November 1, 2008
I think it's highly laughable and so ironic that Fox anchor Brit Hume wants to go into semi-retirement because he is tired of all the "bitter politics" ["Hume Tired of 'Bitter' Politics," by Matea Gold, Oct. 28]. Fox News knows no other way of delivering their "faux news" than with "bitter politics." Goodbye, Hume. You won't be missed. Betty Welsh Los Angeles -- As one of the Founding Fathers of what you might call postmodern "Bitter Politics," Brit Hume has a lot of nerve to complain of being weary.
September 8, 2007 |
Wednesday's debate between the GOP presidential hopefuls on Fox News was the most-watched so far of this election season, drawing 3.14 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The 90-minute forum, moderated by Brit Hume, drew 12% more viewers than last month's showdown between the Democratic contenders on ABC. Both beat the CNN/YouTube debate in July. -- Matea Gold
September 9, 2003 |
Television news coverage of the invasion of Iraq was surprisingly evenhanded, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs. Researchers for the Washington think tank surveyed more than 1,100 reports on the evening newscasts of record for the big three networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- plus Fox News' "Special Report with Brit Hume." Taken together, the three old-line networks broadcast an even split of comments favorable and opposed to U.S.
July 3, 1989 |
Correspondent, Times on Times on Percent '87 Rank Air 1987 Air 1988 Change 1. Bruce Morton, CBS (9) 69 146 +111% 2. Dean Reynolds, ABC (83) 49 114 +132% 3. Bill Plante, CBS (3) 155 111 -28% 4. Sam Donaldson, ABC (2) 147 110 -25% 5. Bob Schieffer, CBS (41) 56 107 +91% 6. Robert Hager, NBC (5) 76 100 +31% 7. Brit Hume, ABC (8) 79 100 +26% 8. Chris Wallace, NBC (1) 120 99 -17% 9. John McWethy, ABC (4) 107 97 -9% 10. David Martin, CBS (6) 95 96 +1% 11. Jim Wooten, ABC (66) 55 94 +70% 12.
December 2, 1999
With Texas Gov. George W. Bush on hand for the first time, the six major Republican presidential candidates will gather tonight for a debate in Manchester, N.H. FOX News Channel will carry the forum live from 5 to 6:30 p.m. PST and on the station's Web site, http://www.foxnews.com. Co-sponsor WMUR-TV, a Manchester station, will broadcast the forum on its Web site, http://www.wmur.com. KCRW-FM, the public radio station in Santa Monica, will air the debate on 89.
November 5, 2008 |
The verdict from the television networks came down at precisely 8 p.m. on Tuesday, just as the polls closed in California: Barack Obama had won the 2008 presidential contest. "An African American has broken the barrier as old as the republic," NBC News anchor Brian Williams said. "An astonishing candidate, an astonishing campaign, a seismic shift in American politics."