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Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hello and good morrow and welcome to this week's edition of your Sunday morning liveblog of what poet laureate Ke$ha called "Blah Blah Blah," only about politics.

August Is Too Long to Wait for Amanpour

Cinny Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cinny Kennard

The word "globalization" has entered the daily lexicon, with events abroad increasingly affecting our nation. But Americans cannot learn much about a foreign news story through cable news. Amanpour can fix this.

WATCH: Christiane Amanpour's First 'This Week' Promo

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News has aired its first commercial promoting Christiane Amanpour's upcoming debut as the anchor of "This Week". The promo premiered during Thurs...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Good morning and happy Easter and happy Passover and welcome to your Sunday morning liveblog of the images that flicker and bob inside your teevee box...

News the Media Missed This Week

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The media does a pretty good job covering the major news stories. Sometimes, however, they miss some. My mission? To search for the most interesting stories not covered by traditional news outlets -- and present them to you.

Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner: Why Rand Paul's Party Is Invite Only

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Certain folk in Kentucky forsook their joe last week Something a spot more bitter was what they did seek Their guy beat Mitch McConnell's pick in the ...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Good morning everyone and happy Memorial Day weekend and welcome to your Sunday Morning liveblog of British Petroleum PR and politicksery! But WAIT? ...

News the Media Missed This Week!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The media does a pretty good job covering the major news stories. Sometimes, however, they miss some.

Politicians and Spin

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Last week, Richard Blumenthal, the attorney general of Connecticut, who is running for Christopher Dodd's Democratic seat in the Senate and Rand Paul,...

Washington Post TV Critic Showcases His Own Bias

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jehmu Greene

In a perplexing and misguided column in today's Washington Post, the prominent television critic Tom Shales inveighs against the choice of Christiane Amanpour to host This Week.

Tom Shales Viciously Reviews Christiane Amanpour, ABC Responds

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales' critique of Christiane Amanpour as ABC's choice for "This Week" host is so vicious, the network has chosen to re...

News the Media Missed This Week!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 03.21.2010 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Here are this week's news items the media missed -- presented in quick and easy, photo and caption format -- perfect for today's busy professional -- and for you! Enjoy!

'Meet The Press' Ratings Fall To David Gregory's Second-Lowest Ever

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" fell to its second-lowest ratings under David Gregory this past Sunday. The NBC Sunday show averaged just 2.57 million total viewers...

Jason Linkins

AP's Most Popular Online Content: Factchecking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Having gently kicked in the teeth of the Associated Press today, I'll now say something nice about it. As the Washington Post's Greg Sargent points o...

Christiane Amanpour To Host 'This Week' On ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour has been named the anchor of ABC's Sunday morning public affairs program, "This Week." "I am delighted to announce that Christian...

Christiane Amanpour, ABC 'Close To Deal' For 'This Week'

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour has gone from "50/50" to "close to a deal" with ABC. The New York Times' Bill Carter reports that the CNN international correspon...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Welcome to this Sunday Morning Liveblog. My name is Jason, it's Sunday, this is like purgatory, stay in bed.

Christiane Amanpour Offered 'This Week' Hosting Job On ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour has been offered the job hosting ABC News' "This Week," FishbowlDC reports. Amanpour is said to have told her CNN colleagues abou...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gibbs, Cantor, Van Hollen, Rove! It's an embarrassment of riches on Fox, today. And John Roberts is still all knickers-twisted that Obama doesn't like the Citizens United ruling? Jeez. Thin skin in this town.

'This Week' Gets Lowest Ratings Since 2006, 'Meet The Press' Tops

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour can't come soon enough to ABC's "This Week." The Sunday morning program, temporarily hosted by Jake Tapper, saw its lowest total ...

News the Media Missed This Week!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The media does a pretty good job covering the major news stories. Sometimes, however, they miss some. My mission? To search for the most interesting stories not covered by traditional news outlets.

News the Media Missed This Week!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The media does a pretty good job covering the major news stories. Sometimes, however, they miss some. My mission? To search for the most interesting s...

Christiane Amanpour, ABC's 'This Week' In Talks

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC is in talks with Christiane Amanpour for the "This Week" hosting job, Politico's Michael Calderone reports. Amanpour, the star CNN international ...

Think Again: On TV News, "Right" Makes Right

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

ABC News apparently thinks it's appropriate to invite former political advisor to George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd, to guest host ABC's This Week next week.

Matthew Dowd Guest-Hosting 'This Week' On ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While ABC's "This Week" continues to search for a permanent host, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd will guest-host the program this Sunday. Dowd i...