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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 […]

ROMNEY IMPLIES UNFAIR DEBATE MODERATORS HURT HIS CAMPAIGN

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mitt Romney has told donors to his presidential campaign that a significant factor in his loss to President Obama was the unfair influence of two of the debates by NBC and CNN moderators. According to an ABC transcript, Romney said that in 2016 the Republican party should “agree that we’re gonna do, you know, I […]

PUNDITS (AND EVERYONE ELSE): ROMNEY WON FIRST TV DEBATE

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the televised presidential debates — going back to the first ones between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon — it’s not so much what a candidate says but how they appear when they say it. And — forget about party affiliations — by that measure Mitt Romney was the John Kennedy of Wednesday night’s debate […]

ELEPHANTS FOR FOX, DONKEYS FOR MSNBC

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, during the Republican National Convention, it was Fox News Channel’s time to shine. On Thursday, only NBC’s America’s Got Talent was watched by more people than FNC’s coverage of the convention, which featured Clint Eastwood conversing with an empty chair and Mitt Romney accepting the RNC’s presidential nomination. Commented today’s (Thursday) Washington Post: […]

RATINGS SLIDE FOR RYAN, ROMNEY

September 3, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Some 30.3 million people watched Mitt Romney deliver his acceptance speech on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on 11 broadcast and cable networks Thursday, according to Nielsen Research. That figure was down 22 percent from the 38.9 million who watched the closing night of the RNC in 2008 when John […]

ROMNEY WOULD END SUBSIDY TO PBS

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mitt Romney’s comment in a recent interview with Fortune magazine that he would eliminate subsidies to PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities is predictably being hailed by many conservatives and denounced by many liberals. In the interview, Romney said that although he appreciates what those organizations do […]

CBS’S RYAN/ROMNEY INTERVIEW BLASTED LEFT AND RIGHT

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The predicament television networks find themselves in during an increasingly polarized political environment was brought home following Sunday night’s 60 Minutes feature in which Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and his recently selected running mate, Paul Ryan, for the first time. On today’s Fox & Friends on the conservative Fox News channel, Co-host Eric Bolling […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES BAIN VS BANE

July 18, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

Was it just coincidence that the villain in The Dark Knight Rises has the same name as Mitt Romney’s investment firm? The former may be spelled B-A-N-E and the latter, B-A-I-N, but they’re pronounced the same, leading conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh to ask his radio audience on Tuesday, “Do you think that it is accidental, […]

LARRY KING TO MAKE EARLY RETURN

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King is clearly frustrated over being relegated to the sidelines while the presidential campaigns heat up. On Thursday he said that he plans to resume his nightly talk show this summer instead of next fall and to attend the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The show will be carried by Ora.TV, the digital channel […]

SANTORUM ACCUSES FOX NEWS OF “SHILLING” FOR ROMNEY

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When Rick Santorum was suspended as a regular contributor to Fox News a year ago as it became apparent that he would become a presidential candidate, he issued a statement praising the network for its “commitment to ensure news organizations provide balanced coverage of the issues of the day.” However, on Fox News commentator Brian […]

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