Polemic sells. I've made a profit off it for years, and I'm not sorry. But while some of it may be thoughtful or amusing, we must recognize inflammatory speech as nothing more than a rhetorical vessel and stop allowing it to dominate our entire discourse.
Churn. It's here and has been forever. For ESPN, do they report news or do they make it? In either case, they profit from it.
Even though most of the people who would have loved Viewpoint with John Fugelsang were never given the chance to watch it, the show gave a voice to topics, opinions and guests not normally heard on shows of this kind.
I am a longtime fan of MSNBC. I have watched it regularly for years and admired its growth into a commercially successful platform for smart news and analysis. That is why I am so disappointed.
Beset with logistical as well as political hurdles, Al Jazeera America will undoubtedly confront a rocky road ahead. If the network decides to raise the bar and provide truly innovative programming, then the network will surely gain some respect.
While the idea of all-arts talk radio, modeled on sports talk radio, may strike one upon first thought as rather absurd, I think my friend Pia Catton ...
This week began with Mitt Romney getting pranked on April Fools' Day before he almost, finally eliminated rival Rick Santorum in Tuesday's less-than-t...
If Current has hopes to evolve away from being the fringe network that it is and connect with a larger mainstream audience, firing a talented pro like Keith and replacing him with a non-professional broadcaster like Eliot Spitzer was probably a bad move.
This week's show highlights: Keith Olbermann fired from Current TV; behind the scenes TV psychology; Howard Stern at Sirius vs Keith Olbermann at Current; President Obama and false equivalences; who will be Mitt Romney's VP?
Was management right for clamping down so hard on KO? Yes and No. Was Olbermann right for trying to embarrass management in public? No, but he couldn't help it. That's who he is. A divorce was inevitable.
"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"
Chatting with Keith Olbermann about what really happened in Tuesday's Michigan primary. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum tied where it counts: DELEGATES....
While many world-renowned scientists have attributed the mysterious recent appearances of the primitive Mashco-Piro tribe on the banks of a jungle riv...
Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.
Current TV hasn't had much of a presence at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association gatherings since its initial presentation near the time of its launch at the Summer 2005 tour. That changed Friday.
Community activists, political campaigners, Occupy Seattle supporters, local church ministers and a Buddhist monk turned out to celebrate the 85th birthday of local activist and Occupy Seattle movement spokesperson Dorli Rainey.