May 242017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Maddow-Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Zucker play: Actual CNN headline.  Help wanted: An EP for Megyn.
  • Fox seeks sanctions against Tantaros for falsehoods in ‘hoax’ lawsuit.
  • Tara Palmeri joins CNN as ‘political analyst’.  Chanel Carmona upped.
  • Battaglio: Three reasons Fox News ratings dominance has taken a hit.
  • Hannity backs off Seth Rich case.  Jarrett: What is Mueller investigating?
  • Tucker videos: on Russia; on Manchester coverage.

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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 062017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: late-night Corey
  • Reliable Sources videos: Fox probe widens; more lawsuits; Fox Trump ties.
  • Q&A: Kelly Wright tells why he’s suing FNC.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Simon: Megyn Kelly is being hyped as the ‘New Godzilla of morning tv’.
  • Spin Stops Here Tour may lose one of its players.  Liz Claman in Omaha.
  • CNN anchor suggests Trump wants jobs credit that belongs to Obama.
  • FNC anchor demands Mississippi remove confederate emblem from flag.

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May 012017
 
  • Specialists video: Series premiere opens with
  • Friday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Maddow-Martha MacCallum 1-2-3.
  • Megyn will host 9am hour of Today, airing opposite Ripa and Ryan.
  • Come rain, go Shine: Fox exec is out…Hannity hardest hit.  Wemple.
  • Rothstein: Viewers want more Morning Joewithout Joe and Mika.
  • MediaBuzz video: talks Trump, ‘fake news’, and ESPN.
  • Hogue: The News Specialists better avoid the Mika trap.  Today’s lawsuit.
  • MSNBC hires Glenn Thrush.   CNN swells mingle with the brunch bunch.
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 272017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-The Five-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Gillette: The renaissance of Sean Hannity, Fox News’ ‘alpha anchor’,
  • Ambrose: Bill O’Reilly’s fall creates an opportunity for Fox News.
  • F&F take your children to work day videos: and
  • NBCNews exec talks Megyn, Tamron etc.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Poor: Welcome to the cable news era of politics.  Mika lectures Jesse.
  • Bloom threatens Jesse Watters, ‘Maybe you should be next!’  Guilt trip?
  • Video: Eric Bolling about his new show.  Profile: Kristin Fisher.
Apr 252017
 
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 122017
 
  • Smith: Megyn Kelly’s first NBC interview could be with Vlad Putin.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Janice Dean, recently absent from Fox News, says all is well, ‘back soon’.
  • What could go wrong? Google puts CNN et al in charge of fact-checking.
  • Explaining how tv news really works.   Video: on Syria.
  • New season of Parts Unknown premieres with exotic, faraway Los Angeles.
  • Q&A: Bret Baier, Jake Tapper, et al discuss ‘fake news’, fairness, and more.
  • Q&A: Melissa Francis on Roger Ailes, corporate culture, and her new book.
  • Wolff: No evidence, no trials…it doesn’t matter if allegations are true or not.
Mar 312017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Tucker Carlson-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Video: new info about intel viewed by Devin Nunes.
  • Somerby: Maddow embellishes previous falsehood, making it even falser!
  • Megyn’s NBC debut: on weekends?!  Adams: New O’Book a nice little read.
  • Bo Dietl gripes FNC didn’t hire his security people.  Jonathan Mann retires.
  • Q&A: Rachel Maddow on rising ratings.  CNN fact-checks Russian dressing.
  • Videos: on cable news; dubious re ‘hacking’.
Mar 172017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Watters asks Trump whom he’d fire: Schumer, Baldwin, or Zucker?
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-O’Reilly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Smith keeps Judge Nap at arm’s length; TCG: Shep’s strange disclaimer.
  • Perino: How I reset my heart after the election…my visit to Mercy Ships.
  • Videos: on the tax leak; Tucker vs
  • CNN ‘pointed gun’ story rebutted by both Hannity and Juan. Sean erupts.
  • Terms of Megyn Kelly’s Fox exit still unsettled.  Hibbs: Megyn comes home.
Mar 142017
 
  • Steinberg: FNC says Megyn Kelly has been released from her contract.
  • Concha: Cronkite award judges don’t have a clue about real journalism.
  • Battaglio: Ainsley, Brian, and Steve speak out as Fox & Friends surges.
  • Extraordinary growth of Fox Business gives them new bragging rights.
  • Wemple spends 21 paragraphs not deciding if FNC is ‘mainstream media‘.
  • Bauder: Fueled by anti-Trump sentiment, Maddow’s popularity increases.
  • Factor video: Rep Dennis Kucinich was while in office.
  • CNN to end modern-day slavery with rallies, hashtags.  Parade of horribles.
  • FNC primed for upfronts.  Grand jury to hear evidence on Ailes settlements.
Mar 132017
 
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Maddow-Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • FTV Live: CNN has hurt journalism more than Hannity ever could.
  • Somerby: Maddow repeats, again and again, factually wrong claim.
  • CNN series is ‘Black Mirror meets Westworld‘.  HLN adds Cupp show.
  • The Norman Lear Center honors Tapper, Tur, and Reliable ‘Resources’.
  • Q&A:  Chris Hayes insists All In isn’t dead yet.   The anti-Trump bump.
  • Snubbed! Trump unfollows Joe & Mika.  Producers decline Megyn gig.
  • Key thesis of CNN series called ‘patronizing nonsense‘.  Cillizza to CNN.
  • Fox & Friends videos: Time to abolish Daylight Saving?
Mar 102017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Maddow-Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Somerby: Misstatements, omissions…and another ‘Maddow edit‘.
  • Kurtz: It’s time for Maddow, Coop et al to come out of denial.
  • The POTUS media diet: CNN and Fox News…MSNBC not so much.
  • Factor video: on facts, speculation, and credulity.
  • Report: Megyn Kelly tired of hard news, wants to be ‘the next Oprah‘.
  • Tucker: the Socrates of our time.  Ed Davis: new FNC security analyst.
  • Wemple enthralled by Shep outburst.   Today’s cannibalism complaint.
  • Zucker play: CNN show features A.I. sex dolls and romance with robots.
Mar 092017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Wemple: John Roberts suggests the media should stop whining.
  • Katz: Andy Lack looks ahead to Megyn Kelly’s role at NBC News.
  • Judge Jeannine Pirro moonlighting: You the Jury premieres in April.
  • Videos: Tucker Carlson cross-examines Jorge Ramos
  • Q&A: How Erin Burnett became a news anchor.   Fox settles with Holder.
  • Somerby: Lawrence and Al’s moral stampede.  Vossoughian is out at HLN.
  • Ang: What did Dana Perino do on ‘women’s day’?   Regrets? Bob has a few.