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Sorry state, changing times

You can't expect a university that helped to fund a speaker who downplays the Holocaust and mocks Jewish students before and during his speech to denounce something they have zero relation to.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix  editors, February 24, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 24, 2012
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009

Required reading: Rich on Cheney


Today's Frank Rich column on Dick Cheney's recent PR offensive is a must-read for two reasons. First...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 31, 2009

New in the Phoenix: Why the way we talk about Obama's race matters


In which I argue that the recent clamor over Barack Obama becoming first black president misrepresen...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 11, 2009

DQM chats with Ken Auletta


Earlier today I sat down with Ken Auletta, author of the New Yorker's "Annals of Communications" column, before his appearance at Harvard's Shorenstein Center. We...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 10, 2009

New in the Phoenix: saving the Globe


In this week's paper, I proposes ten ways to help the Globe stop its downward slide--and debunk some...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 29, 2009


Turner blames the media


Sarah Palin and Boston city councilor Chuck Turner probably don't agree on much, but they're definit...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 24, 2008
The Globe's vanishing Sox disclaimer

The Globe's vanishing Sox disclaimer


 It's hard to imagine a more service-y Globe story on the Red Sox than today's front-page piece...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 13, 2008
Palin on the media, cont.

Palin on the media, cont.


 Today's subject: new media!Like Romney spokesguy Eric Fehrnstrom and pretty much every sports...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 11, 2008
Sarah Palin, media coach

Sarah Palin, media coach


 When last we left John McCain's running mate, she was accusing the media of violating her First Amendment rights.Maybe it's the relief of getting to...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 04, 2008

Conservative theme of the day: The "Angry Left" and its media enablers--updated!


Here's LA Times political blogger (and former Laura Bush press secretary!) Andrew Malcolm arguing that the press isn't paying enough attention to nastiness among opponents...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 13, 2008


McCain: new speech, old complaint


It seems that John McCain's brand-new stump speech actually leans heavily on an old McCain argument--namely, that the opposition includes both Barack Obama AND that...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 13, 2008

Balance vs. accuracy: Josh Marshall's take


In a speech delivered last month at Ithaca College and newly published at Alternet, the Talking Points Memo founder makes a compelling case that independent/alternative...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 07, 2008

New in the Phoenix: all quiet on the RNC's media crackdown


Please, take a look. 
By Adam Reilly  |  October 02, 2008
Rory O'Connor on trust and truth

Rory O'Connor on trust and truth


 This week's Phoenix included a short excerpt of a Q-and-A I did with Rory O'Connor, the media critic and author of Shock Jocks: Hate Speech...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 26, 2008

New in the Phoenix: Should journalists really be Twittering?


In which I ponder the pluses and minuses of the press's new pet technology.
By Adam Reilly  |  September 25, 2008


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True dat?

Rory O’Connor’s timing couldn’t be much better.
Rory O’Connor ponders  the future of journalistic trust at Harvard
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 25, 2008

Lipstick-gate: Balance vs. truth


Lipstick-gate is currently the top item on Google News. But if you look for the full quote that triggered it, you won't get it from...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 10, 2008

New in the Phoenix: Will McCain's war on the press backfire?


 Therein, I suggest that the answer is yes--and that the backlash will be decisive on Election Day. 
By Adam Reilly  |  September 10, 2008

New in the Phoenix: Obama and ego


My contention: the Barack Obama-as-narcissist theme, which has been all over the press of late, is s...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 31, 2008
New in the Phoenix: Obama and ego

New in the Phoenix: Obama and ego


   My contention: the Barack Obama-as-narcissist theme, which has been all over the press of late, is stale, logically shaky--and comes with a strong racial subtext.Something...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 31, 2008


Not so new in the Phoenix


Granted, my look at coverage of Jim Marzilli and mental illness in general is no longer "hot off the...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 28, 2008

Not so new in the Phoenix


Granted, my look at coverage of Jim Marzilli and mental illness in general is no longer "hot off the presses." But it was fairly recently!...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 28, 2008
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Slime time

Nasty presidential races are nothing new.

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008
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The problem with heroes

Even the hardest-hearted news consumer had to wince this past week when the private autopsy results of Paul Cahill and Warren Payne were leaked to some of the press.

Lessons from the build-them-up, tear-them-down Boston firefighter backlash


By ADAM REILLY  |  October 10, 2007
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Lapdog, meet watchdog

Hating the media has long been a popular pastime. But after the invasion of Iraq four years ago, anti-press animus reached a new level of intensity on the left. Feast or famine: Jack Shafer defends the press pre-Iraq. By Adam Reilly
What’s gotten into the political press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 21, 2007


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Globe-al anxiety

There were more lumps of coal than holiday cheer at 135 Morrissey Boulevard this Christmas season.
The Boston Globe is going through its biggest shake-up in 30 years. What will it mean for the paper, the editor, the remaining staff, and the city itself?
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 14, 2006