| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:48 PM
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.
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:56 PM
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....
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Kabul, Afghanistan -- A spokesman for the Taliban says that they plan to kidnap or kill Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan on Friday on a four-month deployment, NBC News reports.
The spokesman calls the Prince a "precious bird" and says that if...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:31 AM
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- unless you're Prince Harry and TMZ publishes pictures of you cavorting naked during a game of strip billiards.
The tabloid website posted the photos online Tuesday night. It said the romp featuring the royal, who...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
What happens on the strip is supposed to stay there, but Prince Harry's 'strip' blew up like an egg in the microwave (it made a mess, everywhere).
Photos of the British Royal grabbing his 'crown jewels' after playing naughty billiards are being...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a string of company boards of directors just one month after his embattled News Corporation announced plans to separate publishing interests from its lucrative television and film operations.
The Australian-born media...
| Jul 8, 2011
Hugh Grant is revisiting his role in the phone-hacking scandal that brought down the News of the World tabloid this week. Hugh Grant and former News of the World journo Paul McMullen bantered on the BBC about Grant secretly recording McMullen's hacking...
| Jul 7, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's News of the World will publish its final issue Sunday, after 168 years. The widely popular newspaper was the victim of a widening scandal in England....