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FOX NEWS PRESSES ITS CASE ON BENGHAZI, SLAMMING MSNBC

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News personalities have struck back in kind at liberals who have accused them of being mouthpieces for the Republican Party. Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s show Thursday night, conservative pundit Bernard Goldberg accused the liberal-leaning MSNBC of acting like a “public relations firm for the Democratic Party.” His comments came during a discussion of coverage […]

HANNITY, O’REILLY SEE RATINGS PLUMMET

January 1, 2013 by · 223 Comments 

Politico.com media columnist Dylan Byers has taken issue with New York Daily News TV writer Don Kaplan, who on Sunday headlined his column “Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election.” Kaplan had written that Hannity’s ratings had “cratered” following the election as he lost around half his audience, […]

FOX NEWS THE MOST-WATCHED CHANNEL IN OCTOBER

November 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time since 2005 when its audience was lifted by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Fox News Channel became the No. 1 basic cable network in primetime among total viewers in October, averaging 3.36 million viewers. Its highest-rated show continued to be The O’Reilly Factor, which averaged 3.92 million viewers, followed by Hannity […]

FOX MOLE STRIKES AGAIN (BUT LANDS NO SOLID PUNCHES)

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the same day that Gawker.com’s Fox News mole, Joe Muto, was raided by agents of the New York district attorney, who seized his computer and iPhone, Gawker published a new article by Muto, which, like the previous ones, revealed nothing especially salacious or even inappropriate about the operation of the conservative news channel. (It […]

O’REILLY RENEWS FEUD WITH THE SIMPSONS

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has renewed his battle with The Simpsons after the long-running animated series concluded a Fox 25th Anniversary special on Fox Sunday with a closing title card reading, “Congratulations FOX on 25 years. We still love you. This doesn’t include Fox News.” The Simpsons has tweaked Fox News during most of […]

WORST EVER DEBUT FOR AN NBC COMEDY

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, it would seem, just can’t catch a break. Although its new comedy Bent received decent reviews, it was watched by just 2.57 million viewers on Wednesday. Among the key 18-49 age group, it drew the lowest ratings for any in-season comedy premiere ever. The result was fuel for headline punsters’ pens. “Bent Out of […]

DEGENERES THANKS BILL O’REILLY FOR SUPPORT

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ellen DeGeneres has thanked conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for standing up for her and against the so-called family group One Million Moms, which has urged a boycott of J.C. Penney for its decision to hire the openly lesbian performer as its spokesperson. After playing a clip of O’Reilly commenting, “This J.C. Penney thing […]

AILES REBALANCES FOX NEWS

September 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Since the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Fox News chief Roger Ailes says that he has toned down the most highly charged conservative rhetoric on the news channel, undertaking what he calls a “course correction” towards the mainstream. In a Newsweek interview with media writer Howard Kurtz, Ailes said that the news channel’s star commentator, […]

LIVE ONLINE VIDEO OF ANTHONY VERDICT WATCHED BY MILLIONS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings figures for the broadcast and cable networks that carried the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial are still not in, but CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News were able to measure the number of online users who watched the verdict Tuesday on computers, smartphones, and tablets. CNN reported early today (Wednesday) that its 2:00-3:00 p.m. […]

CNN LOSES MORE VIEWERS DURING 8:00 P.M. HOUR

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

What does the new hour-long show that replaced CNN’s Parker Spitzer look like now that Parker is gone? Well, as it turns out, there haven’t been a lot of people curious enough to find out. Indeed, instead of the usual “curiosity boost” for a new show, ratings have fallen for In the Arena, which has […]

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