June 20, 2013 |
Now that Howard Kurtz is leaving CNN for Fox News Channel, things might be getting animated around the water cooler at Rupert Murdoch's cable news network. Kurtz, a media critic and the host since 1998 of CNN's journalism roundtable "Reliable Sources," will be taking over the weekend show "Fox News Watch," pushing out current host Jon Scott, whom Fox is moving elsewhere. The move came as a surprise because Kurtz has sometimes been harshly critical of Fox News. At least one Fox News host isn't likely to roll out a welcome mat: conservative host Sean Hannity, who recently dubbed Kurtz "a nitwit.
January 12, 2005 |
An announcement by a liberal activist organization about a decision to pull some advertising at Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has set off denials, countercharges and even legal threats by Staples Inc., the activists and Sinclair. Media Matters for America, an organization that represents a coalition that includes MoveOn.
April 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he expects a “vast left-wing conspiracy” in the media to attack him in an effort to boost President Obama's chances of being re-elected. “There will be an effort by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out a message and to attack me," Romney said in an interview with Breitbart.com's Larry O'Connor. "And they're going to do everything they can to divert from the issue people care about, which is a growing economy that creates more jobs and rising incomes.
January 24, 2014 |
The New York Times Magazine for this Sunday depicts former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as a bizarre-looking planet, inspiring quite a range of reactions. The cover accompanies the story “Planet Hillary” by Amy Chozick, a look at the potential 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner. Clinton, who left her post at the State Department last year, has not confirmed that she will be revving up her second presidential campaign, though that hasn't stopped supporters from raising funds and preparing for the campaign.
March 23, 2012
The end of Pacific Standard Time — the Getty's region-wide survey on the history of art in Southern California — will be celebrated with free admission at 19 local museums on March 31. Among the participating institutions will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Fisher Museum of Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pacific Standard Time explored the history of art in Southern California...
December 29, 2010 |
On Dec. 9, the website Media Matters published a leaked e-mail written by Fox News' Washington managing editor, Bill Sammon. In the e-mail, Sammon instructed reporters to avoid the phrase "public option" when referencing President Obama's healthcare plan. He wanted employees to instead call it the "government option," a phrase that Republican pollster Frank Luntz instructed Fox News personality Sean Hannity to use simply because "public option" was polling too well. I wrote that the e-mail "once again illustrates just how laughable the Fox News slogan 'Fair and Balanced' really is. " Here was a high-ranking Fox News official explicitly instructing employees to avoid using the term "public option.