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Entries by Michael Russnow from 01/2010

NBC's Leno and O'Brien Move: Inevitable, Considering How Network Decisions Are Made

| Posted 01.10.2010 | Media

It must be great to be an executive like Jeff Zucker and make zillions of dollars, continually getting moved upwards even as you make decisions that have ruined the once top network.

Conan O'Brien's Pissed, But His Defensive Posture Is Wanting

| Posted 01.13.2010 | Media

I cannot believe that if the public preferred Conan over Dave they wouldn't have switched to NBC from whatever prime-time network they'd been watching.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

| Posted 01.18.2010 | Entertainment

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Re Brown's Victory, Message to Obama: Making Nice Doesn't Work, Time to Play Hardball!

| Posted 01.20.2010 | Politics

We have a president who understands the politics of campaigning but not the politics of governing.

Obama Asks Pundits Not to Skew Words: But That's What They Did

| Posted 01.28.2010 | Media

Media types are there to keep themselves and their hefty paychecks forthcoming, egged on by the networks' need to create controversy. How else will they get the viewers to watch, and thus generate valuable ad revenue?