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No Grinch will ruin Carrie Underwood's Holiday

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Carrie Underwood has been a busy girl. The recent host of the Country Music Association Awards, talks about recent controversy and what it's like to host her own special


Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

Fox Should Pay Obama for Pitching It

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some Democrats recognize that Obama's making a cardinal blunder in propping up Fox through the backdoor with his attacks. Fox, of course, giddily loves every swipe that he takes at it.

Hate Speech from Glenn Beck: Likens Criticism of Fox News To Murder Of 6,000,000 Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

By now we should all be used to the Right's use of the millions of Holocaust victims, as political footballs against Democrats. But, for some of us, getting used to it is hard.

Jimmy Kimmel Should Worry About the Leno-O'Brien Mess

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Jimmy Kimmel, the also-ran behind O'Brien and Letterman at the 11:30pm slot, decided to weigh in with this weak Leno lampoon. But he should watch out -- the last laugh will probably be on him.

Fox Finally Finds Fall Hits, Up 7% In Viewers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox's prime time is off to one of its best starts ever. It is poised to win the second week of the TV season in adults 18-49, and not only are some of...

It's Crime-Warner and a Pox on Fox: Viewers Have Little Patience With Two Greedy Elephants

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adam Hanft

Rather than keep it a private corporate battle over money, Time-Warner decided to take its argument public, hoping to win subscribers over to their side by casting Fox as the mendacious villain.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

If It Were Me, I'd Be Embarrassed

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Vines

Last Wednesday, a media firestorm erupted after a seventeen-year-old girl named Jackie was interviewed by MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell while standing in line during Sarah Palin's Michigan book signing.

Animals Finding Food In The Winter (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With winter fast approaching, plenty of furry animals are getting ready to handle the harshest snowy conditions. Check out these incredible shots of...

Cartoon: Nattering Naybobs and Noxious Nutballs

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

With a few notable exception, broadcast news is a very scary place these days. What Edward R. Murrow would think of the current zeitgeist is unknowable, but we might hazard a guess.

Ted Turner Would Fire Lou Dobbs

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

If Jonathan Klein were as responsible an executive as Ted Turner, and as conscientious a citizen as Ted Turner, he would be as concerned as Ted Turner about the danger of Lou Dobbs.

Major Garrett: The One Fox News Reporter The White House Respects

Time | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the course of reporting a story for this week's TIME magazine, which is about the White House's determination to take the fight to its critics, I c...

Roger AIles Threatened To Quit Over Possible Obama Endorsement | DAVID CARR and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the fall of 2008, Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, went to his boss, Rupert Murdoch, with two complaints: he had heard that Mr. Murdoch was consi...

The Alternate Reality Decade

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A ten year interval, where otherwise responsible citizens decided that the best way to deal with their problems was to simply ignore them, has ended.

Fox Projected To Win November Sweep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the first time in the network's history, Fox is projected to win the November sweeps -- and win big....

Hannity: Jon Stewart Was Right About Protest Footage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Sean Hannity responded to Jon Stewart Wednesday evening after the Daily Show host called out the network for using old footage from a larger...

DVR Ratings Bringing TV Networks Money

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Against almost every expectation, nearly half of all people watching delayed shows are still slouching on their couches watching messages about movies...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

"Glee" Even More Of A Hit On iTunes Than On TV

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Glee" might be changing that, drawing an average audience of about 7.8 million viewers, according to the Nielsen Company. ... What is more, the sh...

Fox's Barracuda Jumps the Shark

Warren Holstein | Posted 01.14.2010 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

I -- It was just a matter of time before more of that reflection of the people's uncomfortable ... ness that they feel towards this administration is manifesting in these poll numbers.

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

The Cleveland Show is simultaneously inventive and familiar in how it chronicles the adventures of a loving and garden-variety dysfunctional American family.

Who Won Time Warner Cable vs Fox War? (I Know Who Lost: Subscribers) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Jeez, my cable bill is more and more resembling the national debt. So anything that anyone can do to hold down what we have to pay has to be commended...

If I Still Worked at Fox News...

Eric Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Burns

I ask myself what I would have done if I worked at Fox now. Would I have quit, as the estimable Jane Hall did?