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Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news

November 14, 2010 politisite 0

To witness Keith Olbermann – the most opinionated among MSNBC’s left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts – suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.

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PC Police at NPR fire Juan Williams for remarks on Muslims

October 21, 2010 politisite 0

National Public Radio has fired journalist Juan Williams over remarks he made on Fox News about Muslims, the network announced Thursday. Williams was asked by Bill O’Reilly during Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” earlier this week whether the U.S. is facing a “Muslim dilemma.” According to an NPR statement, Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in […]

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Campbell Brown to Leave CNN after lowest ratings ever

May 18, 2010 politisite 0

Campbell Brown probably had the toughest time slot in Cable news.  She is a good newswoman and I am sure she will do well in the future.  We wish her all the best.  She is leaving CNN Compounding CNN’s ratings problems, the prime-time anchor Campbell Brown said Wednesday that she was leaving the cable news channel. Ms. Brown said it was her decision to leave, and that she would remain […]

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Keith Olbermann is a funny, funny man

February 13, 2010 politisite 0

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11: So, let’s talk about Sarah Palin, who Olbermann must be contractually obligated to mention every 15 minutes on “Countdown.” He’s clearly obsessed. Now, Olbermann likes to make up little nicknames for his nemeses. In his world, Bill O’Reilly is “Bill-O,” Glenn Beck is “Lonesome Rhodes Beck,” dignity is “#1 Mortal Enemy.” (Ok, only two of those are real.) Well, Sarah Palin’s nickname is “Sister Sarah.” My best […]