This was CNN | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 13, 2023

Cable giant CNN is being roundly criticized for a town hall this week featuring former President Donald Trump.


Will Fox learn its lesson from $787M Dominion settlement? | Heather MacDonald

BY: - April 26, 2023

Last week, Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems avoided going to trial over defamation charges by agreeing to a settlement of an eye-popping $787 million. Many in the public felt that while the massive monetary windfall was nice, the delicious schadenfreude from a trial would have been priceless. A sizable portion of the nation felt […]

Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano with his wife Rebbie at a campaign rally Thursday, 9/15/22 in suburban Philadelphia (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

A free people need a free press for democracy to flourish | Opinion

BY: - October 9, 2022

What was true in 1789 is true in 2022: A strong press is essential to a strong America.


NPR showed us the best way to interview a totalitarian liar | Dick Polman

BY: - January 17, 2022

The lesson: Don't back down in the face of the Big Lie.


Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman

BY: - July 12, 2021

“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.


Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman

BY: - June 21, 2021

The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.


A civic duty for today’s news consumer: Identifying misleading and false news stories | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2020

Remember to be a smart news consumer: Check your sources; critically evaluate stories, and look for accuracy errors.


The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it. 


Trump and Fox News: Deadly lies in a feedback loop | Dick Polman

BY: - March 30, 2020

Before focusing on today’s timely topic – Trump and Fox News, deadly together – I want to tell you a little story about the time Fox broke the fake news that President Obama wanted to tax Christmas trees. In November 2011, I received a string of emails raging at Obama for (supposedly) imposing a tax […]