Jay Carney: Jon Stewart was Obama’s Toughest 2012 Interview

Ouch. Now, I’m actually a fan of Jon Stewart (I am part of his target audience after all), but Jay Carney’s seemingly offhand comment that Obama’s toughest interview of 2012 was on the Daily Show—that is just shameful. Every reporter and journalist from the traditional mainstream news should just be crying right now. How absolutely pathetic is that? I don’t even know where to begin. Part of the problem here is that interviewers from traditional news regularly softball Obama. They are Read more […]

US Falls to 46th in the World for Freedom of the Press

Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders produces a list of which countries in the world they think enjoy the most and least freedom of the press. Given the fact that the US has enshrined freedom of the press in the First Amendment, it would make sense if we were near the top every year. But we’ve been sliding down the list precipitously. This year, we slid down twelve places to 46th, mostly because of the pending investigations that have hounded whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. Read more […]