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Entries by Katherine Fung from 05/2012

Osama Bin Laden Death: A Look Back At Newspaper Front Pages

Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Few Americans will forget where they were when they heard the news. Reports of ...

Joy Behar To Elisabeth Hasselbeck: 'How Dare You Wear That Skirt!' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

Joy Behar called Elisabeth Hasselbeck out for her skirt on Tuesday's "The View." Elisabeth made a bold sartorial choice in the form of a red skirt ...

Wall Street Journal, News Corp. Receive Suspicious White Powder Letters

Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

UPDATE: The Associated Press has corrected its initial report, clarifying that Fox News did not receive an envelope containing white powder. News Corp...

Mike Wallace Memorial: Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney, Roger Ailes, Others Remember Journalist

Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wallace turned and blew a kiss to a giant portrait of his father, "60 Minutes" journalist Mike Wallace, after memorializing hi...

FCC Asked To Pull Rupert Murdoch's Fox Broadcast Licenses After Phone Hacking Report

Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

An ethics watchdog group is calling on the FCC to revoke Fox's broadcasting licenses in the wake of the bombshell phone hacking report released on Tue...

New York Post Targets Daily News Editor-In-Chief Colin Myler In Phone Hacking Reporting

Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

The New York Post and the Daily News had two very different takes on a new bombshell report about the long-running phone hacking scandal at News Corp....

Cable News Ratings April 2012: CNN Has Worst Month In Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

April was the worst month for CNN in over a decade, and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes made his dissatisfaction clear on Wednesday. The cable news ra...

Viacom Earnings May Be Up In Second Quarter, Amid TV Worries

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom, the home of such shows as "SpongeBob Squarepants" and "Jersey Shore," is reporting its financial results for the latest quar...

Best Magazine Covers 2012: American Society of Magazine Editors Announces Winners

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced the winners of their annual contest for best magazine covers on Thursday. The October 3, 2011 i...

Hoda, Kathie Lee Get Plastic Surgery On 'Today' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Kathie Lee and Hoda subjected themselves to plastic surgery live on-air in a very different hour of "Today" on Thursday. The co-hosts said they w...

Anderson Cooper Censored In China: CNN Report On Chen Guangcheng Blocked (VIDEO)

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper's report about Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who escaped house arrest, was censored in China on Thurday. Guangcheng...

Tavis Smiley To Bill O'Reilly: It Took Weeks For National Media 'Including Fox News' To Cover Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2012 | Media

Tavis Smiley called out the national media, including Fox News, for its slowness to cover the Trayvon Martin tragedy on Bill O'Reilly's Thursday show....

Juan Williams Says He Misses Working For NPR 'Big Time'

Posted 05.04.2012 | Media

Fox News analyst Juan Williams revealed that he misses working for NPR "big time" on Thursday night. "Because that’s such an informed and influe...

Stephen Colbert: Obama Vs. Romney Will Come Down To 'Who Has Been Crueler To A Dog' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2012 | Media

Stephen Colbert predicted the most critical factor for the 2012 election on Friday's "Today." Colbert sat down with David Gregory to discuss his ...

Greta Van Susteren On 'This Week': John Edwards Is 'So Disgusting' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2012 | Media

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren unleashed a torrent of invective on John Edwards while sitting on the "This Week" roundtable on Sunday. The panel...

Tom Brokaw: 'It Is Time To Rethink' White House Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2012 | Media

Tom Brokaw lamented the media's coverage of politics on Sunday's "Meet the Press," calling out the White House Correspondents Dinner in particular. ...

MSNBC Airs Wrong Chyron For Nicolas Sarkozy: 'Prostitute Speaks'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Media

MSNBC used the wrong graphic for footage of French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday, airing a chyron that read "Prostitute Speaks." The network...

Joe Scarborough: Obama's Position On Gay Marriage Is 'A Joke' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.07.2012 | Media

Joe Scarborough mocked President Obama's position on gay marriage, after his administration walked back Vice President Biden's comments about the issu...

Andrea Mitchell: How Could Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.07.2012 | Media

Andrea Mitchell harshly grilled both Republican national chairman Reince Priebus and Obama's deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter about their cand...

Oprah Winfrey Network Will Break Even in 2013: Discovery CEO David Zaslav

Posted 05.08.2012 | Media

UPDATE: Oprah gave Zaslav a shout-out on Twitter on Tuesday, writing, "I'd like to thank David Zaslav, my partner at Discovery who keeps speaking up f...

New York Times Journalists Demand End To Contract Negotiations (VIDEO)

Posted 05.08.2012 | Media

New York Times staffers made another demand for the paper to end the dispute over their contract in a new video released on Monday. The video feat...

Mika Brzezinski To David Letterman: I Once Saw Jimmy Carter In A Speedo (VIDEO)

Posted 05.09.2012 | Media
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Mika Brzezinski revealed that she once saw Jimmy Carter in nothing but a Speedo in her appearance on "Letterman" on Tuesday night. The "Morning Jo...

Photojournalists To Auction Work For Family Of Anton Hammerl, Photographer Killed In Libya

Posted 05.09.2012 | Media

Journalists are rallying around the family of Anton Hammerl, a freelance photographer who was shot and killed covering the war in Libya. Hammerl a...

Time Magazine Cover Shows Mother Breastfeeding Three-Year Old Son For Attachment Parenting Issue (PHOTO)

Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

The cover of the latest issue of Time magazine is sure to turn heads and draw gasps from readers. It shows a three-year old boy sucking on his mot...

Meghan McCain: I Had 'Small Issues' With Obama's Gay Marriage Comments (VIDEO)

Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

Meghan McCain explained why she had "small issues" with President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage in an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday. On W...