The growing support for Occupy Wall Street suggests that the American people are more interested in substance and real economic issues than with cheap shots about drum circles, long hair and hygiene.
This week's news provided ample material for the late night shows. Below are my favorite late night clips of the week. What were yours?
The media is having a field day portraying the Occupy Wall Street protesters as a bunch of "dirty hippies." It's the conservative news outlet's count...
"We're the 99%" has helped shift media and public attention back to inequality and jobs. Matalin and Rosen debate whether it's more a hippie flash mob or Paris '68... and will the killing of al-Awlaki mean more Drones by more nations? Then: Slutwalks.
This past week, Herman Cain's campaign got unreasonably cocky, Chris Christie's campaign continued to not exist, and Sarah Palin's campaign remained u...
TV as noise is generally harmless except for the dull malaise it often induces. But Fox News as noise has much larger ramifications.
Instead of supporting legislation to solve the jobs crisis, right-wing pundits and politicians are encouraging this gloom by claiming America is in "decline." These critics are cynical and wrong.
What has been lost in public discourse is the use of hard facts to make the point we want to get across. Reporting is too often simply the restating of what someone else says without checking the facts.
President Obama's powerful speech on the budget alternated between urging members of both parties to work together - citing bipartisan support f...
While politics appear to be as divisive in nature as ever, Americans have managed to reach a consensus around one concept: government is broken.
Who can argue that cable TV teems with killer comedy? I mean, have you watched CNN, MSNBC or FOX News channels lately?
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Arianna & Mary debate whether voter ID laws declare war on fraud or voters, and is the debt ceiling a manufactured crisis? Can O'Reilly complain about "Christian Extremism" after fretting "Muslim Extremism"?
The idea that Murdoch would have so little knowledge of the problems facing News of World is preposterous on its face given facts readily available to anyone with access to Google.
Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.
Bill O'Reilly is still picking fights with rappers, but it feels like his heart's not in it.