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  • TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry Obama's Friday news conference

    TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry  Obama's Friday news conference
    During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN). I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
  • Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal

    Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal
    Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism. Spitzer did prove to be an...
  • Hack this, Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch is in trouble and a whole lot of folks are delighted. They are practically drooling at the mouth that the downfall of Fox News could be around the corner. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into allegations that the...
  • Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony

    Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony
    UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): The hearing was abruptly interrupted, and the camera went to a blank wall as a result of a disturbance in the hearing room at about 11:55 a.m. as the last questioner was addressing a question to Rupert Murdoch.  A replay of video...
  • Why is Scotland Yard in London?

    Why is Scotland Yard in London?
    Of all the questions to arise out of the Rupert Murdoch hearings (including: Shaving foam? Really?) one of the more intriguing is why London calls its police force Scotland Yard. The parliamentary hearings on the phone hacking scandal are looking, in...
  • Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?

    Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?
    As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic. What most American analysts were wondering was whether...
  • Obama, Boehner in debt reduction TV showdown -- and CNN gives us Piers Morgan

    Obama, Boehner in debt reduction TV showdown -- and CNN gives us Piers Morgan
    If nothing else, Monday night's dueling prime-time addresses to the nation by President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner hopefully woke more Americans up to the fact that we are at an epic moment in the nation's history. The narcissists...
  • ABC, NBC and the shameful business of news operations buying interviews

    ABC, NBC and the shameful business of news operations buying interviews
    Last Sunday, I wrote about the way in which British tabloid values had already taken root in American media and corroded the soul of our press. I was challenging the conventional wisdom here that our journalistic standards are somehow vastly superior...
  • Political comedy bits: The five best of July

    Political comedy bits: The five best of July
    About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also...
  • Murdoch seeks to defuse investor concerns over phone hacking scandal

    News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch addressed investors for the first time since a phone hacking scandal forced the closure of one of the company's British tabloids and withdrawal of its bid for satellite operator British Sky Broadcasting....
  • The Emmys telecast: Baltimore native Julie Bowen wins first award of the night

    The Emmys telecast: Baltimore native Julie Bowen wins first award of the night
    "TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV." That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...