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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.

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...

Time Warner Cable Offers Arbitration With Fox

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The nation's top broadcast regulator on Thursday urged Time Warner Cable and the Fox television network to agree to a temporary de...

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?

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.

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's Glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...

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.

The New York Times and Bloomberg Act as Stenographers for MSNBC on Anti-CNN Coverage

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Neither of two news stories made the connection between CNN's rating declines and the drastic change in its position on Time Warner Cable in New York, where 10 percent of America's televisions are.

Obama On White House War With Fox News: I'm Not Losing Sleep Over It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House's war with Fox News, which Jason Linkins has helpfully mapped out here and here, took a new, (and perhaps final?), turn Wednesday nigh...

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.

'Our Little Genius' Kiddie Quiz Show Premiere Yanked By Fox

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Fox won't be starting its kiddie quiz show, "Our Little Genius," next week as planned. The first two episodes have been yanked by pr...

USA Wins Olympic Naivete Gold; Media Leads Off, Obama Runs Anchor

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Chicago was never the favorite, even if Oprah thought it was. All it takes is a quick understanding of how the IOC votes, who the 100 IOC voters are, and which way the international wind is blowing.

Politics, in Ebony and Ivory

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Palmer

It's a commonplace that Social Security is the third rail of politics. For the first black president, however, it's clearly race.

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

Based on the reaction from the packed crowd at The New York Television Festival's screening, The Cleveland Show will be a welcome in many homes.

Oh Noes, You're Outrage: Hating On The Family Guy Critics

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brandon Mendelson

If we don't stand up to bullies like this, it won't end until bland, stale programming, not targeted to anyone in particular, airs on every single channel, on every time of night, on every website around the world.

They All Agree: The Speech Was a Disaster

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Zombeck

Why not go on FOX? Obama is more than a match for any of the hacks on FOX. He's proven himself plenty of times as a charming, eloquent, and intelligent speaker.

Obama Can't Talk About Race Even If He Wants To

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The bitter truth is that President Obama can't talk about race even if he wants to. This has absolutely nothing to do with his mixed racial upbringing, or his straddling of many worlds. It has everything to do with politics

The Damage that Time has Done

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Time's cover is the beginning of a rehab job for Glenn Beck. The magazine is trying once again to make it okay for people to sponsor this "person".

Media Mud Pies: CNN's Embarrassing Response to Fox

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

In response to Fox's childish and embarrassing ad in the Washington Post that challenged competitors' coverage of the 9/12 teabaggers, CNN is airing this equally chilidish and embarrassing ad.

What I Learned From Jay Leno's Prime Time Debut: Part III

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

At 11:00 p.m. Monday night, after the Leno show on NBC, I made a second mistake. I watched WNBC-TV's local news with veteran anchor Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons.

"Overexposed" Obama In Danger Of Rising Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Even if Obama has turned things around and starts posting approval numbers between 55 and 60, don't expect the media to realize that their entire "overexposed" story has been turned on its head.

Planet FOX Stokes the Right's Delusions of Persecution

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

It seems the country is operating with two sets of "facts" right now: the "facts" broadcasted on FOX, and the "facts" broadcasted on the mainstream media. When the truth no longer matters, it's time to worry.

New Rule: Float Like Obama, Sting Like Ali

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Here's the thing: Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face.

"TextsFromLastNight" TV Show Headed To Fox

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TextsFromLastNight is headed to television. After strong interest from several networks, Fox landed a multicamera coming-of-age project based on th...

Wall Street Journal: "Glenn Beck Counts For More At the Obama White House" Than the Progressive Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The White House answers more to Glenn Beck than it does to the progressive base of the Democratic Party that got them into the White House in the first place.