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Begrudging my better angels

I knew it was going to be small, but I didn't know how small. Even still, a quick visit last weekend to my mom's home town was more...

Cable news is redeemable

I'm going to use Rupert Murdoch this week to help make my point. It might be a stretch to argue Fox News is redeemable because its own...

Is cable news worth the cost?

I know, I know. In polite company you aren't supposed to discuss three things: religion, politics, and money. But who says we're in...

Our problem in the Middle East

I get it. My heart sank when I saw news coming from the Middle East again. It is such a difficult situation. It's frustrating and...

How cable amplified the Big Lie

Twitter banned Trump from the platform specifically for how his tweets were "being received and interpreted on and off Twitter." Yet, all...

Why does CNN repeat itself so often?

Have you ever noticed how much CNN covers the same story from hour to hour and day to day? What's worse is how the networks copy each...

Today's interview with Josh Fox

Today at 4:30pmET, you can watch my interview with Josh Fox. He earned an Oscar nomination and an Emmy for his documentary film GASLAND....

My latest for CJR: what's next for CNN

Trying to determine what's next for a news organization is tricky because it really requires a crystal ball to know what the news cycle...

Coming Soon: my interview with Andrew Yang

My interview with Andrew Yang is going to post tomorrow (Monday). We discuss my experience at MSNBC, how ratings influence coverage in a...

P.S., 2020: not all journalists failed

There is no shortage of criticism about how the press failed this election cycle. I was quick to denounce what CNN and other outlets did...

2020 election proves we are broken

The election isn’t decided yet but we can make a few conclusions. Good news = voters are engaged. Bad news = it’s for the wrong reasons....

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