Niall Ferguson Has a Sad About Liberal Bloggers

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 12:40 pm

The Niall Ferguson Newsweek saga has moved swiftly from tragedy to farce. After getting called out for numerous factual errors in his cover story on his opposition to Barack Obama’s re-election, Ferguson has now struck back with a broadside against the messenger, specifically “liberal bloggers,” who had the temerity to point out his mistakes. My [...]

Programming Note: Announcing the FDL News Guest Posters

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 12:15 pm

So I’m going to be stepping away from the blog for a couple weeks as I take a long-delayed vacation. But as I’ve said, I won’t be leaving you empty-handed. I have assembled a diverse group of writers to hold down the fort over the next two weeks. Kathleen Geier: You may remember her from [...]

Media Organizations Build “Blogger-Intimidation” Consortium

By: Thursday January 5, 2012 1:43 pm

We’ve learned today that broadcast media outlets want to evade campaign finance disclosure rules. Not to be outdone, print media has decided to collude to intimidate bloggers into paying them. Since I’m sure to get on their radar screen anyway, might as well excerpt: The Associated Press and 28 news organizations, including The New York [...]

Thoughts on Freddie DeBoer’s Self-Limiting Critique of the Blogosphere

By: Tuesday January 18, 2011 2:09 pm

Marcy has offered some thoughts on the Freddie DeBoer article that has everybody buzzing, and maybe I should offer my own. I thought that it was a dumb article. OK, not dumb, but needlessly myopic. Because by asserting that the blogosphere “lacks a left wing” and then defining that left wing without actually incorporating the [...]

FDL Writer’s Foundation: For More Than Just Screaming to Your Neighbor

By: Thursday December 30, 2010 10:01 am

In the Jon Swift Memorial Roundup of the best blog posts of the year selected by the bloggers themselves, I picked my first installment of the Portrait of HAMP Failure series. And I think it is a perfect example of why something like FDL is a crucial part of the political conversation in this country, [...]

Progressive Bloggers Refuse Appearance with Breitbart at ABC Town Hall

By: Monday November 1, 2010 1:11 pm

I haven’t covered the Andrew Breitbart/ABC situation in detail, but I want to catch up with it, because it re-ignites a debate on the progressive left about how to deal with people of this ilk. As you may know, Breitbart was asked by ABC to join their Election Night coverage, and he accepted. The journalists [...]

Obama on HAMP and the Housing Market

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 6:49 am

I hope the whole day doesn’t consist of me rehashing the President’s meetings with progressive bloggers and The Daily Show, but there is a lot to break down. There were interesting responses on the filibuster (he’s against it), Social Security (he doesn’t think raising the retirement age is the right move) and the cost of [...]

President Meets with Progressive Bloggers, Critics

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 1:56 pm

At around 3pm ET, the President met with five progressive bloggers in the Oval Office for a 45-minute discussion. The group included bloggers who have been quite critical of the President on social and economic issues. The contingent of progressive bloggers, the first to meet with the President personally, included Duncan “Atrios” Black of Eschaton, [...]

Daily Kos Suing Research 2000 Over Alleged Poll Fakery

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 1:07 pm

The moral of this story is to tread lightly with polls. Statistical surveys have merit as a research tool, but it seems that they’ve become such big business, such currency, and the pollsters operating with the most frequency become such stars to political junkies, that the possibility for fraud gets heightened. We contracted with Research [...]

I Was a Teenage J-Lister

By: Saturday June 26, 2010 4:50 pm

One by-product of the resignation of Dave Weigel as a blogger for the Washington Post was the demise of Journolist, a Google group created by fellow blogger Ezra Klein several years ago. You can read Klein’s rationale for starting and folding the group here. It’s time to clear something up, a misconception about the role [...]

Weigel Resigns from WaPo; Milbank, Will Still Employed

By: Friday June 25, 2010 11:13 am

Dave Weigel, a reporter who covers the conservative movement, has resigned from the Washington Post, after a feeding frenzy for two days, where leaked comments from an internal private listserv wound up on conservative media sites. It really doesn’t matter what you think of Weigel; it’s completely immaterial to this case. Because basically, someone was [...]

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