Aug 192017
 
  • MediaBuzz: Bannon; Bannon; mags, tv
  • Reliable Sources: Trump’s sanity; a terrible week; race reportage; Bannon.
  • Katz: Coop, Maddow, Shep, Lemon, et al named to distinguished list.
  • Flood: Joe S still dreams of being a rock star.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Impartial CNN anchor: Trump was a racist before Bannon came along.
  • Tucker video:  CNN tells CNN: great job grilling GOPer.

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Aug 122017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: nuclear Pence vs
  • Reliable Sources videos: Fact-checking; leaks; lawsuits; Bolling’s bluff?
  • ‘Journalist’ responds to Bolling’s lawsuit.  Jeffrey Lord: CNN caved.
  • Farhi: CNN hasn’t reported Lord’s firing on air.  Who will fill his role?
  • Q&A: Don Lemon.  ICN: Blonde journalism.   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • O’Reilly/CNN gig opposed by Media Matters but, surprise, no boycott!
  • Videos: for Vietnam vets; on Trump’s tough talk.

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Jul 112017
 
Jun 282017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Hannity-Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Out# video: Panel debates at WH briefing.
  • Eric Bolling makes book…and Trump’s tweet makes it take off.
  • Ellison: Can Megyn Kelly outpace her first-month ‘nightmare’?
  • Sally Kohn in a twitter spat.  Chaffetz to Fox, Stephens to MSNBC.
  • Concha: Will media learn from CNN’s mistakes? (Don’t bet on it.)
  • Goodwin: CNN has a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • Videos: and on CNN’s credibility crisis.
  • Smith: CNN caved on Russia story after threat of $100M libel suit.
  • Baragona: Why did Reliable Sources ignore CNN’s retracted story?
  • FTV Live: CNN has become a laughing stock; Jeff Zucker’s Mini-Me.
  • Farhi: CNN’s Russian story debacle came at the worst possible time.
  • Shepard: CNN needs to slow down after Russia story repercussions.
  • Folkenflik: CNN resignations a sign of ‘high stakes‘ in covering Trump.
  • Impartial CNN anchor calls for civil disobedience in the White House.
  • Alisyn sticks up (sort of) for Kellyanne.  Scarborough sticks up for CNN.
  • Somerby: Kushner vs Bernie…Rachel Maddow’s McCarthyism in action.
Jun 262017
 
  • Three journos involved in retracted CNN report have resigned.
  • Friday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Maddow-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Greer: Fair-weather liberals have had their fill of Megyn Kelly.
  • Megyn NBC ratings sink to new low.  Andrea Mitchell honored.
  • Hogue: ‘The band’ is back together; Heather’s new 5am partner?
  • Don Lemon at Sag Harbor High.   Oh, Joy: Russia…Russia…Russia
  • Hugh Hewitt MSNBC premiere gets hostile reception from the left.
  • Joe Scarborough releases anti-Trump mushroom cloud music video.
  • Videos: CNN retraction etc Monday
  • CNN tightens rules after retracting fake story;  Reliable Sources silent.
Jun 152017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson-The Five 1-2-3.
  • CNN reporter refuses to correct false report: ‘Not playing your game’.
  • Play ball: FNC has special coverage of Congressional Baseball Game.
  • Somerby: All these pundits said there’s no way it’s true…only, it was.
  • Better than man bites dog: Anderson Cooper bites Anderson Cooper.
  • Fired CNN host angling for an Emmy nom.  Kaitlan Collins joins CNN.
  • CNN’s Zucker complains POTUS hasn’t done an interview with them.
  • Fox News exclusive investigative report triggers action from US Senate.
  • A Connecticut anchor in Fox & Friends’ studio.  Hardball gets a makeover.
  • Home & Family video: Harris Faulkner on with your kids.
May 112017
 
  • Video: on why 30 sources don’t guarantee truth.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Media critic Trump: ‘dumb’ Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo a ‘chained lunatic’.
  • Tucker Carlson video: on manic media going to DefCon One.
  • Ariens: Soledad and Grace set to resurface.  Somerby: Coop goes 7 on 1.
  • Rothstein: Sara Murray has uneasy reaction to Spicer wedding comment.
  • Legal woes complicate FNC CEO search.  21C earnings top expectations.
  • Parties mum on dismissal of lawsuit against CNN.  Cooper: Save MSNBC!
  • Bahamas flap involves Shillue, Levy, Evan Siegfried.  Q&A: Shepard Smith.

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Apr 042017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Rachel Maddow-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Sunday Showdown: MediaBuzz edges CNN Reliable.  Weekend numbers.
  • Videos: Tucker debates revelations and
  • Hemingway: CNN’s shameless hyper partisanship has made them ‘a joke’.
  • Impartial CNN anchor: Rice story is ‘fake scandal‘ from right-wing media.
  • Impartial CNN anchor:  I won’t ‘aid and abet‘ Trump by reporting on Rice.
  • Balan: CNN hypes death-worshipping cult while disparaging Catholicism.
  • Gardner: Discrimination lawsuits vs CNN and Fox News picking up steam.
  • Allegations are proof: Advertisers abandon The Factor.  Today’s O’Whine.
  • Fixation: 19 of 29 entries in latest Stelter newsletter are on FNC, O’Reilly.
  • Mahler: CNN’s ‘news’ is an unending series of in-studio dramatic conflicts.
Mar 022017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Q&A: Why Shannon Bream loves covering the Supreme Court.
  • FTV Live: Sour Lemon; no news is good news…at the YMCA.
  • Katy Tur: I’m not a Trump critic, I’m a journalist.  Katy does a one-eighty.
  • Folkenflik:  Despite attacks and snubs, CNN ‘reclaims its newsy mission‘.
  • Concha: Despite negative media Trump polling well; CNN’s Trump ticker.
  • Ana Cabrera named weekend anchor.  Shep vs Trump fans.  Crisis averted.
  • Tucker videos: Dem in Trump speech; freed
Feb 032017
 
Jan 182017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Martha MacCallum 7pm bow a knockout, tops MSNBCNN combined.
  • New Pew: Fox top source for voters…FNC 19% CNN 13% MSNBC 5%.
  • Katz: Guide to tv Inauguration coverage.  Anna Kooiman resurfaces.
  • Concha: The rise of Tucker Carlson, and the fall of Greta van Susteren.
  • Greta responds to fans:  Same show, same me, just a different channel.
  • Factor video: on reactions to Trump.  Q&A: Van Jones.
  • Fox News re-ups, expands leases; plans new state-of-the-art newsroom.
  • Sunday Showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Ellison:  Latest Megyn Kelly specularama sees her as the next Matt Lauer.
  • Sincerest form of flattery: Katy Tur anchors show on Trump first 100 days.
  • Don Lemon’s condo goes for nearly $1 million.  Bret’s inauguration playlist.
  • Videos: Jake Tapper with Seth Meyers Q&A: Jeff Zucker.
Jan 022017
 
  • Sean Hannity is en route to London for interview with Julian Assange.
  • Scarborough: Funny nobody objected when Obama talked to Zakaria.
  • Joe Scarborough in a twitter spat over partying with Trumps.  Day two.
  • What Were You Watching New Year’s Eve? CNN, FNC trounce MSNBC.
  • Bitter Lemon: CNN cuts mic as drunken anchor rants about ‘awful’ 2016.
  • Reliable Sources videos: Covering Trump; the Murrow Moment; populism.
  • F&F Weekend video:  Stelter Trump tweets trigger retorts.
  • MediaBuzz videos: presidents; Obama’s social
Dec 272016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Tucker Carlson-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Don Lemon has a bright idea: let’s refuse to report any Trump tweets.
  • Kelly File video:  Megyn tells the real reasons Hillary wouldn’t talk to her.
  • Playbook: Speculation swirls around Greta and MSNBC’s vacant 6pm slot.
  • Snopes: No, CNN didn’t use shots of the same girl for three different crises.
  • Hasson: Claims by Brian Williams et al about ‘fake news’ may be hyperbolic.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 062016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • James Murdoch touts Fox’s diversity of views: ‘We’re tough on both sides.’
  • Concha: After Tucker NYT editor backpedals criticism of reporters.
  • Post-election ratings: MSNBCNN plunge as FNC scores viewership gains.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz beats Reliable Sources.   Weekend numbers.
  • Esquire profiles the ‘breakout voice of the 2016 election’: truther Van Jones.
  • Rose: CNN’s choice of Van Jones says it all.   Wemple: Zucker took the heat.
  • Watson: CNN to air special on Obama’s legacy anchored by Fareed Zakaria.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Does the risk censoring ‘real’ news?
  • Steinberg: MSNBCNN seeking another Nightline moment with 11pm shows.
Nov 212016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: OBJECTified, O’Bolling Factor, Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Hamilton treatment of Pence was a
  • Report: Trump scorches CNN ‘liars’, Zucker, Tur et al at newser summit.
  • Summit up: Prez-elect Trump convenes meeting with cablenews execs.
  • Harvey Levin Trump special gets boffo Friday night ratings on Fox News.
  • Greg Gutfeld Show video: When hate crimes turn out to be
  • Don Lemon: ‘I have to bite my tongue‘ so I don’t give my opinions on air.
  • What’s next for MSNBC?  ‘Ripped from the headlines’ weekend originals.
  • ABC considering a 24-hour digital news channel.  Dylan Ratigan resurfaces.