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Hey MSNBC -- Help Us!

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There really is no journalism now, only media activism. FOX gets this, MSNBC doesn't. If MSNBC wants to do something, they need to help those of us at the grass roots levels organize.

Pundits Boldly Predict the 2084 Election

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

As the effects of the 2010 mid-term elections are still being analyzed, political pundits are already declaring the winner of the United States' 2084 ...

Another black show cancelled

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the show was ready for an Emmy of anything. But JJ Abrams, is respected in the industry and we've seen other s...

What Fox vs. Cablevision Was Really About

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Fights we see now are an attempt to maintain the networks' predominant position at the top of the pyramid. By using their most valuable content to leverage fees they want, the networks are being smart.

Stewart Rips Fox News For Making Obama's Car Analogy Racist (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stewart returned "The Daily Show" to New York last night after a week in Washington D.C., and didn't waste any time doing what he does best: exposing ...

Free Glee!

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

TV should be simple. We want to watch the shows we want to watch whenever and wherever we want to watch them. Channels that stop us from watching them [Fox, are you listening?] are hastening their own deaths.

Disputes Over More Money Should Not Hurt the Fans

George Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
George Atallah

The result of corporate interests attempting to hold fans hostage during labor disputes will likely cause significant damage to the loyalty and dedication of millions of Americans who watch football every week

The Fox TV/Cablevision Fight, and How The FCC Can Find Its 'Man Pants.'

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

How on Earth did the FCC get reduced from the consumer protection "cop on the beat" to pathetically tweeting the playoffs?

Bankrupting the New Deal: Why Republicans Are The Party of Failure

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

The GOP failed at government in the 1980's and in the 2000's and now they are doing their best to make Obama fail so they can call him a failure, get voted back in to office, and then get back to what they do best: keep failing.

Juan Williams Scared

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Danziger


Juan Williams, Human Nature, and Islam

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Among the many lessons to be drawn from NPR's dismissal of Juan Williams are these: Vivian Schiller is human, Juan Williams is human, we are human, and most importantly, there is no bottom to the barrel of right-wing slime.

Offense? Insult? The Firing of Juan Williams

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kathleen Reardon

The Juan Williams firing is a lesson about reacting too strongly before all the facts are in. It's a lesson about the dangers of relying on assumptions about intent without inquiring.

A Peace-Loving Sarah Palin Would "Refudiate" Glenn Beck

David_Brock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sarah Palin -- who implied that Barack Obama was "palling around with terrorists" -- owes it to our country to use her enormous influence to call for an end to actual terrorism, no matter what its source.

Free Web TV Could Take A Hit From Cable Disputes

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online thi...

Should NPR Have Fired Juan Williams? You Betcha

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Zirin

To be clear there is nothing "left wing" about National Public Radio. Yet in this case they were absolutely correct. Finally, at long last, an institution drew a line against the ceaseless media bigotry faced by Arabs and Muslims.

NPR's Missed Opportunity

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

I've been wondering what would have happened if, instead of firing Juan Williams, NPR had invited him onto Morning Edition to analyze his own remarks.

WATCH: Cablevision's News Corp Ad Parodied

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The heated standoff between News Corp and Cablevision just got funny. A contract dispute between the two companies has forced more than 3 million cus...


AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Some 3 million cable TV subscribers in the New York area were without Fox programming for a fifth day. The dispute over how much Cab...

It's Time to End All Blackouts

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's time to put and end to the practice of using blackouts as leverage once and for all. But that's why it's all the more important to have someone representing the interests of sports fans here in Washington.

Fox Steps Over the Internet Line; But There's Nothing To Be Done

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Over the weekend, Fox committed what should be considered one of the grossest violations of the open Internet committed by a U.S. company. Unfortunately, there was no one to call them on it.

What's Driving American Journalism? Is There a Driver at All?

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Are there objectivity problems in the media? Is there any such thing as objectivity?

News Corp. Shuts Off Hulu Access To Cablevision Customers – And Turns It Back On

All Things D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One new twist to the Cablevision/News Corp. fight: News Corp. has cut off Cablevision subscribers' access to its shows on Hulu, the video site joint v...

Fox Blackout May Prevent MLB Playoff Broadcasts

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Cablevision, the service provider for 3 million customers in the New York area, and Fox parent News Corp. failed to solve a dispute o...

'Will They Get What They're Paying For?' -- the Best Election Flier I've Seen

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

In the wake of Citizens United, with corporations pumping in unprecedented levels of dollars through shadowy front groups, we need to make their spending the salient issue in every message we put forth.

Will Arnett Gets A Lesson In 'Taking It' On The Set Of 'Running Wilde' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Although "Running Wilde," the new FOX show from the creators of "Arrested Development," hasn't exactly seen stellar ratings so far, its stars aren't ...