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KEITH OLBERMANN FIRED BY CURRENT TV

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is out of work again. This time he was fired by Current TV, the channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, who contended that Olbermann had broken his five-year, $50-million contract. Gore and Hyatt issued a statement announcing Olbermann’s departure but included no mention of any specific action by the liberal commentator […]

OLBERMANN VS. THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times, which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to complain about the report by Brian Stelter, at one point accusing Stelter of “flat-out lying” and remarking that it represented “unsupervised […]

WILLIAMS: I QUIT!; ESPN: YOU’RE FIRED!

October 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s unclear whether Hank Williams Jr. voluntarily permanently removed himself and his music from ESPN’s Monday Night Football or whether ESPN permanently fired him, but this much became clear on Thursday — you won’t be hearing Williams’s voice at the beginning of the NFL telecast ever again. Williams on Thursday appeared to take back the […]

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, […]

GLENN BECK TURNS “THE MEDIA WORLD UPSIDE DOWN”

September 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

He’s calling it GBTV, for Glenn Beck Television, but Beck’s new two-hour program is not being aired on conventional television. It’s being streamed over the Internet, and BTG media analyst Richard Greenfield predicted on Monday that it is about “to turn the media world upside down.” The launch of the program marked what Greenfield called […]

CURTAIN FALLS ON GLENN BECK’S DRAMA AT FOX NEWS

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Glenn Beck said farewell to his Fox News audience on Thursday — an event that was covered in a live blog by the New York Times‘s Brian Stelter, who concluded, “Say what you will about Mr. Beck, but he’s a showman – a master of the art of television.” Earlier in the day it was […]

MEDIA MATTERS MAKES APPEAL TO JAMES MURDOCH

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The liberal group Media Matters for America on Tuesday placed a full-page advertisement in the International Herald Tribune in the form of an open letter to James Murdoch, regarded as the probable heir to the throne at News Corp. Taking note of the 38-year-old Murdoch’s recent appointment as Deputy COO of News Corp and Chairman […]

BECK’S SHOW ENDS: APOCALYPSE NOW?

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Glenn Beck is out as host of the 5:00 p.m. hour on Fox News Channel, but it is not clear whether he jumped or was pushed. In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes scooted the question. “Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled,” Ailes said. “The other […]

REPORT: BECK MAY LAUNCH HIS OWN CABLE CHANNEL

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If he fails to reach a contract-renewal agreement with Fox News by December, when his current contract expires, Glenn Beck plans either to start a new cable channel or expand his online subscription video service, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing people who have discussed the matter with him. According to the newspaper, […]

REPORT: FOX NEWS MAY DUMP GLENN BECK

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News executives are considering dropping Glenn Beck when his contract comes up for renewal in December, New York Times columnist David Carr reported on Sunday, citing unnamed officials at the cable news network. Carr indicated that they are becoming increasingly concerned about a significant erosion of Beck’s audience (he has lost more than a […]

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