Tuesday, October 15, 2019

FOX NEWS’S “ATTACK VIDEO” PRODUCER WILL KEEP HIS JOB

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fox News producer who put together that controversial four-minute video for Fox & Friends attacking President Obama may have had a new job offer revoked by CNN, according to reports, but he’ll continue holding his old one, TVNewser.com disclosed over the weekend. The website quoted Fox News programming chief Bill Shine as saying, “Chris […]

ROGER AILES — AP ISN’T “NEUTRAL”

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes believes that the Associated Press is yet another mainstream news outlet that is neither fair nor balanced. In an interview with WOUB, a public radio station in Athens, OH, and reported by TVNewser.com, Ailes said that he began his career working at Ohio University’s radio station. “They used to […]

OLBERMANN VS. THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times, which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to complain about the report by Brian Stelter, at one point accusing Stelter of “flat-out lying” and remarking that it represented “unsupervised […]

CBS NEWS: “WE INVENTED ORIGINAL REPORTING”

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s almost enough to raise the ghosts of David Brinkley and Peter Jennings from their graves — a new 30-second promo airing on CBS that ends with an announcer remarking, “It’s not like we invented original reporting on television. Oh, wait: yes, we did.” It’s part of a campaign on behalf of the news division […]

NEW CBS NEWS CHIEF LIFTS STAFF MORALE

February 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

One year after the CBS News staff was demoralized by news of dozens of additional job cuts and demotions, Jeff Fager, the new chairman of the division, and David Rhodes, its new president, suggested that there may be a change in the wind. As reported by TVNewser.com, Fager told a “town hall” of news staffers […]

NO LOST LOVE FOR KLEIN AMONG EX-CNN’ERS

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CNN staffers and on-air personalities are shedding few tears publicly over the firing of Jon Klein as U.S. president of the cable news network. Miles O’Brien, who had once co-anchored American Morning with Soledad O’Brien but was sidelined two years later, given fill-in work by Klein, who fired him only last week, tweeted on […]

S.F. MAGAZINE IN A DAYS OVER CBS THREAT

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The publisher of a San Francisco magazine put together on weekends, and therefore called 48HR Magazine, has agreed to change the name of the magazine after receiving warning letters from CBS attorneys that their publication violates CBS’s trademark on 48 Hours, the long-running CBS news magazine that now calls itself 48 Hours Mysteries. The problem […]