Thursday, December 12, 2019

FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI STEPS DOWN

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his resignation today (Friday), saying that he plans to depart “in the coming weeks” rather than remain until the official end of his term on June 30. His resignation comes one day following the resignation of Commissioner Robert McDowell. Genachowski is a Democrat; McDowell a Republican. Genachowski’s term […]

ANTI-OBAMA FILMMAKER EMBROILED IN SCANDAL

October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dinesh D’Souza, one of the most prominent “conservative values” advocates and the writer/director of the recent anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America has submitted his resignation as president and member of the faculty of King’s College amid allegations of improper extra-marital relations with a younger woman. According to the widely published rumors, D’Souza recently visited North […]

MORGAN INTERVIEWS AN EMPTY CHAIR

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan was left with an empty chair to interview on Monday after Missouri Congressman Todd Akin abruptly pulled out of an interview with him shortly before airtime. A day earlier, Akin had told a TV interviewer in Missouri that victims of “legitimate rape” have biological mechanisms to ensure that they do not become pregnant. […]

JOHN CARTER BOMB CLAIMS DISNEY STUDIO CHIEF

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney Studios chief Rich Ross has been ousted following the failure of John Carter, regarded as the costliest flop in Hollywood history. The studio plans to take a $200-million write off on the picture. Although not referring directly to the damage that occurred on his watch, Ross did acknowledge in his letter of resignation, “I […]

JAMES MURDOCH RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF BSKYB

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch, the embattled son of News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch,has stepped down from his post as chairman of the British TV satellite service BSkyB, saying that he did not want the company to be “undermined by matters outside the scope of this company.” He acknowledged that his chairmanship of the company “could become a […]

TWO INFLUENTIAL TV EXECS TO QUIT

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two prominent TV executives announced today (Monday) that they plan to step down: Brian Lamb of C-SPAN and Mark Thompson of the BBC. Lamb, who founded the nonprofit cable network in 1978, said that he will turn over the reins to C-SPAN execs Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain. In an interview with the New York […]

JAMES MURDOCH SAYS HACKERGATE DIDN’T FORCE HIM TO STEP DOWN

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has apologized but has accepted no blame for the telephone hacking scandal at the London newspapers overseen by News International, the News Corp unit that he headed at the time. “Clearly, with the benefit of hindsight, I acknowledge that wrongdoing should have been uncovered earlier,” Murdoch said in a seven-page letter to a […]

CHIEF OF MURDOCH’S NEWS INTERNATIONAL QUITS UNDER FIRE

July 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Rupert Murdoch’s efforts to limit the damage to his media empire from the telephone hacking scandal that has engulfed News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, suffered a new setback today (Friday) when Rebekah Brooks resigned as News International’s CEO. Arriving in London last week, Murdoch immediately met with Brooks, who was […]

DICK EBERSOL QUITS NBC

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Ebersol has resigned as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, raising speculation that the network will not be so aggressive as it has been in the past at landing NFL telecasts and bidding on rights to future Olympic Games coverage. The New York Times reported on its website that while it appeared that Ebersol […]

STING BRINGS DOWN NPR HEAD

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned today (Wednesdy), one day after a secretly recorded video of the president of NPR came to light in which he attacked Tea Party conservatives as “gun-toting … scary … racist people.” The hidden-camera footage was taken by conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose similar sting of the political-action group ACORN effectively […]

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