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Few candidates understand Twitter. Fewer know how to use it. Donald Trump does, though, and - frankly - owes a good portion of his campaign’s success to a bunch of lazy journalist nit-Twits. Real journalism takes time, effort, sometimes a bit of shoe leather, and a lot of thought. It can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. And sometimes all that work, sweat and all-too-frequent blood and tears gets completely ignored by the public. Read more» 1

Pat Buchanan, a controversial conservative commentator, was fired from MSNBC on Thursday, four months after the network suspended him for the publication of his latest book, "Suicide of a Superpower." Read more»

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Deep Throat’s advice worked for Woodward and Bernstein, and it remains useful today. Take a look at the major stories of the day. Most often, they are portrayed in the media as clashes of personality first and ideology second. But almost always, they are, at bottom, about money. Read more»

Union protesters at the Wisconsin state capitol, Saturday.

This battle appears to be reaching a kind of culmination as conservative class warriors launch what they hope will be a final assault on the hard-earned rights of working people and their families to fight for themselves and their families against the forces of combined wealth and influence amassed to crush them. The coming weeks may provide our answer. Read more» 1

First responders listen to President Obama's speech at the memorial service.

Cable news commentators, many from Fox News, have laid into Wednesday's memorial service organizers and attendees alike.You know what, Brit Hume? The satellite trucks are pulling out of town, the last medical briefing has been given, the media are moving on to the next big story. We're the ones who remain. Read more» 10

"We need to put the guns down. Just as importantly we need to put the gun metaphors away and permanently," Keith Olbermann commented on the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Watch the video. Read more» 1

MSNBC's "Countdown" lifted a quote — without credit — about Fox News misinforming voters from a TucsonSentinel.com columnist Friday night. Read more» 1

The bad news for Fox News viewers is that merely watching the channel appears to be toxic. Daily watchers of Fox News believed the most misinformation of anyone. “Fox displays a particular pattern of misinformation. The more you watch the more inaccurate your views.” Read more» 2

Following the release of U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks, the Department of Defense is warning DoD computer network users not to try to view the documents. Read more»

The short suspension of MSNBC on-air personality Keith Olberman is over. He was suspended for making candidate donations without the permission of his MSNBC boss, Phil Griffin. The public reaction was nuclear, and the walk back was lickety-split. But during his victory lap Olberman made one important mistake – he called NBC’s donation rule “probably not legal.” Read more»

MSNBC has suspended Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann for making camapaign contributions to Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway. Read more» 1

The MSNBC host has talked so loudly and incessantly that he can't even hear himself think anymore. Read more»

John McCain (left) and J.D. Hayworth

Sen. John McCain and John Hayworth lost no time going after each other in what promises to be a heated Republican primary race for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat. Read more»