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MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America Among Nominees For GLAAD Media Awards

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media

A long list of print, digital and broadcast news outlets have been nominated for GLAAD's 26th annual Media Awards, the organization announced on its w...

Fox News To Debut Bill O'Reilly-Produced Docuseries

AP | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fox News Channel is dipping in to the nonfiction series realm by telling stories of Wild West legends like Jesse James, Davi...

Jeremy Scahill Blasts CNN On CNN

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jeremy Scahill sees the media "revving up the fear engine agai...

My New Favorite News Network Is Not Liberal (and Not Fox)

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

I am so not OAN's desired demographic. I hope this mash note doesn't hurt them with their base. But I also hope they don't become so successful that they can afford to speckle their whole schedule with fire-breathers and clowns.

MSNBC Looks To Expand Network Past Washington In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

MSNBC is looking to "get on the road" and outside the Beltway "a lot more" in 2015, the network's president Phil Griffin announced Monday in his annua...

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

Obama Opts For ESPN Over Cable News In The Morning

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

President Barack Obama does not start his mornings off by devouring the latest political headlines from CNN, Fox News or MSNBC. No, the president gets...

Shouldn't Educators Be The Ones Discussing Education On Cable News?

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media

Only a fraction of those discussing education policy on cable news this year have actually been educators, according to a new study by Media Matters, ...

TV News Does A Complete 180 On Ebola Coverage After Midterms

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

Network news coverage of the Ebola virus abruptly and dramatically fell off following the midterm elections earlier this month, according to a new stu...

Should Netflix Pull the Plug on Cosby?

David Fagin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Regardless of whether or not you believe Ms. Bowman and the others who've come forward, if Netflix does decide to go ahead and air Cosby's special, and they're lambasted for it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves for its "'Cos and effect.'"

A Bagful of Sugar Rot: Is Subscriber 'Support' Just Some Kind of Trick in the Pay-TV Provider Wars?

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Marie Woolf

When CNN and six other channels suddenly vanished from Dish Network on October 21 due to failed contract negotiations with content provider Turner Broadcasting, I decided to go along with the gag, for one of my masochistic little experiments in customer service.

Grimes: A True Clinton Dem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?

Who Stole Television News?

Joel Silberman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media
Joel Silberman

They're selling us another war on television. As a Washington media strategist, people ask me, "Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows?"

Jason Linkins

President Obama Is At The Vanguard Of A Major Cultural Shift In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

Former White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer was the guest this morning at Buzzfeed HQ, for a "Buzzfeed Breakfast" round of Q&A. Among the ...

Dr. Strangelove vs. ISIS

Barry Levinson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Satire has always been a method for us to explore our faults and false expectations of world order. But satire in the movies might be dead now, replaced by daily satire that is for real. We live in a world of complete and utter madness. Nothing highlights this absurdism like the current conflict with the Islamic State.

The 2014 Fall TV Schedule (Kind of)

Spencer Green | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

CBS - Jackie Gleason: Zero Emmys, Jim Parsons: Four Emmys; There Must Be a Legal Limit to How Many Shows Chuck Lorre Can Produce

Ryan Grim

Something New Is Happening In Cable News

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.14.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Channel surfers who stopped on MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour would have stumbled on something new in the world of cable news. At f...

CNN, MSNBC Have A Mixed July

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media

July was a mixed month for the cable news networks: CNN beat MSNBC in the key demographic during primetime, but MSNBC won in total viewers. MSNBC h...

TV News Is Just As Crazy In Other Countries

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media

Ever feel like US news shows are a more of hotbed for wild, gaffe-filled drama than a place where you get information? Well, guess what: it's not j...

The Media's Huge Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.17.2014 | Media

People of color are largely underrepresented on top cable news shows, a new study from progressive watchdog FAIR has found. The study looked at fi...

NeoMediaCon 2014

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

Let's be clear. Paul Wolfowitz should not be trusted to know the location of the sky. Douglas Feith is to imbecility what... well there's no need of analogy, Douglas Feith is an imbecile. And then there's Bill Kristol.

Cable News Is Just As Polarized As You Thought It Was

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

There's no surprise here: conservatives and liberals are divided when it comes to cable news, according to a new study from Pew. Everyone expects...

Fox News Hosts Really Want The US To Attack Iraq

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

With militants capturing much of Iraq in a violent sweep through the country, calls are increasing on American news networks—and especially on Fox N...

Jon Stewart Is A More Trusted News Source Than MSNBC, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Media

Jon Stewart may not be the most trusted man in news, but he's more trusted than MSNBC, according to a new survey by the Brookings Institution and the ...

Rough Year For Cable News Networks

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — During some perilous times for the cable news networks, CNN is relieved to find there's still some resonance to the 1960s. ...