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The Political Talk World Is Shaken by MSNBC

Jim Worth | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Jim Worth

Olbermann's voice and voices like his must not be quelled if our democracy is to survive.

After Klein Hire, News Corp Makes $360M Buy Into Education | FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Monday, News Corporation announced that it had signed an agreement to buy 90 percent of Wireless Generation for $360 million in cash, its first for...

Can They Save Fox Thursdays?

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Fox's bold shift of "American Idol" to the competitive turf of Thursday night adds another twist for TV's No. 1 show in its 10th s...

Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad From ''

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox has rejected a proposed Super Bowl ad from a conservative comedy site called The ad shows two bobblehead dolls: one of Jes...

UH-OH: 'Idol' Premiere Ratings Tumble

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The season premiere ratings of "American Idol" were down sharply from last year's. The tenth season opener, which saw the debut of the show's new Sim...

Fox REJECTS Infidelity Site's Super Bowl Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox has rejected a Super Bowl ad from Ashley Madison, the online dating service for people trying to have affairs. Though the ad does not contain Ashl...

McCourt Divorce: Fox Network To Frank's Rescue?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

As Frank McCourt mounts a legal and financial battle to retain ownership of the Dodgers, Fox has advanced him money to help cover the team's current o...

WATCH: 'SNL' Mocks Fox News' Attempt At 'Embracing Civility'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Like all topical comedy outlets this week, "Saturday Night Live" was faced with the difficult task of commenting on the tragic events in Tucson. In la...

Details: The Hottest Golden Globes Parties | Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Let's hope the Beverly Hilton Hotel is reinforced in steel come Golden Globes Sunday -- each year the awards telecast brings crushing star power to Be...

Reading the Pictures: James Bond Aside, Beck Has Been Swinging Free For Years

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

If Monday's screenshot of a pre-programmed, rotating background on the Beck home page proved anything, it's that the right has no monopoly on people who can get worked up over very little.

PHOTO: Glenn Beck's Website FAIL

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Today wasn't the best day for Glenn Beck's website to rely on a random image generator. While the media goes back and forth about whether or not Fox ...

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Spare me the shock. Violent talk inspires murderous rage. Tormented souls are precisely why such incendiary talk is so dangerous. And spare me the s...

WATCH: 'Bob's Burgers' Premiere Recap

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Bob's Burgers" premiered last night on Fox, and right off the bat, a few things were noticeable about the much-hyped animated program. The first was ...

Young Actors in TV Roles: Why Can't a Teenager Be Played by a Real Teen?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

There's no reason why they can't find talented 18- to 20-year-old actors to play angst-ridden roles. It would make the stories that much more credible as the actors age in the course of the series length.

NPR: Temporary Victory for Free Speech

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

During a period when free speech is under attack almost like never before in the United States, a small victory has been recorded. The background: A ...

Easy on the Eye, Easy on the Planet!

Anna Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Griffin

One of the more brilliant aspects of my job as Editor in Chief of Coco Eco is meeting amazing and inspiring people who are out there actively engaged ...

Fox TV Chief OUT

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The longtime chief executive of the Fox Networks Group is stepping down, triggering a reorganization for the TV unit of Rupert Mur...

Content Is King? Broadcasters Keep Upper Hand In TV Disputes

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — A recent spate of TV blackouts and the lack of government intervention suggests that broadcasters have the upper hand over TV sign...

Fox Ratings DROP

Bloomberg | Ronald Grover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News Corp.'s Fox network has lost almost 17 percent of its young-adult viewers five weeks into the television season, a drop that threatens to dethron...

Fox Game Show Host On Wronged Couple: 'They Would Have Lost Anyway'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The host of the Fox game show that admitted that a couple had lost $800,000 despite having answered correctly has come out saying that the outrage aga...

Horrified and Angry in Paradise

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Lear

The story of two contestants on the Fox show called Million Dollar Money Drop is a complete and understandable example of how corporate America is screwing over the American people.

Fox Game Show Mistake: Couple Loses $800K On RIGHT Answer, Invited Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A couple who lost $800,000 on a Fox game show — despite giving the right answer — has been invited back for a second try. On Monday's epi...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow HAILS Fox News Host

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You read this correctly -- on Tuesday night's episode of her show, Rachel Maddow reached across the aisle to praise Fox News host Shepard Smith. Smith...

12 Wild Misconceptions Held By Fox News Viewers

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

A recent study showed that Fox News viewers are the most uninformed of all news consumers. Here are the most common misconceptions held by fans of Fox News.

Fox News Manipulates Climate Coverage

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Fox News has consistently delivered false and misleading information to its viewers about the climate crisis. New leaked emails now suggest that this bias comes directly from the executives responsible for their news coverage.