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Cage Match: Deeply Embedded: The Pentagon and the news media set the sheets on fire.

Written by Matt Taibbi on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

We’ve all seen a version of the scene in the movies before. The two lusty young leads finally find themselves alone after the agonizing sexual cat-and-mouse game of the film’s first hour. The furtive across-the-office glances and loaded cocktail party repartee are over, and the two stars have finally broken down the hotel room door [&hellip
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Cage Match: Wicked Smart: The missing Mormon and the illusion of television’s soul.

Written by Matt Taibbi on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Try to imagine this scene. It’s early last Wednesday afternoon, in a grim hallway somewhere in the bowels of Rockefeller Center. Dan Abrams, host of MSNBC’s The Abrams Report, is sitting on a radiator, an empty Styrofoam coffee cup in hand, staring vacantly at the floor. Interns and producers rush to and fro in front [&hellip
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Cage Match: Cleaning the Pool: The White House Press Corps Politely GHrabs its Ankles

Written by Matt Taibbi on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

After watching George W. Bush’s press conference last Thursday night, I’m more convinced than ever: The entire White House press corps should be herded into a cargo plane, flown to an altitude of 30,000 feet, and pushed out, kicking and screaming, over the North Atlantic. Any remaining staff at the Washington bureaus should be rounded [&hellip
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Unbearable: Huggable new lows in America’s grief craze

Written by Matt Taibbi on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

"Volunteers from the Pet Assisted Therapy Association moved through the crowds with their dogs. Children ran up to a white Samoyed named Magine and a golden retriever named Dante to hug and play with them. Magine rolled over on his back and wiggled under the attention. Some people snuggled under donated quilts… Two men embraced [&hellip
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King Solomon: A respected media skeptic preaches to the already-converted.

Written by Matt Taibbi on . Posted in Posts

King Solomon Fires Back That sure was an interesting review of Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You, the new book I co-authored with foreign correspondent Reese Erlich ("Books," 2/19). While Matt Taibbi called it "a valuable book, one that needs to exist, that carefully debunks all the popular fallacies about the war," [&hellip
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