Jack Shafer

Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.

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June 3 2011 6:07 PMToo Much Weiner in Your Media Diet?Or not enough?
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May 26 2011 6:00 PMWho's Afraid of Roger Ailes?Rolling Stone and New York magazine publish dueling takes on Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes.
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May 17 2011 6:28 PMBogus Trend of the Week: Worst Allergy Season Ever!Almost every spring, the press returns with the same wheezing, sneezing, hackneyed story.
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May 10 2011 6:33 PMTwitter in a WringerWhat is it about Twitter that gets people into trouble?
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May 4 2011 5:36 PMRelease the Dead Laden PhotosSuppressing them infantilizes the nation and gives the White House unwarranted news control.
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April 27 2011 6:06 PMMichael Kinsley's First Bloomberg View ColumnWhat it should say.
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April 12 2011 5:29 PMA Nation of WinklevossesThe unpaid writers' lawsuit against the Huffington Post is bunk.
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April 4 2011 6:07 PMKatie Couric and the Post-Anchor EraWhy the evening news and the anchors no longer matter.
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March 30 2011 6:18 PMFOIA Furor Unfurls!The political uses of FOIA in Wisconsin and Michigan are not as outré as some argue.
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March 24 2011 6:56 PMNumbers Are Hard To Come By, Part 2More about what journalists write when they encounter known unknowns.
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March 21 2011 4:56 PMWho's Afraid of the T-Mobile and AT&T Deal?Not me.
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March 17 2011 4:20 PMWhy the Washington Post Plagiarism MattersBecause it injures readers.
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March 16 2011 5:14 PMTeams We HateDuke, Akron, and five more odious schools in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
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March 10 2011 4:01 PMThe NPR Body CountWill the last body dragged out the radio network's front door please turn off the lights?
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March 8 2011 4:42 PMThe Day Rupert Murdoch Turned 80Chronicle of a birthday foretold.
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June 2 2011 6:46 PMJill Abramson: Built Truck ToughAn excellent, if unsurprising, choice for executive editor of the New York Times.
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May 25 2011 6:53 PMBloomberg, Phew!The Bloomberg enterprise makes a weak-kneed entrance into the editorial-page and op-ed derby.
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May 13 2011 6:40 PMFacebook Smeared Google? C'mon!Making too big a deal out of a public-relations firm's stupidity.
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May 9 2011 5:54 PMThe Osama Putz VideosThe White House is happy to spike the football on its own terms.
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May 2 2011 6:34 PMHow To Read the Bin Laden CoverageSkeptically.
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April 25 2011 3:30 PMSpeak No EvilTimes Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane's stupid ideas on how to cover the press.
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April 5 2011 5:45 PMTech BrigandsThe swashbuckling bastards are everywhere, destroying the old order!
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April 1 2011 5:41 PMBill Moyers, the Brett Favre of PBSHaving already quit the weekly show racket twice because it was "time," he's coming back!
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March 25 2011 7:01 PMThere's No Such Thing as a Bad FOIA RequestThe Wisconsin GOP's quest to obtain a professor's emails isn't "McCarthyesque."
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March 23 2011 6:52 PMThe Times' Free-Rider Problem Is Not a ProblemArthur O. Sulzberger Jr. to the contrary, it's good for the NYTimes.com that readers will game its pay wall.
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March 17 2011 7:02 PMDon't Piss on the New York Times PaywallAt least not yet.
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March 16 2011 6:21 PMThe New Sporting NewsDon't fear the media grabs by team owners like the Redskins' Dan Snyder or leagues like the Big Ten.
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March 15 2011 5:35 PMIn Defense of Gilbert "Aflac Duck" GottfriedPurveyors of dark, bleak humor deserve our thanks, not our condemnation, in times like these.
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March 8 2011 9:37 PMIn Defense of Ron SchillerLet's not get too wigged out about the NPR executive's stupidity.
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March 7 2011 5:13 PMWhat's Not Hot? Newsweek. Editor Tina Brown lays an egg in her redesign.

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