February 6, 2014 |
The ragin' Cajun is back. A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
February 4, 2014 |
There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies. In a new report on the U.S. media industry, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger notes that a handful of media giants control the advertising and subscription pies. According to Juenger, fees that pay-TV distributors pay for content is now about $40 billion while advertising is an additional $37 billion.
January 1, 2014 |
Willie and Korie Robertson, two of the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" show appeared on Fox News' New Year's Eve special, "All American New Year," and appeared ready to forgive and forget the show's recent controversy as the clock ticked toward 2014. "We're just glad to be back to work," Willie Robertson told Fox News hosts Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck during an interview conducted via satellite from Steamboat Springs, Colo. "A&E and us are fine," he continued. "The Robertsons, we're looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows.
December 30, 2013 |
Reza Aslan began 2013 as an academic teaching creative writing at UC Riverside. In the summer, he published the book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and everything changed. Now Aslan is ending his wild year with a movie deal for "Zealot" as well as writing a pilot for cable TV network FX, running the "transmedia" company Boomgen Studios, working on a novel -- and trying to craft the next episode in his unorthodox life as an Internet-era public intellectual. "Zealot," which portrayed Jesus not as a divine being but as an angry rebel, had already hit bestseller lists before an interview Aslan did with Fox News made him a viral video star.
December 18, 2013 |
Admittedly, I don't get a lot of my news from Fox News. But when I saw this headline Wednesday, “Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state,” well, let's just say they had me at “non-citizens caught voting.” Like Mitt Romney weeks later, and Karl Rove on election night, Fox has its own way of spinning the 2012 election. But hey, if voter fraud cost Romney Ohio, that's big news - bigger than President Obama being born in Kenya, bigger than Obamacare as the worst government disaster ever, bigger than Benghazi, bigger than Obama's uncle whom he did/didn't know, bigger than, well, you get the Fox(y)
December 16, 2013 |
We tell children to plug their ears if we think someone is about to say Santa doesn't exist. In that spirit, perhaps Megyn Kelly should stop reading right now. Why? Because Times readers really, really like the idea of a black Santa Claus. As we all know by now, the Fox News host bizarrely asserted last week the indisputable fact that Santa Claus and Jesus were both white, modern representations notwithstanding. On Saturday, The Times published a front-page photo of Langston Patterson dressed as Santa Claus with a beaming child posing for a photo on his lap. The story with the photo -- about Patterson's Christmastime gig as a "rare black Santa Claus in a sea of white ones" -- didn't mention Kelly, but many readers drew their own connection.