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Jason Linkins

How To 'Fix' The Sunday Morning Shows | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Rosen, saints preserve him, has posted a "Simple Fix For The Messed Up Sunday Shows". Since Sunday morning is the time when I personally do penite...

Frank Luntz: Americans Are "Mad As Hell" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican pollster and communications guru Frank Luntz joined the roundtable on ABC's This Week today to discuss the significance of the House passin...

Ted Koppel 'This Week' Host? ABC In Negotiations

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Ted Koppel may soon return to ABC News – this time during daylight hours. The former "Nightline" host is being considered as a...

As Anchors Change at ABC and MSNBC, Will Executives Ignore Diversity Again?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Until you work on these issues, it's hard to appreciate how difficult it is to diversify newsrooms. But it's time for TV outlets to cast their gaze beyond the usual suspects.

Biden Favors Military Tribunal for Cheney

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden said today that he was "open" to the idea of military tribunals for people who tried to destroy America, "such as Dick Cheney."

"Meet The Press" Wins Obama's Sunday Ratings Race

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC's "Meet the Press" has won President Obama's Sunday talk show blitz. Obama appeared on five shows Sunday — NBC's "Meet the Press," ABC's "T...

The Two Presidents Are In Sync Using the Media to Deliver the Message: CGI Opens in NYC.

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The Clinton Global Initiative is a magnificent prelude to the meetings to be held later in the week with the Chinese government and other world leaders at the United Nations. This is a true gesture of unity.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Critiques Obama With "Expert" Panel Of Five Republicans, Two Dems | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post on Tuesday called in a panel of "experts" to weigh in on President Barack Obama's attempt at the Modified, Limited Ginsburg over t...

Jason Linkins

The Best And The Worst Of Obama's Speed-Date With The Sunday News Anchors | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This Sunday, as you are no doubt aware, President Obama invited State Of The Union, Face The Nation, Meet The Press, This Week, and NOT FOX NEWS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES into the White House to attempt "The Full Ginsburg", which is a term given to anyone who attempts to appear on all five Sunday morning political shows.

George Stephanopoulos: I'm Better Than Sunday Competitors Because I Worked In White House

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today Stephanopoulos, who also is ABC's chief Washington correspondent, is supremely well-connected in the Obama White House. One of his closest frien...

George Will Debates NeoCons Over Afghanistan War

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative commentator George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos Sunday Morning and took on NeoConservatives over the cou...

Sam Donaldson Spars With Liz Cheney Over CIA Torture Investigation (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Donaldson and Liz Cheney spiritedly debated the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether or not torture occurred during CIA...

Paul Krugman: We Are In Economic "Purgatory" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's upbeat comments Friday that the U.S. economy is on the cusp of recovery, economists Paul Krugman and R...

Jason Linkins

WaPo's Kornblut Goes From Belittling To Praising Hillary Clinton In Three Days | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This afternoon on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell was joined by the Washington Post's Ann Kornblut, to talk about the goings on between President Barack Obama,...

"This Week" Tops "Meet The Press," #1 In Total Viewers And Demo For First Time Since 1999

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC's "This Week" beat NBC's "Meet the Press" in a clean ratings fight for the first time in a decade, Nielsen Media Research said on...

Michelle Malkin, Cynthia Tucker Spar Over Unemployment Benefits (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Larry Katz, the Clinton-era economist cited by Michelle Malkin today as offering dire warnings of the way unemployment insurance incentivizes ...

Arianna Joins "This Week" Roundtable To Discuss Obama, Gates Controversy (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna joined the roundtable on ABC News' "This Week", along with Paul Krugman, George Will, David Brooks and Donna Brazile, to discuss the politics ...

When It Comes to Health Care, Why Do Republicans (and Some Centrist Democrats) Hate Americans?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the government-run plan is so good it would be an improvement over the private insurers, why are the Republicans against it? Isn't the goal better care at lower costs?

The Fight Over Sonia Sotomayor: Why Were So Few Hispanics on TV Debating the First Hispanic Supreme Court Nominee?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

What irks me most about the media circus around Sotomayor's nomination is that white politicians and pundits pretend their race and culture have no impact on their sensibilities.

David Gregory's "Meet The Press" Ratings Hit New Low — The Sunday Morning Horse Race Is On

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If the Sunday morning TV throne is empty, then the race for the crown is on. NBC's "Meet the Press" suffered its lowest ratings since David Gregory...

Celebrities Hit Auction Block for Human Rights

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Buchanan

The online auction will raise funds supporting the RFK Center's vital work around the globe.

EPA Regulations Will Destroy Economy, Says GOP

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

In spite of intense opposition from conservatives at nearly every step, we (read: EPA) have managed to significantly reduce pollution and still grow the economy -- a lot.

Monday's Late Night Round-Up: Miss California, Waterboarding, And Sam Donaldson Being All Crazy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The late night hosts took on the Miss USA pageant last night with Jimmy Fallon saying the GOP found their VP candidate for 2012 and Jay Leno mocking M...

Jason Linkins

ABC's "This Week" More Interested In Susan Boyle Than Torture Memos | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Funny that a guy like Chuck Todd would describe the recent urgency in the public over the release of the torture memos as something outside the mainst...

Sunday Morning Still Searching For Successor To Russert's Throne: Will It Be Stephanopoulos?

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The throne is empty." So said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, meaning that there has been no successor as the king of Sunday morning televisio...