDTBill Clinton, we are told, is the most popular Democrat out on the campaign trail.
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:12:00 EDTWhen the New York Times published a story last December about plans for a Muslim prayer space near the World Trade Center site, there was little reaction.
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhen the New York Times published a story last December about plans for a Muslim prayer space near the World Trade Center site, there was little reaction.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:00:00 EDTHere are five reasons why the withdrawal of the last American combat troops from Iraq is a bigger deal than the media coverage would suggest:
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:44:00 EDTFor more than a year and a half, pundits, pontificators and soothsayers have been trying to figure out why Barack Obama hasn't been a more effective president.
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:23:00 EDTRupert Murdoch, who has never been shy about making his political views known, has voted with his sizable checkbook.
Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:13:01 EDTOn Dec. 8, 2009, the New York Times published a story about a planned development in lower Manhattan:
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:58:00 EDTOne of the most intriguing features of the new, buzz-generating local Web site TBD is an invitation to readers to add some journalistic input. At the bottom of a piece on D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is the header "Complete This Story:"
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTOne of the most intriguing features of the new, buzz-generating local Web site TBD is an invitation to readers to add some journalistic input. At the bottom of a piece on D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is the header "Complete This Story":
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:34:00 EDTThe nastiness index keeps on rising, and all of us are getting sullied in the process.
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe nastiness index keeps on rising, and all of us are getting sullied in the process.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 13:23:02 EDTAnyone who scoffed at the president's decision to hang with Whoopi and the gang was out to lunch.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:02:00 EDTWe weren't able to find out whether Saddam had WMD, we missed the signs of a Wall Street meltdown and we don't really have a clue how much health reform will cost.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:11:00 EDTBoy, that was quick. One day, the WikiLeaks uproar was sparking a once-in-a-generation debate about the disclosure of classified information, the audacious role of a stateless organization beyond the reach of sovereign nations, and the old media's complicity in packaging the 91,000 pages of Afghanistan war documents.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:03:00 EDTQuestion of the day: Should the New York Times , the Guardian and Der Spiegel have done it?
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:56:00 EDTAt 6:32 Friday morning, Radar Online reported that Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend had told authorities that the actor had made a death threat involving a high-profile Jewish figure in Hollywood.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTAt 6:32 Friday morning, Radar Online reported that Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend had told authorities that the actor had made a death threat involving a high-profile Jewish figure in Hollywood.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:24:00 EDTTo conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media's mendacity.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTTo conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media's mendacity.
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:31:00 EDTThe White House spokesman and the agriculture secretary weren't the only ones offering regrets Wednesday to the USDA official abruptly fired over a videotape excerpt that turned out to be totally misleading. Bill O'Reilly apologized to Shirley Sherrod as well.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:27:00 EDTSome of the most conservative and combative Republicans running for Congress are convinced that the media have it in for them.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTSome of the most conservative and combative Republicans running for Congress are convinced that the media have it in for them.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:12:00 EDTI've been scratching my head over this for the past year: Does President Obama get credit for the things he does right?
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:35:00 EDTThe essential zinger that President Obama is using against the Republicans is that they ran the car into the ditch and voters shouldn't give them the keys back.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:35:01 EDTThe Democrats are in trouble this year. You know it, I know it, your Uncle Al knows it, your local bartender knows it. This is not the kind of state secret you need to hire a Russian spy to uncover.
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:58:00 EDTIt is a clash of ideas about the nature of journalism itself.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:09:00 EDTNEW YORK -- Bill Hemmer, a middle-of-the-road guy from the middle of the country, sees himself as the straightest of straight arrows when it comes to news.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK Bill Hemmer, a middle-of-the-road guy from the middle of the country, sees himself as the straightest of straight arrows when it comes to news.
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTEverything is supposed to be "transparent" these days, but is every word you utter -- or e-mail, or text, or tweet, or mutter within earshot of a reporter -- now fair game?
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:35:00 EDTThe tea party has no shortage of critics, especially among left-leaning folks who regard it with a mixture of anxiety and suspicion.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 09:24:00 EDTWoody Allen said 90 percent of life is just showing up. The other 10 percent might be knowing when to leave.
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:02:00 EDTA tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico was bigger news. David Petraeus's quickie confirmation was bigger news. Larry King giving up his talk show was bigger news.
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:25:00 EDTAfter three hours, I was afraid that Elena Kagan might pull a Petraeus and faint at the witness table, overcome by all that senatorial hot air.
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:20:00 EDTNEW YORK -- It is not yet 9 a.m. and Diane Sawyer is shaking her head in amazement.
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK It is not yet 9 a.m. and Diane Sawyer is shaking her head in amazement.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 08:49:00 EDTThe executive editor of the National Enquirer says the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:16:00 EDTIn the summer of 2008, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner ended an interview with Barack Obama -- whose campaign he financially supported -- by saying, "Good luck. We are following you daily with great hope and admiration."
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:43:00 EDTI spoke briefly to Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings on Tuesday morning, hours after his story about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal broke, and he assured me from Kandahar that he had tried his best to be accurate -- and had much of what the general said on tape and in detailed notes.
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:35:00 EDTIt's time to move beyond Joe Barton's political face-plant.
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:08:00 EDTIn a seventh-floor conference room festooned with framed articles and journalism awards, Managing Editor Gordon Witkin leads the morning discussion of stories his staff is pursuing.
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTIn a seventh-floor conference room festooned with framed articles and journalism awards, Managing Editor Gordon Witkin leads the morning discussion of stories his staff is pursuing.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:19:00 EDTTony Hayward is not exactly a sympathetic witness, but after watching so many mad-as-hell congressmen practically waterboard him, I wondered whether the House hearing had degenerated into a made-for-television spectacle.
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:10:00 EDTPresident Obama has finally united the country. Everyone hated the speech. Now when I say "everyone," I am talking about the people who pop off about public affairs for a living. It is entirely possible that many Americans thought the Oval Office address on Tuesday evening was a perfectly fine ap...
Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:01:00 EDTWhat was striking at first was the familiar, flag-bedecked Oval Office backdrop, the scene of past presidential addresses on Vietnam, on 9/11, on Iraq.
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:15:00 EDTYou've heard the pledges before: We're going to swear off the stuff, really we are. Or at least -- hic! -- reduce our consumption.
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:34:00 EDTThere she goes again. That was the eye-rolling reaction in the White House press room when Helen Thomas would go off on one of her rants about the Middle East. She had been there for so long, was so admired by female journalists, was such a curmudgeonly character, that she was regarded as everyone's...
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTThere she goes again. That was the eye-rolling reaction in the White House pressroom when Helen Thomas would go off on one of her rants about the Middle East. She had been there for so long, was so admired by female journalists, was such a curmudgeonly character, that she was regarded as everyone's...
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 08:11:00 EDTNow that Carly Fiorina has dissed Barbara Boxer's hair, I guess we can all get down and dirty on the subject of female candidates.
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:51:00 EDTLinda Douglass, the veteran network correspondent who became President Obama's chief health care spokeswoman, is heading back to journalism.
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTA dozen top officials were gathered in Rahm Emanuel's White House office for the 7:30 a.m. staff meeting when talk turned to Dick Cheney's upcoming appearance on ABC's "This Week," where he would undoubtedly keep pummeling the administration's efforts against terrorism.
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:53:00 EDTPresident Obama finally got mad -- and it sounds like he's mad at the media.
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:25:00 EDTHelen Thomas ended a storied career at the White House dating back to the Kennedy era on Monday, days after making inflammatory remarks on Israel to a rabbi with a video camera.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:37:00 EDTWhile journalists get into the business for various reasons -- vicarious thrills, investigative zeal, outsized ego -- ultimately they're at the mercy of the marketplace. And that marketplace seems to have sent a very discouraging message to Newsweek.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhile journalists get into the business for various reasons -- vicarious thrills, investigative zeal, outsize ego -- ultimately they're at the mercy of the marketplace. And that marketplace seems to have sent a very discouraging message to Newsweek.
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 09:16:00 EDTThe Obama team's detractors have long accused them of bare-knuckled, head-butting, Chicago-style political warfare.
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 08:26:00 EDTWe have seen this movie before. Barack Obama stays cool when the pundits want heat.
Mon, 31 May 2010 00:00:00 EDTIn her moment of utter humiliation, exposed on videotape by a journalistic impersonator, Sarah Ferguson didn't blame the press.
Fri, 28 May 2010 10:26:00 EDTPresident Obama answered the questions Thursday. And answered them, and answered them, and answered them.
Thu, 27 May 2010 11:27:00 EDTMost disasters unfold quickly. The hurricane, the earthquake, the plane crash, the mine collapse, they do their deadly damage and it's over -- leaving the rest of us to deal with the dead and wounded and figure out what went wrong. The BP oil spill, now in its 38th day, is different. It oozes, it...
Wed, 26 May 2010 10:42:00 EDTIn the early 1990s, after a rash of muggings, drive-by shootings and one subway killing, the New York Post ran a screaming front-page headline:
Tue, 25 May 2010 06:50:00 EDTIt is stunning video footage, one of the world's most famous women offering, in no uncertain terms, to sell access to her royal ex-husband.
Mon, 24 May 2010 09:59:00 EDTChuck Todd began tweeting at 6 a.m. -- "the big race is in WV where another DC incumbent could lose a primary" -- and now, nearly three hours later, he is crashing minutes before airtime.