Thursday, December 12, 2019

MEDIA CRITIC HOWARD KURTZ OUT AT THE DAILY BEAST (Updated)

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Howard Kurtz, arguably the most prominent media critic ever to appear in print or on television, has been fired by The Daily Beast and may also lose his job as host of CNN’s Reliable Sources. Kurtz’s firing — he himself said that he had decided to “part ways” with the online publication — came after […]

MAJOR NEWS CORP INVESTORS PREPARE TO BATTLE MURDOCH

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The reported decision by News Corp to name James Murdoch to run the company’s Fox TV operations after he was strongly censured by OFCOM, the British broadcasting regulator, for his failure to take action in the British hacking scandal, is being seen as an unconscionable act of defiance by some News Corp shareholders. Julie Tanner, […]

REPORT: COURIC LIKELY TO STAY AS CBS ANCHOR

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS and Katie Couric are open to a new deal that would keep her as anchor of the CBS Evening News when her current contract expires at the end of May, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday), citing people briefed on the matter. Under a new pact that will likely be proposed, the newspaper […]

DID REPUBLICANS ISSUE ORDERS TO FOX NEWS?

December 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Although Fox News has adamantly insisted that any bias in its reports is limited to the commentaries of its primetime hosts and does not affect its daytime news coverage, the liberal website Media Matters has published memos to the news staff from Fox News executives that appear to raise questions about its claims. The memos […]

REDSTONE UNFAZED BY RELEASE OF “BRIBERY” TAPE

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom and CBS, was reported to be delighted with the notoriety he achieved this week when a recording of a voicemail message to a celebrity website was broadcast on numerous news programs and uploaded online. In the recording, Redstone seemingly offered a bribe and protection to Peter Lauria of the […]