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'The Simpsons' Takes ANOTHER Shot At Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The Simpsons" took a shot at Fox News for the second week in a row. After dubbing its corporate sibling "Not Racist, But #1 With Racists" -- and g...

COMEDY: Is Stand-Up The Reality TV Of Broadway?

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.

Joe Scarborough's Suspension Got Me Thinking...

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Understanding how your company operates is important, and frequently rules go unlearned until they are accidentally broken. Whatever your own workplace rule is, it's there for a reason and meant to be followed.

WATCH: Stewart Impersonates Glenn Beck To Debunk His George Soros Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart spends a good amount of time on his show mocking Glenn Beck, but last night was one of the rare occurrences where he dedicates half his sh...

How Will We Know When American Television News Hits Rock Bottom?

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MP Nunan


MSNBC Leans Backward on Missed Opportunity

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

What wasn't said during the Keith Olbermann debacle the other week had little to do with the fact that Olbermann clowned himself into a corner of ideo...

Fox Won't Let 'The Simpsons' Show Homer's Butt Anymore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The Simpsons" celebrated some good news Thursday, as the animated legend was renewed by Fox for an eye-popping 23rd season. While discussing the rene...

Fox Blocks Google TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A couple of weeks ago, was atop our list of Websites that could still be accessed on Google TV to stream full episodes of content. Well, you c...

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.

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...

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.