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NBC NEWS: FANNING THE TAIL OF THE PEACOCK

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the four major television networks, NBC remains a distant fourth in the ratings, but a week ago Sunday night, when coverage began of President Obama’s announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden, television viewers overwhelmingly punched up NBC on their remotes, relegating the other networks to also-rans. As reported by the New York […]

OBAMA: BIN LADEN PHOTOS WILL NOT BE SEEN ON TV

May 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

President Obama has told 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft that he will not release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body. A clip from the interview scheduled to air on the magazine show on Sunday was broadcast Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News. In it the president said, “It is important for us to make […]

OSAMA KILLING WAS TAPED, BUT WILL IT EVER BE SHOWN?

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Navy SEAL strike that killed Osama bin Laden on Sunday was reportedly watched by President Obama and White House staffers as it occurred, thanks to tiny cameras integrated into the helmets of the strike force. But television news executives indicate that the administration may never release the video. Today’s (Tuesday) New York Post quoted […]

TRUMP GETS DUMPED

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clearly Donald Trump has seen better weekends. Skewered mercilessly by President Obama and Saturday Night Live comic Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, Trump saw the final minutes of his Celebrity Apprentice preempted on Sunday by NBC News coverage of the attack in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama […]

SHEP SMITH: BIRTHER COVERAGE “IS FROM CRAZYLAND”

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith risked alienating the radical fringe of conservative viewers that his channel often attracts when he castigated Donald Trump for his victory proclamation on Wednesday. Following the release of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate, Trump held a news conference to say, “I’m very proud. I’m honored. I have accomplished something […]

ATTACKS ON REPORTERS CONTINUE IN EGYPT

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Arab-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, an anchor for al-Jazeera English, was arrested by the Egyptian military and held for seven hours in Cairo on Sunday, the network said. Mohyeldin’s arrest was the latest in an apparently coordinated military effort to intimidate journalists in general, and al-Jazeera journalists in particular, who are covering the Egyptian protests. Earlier […]

KING’S RATINGS SURGE ON FINALE

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For one last time CNN’s Larry King Live was back where it once was as the most-watched cable news show in its time period Thursday night. The finale edged out Hannity on Fox News 2.25 million to 2.24 million. The margin of victory may have been statistically insignificant, but it looked good in the news […]

BIG AUDIENCE FOR OBAMA IS NEARLY HIS SMALLEST

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 32 million viewers tuned in to 11 broadcast and cable outlets Tuesday night to hear President Obama’s remarks about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to Nielsen research. While any program drawing 32 million viewers would automatically become a candidate for the top-rated show of the year, behind only the Super Bowl […]

OBAMA DRAWS MORE LAUGHS THAN LENO AT WHITE HOUSE DINNER

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama upstaged Jay Leno at the White House Correspondents Dinner over the weekend. While Leno was ostensibly the comedy headliner at the affair, the president (reportedly with an assist from writers of The Daily Show) was the one who brought down the house with zingers aimed at everyone from Vice President Biden to Florida […]

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