2024-06-14 12:26 PM

Nicholas F. Benton: ‘Media Matters’ Foils Fox

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For the better part of the decade, right-wingers in the media have been dogged relentlessly by a pesky fact-checker who has caught them over and over again willfully distorting and fabricating their news.

Mason High I.B. Artists Display Talents

Sixty George Mason High School students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program put their hard work on display last week with an end-of-year art show.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Mea Culpa

Earlier this week The Washington Post’s media critic, Howard Kurtz, published an apology on behalf of the media for its weak coverage of the multi-year run-up to the current financial debacle.

Our Man in Arlington

Just about had it with the interminable presidential race? Becoming sated with the endless commentaries and prognostications of seemingly thousands of political gurus, each with their own ax to grind? Convinced that we are wallowing in campaign minutiae and rhetoric and brushing the real issues under the rug?

Anything But Straight: Extremist Makeover

In 2001, David Bianco was at the pinnacle of his career in GLBT journalism. He was the founder of Q Syndicate, a content provider for gay media, and wrote, “Past Out,” a widely distributed GLBT history column. He was also the author of, “Gay Essentials: Facts for Your Queer Brain.”

Nicholas F. Benton: Silence Protects the Speculators

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Sen. John McCain has once against thrust the burden for solving the energy crisis on individual families in the U.S. “It has to start at home,” he said yesterday, ignoring the overwhelming evidence that it is deep ideological opposition to any regulation of speculative investment by leaders in his party which has led not only […]

Anything But Straight: The Distortions of James Dobson

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It is remarkable that Focus on the Family’s James Dobson would accuse anyone of “distortions” considering his ignoble record. But, that is exactly what the right wing ideologue did this week when he said on his daily radio show that democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama distorted the Bible.