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The Blurb Heard Around The World

Bill Press | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Bill Press

It's the kind of publicity every author dreams of: In the heat of the 2016 primaries, a leading candidate for president mentions your new book in a nationally-televised debate. Unfortunately, it involved a Democrat, attacking her Democratic opponent for endorsing it.


Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I wish them all the best. God knows CNN needs a winner, and all of us need a newsier, better CNN. After all, I got fired for creating the show.

Michael Calderone

Former 'Crossfire' Stars Hope CNN Brings Show Back | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.09.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– As news broke Friday afternoon that CNN executives were considering bringing back "Crossfire", the conversation on Twitter quickly turne...

PHOTOS: Capitol Hill Legends Honored In Anacostia

Posted 12.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two Capitol Hill legends were honored Tuesday night by We Act Radio (1480-AM), the Anacostia-based commercial progressive radio station....

Suspended Politico Reporter Blasts Conservative Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

The reporter suspended from Politico for comments about Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that he had been the target of a deliberate right-wing smear cam...

Where Is Current TV Headed?

Tom Athans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

If Current has hopes to evolve away from being the fringe network that it is and connect with a larger mainstream audience, firing a talented pro like Keith and replacing him with a non-professional broadcaster like Eliot Spitzer was probably a bad move.

Limbaugh Flap Is Latest Proof of Talk Radio's Political Influence

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Sandy Goodman

With talk radio almost uncontested, too many of today's conservative talkers take advantage of the fact that if you tell a lie big enough, people will believe it. Is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans still think the president is a Muslim or a foreigner or worse?

Current TV's Newest Show

Posted 05.05.2012 | Media

Political commentator and talk radio host Bill Press announced on Monday that he will be joining Current TV. The progressive news network will air "Th...

Toxic Talk Breeds Toxic Actions

Bill Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bill Press

Aesop never wrote a clearer fable. If Major Hasan were driven to violence by the hate speech of Anwar al-Awlaki, then surely other unstable people could be driven to violence by the hate speech of Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck.

Fox's Six Tricks: How to Spot the Next Sherrod

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Fox 'News' is different. Journalists who say that Fox and MSNBC are just mirror equivalents of each other are wrong. Let's decode Fox's parlor tricks in its relentless effort to create news and advance the conservative agenda.

WHY Are We in Afghanistan? And Other Pressing Questions of Our Time

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

Bill Press had a discussion on the "war" in Afghanistan on his radio show this morning. I put the word "war" in quotation marks because it remains di...

Jason Linkins

Bill Press Show Plays Hilarious Phone Prank On Hill Reporter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, one of the problems that the producers of the "Bill Press Show" face on a daily basis is that one of the phone numbers for their studio is...

Sam Stein

Bill Press Becomes Intern For Bernie Sanders | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Radio talk show host Bill Press has become an intern for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.), the liberal commentator told the Huffington Post on Tue...

Bill Press: Glenn Beck 'Ticking Time Bomb' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Radio host Bill Press called Glenn Beck a "ticking time bomb" that will explode in Fox News chief Roger Ailes' face. Appearing on the "Reliable Sourc...

Sam Stein

Dorgan: Ed Schultz Is 'Not Going To Run' For My Seat | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing North Dakota Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan predicted on Thursday that MSNBC host Ed Schultz would not run for the seat he will soon vacate....

Sam Stein

The Wrong Reporter Asks Obama A Question | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The chance to ask a question during a prime-time presidential press conference is treasured real estate in the world of journalism. So when the Presid...

Markos Moulitsas Warns Harry Reid: Franken Win Takes Away Your 60-Vote Excuses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, and Bill Press, a syndicated radio host, were guests on "The Ed Show" tonight to discuss the political imp...

What Can You Ask Chelsea Clinton? Rachel Sklar on MSNBC's "Verdict" With Dan Abrams

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost media editor Rachel Sklar joins Dan Abrams on his show, "Verdict," to discuss Chelsea Clinton on the campaign trail and whether she's fair ga...

"Pimped Out" Resurfaces On MSNBC

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On "Verdict with Dan Abrams" Wednesday night the infamous phrase "pimped out" returned during a discussion of Chelsea Clinton. The panel — which f...

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan Finally Called "White Supremacist" On-Air | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's so much fun to be had playing with the race card! And our media is only now getting around to the most fun games, like say the one that start...

Carlson: Obama Campaign's Targeting Of Young Voters Has "Khmer Rouge Quality To It"

Media Matters For America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the October 10 edition of MSNBC's Tucker, while discussing the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and its targeting of young voters ...