Sunday, November 17, 2019

JAMES MURDOCH: CENSURED IN UK, UPPED IN US

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch’s conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded “repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman,” reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of […]

MORE CHARGES FLY OVER POLITICAL “VITRIOL” IN WAKE OF SHOOTINGS

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With few facts available to them, political pundits on both the right and left continued to speculate on Monday about whether Jared Lee Loughner was inflamed by political rhetoric to carry out his shooting spree in Tucson on Saturday that left a federal judge and five others dead and 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle […]

IF IT’S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE … SUNDAY?

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was reportedly the first professional football game played on a Tuesday since 1946. No matter. Tuesday’s solecistically named Sunday Night Football telecast between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles, postponed because of the weekend blizzard, attracted 23.74 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated regular-season football games in history. One day earlier […]

TV REVIEWS: “24” FINALE

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics bade farewell to 24 with generally respectful reviews but little acclamation. “Taken simply as two hours of TV, it was exciting in its own insane way,” wrote Robert Bianco in USA Today. “And the ending was, at least, suitably bittersweet. … It just wasn’t the ending, or the last season, a great series deserved.” […]