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The $200 Million Hive Mind of Bachmann, Beck, Rush, and Imus

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Edward Murray

In short, if someone in the political media acts like the two of you are buddies, they have another agenda in mind.

CNN Mocks Fox News, MSNBC In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After airing an ad for the midterm elections that implicitly jabbed at its two rival cable news networks, CNN released a promo on Wednesday that takes...

HE'S BACK: Lou Dobbs Joining Fox Business Network

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lou Dobbs is returning to cable -- on the Fox Business Network. The network announced on Wednesday afternoon that Dobbs will begin hosting a daily ...

Cenk Uygur Hosting MSNBC 3 PM Hour Through November

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cenk Uygur will anchor the 3 PM hour on MSNBC for the rest of November, it was reported Monday. InsideCableNews broke the news on Twitter. Uygur, wh...

Hey Keith, I'm Hiring

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

Keith, I'm hiring, and here's my pitch: I'm starting a new, progressive-minded, cable television news and information network. You will have full control over the content that airs on your show. Let's get Anderson Cooper on board, too.

Playing for Keith

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

At some point, traditional media outlets will finally wise the hell up and realize that we're well past the point where it is considered unforgivable to express an opinion.

They Heard You Loud and Clear (Moreorless)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

What the people said on Tuesday night completely squares with what I've been saying all along: "It's time to get rid of the designated-hitter rule."

Laura Ingraham's Fox News Contract Renewed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News announced that it has signed national radio host and conservative pundit Laura Ingraham to a new contract, according to TVNewser. Ingraham h...

Jason Linkins

Election Night On Cable TV: The Mediagasm (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2010-11-04-holograms.jpgCable news coverage of yesterday's midterms was a pageant performed by the institution that knows the least about the lives of ordinary Americans.

Fox News Dominates, 'Last Word' Premieres Big...See Top 30 Cable News Shows For October

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' perpetual domination of the cable news rankings continued in October, with the network taking the top 11 spots in the list. October did see ...

Election Day Drinking Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The following is from HuffPost Hill, a daily newsletter published in the evenings by The Huffington Post. Click here to subscribe. HUFFPOST HILL ELEC...

OLBERMANN SLAMS STEWART: 'Jumped The Shark,' His Attitude 'Got Us Iraq'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize Jon Stewart for his lambasting of cable news and the media during his "Rally To Restore Sanit...

To Rally, Perchance to Dream

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Though Stewart and Colbert rightly aimed most of their criticism at cable news, the rest of us in the news business are not blameless. We, too, monetize fright. Shame on all of us.

David Shuster: I'm Not Returning To MSNBC [UPDATE: Shuster Denies Report]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: In a statement to The Huffington Post, Shuster writes, "I have made nothing official... I was never asked and never said (nor would I) if I am...

Predicting Election Results by Viewer Preference

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In every election of the past decade I have predicted the results based on Nielsen's cable news viewing numbers. So far, I have always gotten it right. And, if that happens again next Tuesday, the Democrats are in for a disaster.

Jason Linkins

CNN's Election Night Will Be Full Of Mindbending Technological Overkill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What's CNN got planned for the upcoming election? Well, like last time, when they summoned animated "holograms" of Jessica Yellin and Will.I.Am, the network will dazzle us with crazy technology until we bleed from the brain.

RACHEL GOES NORTH: Maddow Reporting From Alaska Tonight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With the midterm elections just days away, Rachel Maddow is taking a road trip to some of the most hotly contested Senate battlegrounds in the country...

Ex-Fox News Reporter: FNC Wants Polarization

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Major Garrett, Fox News' former Chief White House Correspondent, appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday to talk about the Juan Williams controversy ...

A Chile Wind Blows CNN Some Good

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Given that CNN gained more viewers than its two rivals combined, I would suggest to my successors that they abandon talking about the news and start showing more of it.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly, Juan Williams BLAST NPR

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Three days after his comments about Muslims on "The O'Reilly Factor" got him fired from NPR, Juan Williams returned to Bill O'Reilly's program Thursda...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Even though he was fired from NPR, Juan Williams won't have to worry about keeping a roof over his head. The Los Angeles Times reported that Fox News ...

NPR FIRES Juan Williams For Muslim Comments On Fox News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Juan Williams spoke to Fox News Thursday morning about his firing from NPR. He defended his initial comments and said that his NPR bosses had ...

Soledad O'Brien Talks About New CNN Special, 'Almighty Debt'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Soledad O'Brien had already taken a broad look at black families and community leaders in two previous volumes of her "Black In America" documen...

WATCH: Fox News Mocks MSNBC With New Promos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Asked by the New York Times' Brian Stelter to respond to Fox News' new ads, an MSNBC spokesman said, “this is exactly what we set out to do:...

WATCH: Juan Williams: I Get 'Nervous' When I See Muslims On Planes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Williams has been fired by NPR for his comments on Fox News. ORIGINAL POST: On Monday's "O'Reilly Factor," Fox News analyst Juan Williams tol...