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Entries by Jack Mirkinson from 07/2011

Fareed Zakaria: Fox News Viewers 'Are Not Going To Watch CNN. Let's Be Honest' (AUDIO)

Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

CNN's Fareed Zakaria said that the network he works for shouldn't try to get viewers of Fox News to watch it—because they won't. Zakaria spoke to...

'The Daily Show' Is First To Beat Leno In Demo Ratings In Ten Years

Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

'The Daily Show' reached a new milestone in the second quarter of the 2011 ratings: it became the first late-night show to beat "The Tonight Show" in ...

'The Early Show' Moves In A Hard News Direction

Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

For decades, the broadcast networks' morning news shows have followed the same time-tested format. Hard news at the top, with dollops of celebrity new...

News Of The World Hacked Into Abducted, Murdered Girl Milly Dowler's Phone

Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

LONDON — Britain's voracious tabloids may have hit a new low: The News of the World was facing claims Tuesday that it hacked into a missing 13-y...

Phone Hacking Scandal: Britain's Media Likely To Face New Rules

Posted 07.09.2011 | Media

LONDON — The media throughout the world like to portray themselves as the defender of the public good, a steadfast bulwark against government ex...

MSNBC's 'Lockup': A Controversial Ratings Magnet

Posted 07.09.2011 | Media

'Lockup" is the crazy rich uncle of MSNBC, the relative whose gifts you accept, but whom you keep stowed away in the attic. Like the MTV reality se...

James Murdoch Could Face Criminal Charges In Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted 07.09.2011 | Media

As if things couldn't get any worse for the Murdoch empire, new reports are emerging that James Murdoch--the head of News Corp's international holding...

Steve Coogan Rips News Of The World, Former Editor Paul McMullan (VIDEO)

Posted 07.09.2011 | Media

Comedian Steve Coogan tore into a former editor of the News of the World on Friday, in a rant that boosted the BBC's ratings and drew wide attention. ...

Rupert Murdoch, In London, Backs Rebekah Brooks And Tackles Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Update (The Huffington Post): Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper division News International, arrived at Murdoch...

Rebekah Brooks Savaged In Final News Of The World Crossword Clues (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Even as Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper division, arrived at his London residence on Sunday afternoon, signs ...

Phone Hacking: Top Politicians Call For Murdoch To Drop BSkyB Bid, Sordid New Details Emerge

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

The scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British media empire has not lessened, even after the paper at the center of the controversy was closed for g...

Les Hinton, Top Murdoch Deputy, Faces New Scrutiny In Hacking Scandal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

(Reuters) - Les Hinton was adamant. Asked in 2007 by a British parliamentary committee whether the News of the World had "carried out a full, rigo...

Chuck Todd: Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin Couldn't Win GOP Nomination (VIDEO)

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NBC's chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd told David Gregory that Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin could "never" win the Republican nomination. ...

Chris Matthews: Michele Bachmann Has 'Powerful' Connection With GOP Base (VIDEO)

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews had some surprisingly positive things to say about Michele Bachmann on his syndicated Sunday show. Bachmann's tussles with Matthews ...

TV Networks Pull Back On Original Web Content

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the Web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those...

Phone Hacking Scandal Widens: News International Targeted Gordon Brown, BSkyB Bid Delayed (LIVE UPDATES)

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

The hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British media empire widened dramatically on Monday, as new reports emerged that papers beyond the Ne...

ABC's Jaycee Dugard Interview Draws Huge Ratings

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The story of a California woman kidnapped and held prisoner by a sex offender for 18 years has proven compelling for television viewe...

Newsweek Website Shutting Down: NY Mag

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Right now if you go to newsweek.com, you'll see a basic magazine website, updated with content from the print version of the mag and a top navigation ...

Janet Malcolm In Paris Review On Journalism, Her Life

Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Though I will make the trip up the ele­vator to Janet Malcolm's stately town-­house apartment, overlooking Gramercy Park, three times in the course ...

Phone Hacking: Rupert Murdoch's Leadership Of News Corp Comes Under Fire (VIDEO)

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- As investors punished News Corp.'s stock again on Monday, questions arose anew about the leadership of its chief executive, Rupert Murd...

Keith Olbermann Issues Blistering Warning To Obama Over Potential Cuts To Social Security And Medicare (VIDEO)

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann tore into President Obama for contemplating a compromise with the Republicans over the debt ceiling that includes cuts in Social Secur...

Nancy Grace Angrily Defends Casey Anthony Coverage To O'Reilly (VIDEO)

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Nancy Grace heatedly defended her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial in an interview with Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday. Grace has received buckets of ...

Phone Hacking: Rupert Murdoch Summoned By UK Parliament As BSkyB Bid Implodes (LIVE UPDATES)

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch was summoned by the British Parliament committee investigating his hacking scandal to give evidence next Tuesday, but it is not yet cle...

Oprah Called The 'Antichrist' By Controversial Church

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Mike Bickle, the head of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), has been comparing Oprah Winfrey to the "Antichrist," according to an undated video...

Daniel Doctoroff New Bloomberg CEO

Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Daniel L. Doctoroff, a former deputy to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York who became president of Bloomberg L.P. three and a half years ago, was pro...