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Scritti Politti: January 29, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We posted earlier on this interesting finding by Think Progress, which found that in the discussion over the economic stimulus package, the cable news...

The Husband Did It! The Wife Did It!

Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Wieder

As a non-straight woman living in California, currently married to my partner, but living in fear of Prop 8's outcome, it kills me to see married couples slaughtering each other on a weekly basis.

Nancy Grace Ratings Success Signals The Return Of "Murder And Mayhem" Style Cable News

Paley Center | J. Max Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Those thinking that the most exciting race for the White House in modern history would lead to a higher level of discourse on cable news should think ...

CNN President Jon Klein: Anderson Cooper Win "Remarkable," Economic News Will Drive 2009

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As 2008 comes to a close, each of the cable news networks has reason to celebrate: Fox News maintains its #1 ratings slot, MSNBC is growing faster tha...

Second Thoughts on a Television Career for Bill Clinton

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The cable network that really needs Bill Clinton is BBC America. Bill Clinton is a star of the first magnitude -- people pay to see him, which is why ...

Nancy Grace Hits Ratings Record, Releases Family Christmas Card

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nancy Grace rode the news that a child's body was found near Caylee Anthony's grandparents' home to a ratings record Thursday night. Her Headline New...

Jon Klein Hits 4-Years As CNN U.S. President: An Anniversary Fact Check

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein is about to hit his four-year anniversary at the helm of the news network, with one full Presidential election cycle unde...

Post-Election Retention: Fox News Weathers The Storm Best

Broadcasting & Cable | Alex Weprin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News retained 74% of its total day and 70% of its primetime audience. MSNBC retained 62% of its total day an...

Fox News Sees No Post-Election Slump

MediaWeek | Anthony Crupi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conventional wisdom would suggest that cable news ratings were ripe for a precipitous fall once the cuticle-gnawing tension of the election finally ab...

"Morning Joe" Catching Up To "American Morning" In The Ratings

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's "American Morning" — which dominated its competition the morning after the election, with 2.1 million viewers — is facing increasing...

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...

Fox News Wins Election Week, #1 Network In All Of Cable

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN may have won election night, but Fox News retained the most viewers, winning Election Week and taking the #1 spot in primetime among all cable net...

Fox News Looking Forward To Obama Administration, Expects Viewership Dip Between Election And Inaguration

Broadcasting & Cable | Marisa Guthrie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maybe it did all come down to Ohio--again. At least that's what it felt like at the Fox News Channel studios on Election Night. Brit Hume, FNC's drol...

Cable News' Future After The Election

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Chris Matthews refused to be drawn in to a debate last week when fellow MSNBC host Joe Scarborough talked on "Morning Joe" about whet...

Final Poll of Cable Television News Viewers-- Comparison to Actual Results

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

In the final vote, cable news viewers favored Obama by 11%, he won by 6%. The previous week, we had him ahead by 6%, and would've been dead on, but last week's numbers jumped.

If You Want to Play the Game, You Better Know the Rules

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

In times of extreme market volatility, investors are tempted to rely financial pundits. It is important to realize that their advice is flawed and conflicted.

Post-Obama Cyncism Sets in Early: "Why Wait?"

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In what observers say is the shortest "honeymoon" between the public and a new Administration, dissatisfaction with the Obama Administration began before it was even elected.

MSNBC Tops CNN For October

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC beat CNN in prime time for the month of October, led by the breakout success of "The Rachel Maddow Show," which brought MSNBC its first-ever vic...

How MSNBC Can Rule Cable News

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

If I were to walk the mile from where I live to the studio and take the reins, I would at least threaten to cut out the tongue of any TV host who dares interrupt anyone else.

Vice Presidential Debate Ratings: 69.9 Million Total, ABC, Fox News Win, MSNBC Tanks

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: The final numbers are in: 69.9 million viewers watched the Vice Presidential debate, making it the most watched debate since 1992 and the most...

The Sun Sets

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

What's really sad is that the Sun would be alive if it could have found a few more investors who were willing to see it lose a couple of million dollars a year.

Can You Please Put Some Sugar on This Crap?

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

I guess someone told Fox that they are getting a lot of advertising dollars from the pharmaceutical industry, and what I had to say might not make some people happy.

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.

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.

Liveblogging The Republican Convention - Day Four

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If an undecided voter responded strongly to the yelling from Mitt, Rudy and Palin, and then watched McCain, they were probably disappointed and let-down by McCain.