| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Watching Keith Olbermann interview his boss, Al Gore, Tuesday night for the second night in a row, I couldn't help noticing something: How much Olbermann looked like the RCA dog, head cocked slightly to the side, listening intently at his master's voice....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:09 AM
Current TV, which has failed to make much of dent in the prime-time news landscape with the debut of Keith Olbermann, announced a major off-camera move Monday in naming David Bohrman as president.
Until a few months ago, Bohrman ran CNN's Washington...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:41 AM
If you weren't watching MSNBC Tuesday night, you missed not only a great night of American politics, but also a glimpse of some of the forces that will shape the big war of 2012 that's heating up.
First of all, thanks and much praise to MSNBC for putting...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:23 PM
After having written numerous pieces in recent years arguing how crucial it is to have a 24/7 cable news channel that presents fact-based journalism without a a bias to the right or the left, I have to admit I am troubled by the admission from David...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Given the size of Keith Olbermann's audience on Current TV, what goes on during his "Countdown" show probably isn't worth the energy it takes to denounce it.
On the other hand, the more marginalized he becomes, the more likely it is that "Countdown" will...
| Oct 6, 2011
I didn't have a huge investment in the fate of Amanda Knox, the 24-year-old American whose conviction for killing her roommate four years ago in Italy was overturned Monday. I was generally too put off and confused by the media circus surrounding the case...
| Oct 13, 2011
Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
But when the anti-establishment movement called Occupy Wall Street...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Current TV, the prime-time home of Keith Olbermann, Wednesday announced a strong election-year move with Jennifer Granholm joining the channel in January to host a show weeknights at 9 following Olbermann's.
Granholm, the former governor of Michigan,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I don’t care if Al Gore got more money than he ever deserved for his pathetic channel, or Glenn Beck got the short end of the stick in trying to buy it as an escape from his prison of media marginalization.
All of that is ideological and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:48 AM
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| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Reading some of the nutty coverage of Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV from Al Gore, I am not sure whether the problem is ideology or ignorance when it comes to the sorry state of media criticism today.
Last week, I explained why I thought Al...