The Rise of 'Undernews' You Should Never, Ever Use

When Republican candidates embrace less-than-credible news stories.

New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan speaks with members of the media at a polling center on October 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey

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Charles C. Johnson's media tour continued this morning with a profile by New York Times media reporter David Carr, splashed on the front of the newspaper's business section. (That's the norm for Carr's column.) The blogger/researcher's response to the profile was standard; first, gloating about the publicity he was getting, then offering $50 for Carr's mugshot.

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