Category: Media Industry

Local TV News–Now With Ice Cream!

Peter Hart at FAIR reports a new survey about more local TV news: For the fourth year in a row, the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that the average television station set a new record for the amount of

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The two David Carrs: A Times columnist rises to fame

By Michael Massing Since joining The New York Times in 2002, David Carr has become America’s most visible and influential writer on the media. His weekly “Media Equation” column is closely followed by people in the industry. Last year, he

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On the Other Hand…Nothing: The Trouble with Even-handedness

Eric Alterman The decades-long class war being waged by corporate America and the superrich on the rest of us has been aided tremendously by the media’s tendency to treat both sides as if they are guilty of what only one

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The Cozy Compliance of the News Corp. Board

By DAVID CARR If you sat on the board of a company that was raked over the coals by a British parliamentary committee in a 121-page document, accused of a pattern of corporate misconduct that included widespread phone hacking and

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The Fox News Effect

Marvin Kitman Editor’s Note: A survey of habitual Fox News viewers by Fairleigh Dickinson University revealed that they become poorly informed about current events. But mere statistics fail to reveal the causes of this effect. Does habitual Foxwatching, for example,

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“The Daily Show” Crushes Fox News in Year-End Ratings

Jon Stewart has successfully eclipsed Fox News in year-end ratings, with theThe Daily Show pulling in more viewers on average when put head to head with the average viewers for Fox’s prime time lineup. According to TVNewser, Stewart pulled in

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Fox News’ False Statements

Fox News turns into a lying dynasty when PolitiFact checks the news network for false statements. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Fox News’ False Statements www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor &

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Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate

By Alexander Cockburn What began in Britain in 2005 as “a third-rate burglary” of voicemails, supposedly limited to a criminal invasion of privacy by a News of the World reporter and a private investigator, has flowered beautifully into a Level

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Fox: The Liars’ Network

Eric Alterman In July 1999 Vice President Al Gore paddled down the Connecticut River in New Hampshire to spread what then–Rolling Stone reporter Eric Boehlert termed “his green theme of protecting the environment” while posing for the obvious photo-op. His

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I Give Up – Pay Anything…

As greedy public workers bankrupt states, America makes it harder for honest corporate citizens to create jobs. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c I Give Up – Pay Anything… www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes

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