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Cable News Ratings--Liberals Jump Ship

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Unless Democrats develop a clear and compelling message, they face a very tough time in the 2010 elections.

July Ratings: Food Beats News

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The headlines: July cable news ratings confirm FoxNews dominance. CNN benefits from Michael Jackson's death, and The Food Network wins the demographics.

What's Next For The Cable News Channels?

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the last three months of the 2008 presidential campaign, ratings for the cable news channel MSNBC were up 158 percent over the same period a year...

Cable News Networks Ban Actual News

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

Just off their mostly news-free coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign, the major news networks have directed their correspondents to refrain from traditional news and stick to glitz.

The Power of No

Alex Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Jones

There is something sinister about the press's complicity in allowing campaign coverage to feed hungrily on meaningless charges and counter-charges.

Cable TV Should Be Ashamed

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Cable TV fails to do its job: report on and analyze the candidates' policies. It's like they think we only care about lipstick. Viewers are left completely unaware of dozens of serious issues that dramatically impact enormous swaths of the population.

A Bedtime Story for Snake Oil Salesmen

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Catto

If it is a solution to the energy crisis, the banking crisis, or our over stressed military, we need expert input. For that input to morph into solutions, we need focused collaborative work and lowered voices.

MSNBC, CNN Closing In On Fox News

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News reclaimed the top spot among cable news channels for the second quarter of 2008, having been beaten by CNN during the first quarter. However...

Has Matt Drudge Lost His Mojo?

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A wide-open election, an embattled president, scandal-a-plenty: Matt Drudge's eponymous website should be booming. So why is site traffic dragging? co...