Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nation magazine still touting Helen Thomas

I received the following email solicitation from The Nation.  Do they really think that their top selling point is that they published a column by Helen Thomas criticizing other White House reporters?  (See highlighted section below.)  Is she what they see as a good example of what makes them a preferable alternative to the "mainstream media"?

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Sent: Thu, April 7, 2011 4:00:18 PM
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Considering they still carry Cockburn, who runs the ever-odious Counterpunch, I'm not surprised.

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