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FOX NEWS’S AILES BLASTS DOJ’S PROBE OF FOX REPORTER

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News chief Roger Ailes on Thursday vowed to challenge the government’s investigation of James Rosen and other Fox News employees who are being investigated as co-conspirators in releasing classified information. In a message to Fox News staff, Ailes said, “I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why […]

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TARGETS ANOTHER REPORTER

May 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Criticism of the Obama administration’s efforts to plug leaks by targeting reporters escalated on Monday after it was disclosed that the Justice Department had investigated Fox News’s chief Washington DC correspondent James Rosen for allegedly soliciting classified information. The Washington Post on Monday said that Rosen was being targeted as a co-conspirator in a case […]

CABLE NETS DRIVING NEWS CORP PROFITS

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Its Fox broadcast network may have a higher profile, but News Corp’s cable networks proved to be the driver of profits during its last quarter. The company reported that operating income at its cable outlets rose 17 percent to $993 million on revenue of $2.8 billion, largely as a result of solid ad sales for […]

FOX NEWS WINS RATINGS VOTE

February 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been a more strident voice in opposition to Barack Obama during the 2012 election campaign than Mitt Romney’s, but unlike Romney, Fox News turned out to be a big winner at the end of the day. In its quarterly report, released on Wednesday, News Corp reported that its cable unit, of which […]

RATINGS FOR SECOND INAUGURAL PLUNGE

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Reporters from virtually all the networks covering Monday’s inauguration ceremonies observed that the crowds were down considerably from President Obama’s first inauguration four years ago. So too, it turns out, were the number of television viewers. While 17 million watched the swearing-in ceremony in 2009 on the three major cable news networks — CNN, Fox […]

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 BENCHES ROVE AND MORRIS

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News, which came in for some heavy ridicule for its election-night predictions by Karl Rove and the admission by Dick Morris that he had “egg on my face” after his repeated forecasts that the election would turn out to be a landslide for Mitt Romney, has sidelined both political analysts, New York magazine’s Gabriel […]

TIME WARNER & TIME WARNER CABLE CHIEFS CLASH OVER BUNDLING

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The heads of Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are at odds over the practice of “bundling” cable TV networks — forcing carriers to accept low-rated (or no-rated) channels in order to receive popular ones. On Monday, Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt said that TWC plans to drop channels “that hardly anyone watches.” However, […]

FOX NEWS SLAMMED BY SUPPOSED FRIENDS

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A conservative critic of Republican economic policy is claiming that he was virtually blacklisted by Fox News and the Wall Street Journal after the publication of his 2006 book, Impostor: How George W Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy. In an article appearing in The American Conservative, Bruce Bartlett, a former Treasury official […]

RATINGS SLIP FOR THIRD DEBATE

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With foreign policy as its principal topic and facing competition against Monday Night Football on ESPN and game 7 of the National League playoffs on Fox TV, the latest presidential debate attracted 59.2 million viewers on ten broadcast and cable networks, down from 67.2 million for the first debate and 65.6 million for the second. […]

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