James Warren

August 18, 2017

The story behind Steve Bannon’s surprise call to The American Prospect

Call it “Mooch II” (absent the profanity). Out of the blue, journalist-academic Robert Kuttner got a surprise call from Steve Bannon, the controversial White House […]
August 11, 2017

What would you ask the Mooch after his debacle?

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August 10, 2017

Betsy DeVos finally speaks to reporters

The Education of Betsy DeVos – a predictably forgotten saga of the tumultuous early Trump administration – now includes a belated milestone: being interviewed by […]
August 10, 2017

How Sheldon Adelson uses the media to punish those he dislikes

Will he now turn on chum Benjamin Netanyahu? Breitbart last night heralded “Exclusive — Zionist Organization of America Analysis Determines McMaster Hostile to Trump, Calls for […]
August 9, 2017

Even ISIS can’t resist critiquing the media

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August 8, 2017

The reporter ISIS hates — and respects

New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi last week broke the little-noticed drama of a South African man freed by Al Qaeda after five years as […]
August 8, 2017

Seven years after exposing a senator’s phony war record, the media has moved on

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August 7, 2017

The media’s fatal flaw? It’s elitism, argues a conservative professor

A media elite vs. the masses “Many people have expressed surprise that The Times would publish my piece at all, so you take what you […]
August 4, 2017

President Trump is welcome at next year’s WHCA dinner, says the association’s new president

If the early days of the Trump administration are anything to go by, Margaret Talev will at some point be accused of deceit, a lack […]
August 4, 2017

The biggest political story most journalists are missing

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August 3, 2017

Live, from the White House: It’s ‘Bait the Press,’ with Stephen Miller!

In Wednesday’s White House installment of “Can We Top This?” Stephen Miller, a grim-visaged millennial Steve Bannon, was the grand prize winner. And he so […]
August 2, 2017

Politico humiliated The Wall Street Journal by publishing its Trump transcript

A look at the sausage being made Gerard Baker is in charge at The Wall Street Journal. If you had any doubt, just read the […]
August 1, 2017

President Trump is starting to conquer sports news, too

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