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Entries by Jack Mirkinson from 11/2010

Keith Olbermann: Jon Stewart Jumped The Shark At Rally

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

Keith Olbermann took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize Jon Stewart for his lambasting of cable news and the media during his "Rally To Restore Sanit...

Hannah Storm Dress Criticized Again

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

After comments about her wardrobe led to a scandal for ESPN in February, "SportsCenter" anchor Hannah Storm is being criticized once more for her choi...

News. Corp Donation Clouds Fox Business Coverage Of California Prop. 24: NYT

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

The Fox Business Network focused on what it called "The War on Business" all last week, but on Tuesday its coverage was decidedly more focused -- with...

The Shows Political Parties Put Their Ads In: NYT Study

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

With more money than ever being poured into political advertisements, the New York Times decided to look at which television shows each party is placi...

Oprah Winfrey Network Unveils New Shows With Judds, O'Neals

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey's new network is planning new series on two pairs of entertainers with complicated lives: country music stars the Judds...

Matt Taibbi On Journalism (ORIGINAL VIDEO)

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi spoke at The Huffington Post's 2010 Game Changers celebration last Thursday. Taibbi was named a Game Changer in Media for ...

Why Game Show Hosts Vote Republican: The Daily Beast

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

A tiny island of Reagan Republicanism in the vast sea of liberal Hollywood, television's greatest arbiters of luck and love--including Chuck Woolery, ...

American Media, National Enquirer Publisher, Filing For Bankruptcy

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

National Enquirer publisher American Media has some sensational news of its own: bankruptcy. Faced with resistance from a single balky bondholder, ...

CNN 'Moving Truth Forward' Ad Responds To MSNBC, Fox News (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

After MSNBC unveiled its new "Lean Forward" ad campaign, and Fox News responded with its own, mocking "Move Forward" ads, CNN has gotten into the game...

The Times Reveals Paywall Subscription Figures

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

News International announced this morning that it has secured 105,000 sales from people who have paid to access either the papers' websites and/or its...

Univision Flexes New Political Muscle: NYT

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

The Obamas' twin appearances on "Piolín por la Mañana," heard across the country on Univision Radio, are a testament to the ballooning political pow...

Bill O'Reilly: MSNBC Hosts Might Commit Suicide After Midterms (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

Bill O'Reilly issued a "viewer warning" for children not to watch MSNBC after the midterm elections because some of the network's staff might kill the...

ABC DROPS Andrew Breitbart From Election Night Coverage

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

UPDATE: Andrew Breitbart spoke to Politico about ABC's decision to remove him from its Election Night coverage. Breitbart said that ABC had shown "cow...

Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

The New York Times reports that former President George W. Bush reveals in his upcoming memoirs that he considered dropping Vice President Dick Cheney...

Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann Mock Rick Santelli (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann mocked Rick Santelli, the commentator from MSNBC's financial sister station CNBC who many credit with launching the...

Ed Schultz To John Boehner: Will You 'Take Impeachment Off The Table?' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

Ed Schultz suggested that Republicans in the House might try to impeach President Obama, and asked John Boehner, who is widely predicted to become the...

Chris Matthews Asks Michele Bachmann: 'Are You Hypnotized?' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

Chris Matthews and Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann engaged in a feisty sparring contest on MSNBC, with Matthews getting so frustrated with B...

David Gregory: Tea Party Is 'The Elephant In The Room' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

David Gregory said that the Tea Party will be the "elephant in the room" when the newly elected Congress convenes, and that the Republican Party has n...

Chris Matthews Jokes About His Aborted Senate Run (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

Chris Matthews joked about his aborted run for the Senate during MSNBC's election coverage. The MSNBC panel was discussing Democrat Joe Sestak's loss...

Cable News Ratings: Top 30 Programs In October 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

Fox News' perpetual domination of the cable news rankings continued in October, with the network taking the top 11 spots in the list. October did see ...

Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough Clash Repeatedly On 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough got into a series of testy exchanges on Wednesday's "Morning Joe." Matthews was one of the guests for a special ed...

Keith Olbermann To Bill O'Reilly: I'm 'Still Here, Unlike Your Humanity' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2010 | Media

After Bill O'Reilly predicted that MSNBC hosts would commit suicide after the midterm election results, Keith Olbermann used Wedensday's "Countdown" t...

Bill O'Reilly, Bernie Goldberg Trash MSNBC Election Coverage (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2010 | Media

Bill O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg slammed MSNBC's election coverage on Wednesday's "O'Reilly Factor," with Goldberg saying that the network had "jumpe...

The Sun Putting Banknotes Into Copies Of Newspaper

Posted 11.04.2010 | Media

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch feels very strongly that people should pay for the content his company's newspapers produce...in the U.K., he's tak...

Election Night 2010 Ratings: ABC News Gets 'Dancing' Boost, But Fox News Beats Broadcast Networks

Posted 11.04.2010 | Media

"Dancing with the Stars" boosted ABC News to the top of the broadcast election night ratings, but it still wasn't enough to out-rate cable news jugger...