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MSNBC Anchor Refuses to Cover Paris Hilton

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski strenuously objected to covering Paris Hilton’s legal woes as a lead story, so much so that when her producer (and the teleprompter) refused to budge, she first tried to burn, then tore and shredded the copy. Here she explains her revolt: “I just don’t believe in covering that story, especially not as the lead story in a newscast when you have a day like today.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 READ MORE


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Something Happened in Haiti

This parody from the Onion challenges the assumption that 24 hours of news coverage, satellite uplinks and bold graphics actually keep us more informed.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE


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Front-Runners Upstaged at Democratic Debate

MSNBC just hosted the Democratic candidates in their first-ever presidential debate, and it was quite the bore. That is, except for former Sen. Mike Gravel, who stole the show with an electrifying and inspirational outburst. Update: More debate clips added.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007 READ MORE


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CBS Cans Imus

Amid the furor over radio host Don Imus’ comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team last week, and following MSNBC’s decision to stop simulcasting his program on that network, CBS has decided to give him the boot from his show.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007 READ MORE


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Welcome to the Boys’ Club

Shocking behavior from a shock jock is by definition unremarkable.  But what bothers Bill Boyarsky about Don Imus, besides his latest racist outburst, is how some mainstream journalists have become his cronies—and his defenders—in order to bask in his spotlight.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007 READ MORE


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MSNBC Drops Imus

MSNBC announced it will no longer air “Imus in the Morning,” as the uproar over the radio host’s racist comment continues and several prominent sponsors withdrew advertising. CBS, which controls the radio version of Imus’ show, has not said whether it too will cancel the program or merely stick with a suspension.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Media Critic on Why It’s Only Getting Worse

Jeff Cohen joins Truthdig to talk about life in the big media trenches, why news coverage is only getting worse, and how horse race politics and the corporatization of information are killing American democracy. Cohen was the communications director for the 2004 Dennis Kucinich campaign, founder of Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, and author most recently of “Cable News Confidential” (excerpted here).

Posted on Mar 23, 2007 READ MORE


MSNBC Re-Signs Keith Olbermann

MSNBC has asked Keith Olbermann to stay on as the host of “Countdown” for at least four more years. The left-leaning broadcaster is the network’s golden boy, with a ratings jump of 85 percent over the last year, thanks to his unique synthesis of Edward R. Murrow-style commentary and a wicked sense of humor.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Olbermann Outperforms Trash Media

Keith Olbermann’s synthesis of in-depth Murrow-esque reporting and hard-hitting opinionated analysis has attracted a growing audience and turned the O’Reilly model on its head.  The Nation magazine has a profile of broadcast journalism’s rising star.

Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


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Olbermann: GOP Is Biggest Terror Org in USA

The MSNBC host uses a recent GOP ad and a copy of Webster’s Dictionary to buttress his argument that the Republican Party is the largest terrorist organization in the country.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Al Franken and Tony Blankley

Franken Flays Blankley

“Air America” host Al Franken nails Washington Times editor Tony Blankley for
misleading readers about an editorial he wrote on Richard Clarke and terrorism. Blankley can only sputter.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Scarborough, Maher Debate Bush’s Idiocy, Free Speech

Check out this can’t-miss two-part interview between Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough. Maher ends the first segment with a uppercut knockout punch straight to Bush’s jaw; in the second part, Bill says “the jury’s in” on the “idiot” question.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


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Olbermann to Bush at Ground Zero: ‘May This Country Forgive You’

In perhaps his most powerful monologue ever, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann savagely harangued Bush for using 9/11 as a wedge to pit Americans against Americans. “Who has left this hole in the ground? We have not forgotten, Mr. President. You have. May this country forgive you.”

  • Highlighting this speech and last week’s “Have you no sense of decency?” monologue, The Nation called Olbermann “the best news anchor on television today.”

    Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


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    Stewart to Cooper: Where Is CNN’s ‘Sense of Mission’?

    Jon Stewart takes Anderson Cooper to task for being part of the CNN-MSNBC junta that seems to want nothing more than to ape Fox News’ graphics and “swoosh” sounds. (h/t: Huff Po)

    Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    Olbermann Smacks Down Ingraham

    The MSNBC host calls radio talk show host Laura Ingraham “desperate” and “stupid” for criticizing the bravery of reporters in Iraq.

    Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    Thismodernvoice.com

    O’Reilly Threatens Caller re Olbermann

    Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann have been feuding for a while now (background story here, a video example, and another clip), and on Thursday, when a caller to O’Reilly’s show merely mentioned Olbermann’s name, Bill cut the line and said, “We have your phone number and we’re going to turn it over to Fox security, and you’re going to get a visit”—as though the caller was threatening O’Reilly—when in fact O’Reilly was threatening the caller!
    UPDATE: FOX security calls back

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Guess Who Was Shopping Abramoff-Bush Pix? Abramoff!

    Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff confirms it, and he speculates: “Maybe [Abramoff] wants something from somebody at the White House, or he wants someone at the White House not to do something.” | story

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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