Archive for June, 2013

A few principles for how I operate as a critic

“What are the proper grounds for criticism of a program like Candy Crowley’s State of the Union on CNN, or a news story in the Washington Post, or a blog post at Gawker? The decisions I make about that are among the most important I can make as a writer on the press…” This began as […]

No, Candy Crowley. That is not good enough.

“You have to know your stuff. You have to mute your instinct to reduce everything to the next election. This is serious business. We need interviewers who are dead serious about holding people accountable for what they say.” Watch what happens at the 7:00 mark in this interview that CNN’s Candy Crowley did today with […]