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The Genius of Glenn Beck

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck does it all. I saw his genius in that classic post hemorrhoid surgery YouTube piece. God only knows what the hell that was about, but I watched it, muttering, "Beck is a genius."

Wanda Sykes Getting Saturday Late Night Show On Fox

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Tart-tongued Wanda Sykes is returning to Fox TV with a late-night series offering a comedic look at current events. The program, ...

Florida Fox Station Refuses To Air "Osbournes: Reloaded"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A television station in the Florida Panhandle is not going to air a new variety show hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and his family ...

"More To Love": Fox Orders Overweight Dating Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Fox is teaming with "The Bachelor" producer Mike Fleiss for a new dating-competition series that casts "average-looking" people. The series, titled...

American Idol -- Top 10: Motown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sight unseen, I'd say the bottom three is Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver with Sarver going home.

Fox And Friends Uses Former Mobster To Liken Dems To Mafia

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the March 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of...

Two Dozen Six Word Political Essays

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

As I find politics heartbreaking, I wanted to see if I could capture some of my unexpressed political angst and observations in six-word portions.

Fox Executives Shuffled As Murdoch Sets Post-Chernin Course

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chief executive of News Corp., shuffled leadership of the company's Fox operations in Los Angeles ...

American Idol Weekly Recap and Predictions

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Bart

This week's American Idol narrowed down the playing field to not twelve but thirteen singers looking for their big break in making it to the top. A...

CBS Threatens To Unseat Fox As Top Rated TV Network -- Despite "Idol"

Los Angeles Times | Scott Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thanks to "American Idol," Fox is still beating up on rivals, at least among the young viewers that advertisers crave. But the punch isn't what it onc...

News Flash: Fox Stops Time!

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

The Fox News Ticker displayed exact same message that was there the day I left the country: "Obama To Speak, Stocks Plunge." Hell, these days it could easily read "Sun Shines, Stocks Plunge."

Fox Renews "The Simpsons," Setting TV Record

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a great man once said: "Woo-hoo." On Thursday Fox said it had renewed "The Simpsons" for two more years, confirming that the animated series will b...

American Idol -- Top 36 Round Two: The Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So the second batch of the final 36 was much weaker vocally and personality-wise than the first group.

The Signifying Monkey: Why Cartoons Matter

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

If you research the earlier work of New York Post cartoonist Sean Delona, it's clear that he's a right wing bigot who routinely dehumanizes people from different viewpoints and cultures.

End of the World Economic Scenario

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Cardone

Neither the world nor your survival will come to an end regardless of what happens economically. Can it get worse? Certainly. Will your lifestyle change? Yes, but so will most everyone else's!

Rupert Murdoch and Fox Use 24 to Portray Black Men as Terrorists

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

Can somebody spell the words, "advertisers" and "boycott," and then can the congregation give me a resounding, amen?

Joanna Pacitti DISQUALIFIED From "American Idol"

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — An "American Idol" contestant with a lengthy entertainment resume has been disqualified after reaching the show's top 36. In its ...

Legacy My Ass

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

I have not given up my desire for NBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox to present a documentary about the Bush transgressions during his eight triumphant year Presidency.

Super Bowl Purity

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Simon Maxwell Apter

The NFL has only let me down on three occasions -- all three affronts to my ideals of "purity" -- and I haven't missed a Super Bowl or Wild Card Weekend in two decades.

Gordon Ramsay Live: Fox Planning Cook-Along

Hollywood Reporter | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No F-bombs allowed. How will he do it? Fox is looking to do at least one live special where "Hell's Kitchen" star Gordon Ramsay shows viewers how t...

Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: How CNN and the Media Flubbed Obama's 2nd Swearing In

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ronald B. Robinson

The same media that is creating a negative impression of President Obama is saying little about the outgoing administration's widespread destruction of official government records.

American Idol -- San Fran and Louisville

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After the dearth of exciting talent in San Francisco, I was hoping Idol would come charging out of the gate with some great singing. Instead, they started off with a train wreck.

24: A Thriller With Few Surprises

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Danzig

Junior soldiers have imitated techniques they have seen on the program. And military educators report that "24" is one of the biggest problems they have in their classrooms.

AT&T, Verizon at odds over DTV delay : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 13, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

President-elect Barack Obama's plan to delay the DTV transition may postpone the switch 90 days. Currently, Senator Jay Rockefeller is preparing the...

"Prison Break" Canceled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — It's inescapable: Fox TV is bringing "Prison Break" to an end after four seasons. The network said Tuesday that the dr...