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Safar also includes a frame drum played by cellist Eric Alterman for what he calls “the omnipresent heart.” The score's diverse harmonies and textures evoke “the essence of Poe's tale, the creepiness of 'the eye' and the skittishness of the narrator,” says True. “In moments it has this sort of psychedelic ...
In 1966, Nathaniel Weyl, a former communist who had become a National Review reactionary, went on a junket to Rhodesia, then a British colony ruled by a white minority that excluded the black majority from political power. During his visit, Weyl was provided data by the Rhodesian government that an ...

142 newsroom employees of The Denver Post posed for a photograph on May 15, 2013, after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. This illustration shows the remaining staff from the photo as of April 1, 2018. (RJ Sangosti / Katie Wood / The Denver Post) ...
According to Eric Alterman, author of "What Liberal Media," Bill Kristol, of current Never Trump fame, once admitted this, saying, "The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures." (Nonetheless, Kristol started beating the ...
According to Eric Alterman, author of "What Liberal Media," Bill Kristol, of current Never Trump fame, once admitted this, saying, "The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures." (Nonetheless, Kristol started beating the ...
The Nation stalwart Eric Alterman says that “When one side is fascist, there's no need to show Both Sides.” As for the right—just ask your Fox-watching or Limbaugh-listening friends and families what they think of the “mainstream media,” the “Communist News Network,” or the “opinion cartel.” The great ...

By Eric AltermanTwitter. Yesterday 4:12 pm. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. pRobert-Kennedyp. Robert F. Kennedy campaigning in Los Angeles in 1968. (Wikimedia Commons / Evan Freed) ...
Despite countless false and misleading public statements from the president, the media has all but ignored these transgressions in what Nation columnist Eric Alterman calls “a campaign of normalization based on a combination of purposeful blindness, wishful thinking and a commitment to outdated ...
Despite countless false and misleading public statements from the president, the media has all but ignored these transgressions in what Nation columnist Eric Alterman calls “a campaign of normalization based on a combination of purposeful blindness, wishful thinking and a commitment to outdated ...
The Nation's Eric Alterman argues here for another factor: rank anti-Semitism. It's hard to think that never plays a part. Among the first to focus on Soros was Russia, where his initiatives were shut down in 2015, allegedly as a threat to state security and the Russian constitution. In reality, Soros-funded civil ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. February 28, 2018. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. NRA head Wayne LaPierre speaks at CPAC 2018. NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. February 14, 2018. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. journalist independence square. Journalist documenting events of the Ukrainian Revolution at Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine, on February 18, 2014. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov / CC BY 3.0) ...
Buried inside a New York Times report on additional corporate tax cuts being quietly bestowed by Congress is a quotation from Martin Gaynor, a health economist at Carnegie Mellon University. Addressing the question of why the so-called “Cadillac tax” on expensive health-care plans had been delayed ...
In his final speech to his colleagues, Senator Al Franken expressed his concern “that it feels like we're losing the war for truth. And maybe it's already lost.” The measure of our defeat may be seen in the fact that we have a president who, according to The Washington Post's lowball estimate, tells an average ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. December 13, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. White Nationalist. A self-proclaimed white nationalist poses for a photo before a speech by Richard Spencer in Gainesville, Florida, October 19, 2017. (Reuters / Shannon Stapleton) ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. November 15, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. 2008 Republican National Convention. A Fox News hat at the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Giacinta Pace / NBC NewsWire via AP Images) ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. October 25, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Food Stamps Florida. Pablo Salazar shops for fruits and vegetables in the Fresh Stop bus, a mobile market, at the Taft Community Center, in Orlando, Florida, July 2015. (AP Photo / John Raoux) ...

The fact that Donald Trump behaves in a fashion so profoundly inappropriate for an adult male, much less the most powerful person in the world, presents a challenge for the mainstream media. Every day the news gives journalists a new wonderment. Trump's own secretary of state reportedly thinks that ...
In February 2017, the London-based tabloid Daily Mail published an article by David Rose with the headline “Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.” The piece, which has been shared online nearly 200,000 times, accused the US National ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. August 24, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Mural Bethlehem. A mural in the West Bank city of Bethlehem depicts President Donald Trump kissing an Israeli army watchtower along Israel's separation wall, August 4, 2017. (AP Photo / Nasser Nasser) ...
A new report shows how conservatives are winning a war that the rest of us don't even know we're fighting. By Eric Alterman | August 22, 2017. Conservatives Are Winning the Media War. Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, talks with supporters and reporters ...
On July 17, the Idaho television station KBOI tweeted a story about a would-be robber who allegedly “arrives early at banks to find doors locked.” Even more confusing than the indecipherable English was the photo it ran: that of Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson being arrested at a protest in ...
On July 17, the Idaho television station KBOI tweeted a story about a would-be robber who allegedly “arrives early at banks to find doors locked.” Even more confusing than the indecipherable English was the photo the station ran: that of Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson being arrested at a ...
Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is also the “Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and at the World Policy Institute in New York, as well as former columnist for The ...
JournoList counted influential liberal spokesmen such as Eric Alterman of The Nation, Jeffrey Toobin of CNN, and Paul Krugman of the New York Times, as members. During the 2008 elections, when Obama's connection to controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright entered the news, Spencer Ackerman of ...
Eric Alterman wrote in The Nation on August 10, a week before Bannon's exit, that Trump was increasingly taking not only Twitter cues but also actual policy proposals from Fox News. Did Bannon resent his role's being supplanted by growing “executive-time” Fox News morning binges, supplemented by ...
As Eric Alterman wrote in a recent column for The Nation, "Lying presidents are nothing new. ... What's novel about Donald Trump, however, is that he does not lie in pursuit of some larger political goal or to hide a potentially damaging secret. He just likes to lie, often for no discernible reason." Given his ...
He would have to say the same about Noam Chomsky and Eric Alterman, professor of journalism at City University of New York and a columnist for the Nation, whose progressive views are unassailable. Chomsky has seriously questioned BDS tactics and Alterman has exposed the true aims of BDS, while ...
A piece defending BDS speech rights by anti-BDS CUNY professor Eric Alterman did run in March 2016, outside the timeframe of the study. A similar phenomenon emerged during the primaries, when reporters would parachute in to document the oppression of Hillary Clinton backers by Bernie Sanders ...
Historian, journalist, author, media critic, blogger and educator, he is currently a professor at Brooklyn College and the media columnist for The Nation, Eric Alterman turns 58... AIPAC activist, founding member and co-managing partner of LA-based law firm, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, Michael L.
In his final speech to his colleagues, Senator Al Franken expressed his concern “that it feels like we're losing the war for truth. And maybe it's already lost.” The measure of our defeat may be seen in the fact that we have a president who, according to The Washington Post's lowball estimate, tells an average ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. December 13, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. White Nationalist. A self-proclaimed white nationalist poses for a photo before a speech by Richard Spencer in Gainesville, Florida, October 19, 2017. (Reuters / Shannon Stapleton) ...
The fact that Donald Trump behaves in a fashion so profoundly inappropriate for an adult male, much less the most powerful person in the world, presents a challenge for the mainstream media. Every day the news gives journalists a new wonderment. Trump's own secretary of state reportedly thinks that ...
In February 2017, the London-based tabloid Daily Mail published an article by David Rose with the headline “Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.” The piece, which has been shared online nearly 200,000 times, accused the US National ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. August 24, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Mural Bethlehem. A mural in the West Bank city of Bethlehem depicts President Donald Trump kissing an Israeli army watchtower along Israel's separation wall, August 4, 2017. (AP Photo / Nasser Nasser) ...
On July 17, the Idaho television station KBOI tweeted a story about a would-be robber who allegedly “arrives early at banks to find doors locked.” Even more confusing than the indecipherable English was the photo it ran: that of Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson being arrested at a protest in ...
“That people in government have to be discreet in what they say publicly is so obvious,” Mr. Cropsey told Eric Alterman for an October 2004 essay on presidential lying in The Nation. “If I tell you the truth, I can't but help the enemy.” Advertisement. The germ of this notion is found in Machiavelli's “The Prince,” ...
BY Eric Alterman | September 8, 2016. “The college was immediately inundated with feedback from students, faculty and prospective students and their families expressing frustration, concern and even fear that the views expressed by a college employee (with influence over students) would negatively ...
A piece defending BDS speech rights by anti-BDS CUNY professor Eric Alterman did run in March 2016, outside the timeframe of the study. Professors silenced or fired over anti-Israel activities, like Berkeley's Paul Hadweh or SUNY Plattsburgh's Simona Sharoni, were not covered, much less defended, ...
Eric Alterman, a journalism professor at Brooklyn College and a Nation columnist who has known Cohen for decades, calls Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution "one of the most consequential books of the past century." It realized "the dream of all writers to have an effect not only on world leaders but ...
By Eric AltermanTwitter. November 15, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. 2008 Republican National Convention. A Fox News hat at the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Giacinta Pace / NBC NewsWire via AP Images) ...
Writing last year in the journal Foreign Policy, Eric Alterman, a Brooklyn College professor, put it this way: “It would be hard to overstate the horror that many Jewish Dylan fans and followers felt during this period. Not only did Dylan appear to be lost musically, but perhaps he had been lost entirely. And more ...
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and many others have become a mechanism now for channeling our discontents. By Neal Gabler ...
Pablo Salazar shops for fruits and vegetables in the Fresh Stop bus, a mobile market, at the Taft Community Center, in Orlando, Florida, July ...
Delgani String Quartet artistic director Wyatt True and composer Benjamin Krause have a natural history. The violinist had performed Krause's ...
The fact that Donald Trump behaves in a fashion so profoundly inappropriate for an adult male, much less the most powerful person in the ...
What kind of democracy is possible when the institutions that are crucial to a vibrant civil society are vanishing? By Henry Giroux | October 10, ...
Eric Alterman contends that the Zionist Organization of America is an “extreme right-wing group” [“The Hatreds They Share,” Sept. 11/18].
In February 2017, the London-based tabloid Daily Mail published an article by David Rose with the headline “Exposed: How world leaders ...
A mural in the West Bank city of Bethlehem depicts President Donald Trump kissing an Israeli army watchtower along Israel's separation wall, ...


 

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