I've always thought Dylan Ratigan was the best candidate to run CNN, even when we were together at MSNBC. Why? Because CNN is stuck in what seems to be an unwinnable quandary. And he is the only one that can address what they need to get out of that predicament.
Polling shows more support for stricter gun laws than press coverage would suggest. A few new polls show continued broad support for a variety of stronger gun laws, and for the presidential candidates to devote more time to this issue.
Why hasn't CNN asked if the $670.9 billion a year in defense spending is worth the price tag? They could play this game with nearly any government program but they chose to focus their question on the small amount spent on space science.
CNN's latest numbers indicate that the network is now viewed predominantly by adult males with Crohn's disease who forgot to turn their televisions off and Long-toed salamanders between the ages of four and eight.
July ratings are now in and Fox News viewers continue to outnumber the viewers of the three other cable news channels by a tiny margin.
I do not ordinarily write about the ratings until the end of the month, but Friday's massacre has been reflected in last week's ratings (Saturday and Sunday will be reflected in this week's) and they deserve some comment.
Obama's phrase, "you didn't build that" -- which the president has repeatedly said was meant to refer to roads and bridges -- is being presented to make it look as if he were saying, "you didn't build your business." And Fox News has repeated the same attack for two days.
The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.
John McCain and Mitt Romney share a secret. It's 23 years of Mitt's tax returns.
The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign represented a singularly awful chapter in American politics. Let's not pretend every time a candidate has to answer uncomfortable questions about his past that the Swift Boat Vets are riding again.
After seeing CNN report false information and Fox News report stories from biased and incorrect sources, I realized that politics and journalism had become something I never wanted part of.
It makes it much more difficult for something to be titillating, "bad" and exciting when it's as commonplace as Diet Coke.
For CNN and Fox News, the race seems to be not who got it first, but who got it worst with the Supreme Court ruling.
The hallway leading to the restrooms is covered with images of trees and leaves. Inside, orange and gold colors and silhouettes of birds resemble the sky at dawn.
If we're the generation that loses our republic, the epitaph should read: "American Republic, Killed by the Internet and Cable TV." Our political debates reflect little interest in facts and nuanced discussion -- soundbites reign supreme.
Let's not rely on Sorkin to reinvent TV news. But let's reinvent it, please.