Steve McNally

An American World Service?

The cover story in the current issue of Columbia Journalism Review is this article by Columbia University president Lee Bollinger calling for an American ‘World Service’: ” … a media institution with sufficient funding to bring the highest-quality American journalism

Something Is Missing in MSM Coverage of War Opposition

The Portuguese language has a word, saudade, which which describes “a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for something or someone … A stronger form of saudade may be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as

CNN's Newfound Skepticism of Enemy Propaganda

This CNN report by Nic Robertson on funerals for alleged Libyan victims of allied bombing, including civilians, is model of hard-nosed reporting; of refusing to swallow government propaganda, and of speaking truth to power. And this should come as no

The U.K. Press and A History of Failed Journalism

The tragic death of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove has had one positive spin-off: it has given the British press a chance to dust off the old clichés about the US military, which have lain idle since the last good

Birth of a Meme: Welcome to the 'Summer of Corruption'

Democrats regained control of Congress in 2006 in part by talking endlessly about the Republican “Culture of Corruption,” a meme the mainstream media and the liberal blogosphere were only too happy to pick up and run with to the point

The DNC's 'Accountability Project' and the State of Modern Media

Last week, the DNC announced the launch of “The Accountability Project,” a new website volunteer project “to hold Republican candidates accountable for their claims, their public statements, and their campaign tactics.” To call the project “grassroots” while a banner at