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Since The Election, MSNBC Has Fallen Back To Fourth Place In The Ratings

Since The Election, MSNBC Has Fallen Back To Fourth Place In The Ratings

Election season was very good to MSNBC in terms of ratings, pushing the network up to second place where they were nipping at the heels of Fox News. But since the election things have been quite a bit slower for the network. At Mediaite, Joe Concha attributes the hyper-partisan network’s decline to being positioned to

Foul-Mouthed Anchor AJ Clemente Is Now Tending Bar In Delaware

There was a lot of consternation in some circles about all the attention former KFYR anchor AJ Clemente got after dropping the f-bomb on-air during his anchor debut (video here). There was a feeling, especially among reporters in the state, that Clemente’s profane faux pas shouldn’t have garnered him late-night television bookings and national media

Democrats Threaten The LA Times Over Potential Koch Brothers Sale

The LA Times and several other publications all owned by the Tribune Company may be bought by the Koch brothers, the libertarian/conservative billionaires who have become bêtes noires for the left. So, naturally, everybody is freaking out. Because it’s ok when liberals/progressives own mainstream media outlets, but not anyone from the right. Anyway, now the

To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They're Objective

There are two ideals the media believes, according to Ross Douthat writing at the New York Times: One is an ideal of balance, nonpartisanship and near-perfect neutrality — distilled to its essence, perhaps, by the former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s longstanding refusal to cast a vote, “so that I never make up my

Newspaper Ad Revenue Hits 62 Year Low In 2012

IBIS World named the newspaper industry as one of those most likely to become extinct in America, and for good reason it seems. According to the Newspaper Association of America, advertising revenue for newspapers continues to be in free fall hitting its lowest point since 1950. And note that this isn’t just attributable to the

ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

The coverage of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s alleged “tirade” against Native American tribes at a meeting of domestic violence advocates has been a little odd. Based on exactly one account of Cramer’s comments from a known political operative, posting on a left-wing website no less, it has been reported that Cramer supposedly “verbally abused” the group

Just 6% Of Americans See The Media As Very Trustworthy, And That's A Good Thing

According to Rasmussen, Americans have a pretty low opinion of the media: Most voters still get their news from television and consider the news reported by the media generally trustworthy. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they get most of their news from TV, including 32% who get it from cable news networks

When Sports Journalism Is An Oxymoron

Earlier this week the University of North Dakota made national headlines when they suspended a play-by-play announcer, Paul Ralston, for telling the truth when the university’s basketball team pulled off a “choke job” (his words) at the end of a game. Now, it’s undeniable that the team choked. The fans knew it. The coach admitted

Why Do Americans Like Downton Abbey?

I’ve got a confession to make: I like Downton Abbey. My wife and I have watched every new episode together since we discovered the series. We binged on the first season on Netflix, and we have a standing date to watch new episodes when they come out. As a conservative, someone who adheres closely to

Are We Really Debating An Unscripted Sip Of Water During A Political Speech?

Last night, while delivering the GOP’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Senator Marco Rubio took an unscripted sip of water. Now the political press is calling it “watergate” (not to be confused with the Nixon-era scandal which is the origin of the ubiquitous “-gate” suffix for political scandals). The hyperventilating over

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