May 182017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Coop-O’Donnell 1-2-3.
  • Video: Shep Smith’s moving, personal 
  • Video: Fox & Friends remembers the of Roger Ailes.
  • In death, Roger Ailes still a polarizing figure.  Journalists celebrate.
  • Concha: Roger Ailes dies; media react; Matthews brags about Maddow.
  • Gregg Jarrett: The Roger I knew.  Wemple: The Ailes scourge lives on.
  • Video: Gregg Jarrett explains how Comey’s memo can
  • Parsnow: It’s the ‘cable news blues’…I hate it but can’t stop watching it.
  • Expiring contracts could bring changes to MSNBC.   Soledad resurfaces.
  • Seth Rich family demands FNC retraction.  MSNBC’s new business show.
Apr 052017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Rachel Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Videos: Anna Kooiman revisits F&F, talks about new
  • Concha: MSM tries to spike Rice story; MSNBC plays race, gender cards.
  • Caruso: Why is an Obama political appointee reporting on Rice for CNN?
  • Videos: Tucker sounds off debates on spying.
  • Stelter’s Tuesday newsletter: 16 entries on O’Reilly/Fox; 1 on Susan Rice.
  • We know O’Reilly salary why not others?  Today’s firing demand, O’Whine.
Mar 012017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: speech/Fox – analysis/Fox – analysis/CNN  1-2-3.
  • February 2016 program ranker:  Fox News holds nine of top ten slots.
  • Fake news: NBC+MSNBC claims speech win, but fails to add Fox+FNC!
  • Somerby: Hour of Chris Matthews and comedians was a bad ‘gong show’.
  • News coverage of Trump Presidency ‘really, really negative‘, even on Fox.
  • Concha: Backlash hits CNN for all-male glam shot on Zucker cover story.
  • Zucker play: CNN exec’s bold plan to dominate digital and beat BuzzFeed.
  • Greg Gutfeld on life, books, and more.  FNC viewers tuned out the Oscars.
  • FTV Live: It’s time for CNN to cover Trump more fairly.   ICN: Not so fast.
  • David Gregory at SU.   Coop stiffed by Oscar.   Burnett: Is Trump a traitor?
  • Fox News signs David Bossie, CNN engages Jack Kingston, as contributors.
  • Wemple write-up of F&F Trump interview dumps the praise in an addendum.
  • Videos: Wallace on the speech; media impressed.
Feb 242017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Slate reports Colmes death by calling him ‘patsy’, ‘buffoon’.
  • Lean Forward: Ari Melber gets weekly show for 100 days.  Flashback.
  • Spicer excludes CNN et al from press gaggle; CNN media critic reacts.
  • Video: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Sean Hannity
  • Survey says: Coop, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity top most-trusted list.
  • As cable news gets nasty, Zurawik implores pundits to stop the Hitler talk.
  • Cillizza: Trump election making cable news great again (i.e. more partisan).
  • Zucker play:  CNN may boycott the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  • Pundit for sale: Ed Schultz, a progressive on MSNBC, now an RT Trump fan.
  • Lean Forward:  Maddow, Matthews, BriWi anchor Trump address coverage.
  • CNN anchor wants tolerance of men exposing privates in girls’ locker rooms.
  • Video: Anna Kooiman on Aussie TV.  Tucker: an FNC moneymaker.
  • Video: Tucker grills DNC advisor calling Trump for bathroom policy.
  • Megyn and the battle for NBC’s future.  Venezuela’s CNN ban spurs blowback.
Feb 232017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Videos:  remember Alan Colmes.
  • R.I.P.: Alan Colmes.  Friends and colleagues react.  Video: Alan
  • Somerby: Maddow rewrites history in another fake pseudo-confession.
  • Veritas releases CNN audio bomb.  Gold: falls flat;  Borchers: overrated.
  • Rothstein: Wimpy Wemple whines about Coppins’ Tucker Carlson piece.
  • Coppins: Tucker’s hour is provocative, cringe-inducing, terrific television.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson/Sean Hannity (tie) 1-2/2.
  • Chris Matthews ‘blown away‘ that Hollywood isn’t about glamour or looks.
  • Another CNN town hall: McCain/Graham.  Hogue: Bob Beckel unrepentant.
  • Cover/Line blends politics, pop culture.   Rowley: CNN’s fake diabetes news.
  • Tucker video: Ex-CIA operative fears a is ‘out of control’.
  • Rothstein: CNN throws mud at James O’Keefe ahead of imminent ‘audio bomb’.
  • Conservative ‘provocateur’ targets CNN with release of secretly recorded audio.
Jan 202017
 
Jan 142017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: John Martha
  • Reliable Sources: Trump hostile to facts, sees press as opposition; BuzzFeed.
  • Video: Jesse Watters visits scene of brutal
  • Concha: Trump should make cable news town halls the new fireside chats.
  • The Cable Game: After one week, Greta finds herself in unfamiliar territory.
  • Martha MacCallum rises to primetime.   Chris Wallace pushes back on Shep.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Putin is far from our biggest threat.
  • Fox News contributor running for DNC chair:  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Lean Forward: Maddow, Matthews, Williams anchor inauguration on MSNBC.
Dec 222016
 
  • The Five video: Brian Stelter in hoax tweet discussion.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Jesse Watters-Tucker Carlson-Bolling 1-2-3.
  • How Ainsley Earhardt hit her stride in 2016.  Michaela loses an hour.
  • Concha: Fox News has no conflict of interest with Kimberly Guilfoyle.
  • Q&A: Anthony Bourdain on the ‘hatred’ and ‘racism’ engulfing America.
  • Videos: Rachel Maddow with Seth Meyers
  • That Girl video: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid.   Stan Freberg:
  • Happening Now videos: Jon Scott and the story of Bubby
  • Chris Matthews can’t get enough of Love, Actually.   Gutfeld: Tucker’s secret.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
Nov 022016
 
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.
Oct 052016
 
  • Tuesday numbers: Debate/CNN-Debate/FNC-Post-Debate/FNC 1-2-3.
  • Acrimonious squabbles erupt between CNN, ABC over Sunday debate.
  • Concha: Quijano’s bias of omission conforms to Lester Holt’s playbook.
  • CNBC icon loses the week to Fox Biz.   How CNN beat MSNBC and Fox.
  • Kelly File video: Panel and moderator Elaine Quijano.
  • No Live with Kelly: Coop signs long-term CNN deal, allows for 60 Minutes.
  • Wemple: CNN should hire Pence.  Harris, Hasbro settle.  Today’s outrage!
  • Confessions of an MSNBC intern.  Ass-iest Chris Matthews tv moment ever.
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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Jul 282016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: DNC/CNN – DNC/MSNBC – Coop 1-2-3.
  • Q&A: Gretchen Carlson reacts to the ouster of Roger Ailes and more.
  • Wemple: One thing you can be sure of…on CNN speeches are ‘powerful’.
  • Out# video: Is Hillary best qualified ever? square off.
  • Concha: Suspension lifted…Newt Gingrich returns to Fox News August 1.
  • Factor video: Bill O’Reilly and guests address slavery and
  • Q&A: Jake Tapper; Chris MatthewsJoe and Mika on politics, romance, etc.
  • Greta: Let’s get this straight…what I said was true then, and is still true now.
  • Report: A ‘stony silence‘ at FNC as staffers take sides.  Peaceful co-existence.
Jul 222016
 
Jul 192016