May 232017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Shepard Smith-Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • While FNC covered terror attack, MSNBCNN talked about Trump!
  • Fox News retracts. Today’s boycott.  Cramer apologizes for Polish ‘joke’.
  • Hemingway: CNN and others spread fake news smear of Ivanka Trump.
  • O’Donnell groupies plan to march on MSNBC.  Van Jones at Morehouse.
  • Report: Insiders say Hannity conspiracy theories are embarrassing FNC.
  • Bob Beckel accuser gets a lawyer…who also reps 22 other FNC plaintiffs.
  • Sunday showdown:  MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources.   Weekend numbers.
  • Eboni Williams on being a black host at Fox.  Velshi & Ruhle‘s visual design.
  • Late Show videos: Rachel Maddow with Stephen Colbert

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May 202017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: on probe;
  • Reliable Sources videos: Flow of leaks; Trump Saudi speech; Ailes legacy.
  • Q&A: Eboni K Williams on her new show and the turmoil at Fox.
  • Bauder: Fox News stands ‘at a crossroads‘.   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Tucker video: Alan Dershowitz has a question…
  • Maddow has warm words for ‘friend’ Roger Ailes…but not on MSNBC.
  • Bill O’Reilly: It doesn’t seem FNC has a plan to deal with losing people.
  • Audio Q&A: Stephen Collinson.   Jim Clancy resurfaces.   Coop is sorry.
  • On again, off-again talks with O’Donnell on again.  Joy Reid’s spiffy togs.
May 172017
 
May 162017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Coop-Erin Burnett 1-2-3.
  • A day at CNN: 92% is Trump coverage; 6% of guests were pro-Trump.
  • Outnumbered video: Fiery discussion over
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle confirms she is in talks for WH press secretary role.
  • Sunday Showdown: Reliable Sources edges MediaBuzz by 316K to 312K.
  • Bill O’Reilly to have regular Friday spot on Beck radio show.  Flashback.
  • Q&A: Melissa Francis.  Tucker’s crib up for sale.  Today’s lawsuit update.
  • Coop snags Sally Yates.   MSNBC and O’Donnell are in talks...or are they?
  • Athey: Impartial MSNBC news anchor pushes news she knew to be false.
  • Gretchen Carlson doesn’t trust HR.  Yesterday’s outrage, today’s
  • Somerby: Maddow’s dramatic exposé of McCabe was ‘slippery and dumb‘.
May 152017
 
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Rachel Maddow-O’Donnell-Hayes 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Kellyanne has a right to respond to attacks on Morning Joe.
  • Videos: F&F welcomes anchor Dana Perino’s
  • Upcoming installment of OBJECTified to feature Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Somerby: Riding the Comey wave, Maddow does yet another about-face.
  • Megyn: ‘I’m honored to be joining this historic, incredibly talented team.’
  • Special Report video: All-Star Panel chews over who
  • Q&A: Brooke Baldwin; Brooke at UNC.  Is Jason Chaffetz headed to FNC?
  • Scandal sweeps up Bo.  Trump roils ‘conservative media’.  Mr Bill’s revenge?
  • Tucker’s alive and well.  MSNBC may drop O’DonnellMore. Video
May 132017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Is it Ending About
  • Reliable Sources videos: Worse than Watergate; a tipping point; Nixonian?
  • Trump mulls shake-up, considers Kimberly Guilfoyle for press secretary?
  • It’s ‘who we are’: MSNBC hires eight white guys.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Gerri Willis talks cancer survival.   CNN gives Axelrod another hosting gig.
  • Videos: The Five ask will briefings? Mr Concha has
  • MSNBC and Maddow ride the Comey wave.   Clayton Morris moonlighting.

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May 052017
 
  • Specialists video: Kellyanne Conway, Tyrus join
  • Thursday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-The Five-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Trump camp blasts CNN as MSM blackout of advert spreads.
  • Video: talks comedy, politics, and Stephen Colbert.
  • Rothstein: WaPo writer tells journalists to avoid Tucker Carlson’s show.
  • Mohajer: Tucker’s success after many flops typifies white male privilege.
  • Zurawik: Bullying, brow-beating Tucker symbolizes patriarchy, privilege.
  • Somerby: Maddow quietly changes Flynn story she’s peddled for months.
  • LaCorte: There’s little real evidence to support the spin against Bill Shine.
  • Attorney for FNC accusers talks to Sky News regulators.  What Bo knows.
  • Smith: The inside story of Joe’s carefully choreographed proposal to Mika.
  • Profile: Van Jones.  Shep Smith at Ole Miss.  CNN still cites ‘hands up’ story.
  • After four days, viewer reactions to Fox News Specialists seem discouraging.

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May 042017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: O’Donnell exemplifies the defeat of gloom-and-doom media.
  • Out# video: over Hillary’s ‘pathetic’ excuses.
  • Lovebirds make it official…they’re engaged.  The Joe and Mika story.
  • April stunner: Rising star Heather Childers at 5am beats Greta at 7pm!
  • April program ranker: Fox has eight of the top 10.    25-54 demo ranker.
  • Videos: Tucker discusses Comey with and
  • Rothstein: Brit Hume and Paul Begala in a twitter spat.  Today’s lawsuit.
  • Somerby: It’s all clowning, pretty much all the time.  NBC scorches CNN.
  • Randi Kaye revisits unsolved mystery.  Revamped HLN gets re-revamped?
May 032017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-The Five-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Pomerantsev: Tucker’s pugnacious debates are like sporting events.
  • Jessica Tarlov is newest FNC contributor.  Chief of Staff Hannity?!?
  • O’Reilly: Trump right about civil war, Dan Rather et al are ‘morons’.
  • CNN host admits to sharing ‘fake news’.  CNN prevails in app appeal.
  • Grim: Despite ‘ratings wreck’ Greta, MSNBC continues shift to right.
  • Tucker Carlson makes book…actually two multi-million dollar books.
  • Videos: Tucker talks violence with and
  • Q&A: Charles GasparinoWill Ripley in N Korea.   John King in Canada.
  • Late Night videos: Rachel Maddow with Seth Meyers
Apr 292017
 
  • Lean Forward: Brian Williams rebuked for ‘patronizing’ Maddow.
  • MediaBuzz videos: fixation;
  • Reliable Sources videos: Venomous Trump; anti-media Trump; NY Times.
  • Weprin: Sorry cablers, there was no news to cover at the WHCD.
  • Somerby: Rachel Maddow in the killing fields part one, part two.
  • The perfect solution: let’s just hire a woman to run Fox News.
  • Court rules CNN defamation case can proceed.   Q&A: W Kamau Bell.
  • Kelly is keeping up with the Kardashians.  Morning lovebirds’ road trip.
  • Kludt: Fox & Friends enjoys ratings surge;  Weiss: How F&F warps minds.
  • CNN celebrity chef carries a concealed weapon.  FNC quits Election Pool.
  • Six things you didn’t know about Abby Huntsman.  Sunday talkers: preview.
Apr 242017
 
  • Show of support? Rupert has lunch with Bill Shine, Jack Abernathy
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Rachel Maddow-The Five-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Tucker Carlson benefits from chaos; Heather Nauert‘s new job.
  • Video: on her unplanned time off; Today’s lawsuit.
  • Sara Murray’s big news.  Michael Weiss to CNN; Deborah Feyerick exits.
  • Gutfeld video: in monologue on Dems’ election grief.
  • Bill O’Reilly is gone, but his influence lives on.  Jake Tapper moonlighting.
  • Doctor: Don’t expect a new Fox News.  Rogers: FNC will not be the same.
  • Koblin: With O’Reilly out, Fox rivals see a chance to take over cable news.
  • Stockman: Schlussel changes story, says she wasn’t harassed by Hannity!
  • Hannity to deploy country’s ‘toughest lawyers‘ against nemesis Schlussel.
Apr 222017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Fox why Tucker
  • Reliable Sources videos: Culture of harassment; Alisyn; Fox post-O’Reilly.
  • Monday: The return of Bill O’Reilly…where to find The No Spin News.
  • WUSA’s Ellison Barber jumps to Fox News; video: her
  • Sandra Smith targeted by fake news sites.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Levine: Expect Rachel Maddow to clobber FNC’s The Five at 9:00 pm.
  • The Murdochs’ extreme makeover.  Hannity a Trump advisor…or is he?
  • O’Reilly exit lifts auto parts stock.   Video: the final Factor.
  • Kilmeade video: on the end of Red Eye.   Selective cable outrage.
  • Spin Stops Here Tour is not stopping…but there is a petition.  It’s his world.
Apr 152017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: skies; again.
  • Reliable Sources: Dan Rather; Jen Psaki pspeaks; O’Reilly on vacation.
  • Somerby: Hateful Maddow revives long debunked smear of Sessions.
  • Tornoe: How CNN created a controversy that filled hours of airtime.
  • Zucker play: CNN considers unsealing Bill O’Reilly’s divorce records.
  • O’Connell: The ‘geniuses’ behind FNC’s graphics.   The Megyn factor.
  • Q&A: (MS)NBC’s Hallie Jackson; CNN Politics editor Rachel Smolkin.
  • Shafran: Aslan’s ludicrous portrayal of Israel.  Sunday talkers: preview.
Apr 142017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity-Eric Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Out# video: join debate over Comey comments.
  • Swells gather at NYC media party.  Property Man Bob Massi moves to FBN.
  • Audio Q&A: The ‘studiously neutral’ Chris Cillizza.   Q&A: Rachel Maddow.
  • O’Reilly’s sidelines: Books, speeches, philanthropy.  Today’s O’Specularama.
Apr 132017