| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's no secret why the media loves a new political star. It's so much easier than digging into serious issues and doing real reporting. Last year, for 15 minutes each, they went gaga over Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. But, no doubt about...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It was especially poignant to see Caroline Kennedy, America's new ambassador to Japan, present her credentials to Emperor Akihito this week. Coming just three days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination in Dallas, it was a vivid...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Keith Olbermann's back and he knows you missed him during all those long months since he quit his Current TV gig (or years since he left MSNBC), even if you didn't know it yourself. And so on Monday night he returned to to ESPN where, he will be happy...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:30 PM
On the day of its debut, Al Jazeera America filed suit against AT&T's U-verse after the telco dropped the upstart news channel.
In a statement, Al Jazeera America said that it "made a decision to seek judicial intervention in its dispute with AT&T....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The early reviews are in for the first day of programming on Al Jazeera America.
If there's a consensus, it's that the new network, which has pitched for months itself as an unbiased alternative to opinionated and sensationalized cable news shows in the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:38 PM
You have to give Al Jazeera America major points for chutzpah.
In the face of fears that its parent company is essentially anti-America, it launched its new network with a tear-down of the American television news media. Its Tuesday premiere on the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter.
But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Al Gore and Mitt Romney have little in common -- except, perhaps, their net worth.
Gore, the environmental activist and former U.S. vice president, has amassed a net worth that may exceed $200 million, according to an analysis by Bloomberg. That’s...
| 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 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:25 PM
In the latest step toward the launch of Al Jazeera America, the network has named former NBC correspondent Michael Viqueira as its White House correspondent.
Viqueira, who joined NBC News in 1998, will cover White House daily news briefings, all...