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FOX NEWS PRESSES ITS CASE ON BENGHAZI, SLAMMING MSNBC

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News personalities have struck back in kind at liberals who have accused them of being mouthpieces for the Republican Party. Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s show Thursday night, conservative pundit Bernard Goldberg accused the liberal-leaning MSNBC of acting like a “public relations firm for the Democratic Party.” His comments came during a discussion of coverage […]

DID MSNBC DOCTOR NEWS CLIP?

January 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Conservative commentators on Wednesday were taking MSNBC to task for “selective editing” of a news clip in which the father of a Sandyhook shooting victim appeared to be heckled by a member of the audience. In the video, Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in the shooting, says, “I ask if there’s anybody […]

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, […]

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, […]

DID MSNBC’S ANDREA MITCHELL SIDE WITH ROMNEY CAMPAIGN?

October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For a time on Thursday, it appeared that MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell was siding with the Romney campaign’s position on the issue of equal pay for women in the workplace and that her own employer was itself guilty of gender discrimination. In a discussion of Romney’s position on the the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Barbara Comstock remarked […]

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: […]

CNN BOASTS IT WILL BE ONLY “UNBIASED” NEWS CHANNEL AT CONVENTIONS

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN said on Tuesday that it is sending a virtual army of reporters and crew members to the Republican and Democratic conventions this month who will “offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms.” Suggesting that Fox News’s coverage will skew to the right and MSNBC’s, to the left, Sam Feist, CNN Washington […]

NEWS DILEMMA: OLYMPICS OR KILLINGS?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News was faced with a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma over the weekend after seven persons were shot to death, including the perpetrator, and three were wounded at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Should it cut away from its coverage of the Olympics to report on the events at the scene […]

NBC TO BUY ALL OF MSNBC.COM — CONVERT IT TO NBCNEWS.COM

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s long-rumored plan to buy from Microsoft the 50 percent of MSNBC.com that it doesn’t now own will materialize within days, media reporter Howard Kurtz reported on TheDailyBeast.com, citing people familiar with the matter. The network plans to rebrand the site NBCNews.com. For years the site has had to contend with the association with cable […]

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