Our job is to give the people NOT what THEY want, but what WE decide they ought to have." Richard Salant (former President of CBS News)
When a single-engine plane crashed into an Upper East Side [New York] apartment building, Fox News delivered early live video to its viewers from the crash site using a hand-held mobile phone souped up with streaming video.
What? You didn't think a Revolution was about being nice did 'ya?
Here's the PBS show that aired yesterday(10/10/2006). It's broken down into 7 parts. Enjoy!!
With Fox's 10th anniversary next week, a series of 10-year contracts with providers will be expiring. Fox says the systems pay roughly 25 cents per subscriber each month to carry its programming. Given the network's success in the ratings,(
"And anyone who claims that I and others like me are 'soft,' or have 'forgotten' the lessons of what happened here is at best a grasping, opportunistic, dilettante and at worst, an idiot whether he is a commentator, or a Vice Pre
A U.S. appeals court put on hold a Federal Communications Commission ruling that four television broadcasts of profanity violated decency standards and gave the agency two months to consider rebuttals by the broadcasters.
VIDEO: CNN Anchor Goes On Letterman With "Top Ten Excuses" For Putting Bathroom Chatter On Air during Bush Speech (Very Funny)
A critique of four of the corporate media's "finest" who excel in the art of on-air racism
South Pacific-set season of the CBS reality show, 20 castaways will be racially divided. Teams of five will be separated into four tribes — black, white, Hispanic and Asian — that will eventually merge into one.
Yesterday afternoon I spoke with Bonnie Erbe, whose political discussion show has featured a senior Bush-appointed official without identifying her job for the adminstration. Erbe said she sees nothing wrong with the arrangement.
Palestinian security forces hunted for 2 abducted Fox News journalists Tuesday, and the Palestinian president and prime minister were intervening in an attempt to gain their release. President Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister
This was even better than last week’s TDS where Colbert first asked Stewart to apologize. Colbert decides the best way for Stewart to make amends with Geraldo is for him to walk a mile in his moustache.
Keith took a good look at the threats of explosive liquids last night. Keith revisits a report from March of this year about threats to airlines, and in particular liquid explosives.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an interview to US television network CBS in which he criticized US President George W. Bush's handling of the international response to Iran's nuclear program. CBS on Wednesday released 2 short exc
This was great to watch last night. I guess after a day of hearing "how the terrorists are after us", I was due for some serious comedy. Maybe Geraldo will go on TDS to accept Jon’s apology.
There's a war raging, and it's not only in the Middle East - it's in cyberspace, too. Hundreds of would-be journalists are using blogs, videos and online rants to plead for peace or the destruction of their enemy. Search for "Hezbo
Confidential papers show that the BBC allowed Britain's domestic security agency, MI5, to investigate the backgrounds and political affiliaations of thousands of its employees, including newsreaders, reporters, and continuity announcers.
On June 29, several Fox News media figures suggested that the U.S. government should "put up the Office of Censorship" to screen news reports to determine whether they "hurt the country" or are of "news value," in the wa
It's hard to imagine in today's media-filled world that some people can still remember when there was no television. TV got going in earnest 65 years ago today, when the first scheduled commercial television program was broadcast by the Na
You gotta love this guy. First, he shows that the organization at the heart of the New York Times fiasco has it's own website, and publishes it's own magazine. Also, he show that Bush himself proclaimed the Adminstration is doing everything
For those who missed the PBS special the other day, here's a link to watch it on the computer. It's split into 6 differenct segements. I missed it myself, so I'll be watching.
Veteran broadcast journalist Dan Rather has left CBS News in a bitter departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record, ending 44 years as reporter, anchor and face of the network. [What's the frequency
Congress gave notice to broadcasters that they will pay dearly for crossing the line with offensive material like Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," passing legislation that would multiply indecency fines 10 times.
As expected, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone jumped into the deadly “can’t show the Prophet Mohammad’s face” controversy recently with a much ballyhooed two-part episode that threatened to display the Muslim icon in all his facial glor
Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush adminstration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up suc
Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up suc
And now for some fake news: The Colbert Report. If you flip through the cable news channels any weeknight, you’re bound to see a collection of talking heads — rather shouting heads — who draw large audiences with a diet of often wildly inaccurate but
Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode.
Over a 10 month span, 77 television stations from all across the nation aired video news releases without informing their viewers even once that the reports were actually sponsored content.