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Haiti, Bill O'Reilly, And The Myth Of The Dark Savage

The Root | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Like many, I have consumed reports of Haiti's devastation these past few weeks. Like many, I have been saddened by the suffering and loss of life--the...

Sex, Lies, and (a Subpoenaed) Videotape

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Appears Edwards's former fall guy turned out not to be so meek At long last, he's grown a set and won't turn the other cheek

NBC May Lose Olympics As Fox, ESPN Bid For Games

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp.'s Fox and Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN plan to bid for U.S. rights to televise the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, challenging NBC,...

Stewart Hammers Fox News For Cutting Off Obama's GOP Q&A (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

President Obama's Q&A with House Republicans on Friday was "somewhat unprecedented in our pre-staged, kabuki political culture," noted Jon Stewart dur...

Local News Starting Early To Compete For Viewers

nytimes.com | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three of the four major broadcast networks have been coping with ratings declines since the start of the television season in September. But Mr. Primo...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Dallas

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol finally has a breakout star this season. Unfortunately, it's not an unknown talent but the very popular TV, movie and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris.

Supreme Court Ruling Pins Big Business vs. Big Government in 2010 Elections

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I think we are on very dangerous ground here. Who's to say major corporations will not attempt to "control thoughts" of the electorate by pumping huge amounts of money into campaigns and elections?

Conan On Fox? Fox Ready To Swoop In: New York Post

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

FOX is set to move fast to pick up Conan O'Brien for a rival late-night show, according to sources. Talks between O'Brien and Fox could start as e...

Conan O'Brien and NBC Divorced: Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The past few weeks, late night television has never been funnier. Or, more vindictive. Conan O'Brien taking shots at Jay Leno and NBC. David Letterman taking shots at NBC and Jay Leno.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Orlando

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I thought Tuesday might have been a fluke, so I held off on trumpeting it. But it happened again Wednesday. Idol scored 26.1 million viewers on Tuesday and 26.7 million viewers on Wednesday.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Chicago

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One hour felt like two hours in Chicago where talent was thin on the ground. As a result, the judges were so relieved to hear people that didn't suck, they let some through that didn't deserve it.

What's on TV, Mom?

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

We've previewed, pored over, and pondered the latest TV offerings so we can reveal the best shows to watch with your offspring and which are the best ones to stay up for after they're tucked in to bed.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

If It Were Me, I'd Be Embarrassed

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Vines

Last Wednesday, a media firestorm erupted after a seventeen-year-old girl named Jackie was interviewed by MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell while standing in line during Sarah Palin's Michigan book signing.

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's Glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...

Jimmy Kimmel Should Worry About the Leno-O'Brien Mess

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Jimmy Kimmel, the also-ran behind O'Brien and Letterman at the 11:30pm slot, decided to weigh in with this weak Leno lampoon. But he should watch out -- the last laugh will probably be on him.

The New York Times and Bloomberg Act as Stenographers for MSNBC on Anti-CNN Coverage

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Neither of two news stories made the connection between CNN's rating declines and the drastic change in its position on Time Warner Cable in New York, where 10 percent of America's televisions are.

'Our Little Genius' Kiddie Quiz Show Premiere Yanked By Fox

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Fox won't be starting its kiddie quiz show, "Our Little Genius," next week as planned. The first two episodes have been yanked by pr...

Obama On White House War With Fox News: I'm Not Losing Sleep Over It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House's war with Fox News, which Jason Linkins has helpfully mapped out here and here, took a new, (and perhaps final?), turn Wednesday nigh...

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

"Glee" Even More Of A Hit On iTunes Than On TV

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Glee" might be changing that, drawing an average audience of about 7.8 million viewers, according to the Nielsen Company. ... What is more, the sh...

Cat Fight in the Fox's Den

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

The battle between Time Warner Cable and Fox is just another facet of an n-dimensional war between cable companies, satellite companies, websites, video-game manufacturers -- and, of course, the consumer.

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

The Cleveland Show is simultaneously inventive and familiar in how it chronicles the adventures of a loving and garden-variety dysfunctional American family.

My Five Minutes on Fox

Nancy Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Jackson

I expected better from my recent Huckabee Show appearance, where I was booed and heckeled. After all, Governor Huckabee himself supported cap-and-trade just two years ago.