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Top Ten PR Blunders of 2009

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Robinson

For some this was, as Queen Elizabeth might say, "annus horribilis" -- a horrible year. For the rest of us, it was another lesson in public relations crisis management.

What Beck, Dobbs and Limbaugh Are Really Afraid Of

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The ultimate irony of Beck, Dobbs and Rush is that they couch in populist rhetoric a message that is anti-populist, designed to protect the swindle at the core of our media system's failure.

John Stossel: Across the Great Divide

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

John Stossel is leaving ABC for Fox News Channel. For the uninitiated few, Stossel is a multi-Emmy-winning investigative reporter with an amusing Harry Reems moustache.

Cable News Ratings--Liberals Jump Ship

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Unless Democrats develop a clear and compelling message, they face a very tough time in the 2010 elections.

FBN Throws in Towel, Hires Imus. This is Genius?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

It's less a sign of genius to hire Imus than it is a sign that the towel has been thrown in on the Fox Business News channel.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Now that a black man holds the office, tinfoil-hat lunatics say children should not learn to respect presidents, nor should presidents encourage them to succeed. It's an incredible hypocrisy.

Sarah Palin's Obama Obsession

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've just returned from Alaska, where I conducted interviews and archival research for a book on Palin, and many of those I spoke to in the Last Frontier, from across the political spectrum, noted that Palin was fixated on Obama.

Hate Speech

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Apparently, executives at Fox do not know the difference between opinion and hate speech.

Malkin and Fox News Are Stalking Children Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The right-wing satellite of crazy has evolved from being a silly assembly of sore losers to a dangerous posse -- a rabble of misinformed cranks who have no problem targeting children.

The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We're supposed to have the best democracy in the world. As it stands, we're one burning tire away from Haiti. We have to dial this health care debate back down.

Olbermann-O'Reilly: Détente We Don't Want

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A sandbox brawl between Keith and Bill Has left their parents feeling ill They want their boys to get along Yet the ultimate result is quite wrong

Fox and G.E. Reach Deal to End O'Reilly-Olbermann Feud

nytimes.com | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It was a media cage fight, televised every weeknight at 8 p.m. But the match was halted when the blood started to spray executives in the high-priced ...

Fox News, SyFy Channel to Merge

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Roger Ailes, chairman of the new combined network known as SciFox, said that it would roll out a slate of new shows in the fall, including Bill O'Reilly's "Galactica Factor."

East Jerusalem Settlements: Mike Huckabee Joins The Fray, Will Broadcast From Disputed Site

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The dispute over a highly controversial East Jerusalem Israeli settlement project came to a head Tuesday when direct, public statements from France, R...

Sarah Palin Ad Nauseum

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

By landing a media gig in New York or LA, Palin would have a chance to catapult her brand beyond all other potential candidates.

Bill O'Reilly Sues Glenn Beck For Meltdown Infringement

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Bill O being Bill O, couldn't leave it merely to the lawyers, and chose to confront Glenn on Glenn's television show. Take a look.

FOX Got Holland All Wrong

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Morgan Warners

I've been living in the Netherlands for almost a year and like most other people from the States I showed up intrigued by the legendarily liberal poli...

Waterkeeper 10th Anniversary Conference and Gala Event with Bill Clinton and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Our values are changing from profits and competition, to collaboration and community, focused on philanthropic giving for environmental and social responsibility.

Glenn Beck's Warped Hijacking of "9/12 America"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Beck promised a project that would be dedicated to America's "eternal principles" -- but the only eternal principle that Glenn Beck really holds is "Glenn Beck."

Carrie Prejean Speaks With Rupert Murdoch About Joining Fox News

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We have obtained exclusive footage of Carrie talking about that very subject with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. Take a look.

Fox Loudmouth Rhetoric Comes Home to Roost

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Palpable demographic shifts have sparked considerable terror among a cadre of white Americans -- a fear that whites will be politically and culturally moribund in their "own" land.

Exclusive Footage Of Glenn Beck's Common Sense Comedy Show

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

I live-blogged the event on Twitter, so I thought I'd post some of the "highlights" including Glenn Beck opening with a joke about Whoopi Goldberg stabbing a man.

O'Reilly Unrepentant, Tones Back 'Tiller the Killer' Rhetoric on First Show Since Murder

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

His reportage is still as misleading and inaccurate as ever but we're happy to see O'Reilly toning back his own rhetoric.

Fox Nation: The Seedy Underbelly of Rupert Murdoch's Evil Empire?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the two months that followed the website's launch, The Fox Nation has displayed an uncanny ability to mislead readers, twist the truth, spread wild conspiracy theories, and misrepresent the reporting of legitimate journalists.

100 Days of Competence Versus Crazy

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I'm reasonably certain that historians will peg the legacy of the president's first 100 days based partly upon this contrast between the crazy and the calm.