Roger Ailes Thinks People Would Like Him If He Were Liberal

Hamilton Nolan · 09/29/11 01:14PM

In your dreamy Thursday media column: Roger Ailes has a skewed self-perception, Henry Blodget encourages you to steal his content, The Week is doing well, female sports columnists have a tough job, and James Rainey complains.

Twilight of the Media Critics

Hamilton Nolan · 08/25/11 11:47AM

Yesterday, the already-shrunken world of media reporting lost its two grandest figures: Jim Romenesko, the quiet man who singlehandedly set the agenda, like a front page editor for all media news (semi-retiring, by choice); and Slate's Jack Shafer—America's most consistently fearless press critic (laid off). Step back. Look around at the smoldering carnage of the media critic landscape. Who's left to carry the "harassing one's own industry colleagues" torch? A brief look, below.