Posts Tagged “Politics”

If I gave you three guesses, could you pick who is both the least and most trusted cable news network?

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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

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Where were you on Nov. 6 — In front of a television or a computer screen?

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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

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What was that about Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart, again?

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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

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It’s time to talk about Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart.

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

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

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A study finds that Americans don’t trust their television news. Executives at Current seen weeping.

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Well, who can you trust, then? Gallup released a poll yesterday, and much to the delight (see: detriment) of television executives everywhere, the results weren't good. Actually, the results were "Oh, my God, I can't believe how not good these results are" not good. They were so not good, in fact, that it prompted an entire TV Without A TV post (because how else could we get that number beside "Studies" under the "Categories" heading to go up?). From Gallup's webiste ... "Americans' ... read more

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GBTV: The first in what promises to be a wave of major players moving exclusively to the Internet

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

... Ahhh, politics. They are a hard thing for me to reconcile, actually. All arguments are based on belief and ideology, and I don't necessarily think it's proper to ever discount one's personal opinions (and wow that sounded way too hippie-like as I now read back on that sentence). Let's be honest: Religion, politics and love are the only three things in the universe that can make the most educated, level-headed, normal, adult person act like a child at the drop of a dime. Not that I discount the ... read more

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