Where’s the Real Newt?

A New York Times story about a potential presidential candidate cannot bear to tell the truth about Newt, observes Eric Alterman. But why?


Media to McCain: How Long Has This Been Going On?

The mainstream media appears to be in mourning for John McCain, writes Eric Alterman, but was he ever the politician they all thought they knew and loved?



An Unhealthy Dialogue on Health Care

A healthy dialogue on our healthcare system is lacking in the current debate on the issue, writes Eric Alterman.


Convention Coverage: Ain’t Nobody Here But Us, Um, Reporters

Candidate George W. campaigned against what he termed "the soft bigotry of low expectations." With regard to his relations with the media as president, such bigotry has proven to be his best friend.