Jack Shafer

The press reveals its crushes — once the crushes are dead

By Jack Shafer
June 30, 2014

U.S. flag flies at half-staff on the Capitol dome in memory of former Senator Howard Baker in Washington

When prospecting the media for signs of bias, don’t forget to read the obituary pages, where reputations go to get taxidermied.

Free the Gannett 25!

By Jack Shafer
March 27, 2012

Last week, the hall monitors who run Gannett’s 11 newspapers in Wisconsin brought the mean end of the ruler down on the wrists of 25 journalists for signing petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker.

I don’t trust you, either

By Jack Shafer
September 29, 2011

As long as the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press continues to insist on conducting opinion polls about “trust” and the media, I’ll continue to insist on writing columns like this one.

Media bias? Give me more, please!

By Jack Shafer
September 20, 2011

By Jack Shafer
The views expressed are his own.

Before we go any further on the topic, may we first please thank the gods for media bias?