Fox News named most trusted TV news source.
Fox News named least trusted TV news source.
Which headline do you prefer? And what if I told you it didn't matter?
Public Policy Polling — to be fair, an organization that Slate recognized as a left-leaning group, it should be said — released the results of a survey today that highlights how American voters feel about the current state of television news coverage. The results, as you can see by the top two sentences of this particular blog ... read more
If there is only one night that makes working for a newspaper worth making the decision to work for a newspaper, it's election night. The buzz in the newsroom could probably light up small villages with its palpable combination of drama and deadlines providing an infectious mood to the air swirling through cubicles and computers. It's the one time every four years that you knowwhat you are doing will eventually be consumed by a large amount of people, and the weight of spreading the word as to whom ... read more
Well ... whoops.
The much-hyped "Rumble In the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" between Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart on GW's campus Saturday night was chided the minute it hit the Internet's airwaves, considering that how once it hit those peculiar airwaves ... the airwaves blowed up real good. "All told, this could be one small step for political commentary, and one giant leap for Internet television mankind," I wrote before the thing kicked off Saturday afternoon. And about that giant leap ...
"It ... read more
Since when did Bill O'Reilly become so pseudo-celebrated by the left? And since when did Jon Stewart become so worshiped by way of making jokes out of the nightly news?
Actually, those are two fairly rhetoric questions (though the O'Reilly one really does boggle my mind on some small level — I mean, whatever happened to that burning feud with Keith Olbermann?). I have a hard time really reconciling political news anchors, political news channels, screaming men with hairpieces and pressed shirts, ... read more