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.
Mar 082017
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Out# videos: Co-hosts debate ‘day without women’
  • Video: Out# panel Concha: Mika & Joe bash Out# ladies.
  • Gardner: Fox News appears to have the edge in lawsuit over clip-sharing.
  • Steinberg: CNN’s New Day gets ‘new mission‘ as Olby producer takes over.
  • After Maddow said she’s ignoring Trump’s tweets,  Coop has a brainstorm.
  • Paparazzi snap Megyn.  Five fast facts about Ainsley.  Andrea escorted out.
  • Not just Coop 360°: CNN launches virtual reality unit with Pamplano bulls.
  • Ruhle show is all female.  CNN hires Jason Miller.  Hogue: Unfaithful Bolling?
  • Erik Wemple’s strange new respect for Fox & Friends alum Gretchen Carlson.
  • Zucker: Our Israel coverage is not perfect.  Cannibalism controversy persists.
  • Tucker video: on the recent epidemic of fake news, and fake scandals.
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 102017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Erin Burnett 1-2-3.
  • Video: ‘poorly reasoned, absurd’ 9th Circuit ruling.
  • Bill Moyers has a sadz because CNN let Kellyanne Conway speak (v/CNNC).
  • Topel: CNN’s History of Comedy explores censorship, sexism, and more.
  • His eyes fill with tears, there’s a lump in his throat…the Post profiles Olby.
  • Daly: Megyn Kelly under fire from all sides for just doing her job.  Word up!
  • Q&A: Chris Hayes in Chicago; Greta asks ‘where are the primetime women?’
Feb 032017