| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:18 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Eliot Spitzer experiment is over at CNN.
The network reshuffled its prime-time schedule on Wednesday, canceling the former New York governor's 8 p.m. show, "In the Arena."
Spitzer lasted less than a year at the network. He...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I have had my disagreements with Keith Olbermann the last few years, but I have been watching in admiration lately as night after night he's covered the Occupy protest movement like no one else in the media.
I am surprised that he has not received more...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:10 AM
This year, I gave up reporting cable news ratings every month. The numbers and spin tell us about the horse race to some extent. But what they mainly do is distract us from the important moral and cultural stories of the way these channels are warping our...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:03 AM
For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:52 AM
West Liberty, Kentucky -- With dozens dead and scores of buildings reduced to rubble, residents of the Midwest and South on Sunday were assessing the damage that a series of vicious twisters left behind last week.
By the time the powerful storm system...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Outside of CNN's performance on the night of Iowa caucuses, no one's election-related TV coverage excited me as much as that provided by Politico last week on Super Tuesday.
I heard and saw it on C-SPAN radio and TV. Politico had been streaming such...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:57 PM
TACOMA, Wash. -- Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales told his fellow soldiers they would be grateful to him in fighting season come June following a shooting rampage in which he is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.
He said, You guys are going to thank...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:11 PM
TOULOUSE, France -- A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network, but not by the alleged killer, French police said Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera on Tuesday decided not to air a...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged Friday with 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder in a shooting rampage in Afghan villages, the U.S. military said.
Bales, 38, is accused of leaving a remote outpost in Kandahar...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:27 AM
After almost a week of speculation, it looks as if the Rev. Al Sharpton is going to be a new weeknight host on cable channel MSNBC.
Sharpton, who has been filling in recent weeks on MSNBC, will reportedly be taking over the 6 p.m. timeslot that has...