Christopher Hitchens’ latest Vantiy Fair column uses New York Times columnist Ross Douthat as an example of everything that’s wrong with conservative pundits attempting to piggyback on the support of the Tea Party movement.
Much of Jon Stewart’s schtick involves critiquing the media, but those who question Stewart face the wrath of his devoted followers.
At his Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity” where he spoke before approximately 200,000 supporters, Stewart focused on the press, or as he described it, “the country’s 24-hour political pundit Read More
If you haven’t seen it already, in today’s New York Times David Brooks criticizes Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom as a book that “tells us more about America’s literary culture than about America itself,” which, true or not, he views to be a bad thing.
It’s not the first time that Brooks has summoned Read More
You may love your Big Shorts and your TBTFs, but in a recent piece in The New York Review of Books, Paul Krugman and wife Robin Wells bemoan the navel-gazing of modern popular economics books and call for solutions to our “bleak” short-term economic situation.
Wells is Krugman’s frequent collaborator Read More