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USA Wins Olympic Naivete Gold; Media Leads Off, Obama Runs Anchor

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Chicago was never the favorite, even if Oprah thought it was. All it takes is a quick understanding of how the IOC votes, who the 100 IOC voters are, and which way the international wind is blowing.

Politics, in Ebony and Ivory

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Palmer

It's a commonplace that Social Security is the third rail of politics. For the first black president, however, it's clearly race.

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

Based on the reaction from the packed crowd at The New York Television Festival's screening, The Cleveland Show will be a welcome in many homes.

Oh Noes, You're Outrage: Hating On The Family Guy Critics

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brandon Mendelson

If we don't stand up to bullies like this, it won't end until bland, stale programming, not targeted to anyone in particular, airs on every single channel, on every time of night, on every website around the world.

They All Agree: The Speech Was a Disaster

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Zombeck

Why not go on FOX? Obama is more than a match for any of the hacks on FOX. He's proven himself plenty of times as a charming, eloquent, and intelligent speaker.

The Damage that Time has Done

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Time's cover is the beginning of a rehab job for Glenn Beck. The magazine is trying once again to make it okay for people to sponsor this "person".

Obama Can't Talk About Race Even If He Wants To

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The bitter truth is that President Obama can't talk about race even if he wants to. This has absolutely nothing to do with his mixed racial upbringing, or his straddling of many worlds. It has everything to do with politics

"Overexposed" Obama In Danger Of Rising Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Even if Obama has turned things around and starts posting approval numbers between 55 and 60, don't expect the media to realize that their entire "overexposed" story has been turned on its head.

Media Mud Pies: CNN's Embarrassing Response to Fox

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

In response to Fox's childish and embarrassing ad in the Washington Post that challenged competitors' coverage of the 9/12 teabaggers, CNN is airing this equally chilidish and embarrassing ad.

What I Learned From Jay Leno's Prime Time Debut: Part III

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

At 11:00 p.m. Monday night, after the Leno show on NBC, I made a second mistake. I watched WNBC-TV's local news with veteran anchor Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons.

Planet FOX Stokes the Right's Delusions of Persecution

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

It seems the country is operating with two sets of "facts" right now: the "facts" broadcasted on FOX, and the "facts" broadcasted on the mainstream media. When the truth no longer matters, it's time to worry.

New Rule: Float Like Obama, Sting Like Ali

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Here's the thing: Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face.

"TextsFromLastNight" TV Show Headed To Fox

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TextsFromLastNight is headed to television. After strong interest from several networks, Fox landed a multicamera coming-of-age project based on th...

Wall Street Journal: "Glenn Beck Counts For More At the Obama White House" Than the Progressive Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The White House answers more to Glenn Beck than it does to the progressive base of the Democratic Party that got them into the White House in the first place.

11 Hilarious Shows We Can't Wait To See This Fall: Pick Your Favorite! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While our hearts belong to the shows that run all year long ("Daily Show," "Colbert Report," "Late Show," etc) we are pumped for some upcoming fall pr...

Fox Won't Broadcast Obama Speech To Congress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unlike CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS, Fox will not be broadcasting Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9. Wilshire & Wash...

Fox Teams With Twitter For "Tweet-Peat" Promo

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox is teaming with Twitter to give repeats a 21st century twist. The network this week will introduce "tweet-peats" of "Fringe" and "Glee": encore...

Trumping Obama with Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The race card is back on the nation's table with a vengeance. And the aim is to trump Obama.

President Obama Will Likely Dump the Public Option, and Here's Why

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama wants -- no desperately needs -- to win a big victory on health care, or at least the appearance of a victory, even if it means scrapping the only thing that really represents true health care reform.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

Murdoch Pay-For-Content Strategy A Dud

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

Murdoch and others are the King Canutes of the business world, trying to hold back the tides.

British Defend Their Healthcare System

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Where other British citizens saw gross lies, exaggerations, and frustrating half-truths, Graham Linehan saw a "golden opportunity to kickstart a campaign to redress the balance a little bit."

Swiftboating

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

Wikipedia defines this word as: "... American political jargon that is used as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker...

Bill O'Reilly-Keith Olbermann Feud Ends with a Corporate Handshake?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Corporate honchos at GE and News Corp making back-room editorial decisions for the "news" subsidiaries they control? I can't help but think it might not be the best thing for the integrity of journalism.

Olbermann-O'Reilly: Détente We Don't Want

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A sandbox brawl between Keith and Bill Has left their parents feeling ill They want their boys to get along Yet the ultimate result is quite wrong