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  • Trump's NPR Interview Shows the Hazard of Giving Him Airtime

    by Federico Finchelstein

    The history of fascism shows that it's a mistake for the news media to treat propagandists as honest actors. They'll exploit the free press to promote their ideas, but crush independent journalism at the first opportunity.


  • Journalism is Under Siege in Hong Kong

    by Luwei Rose Luqiu

    The Hong Kong government's increasingly confrontational response to critical journalism is a troubling indicator of a willingness to engage in authoritarian restrictions of the press in the name of national security. 



  • The Media Needs to Acknowledge the African American History in Barbecue

    by Adrian Miller

    As industry has reduced the labor intensity of barbecue and the media has made culinary celebrities, contemporary white chefs have supplanted the African American pitmasters who were once considered indispensable to the art.



  • How Tucker Carlson Became the Voice of White Grievance

    "What emerges is a portrait of an ambitious television personality who came of age in privilege — having grown up in an upper-class enclave and attended private schools — but who, by his own telling, is a victim."



  • Our Divisions Are Worse Than You Think

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    American cable news has reverted to the partisan heyday of the 19th century press, making it difficult to argue issues from a shared basis in facts. The author suggests reading more and watching less. 



  • Elegy for Op-Ed

    by Michael J. Socolow

    The decision by the Times to rebrand its outside commentaries reflects its failure to fight consistently over the years for the open exchange of ideas and to differentiate the views it published from its own official positions. 



  • Will Hong Kong’s Free Press Survive?

    Security laws imposed by Beijing suggest that the Chinese government has lost patience for Hong Kong's traditionally active and frequently antagonistic press. 



  • Restoring the Fairness Doctrine Can't Prevent Another Rush Limbaugh

    by Heather Hendershot

    "The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine alone did not create Limbaugh or the presidency of Donald Trump. Catering to market demands for shock and awe programming did, and that is why neither Limbaugh’s death nor a return to this network-era regulation will solve the problem."



  • Rush Limbaugh Taught Republicans To Rage

    by Neil J. Young

    Even from the perspective of today's degraded political culture that he helped bring about, Limbaugh's cruelty remains shocking.