Dec 082016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Martha MacCallum 1-2-3.
  • Video: Kurtz and Jenna Lee on of a military coup.
  • Concha: Should reporters be banned from tweeting? In some cases…yes!
  • Gibbons: Juan Williams, Kim Guilfoyle at Multichannel Diversity Discussion.
  • Hollywood Reporter video: at Women in Entertainment event.
  • With feds’ decision on merger deal pending, CNN promises ‘independence’.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Hate speech opponent who compared
  • Bret Baier at Franklin Templeton Pro-Am.  Q&A: Fareed Zakaria, Jake Tapper.
Nov 102016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: As leaders confer, self-promoting pundits divide and conquer.
  • Zurawik rips CNN: All I wanted to do was turn off the channel in disgust.
  • Guthrie: Inside Fox’s $30M studio on an ‘unreal, surreal‘ election night.
  • Battaglio: What a Trump administration means for FNC and cable news.
  • Griswold: CNN airs agitator’s call for murder.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • CNN just figured out websites are reposting their clips.  Tweet of the day.
  • Here’s why the election’s end means very bad news for CNN and MSNBC.
  • Videos: Election coverage reviews by
Nov 092016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: FNC, CNN share honors for election coverage.
  • Concha: Trump defeats Hillary, mainstream media elites hardest hit.
  • Video: Live, with Kelly Ripa, Naomi Watts, et al.
  • F&F videos: Election reactions from and
  • Election night behind the scenes at MSNBC, Fox Business, with Shep,
  • Murdoch: We set the gold standard.    20/20 books Gretchen Carlson.
  • Tucker: CNN like a ‘sad trombone‘ compared to Fox/MSNBC coverage.
  • Wemple: Election day is cable news coverage at its nadir.  Today’s oops.
  • Swift: Megyn and Bret upstaged by ‘Chandy’.  Twitter zings Wolf Blitzer.
  • Somerby: How blindingly stupid are clowns like O’Donnell and Maddow?
  • Zurawik: The most engaging election coverage…the one with Megyn Kelly.
Nov 042016
 
  • The View video: on debate prep, the campaign, and more.
  • Conspiracy theorists erupt as Fox News and CNN vanish from DirecTV.
  • Concha: Cable news channels prep for post-partisan ratings depression.
  • MSNBC anchor halts talk of ‘unverified’ report MSNBC already reported.
  • Wemple: How is Bret Baier like Hannity? Both are Trump propagandists!
  • Video: confirms and clarifies Fox reports on Clinton Foundation.
  • Geraldo lists upper east side crib: $7.2 million.  FNC signs Dem Mo Elliethee.
  • Zurawik: CNN’s actions in leak scandal show why media are year’s big losers.
  • Cable Game: The most busted name in news.  Bauder: CNN on the defensive.
  • Factor video: on how the POTUS nominees deal with press.
  • Q&A: John BermanJeffrey LordNicolle Wallace, Rachel Maddow, Hallie Jackson.
Oct 212016
 
  • Video: talks about debate nerves, strategies, and more.
  • Thursday’s numbers: Anderson Cooper-Megyn Kelly-Don Lemon 1-2-3.
  • Video: Media coverage of and sources debated.
  • Fox Business viewers most loyal on debate night.  Bret Baier makes book.
  • Concha: One-sided reaction to dinner speeches typifies slant of media elite.
  • MSNBC anchor gets cruelest, most awful online comments…about her hair.
  • Jennifer Griffin talks covering Hillary and gratitude to Gretchen and Megyn.
  • Chris Wallace Zucker punch: CNN’s debate coverage ‘childish…bush-league.’
  • Factor video: gives Wallace ‘A-plus’ for debate moderation.
  • Battaglio: How Chris Wallace earned near unanimous kudos for debate night.
  • Gretchen Carlson to give Congressional testimony.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
Oct 202016
 
  • Wednesday numbers: Debate/FNC-Deb/CNN-PostDeb/FNC 1-2-3.
  • FNC tops broadcast and cable nets for 3rd debate, also wins demo.
  • Video: Outnumbered debates on electoral process.
  • Deja Vu: Dem ticket stiffs Fox News.  MSNBC moves into studio 3C.
  • ICN: CNN slam of Morning Joe compromised by a lack of clean hands.
  • Byers: Chris Wallace focused on substance in a ‘sterling performance’.
  • Concha: ‘Masterful’ Chris Wallace revived pride in the debate process.
  • Grynbaum: Subtle, yet firm, Chris Wallace elevated the election season.
  • Rieder: Chris Wallace clear winner of debate.  Riddell: What Rieder said.
  • Katz: Will CNN purchase and air Gabriel Sherman’s Roger Ailes tv movie?
  • Kelly File video: Asked about leaked questions Donna Brazile
  • Guthrie: Bret Baier talks about politics, Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, and more.

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Oct 172016
 
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Sean Hannity-Rachel Maddow-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Videos: Chris Stirewalt is Outnumbered
  • Shepard Smith opens up about Roger Ailes, Fox News, and much more.
  • Concha: CNN refusal to investigate Brazile leak exemplifies rampant bias.
  • Genius CNN anchor: It is illegal for the public to look at Wikileaks emails!
  • Working without a net: Ashleigh Banfield‘s new show is unscripted and live.
  • Videos: preps for debate; Bret Baier talks Trump, tv…and golf.
Oct 102016
 
  • FNC/Nancy Grace ‘scoop’ a fabrication.  Maria Bartiromo honored.
  • Hogue: CNN’s mantra ‘p*ssy…p*ssy…p*ssy’ a startling wake-up call.
  • Concha: Coop, Raddatz best moderators so far; Cillizza cries ‘sexism‘.
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Don Lemon-Anderson Cooper-Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Krinsky: Bret Baier on Ailes, Special Report, and the future of Fox News.
  • Video: O’Reilly says some media orgs told employees
  • Video: Luntz’s rates the debate.   Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Fox News Sunday video: on media bias, Chinatown, and more.
  • Multiple ‘friendly’ cable newsers identified by name in leaked Clinton docs.
  • Somerby: Cable channel turns into The Kellyanne Show…and it wasn’t Fox.
Sep 292016
 
  • Video: Neil Cavuto for abandoning ‘fair and balanced’.
  • Wednesday numbers: O’Reilly-Obama Town Hall-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Q3 program ranker: Fox News holds top ten slots; Megyn tops demo.
  • Bret Baier makes book.  CNN makes books.  Coop gets another tryout.
  • Wemple: Lewandowski no longer on Trump payroll, given a lump sum.
  • Davis: CNN report on NC shooting riddled with errors, omits key facts.
  • Factor video: has issues with FBI email investigation.
Sep 272016
 
  • Monday numbers: Debate/CNN  Debate/FNC  PostDebate/FNC 1-2-3.
  • Q3 numbers: Fox #1, viewership sets records; CNN, MSNBC improve.
  • Out# videos: Bret Baier et al size up the debate
  • Megyn Kelly salutes Don Lemon, as Judge Judy pays tribute to Megyn.
  • Klein: Fox, the ‘Never-Trump Network‘.  ICN: Fox, the Trump Network.
  • Ariens: FNC, CNN share honors for debate night.  Q&A: Chris Stirewalt.
  • Concha: Holt emerges from debate ‘bruised and partisan‘; record ratings.
  • HuffPo: See, moderators can fact-check.  Politico: Holt kept out of the way.
  • Kelly File videos: Kurtz says pundit panel
  • Greta honored for ‘fairness and honesty‘.  Martin Bashir resurfacesFlashback.
Sep 132016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Perino/Stirewalt podcast leads to a Sunday 5pm election-themed show.
  • Baier, Hume helped lead crushing FNC win; Cavuto sets records on FBN.
  • Concha: How a smartphone video changed cable news’ Clinton coverage.
  • Q&A: Greta talks about Hillary, the media, her future.  Weekend numbers.
  • Wemple calls O’Reilly historical book series ‘moribund’: #1
  • Videos: Bill O’Reilly talks politics, Ailes, and more on Today;  on F&F.
  • Echoing Brian Stelter, another CNN host paints Hillary as a victim of sexism.
  • Kelly File video: What impact will have on the campaign?
  • What WebMD learned from CNN.com.  HuffPo: There are no journalists on tv.
  • Wemple: University to de-Ailes its newsroom, but the scholarship he funds stays.
Sep 092016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly-Bill O’Reilly-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Griswold: Why Chris Wallace is right about fact-checking debaters.
  • Lean Lean: MSNBC cuts over a dozen producers in ‘restructuring’.
  • Outnumbered video: in email flap.  Q&A: Bret Baier.
  • Gray: Sean Hannity hasn’t changed, ridicules rumors of ‘Trump TV’.
  • Today’s firing demand: Drop Chris Wallace from third Prez debate.
  • Today’s CNN Lauer piece.  Video: with Charlie Rose.
  • Today’s NY Times Matt Lauer piece.  Today’s bonus NYT Lauer piece.
  • Flood: CNN’s 9/11 remembers the day, the dust, and the ‘legacy kids’.
  • Turner wants to sell its channels directly to consumers via streaming.
  • Pamela Brown, Eugene Scott on distinguished list.  Q&A: Robin Meade.
  • Videos: on nitpicking; did Brian Stelter?
  • Geraldo book deal axed because he defended Ailes.  Greta blames execs.
Sep 062016
 
Aug 182016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Hannity-O’Reilly-Trish Regan (Megyn) 1-2-3.
  • Tom Foreman at Troy University.  Lynne Russell suing Motel 6 et al.
  • Ashley Banfield moves to HLN, Inside Politics takes over noon on CNN.
  • Concha: FNC adds Sunday election report with Bret Baier.   No mo Bo?
  • Suebsaeng: Bo Dietl threatens lawsuit over Gabriel Sherman allegations.
  • Trump/Ailes media conspiracy theory promoted by Stelter, Esquire, et al.
  • Kennedy videos: Party panel debates Trump Ellen’s
  • Lean Forward: Chris Matthews says get excited about Hillary ‘or don’t vote‘.

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Aug 042016