The Future of News? FEMA’s Fake Press Conference

The WaPo’s Al Kamen watched a press conference on Tuesday that was given by FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson. He got a little suspicious. The reporters were lobbing too many softballs. No one asked about trailers with formaldehyde for those made homeless by the fires. And the media seemed to...

NYT Fluffs Up Rudy’s Showing At Values Voters Straw Poll

It’s the prize to be had in this year’s GOP contest, the coveted endorsement of the ultra powerful Religious Right.  Such a thing is a grand asset to be had; not only are we talking about a couple million voters in the bank, but also a group of enthusiastic folks who will knock on doors, put up...