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Entries by Jack Mirkinson from 07/2012

'The Newsroom' Recap: Episode 2

| Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

I worried that I'd been too cynical and too hard on the show. But the second episode, "Newsnight 2.0," did not do much to bolster my hopes for "The Newsroom."

Rachel Maddow Talks About Battles With Depression In Rolling Stone

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Read More: Media News

Rachel Maddow is known for her perennially sunny attitude on-air, but in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the MSNBC host talked about her darker moo...

Why Rupert Murdoch Changed His Mind On News Corp. Split

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Read More: Media News

Mr. Murdoch may have taken the leap, but he was pushed by a decline in the fortunes of print that was more rapid than anyone had anticipated. He was w...

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'...

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Posted 07.02.2012 | AOL
Read More: Slideexpand, AOL News

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'...

Rupert Murdoch: 'Of Course' I Want Romney To Win

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Rupert Murdoch responded on Monday to an apparent backlash surrounding his critical comments about Mitt Romney. The mogul caused a sensation on Sun...

Bill O'Reilly Apologizes Over Supreme Court Prediction: 'I May Be An Idiot' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly faced the music on Monday, coming through with his pledge to "apologize for being an idiot" if the Supreme Court upheld the individual m...

Anderson Cooper Out: CNN Host Tweets Thanks To Followers For Support

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper responded on Tuesday to the outpouring of attention that followed his coming out on Monday. Cooper's reaction was, typically for hi...

Columnist Clarence Page Under Fire For Accepting $20,000 To Speak To Iranian Militant Group MEK

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

Columnist Clarence Page Spoke at Rally for Iranian Militant Group by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 2, 2012, 3:15 p.m.Late last month,  syndica...

'Cain TV': Herman Cain's New TV Network Is Blowing Our Minds (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

Herman Cain is launching a TV network, and based on the trailer, it's going to be the most unbelievably incredible thing ever to hit our screens. S...

George Entwistle Named BBC Director-General

Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The British Broadcasting Corp. named executive George Entwistle its new chief on Tuesday, giving him one of the country's top media jo...

Phone Hacking: A Year After Milly Dowler Scandal, There Is No End In Sight To Crisis

Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

"News of the World hacked Milly Dowler's phone during police hunt." A year ago today, the world was shocked by that headline in the Guardian. It wa...

Phone Hacking: Glenn Mulcaire Told To Reveal Who Ordered Him To Hack; Three More Arrested

Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court took a step toward exposing the names at the heart of Britain's phone hacking scandal Wednesday, ruling that a...

Lawrence O'Donnell: Bill O'Reilly's Supreme Court 'Apology' Shows He Is A 'Fraud'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday mocked Bill O'Reilly's apology about getting the Supreme Court's verdict on President Obama's health care wrong. O'Re...

Uri Blau, Israeli Journalist, Avoids Jail In Deal Over Military Leaks

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

JERUSALEM, July 5 (Reuters) - An Israeli journalist who drew on leaked army documents to report the alleged assassination of Palestinian militants, ...

David Gregory: NBC Shoots Down Rumor It Is Planning To Oust 'Meet The Press' Host

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

NBC News was quick to shoot down rumors that it is planning to can David Gregory as the host of "Meet The Press." The network has been having a rou...

Al Jazeera's 'The Stream' Twitter Account Hacked By Assad Supporters

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The Twitter account of Al-Jazeera's English-language social media show has been hacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad....

Rupert Murdoch's Mitt Romney Dislike Bursts Into The Open

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

The rift between Rupert Murdoch and Mitt Romney is coming more and more into the open. Murdoch set off a flurry of attention on Sunday when he wrot...

Obama Jokes With Voter: Turn Off Fox News

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

President Obama jokingly told a customer at an Ohio bar to turn off the Fox News that was playing in the establishment on Thursday. Obama has been ...

BSkyB 'Contributes £5.4bn To UK Economy'

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

BSkyB has claimed that it contributes £5.4bn to the UK's GDP, supports 120,000 jobs and generates £2.3bn in tax contributions. It is the first ti...

Oprah Buys Father's Barbershop, Resulting In Ugly Family Feud

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

A decision by Oprah to buy her father's struggling business has caused an ugly family feud. Local Nashville station WSMV reported that the talk-sho...

Sun Valley: Media, Tech Deals May Make Comeback At Mogul Gathering

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) - A fresh sense of dealmaking excitement should permeate Idaho's mountain air next week w...

Robin Roberts: 'I Couldn't Stop Crying' Watching My Sister Take Medical Tests To Be My Donor

Posted 07.07.2012 | Media

Robin Roberts updated her fans on Friday about the latest round of her fight with bone marrow disease. The "Good Morning America" host, who announc...

'The Five' Vs. 'The Cycle': Bob Beckel Lashes Out At MSNBC Show (VIDEO)

Posted 07.07.2012 | Media

It had to happen sometime. On Friday, Bob Beckel, one of the hosts of Fox News' "The Five," lashed out at MSNBC's newest show, "The Cycle," accusin...

Savannah Guthrie 'Today' Co-Host Tenure Begins (VIDEO)

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

A new era began on 'Today' Monday, as Savannah Guthrie officially stepped into the role of co-anchor on the show. "It truly is a new day around her...