| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Is Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly going Hollywood?
The highest-rated host in cable news is the executive producer of a new FNC docu-series, "Legends & Lies: The Real West," which mixes historians' commentaries with scripted reenactments depicting...
| May 4, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Given its performance in Baltimore, I am starting to wonder if maybe Fox News should only do opinion and stay away from covering challenging news stories like the one still playing out on the streets of Baltimore.
I know that might sound extreme, but in...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:23 PM
The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague's anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives.
Marcy McGinnis, a former CBS News executive, told Al...
| May 1, 2015
| 3:48 PM
The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun.
To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:41 PM
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera was not exactly feeling the love when he came to Baltimore this week to cover the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray.
Check out this video of Geraldo's encounter with one local viewer whose issues with the media...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 1:42 AM
Bruce Jenner's much-awaited interview on "20/20" lifted the ABC newsmagazine to the week's top spot last week.
The two-hour broadcast, hosted by Diane Sawyer, centered on Jenner's acknowledgment that he's transitioning into a woman. It was seen by 17.1...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 3:00 AM
"Don't know much about history" -- Sam Cooke
It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?" The person replies: "I don't know and I don't care."...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:22 AM
After launching his 2016 presidential campaign by declaring "yesterday is over,” Sen. Marco Rubio began filling in some of the policy details behind his lofty rhetoric in a round of media interviews.
The 43-year-old brushed off comparisons to...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Inching closer to a second try for president, Republican Mike Huckabee said Friday he would announce his intentions next month in Hope, Ark., the hometown he shares with former President Clinton.
“I think it will be worth tuning in for,”...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 12:13 PM
The Rolling Stone fictionalized account of how a young woman was gang-raped at the University of Virginia is a cautionary tale at the least. It demonstrates what happens when Journalism 101 is abandoned in favor of sensationalism, expediency and politics....
| Apr 5, 2015
| 5:38 PM
In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi.
"This is the way I want to live and I don't really see anything changing," Jason Greenslate,...