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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 […]

THEY DON’T CALL HIM LETTER-MAN FOR NOTHING

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That old motto about “neither rain, nor sleet nor dark of night” apparently applies in spades to the No. 1 letter man working in the dark of night. While some late-night talk-show hosts will be sitting out the storm, David Letterman is set to return to his studio in New York tonight (Monday) and tomorrow […]

MOST PEOPLE CONTINUE TO RELY ON TV FOR NEWS

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television remains the No. 1 source of news in America, but the news audience is growing older — much older, according to a Pew Research study. And CNN’s audience has taken a big hit. While only four years ago 24 percent of Americans said they watched CNN regularly, only 16 percent say they do today. […]

FOOTBALL: THE “REAL” REFEREES RETURN

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After this year’s football season kicked off to more talk about the decisions of the substitute referees called in to replace the ones locked out by the NFL (there was a veritable national uproar over a missed call that gave the Green Bay Packers a win over the Seattle Seahawks Monday night), the league has […]

AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION — A LAUGH FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With its tilt toward conservative viewers, Fox News Channel was certain to capture the most viewers during the Republican National Convention last week. And it did. What turned out to be surprising, however, was that it was not No. 1 among the 18-34 age group who tuned in. But then, Fox’s principal competitors, CNN and […]

STEWART MOCKS EASTWOOD’S “OLD MAN AND THE SEAT”

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With late-night TV comedians virtually ignoring Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention and focusing instead on mocking Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” performance earlier in the evening, President Obama undoubtedly must have felt that the actor made his day. In an interview with USA Today, the president said that he was a “huge […]

ISAAC DAMPENS GOP FESTIVITIES IN TAMPA

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As many Republicans no doubt feared, Isaac drew attention away from Mitt Romney on the day he was officially declared the party’s candidate for president in 2012. On cable news coverage during the day, in particular, it was the gathering hurricane that produced the drama, while the goings on in Tampa, mostly devoted to procedural […]

WILL NETWORKS BE COVERING THE RNC OR ISAAC?

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The anchors of the three major evening newscasts — Brian Williams of NBC, Diane Sawyer of ABC, and Scott Pelley of CBS — are set to command the troops of network reporters who will be covering the Republican and Democratic conventions beginning next week. None of them will be covering the opening night of the […]

VIACOM IS POUNDED AGAIN BY DIRECTV– AND BY JON STEWART

July 17, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

DirecTV is stepping up its attack on Viacom, which yanked its channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central off the satellite service last week following a breakdown in talks over a new carriage contract. In a video message running on the blanked-out channels DirecTV CEO Mike White lashes out at the “bundling” practices of some […]

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