Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi

Sharyl Attkisson is about to publish a book about her experience reporting on various Obama-era scandals for CBS News, from which she resigned earlier this year. Today Media Matters reports that one of the more dramatic scandals, involving Attkisson’s personal laptop, exists entirely within its owner’s head. » 10/31/14 6:39pm Yesterday 6:39pm

Matt Taibbi Left First Look Media After Female Staffer’s Complaint

Earlier this week, New York magazine’s Andrew Rice reported that journalist Matt Taibbi had left First Look Media, the journalism startup of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Today four of Taibbi’s former colleagues reveal, in a detailed blog post published on First Look’s own site The Intercept, why exactly Taibbi… » 10/30/14 4:10pm Thursday 4:10pm

Which White House Official Called Benjamin Netanyahu a “Chickenshit”?

Today Jeffrey Goldberg published an essay at The Atlantic about rising tensions between the governments of the United States and Israel. Things do not seem to be going very well. Goldberg opens his piece by quoting an unnamed “senior Obama administration official” who recently told him: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s… » 10/28/14 5:21pm Tuesday 5:21pm

David Brooks’ Son Is a Gigantic Bro

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan caused a medium-sized stir on Wednesday after she scolded conservative op-ed columnist and believer in friendship David Brooks for not disclosing that his college-aged son had enlisted as a “lone soldier” in the Israeli army. On Brooks’ side, John Podhoretz, the son of… » 10/09/14 11:42am 10/09/14 11:42am

Is Homeland Still Worth Watching?

The first two episodes of Homelands fourth season, both of which aired last night, were distinct in what they were missing: Nicholas Brody, the Marine P.O.W., Congressman, double agent, and love interest who was captured and killed in Tehran at the end of the last season. What’s left in his place? And is it worth… » 10/06/14 11:00am 10/06/14 11:00am