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The Sunny Side of the News

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary Dana Perino shares her tips for life and career.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Roger Ailes Built Fox News

Monday, January 27, 2014

New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman talks about how Roger Ailes, the powerful founder of Fox News, built the most influential television news empire of our time. The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country, Sherman looks at how Ailes became an indispensable figure in conservative America and set the right-wing agenda, from the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency.

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On The Media

The Edward Snowden Narrative, Privacy vs. Convenience, and More

Friday, June 14, 2013

The media's turn from the value of Edward Snowden's leaks to the nature of his character, the evolving story of the PRISM program, our privacy trade-offs in the Internet age, and an interview with Fox News mole Joe Muto.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Obama's Trip to Israel

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In his new biography of the Fox News president, American-Israeli author and journalist Zev Chafets writes that he "got a closer look at Roger Ailes than any journalist who doesn't work for him ever has." He talks to Brian about his book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, as well as President Obama's trip to the Middle East. Chafets is a former senior official in the Begin administration.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The White Male Era is Over, and I Won't Miss it

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I live in a world made more exciting, creative, delicious, secure and enjoyable because so many non-White-Males have been around. I don't miss the White Male Era - because I never felt it was mine.

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On The Media

How Negative was this year's Election Coverage?

Friday, November 09, 2012

Bob talks to Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, who studied the tone and scope of this year's election coverage. Jurkowitz says that the tone of this election season was extremely negative, both in mainstream and social media.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: From 'Chains' to 'Class Warfare,' 2012 Gets Ugly

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scare tactics are an integral part of every political campaign so we should not be shocked that we are now careening into a deep morass of negativism.

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Opinion: CNN Should Re-Launch 'Crossfire'

Friday, August 10, 2012

Our country needs CNN to be more than just profitable. We need it to be influential, like MSNBC is among the left, and Fox News is on the right. Crossfire would fill this need.

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Opinion: Why Won't Glenn Beck Go Away?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This particular rally is another exhortation to the masses to restore…something. Honor, Freedom, Love, Courage, Pride, Smokin’ Guitar Solos, Meerschaum Pipes, Book Sales, Whatever.

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The Takeaway

CNN and Fox Drop the Ball on Reporting Health Care Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2012

The top court upheld the health care law Thursday, but initial reports from Fox and CNN outside the Supreme Court said the mandate had been overturned. What went wrong?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: News Corp Split Means FOX 'News' Where it Belongs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

At least Fox News is now where it belongs - in the world of entertainment.

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Opinion: Fox & Friends Obama 'Attack' Ad Sums up Cable News

Friday, June 01, 2012

Should anything shock you coming from a station that would give a lowlife like Al Sharpton a show, or a station that would give give Glenn Beck a platform for a few years?

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The Takeaway

Rupert Murdoch's State-Side Influence

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

A British Parliamentary committee's report on Rupert Murdoch has declared that the 81-year-old News Corp. CEO "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company." Jess Todtfeld was a Fox News producer for 13 years and now owns a media training company. Todtfeld believes that Murdoch's willingness to invest in the news represents a unique point in the American media landscape.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Messy, Inconsistent End to the Gingrich Campaign

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The media has largely ignored Newt Gingrinch's presidential campaign this month, unless you count headlines generated when a penguin bit his finger at a St. Louis zoo stop.

But Gingrich is still campaigning for president, even though he is out of money and lagging far back in the polls. He made stops in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York ahead of primaries there today.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Fox Effect

Thursday, March 01, 2012

David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters for America, look at how Fox News president Roger Ailes has transformed the network. Their book The Fox Effect follows Ailes’ career as a media consultant for Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush to in his current position and his mission, which they say is to spread a partisan political agenda despite the widely held standards of objectivity in news reporting.

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On The Media

Fox News Asking the Tough Questions

Friday, December 09, 2011

This primary season has seen Republican candidates sweating under the bright cable news lights at Fox News. We've seen contentious moments and tough interviews on the network. Bob speaks with New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman who says that this change in tone is a very conscious choice by Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. 

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It's A Free Blog

Meme Patrol: "Megyn Kelly, Essentially"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yesterday's spirited defense of brutal police actions toward UC-Davis protesters by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is threatening to launch a fresh meme, already spilling out of a thread on Gawker into the free-range web.

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Bill O'Reilly Threatens to Quit if Obama Raises His Taxes

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last night Fox News' Bill O'Reilly threatened to quit his job if Obama raised taxes on the wealthy, a category that includes the Conservative talk show host. It makes zero sense.

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Juan Williams: Return Engagement

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Debate now, in this country, is stultified, and the best example would be the budget debate going on up in Washington, on Capitol Hill. These people are locked in by extremists positions on both sides, more so to me on the Republican side.

Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst, former senior correspondent for National Public Radio and author of Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Give Murdoch Credit for Shuttering News of the World

Monday, July 11, 2011

Liberals shouldn't get too gleeful, too late that the recent awful, disgusting scandal involving the News of the World in the UK, will not have much of an effect on their most-hated TV station. Yes, they're both owned by Rupert Murdoch, but there's nothing to imply that there is a top-down culture that condones disrupting police investigations.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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