HLN Abruptly Cuts Live Programs for ‘News by Day, Mysteries by Night'

October 16th, 2018 7:45 PM
Ever since HLN debuted as CNN2 on January 1, 1982, the cable television channel has been on a roller coaster ride that led to the announcement on Tuesday that the network is immediately cutting back on its live programming in favor of virtually all taped shows. The transition was already apparent on the same day, when Morning Express with Robin Meade was followed by a rerun of How It Really…

Bozell & Graham Column: The Perfect Media Manners for Malia

August 20th, 2016 7:58 AM
Civility and political decorum demand that one should never pick on a president's family. Presidential children did not choose the career of their parents. Their privacy should not only be respected, it should be actively protected. Pretty much the entire media observed this rule perfectly when Radar Online published blurry pictures of 18-year-old Malia Obama puffing some sort of cigarette at a…

Year-End Awards: The Most Outrageous Media Quote of 2014

December 31st, 2014 9:59 AM
Wrapping up the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” it’s time to present the “Quote of the Year” for 2014, and the top two runners-up, as selected by our panel of judges.  

Bristol Fights Back Against Carol Costello

October 25th, 2014 9:30 AM
Bristol Palin, on Thursday, responded to Carol Costello’s joking about her assault and subsequent apology. Palin also pointed out the liberal media's double-standard when it comes to treating family members of Democratic politicians.

CNN's Costello Refuses to Apologize to Palins On Air

October 24th, 2014 12:17 PM
On Thursday, CNN’s Carol Costello offered an apology to the Palin family, via a statement sent to Politico and on her Twitter feed, but so far she has refused to do what even former MSNBC host Martin Bashir did, and offer an on-air apology. Mark Levin made fun of that.

CNN's Costello Apologizes for Laughing at Assault of Bristol Palin

October 23rd, 2014 5:08 PM
After being “roundly criticized” for laughing at audio of Bristol Palin’s account of being assaulted by a man and thrown to the ground, CNN’s Carol Costello issued an apology to the Palin family. 

UPDATE: Assault of a Woman is 'Disturbing' - Unless She's a Palin

October 23rd, 2014 3:40 PM
UPDATE: Costello apologizes. When video of Ray Rice punching and then dragging his fiancé around on the floor was released CNN’s Carol Costello justifiably called it “disturbing” and “insane.” But when Costello played the audio of a different woman recounting a similar horrifying experience of being assaulted and dragged around by a man, she told her audience: “Sit back and enjoy.” The difference…

CNN's Costello Gleeful As She Hypes Palin Family Brawl Audio

October 22nd, 2014 3:38 PM
Carol Costello could barely contain herself on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, as she touted the recently-released audio of Bristol Palin giving her account of a fight involving her family to the police: "Okay. I'm just going to come right out and say it. This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we've ever come across – well, come across in a long time anyway."

Bristol Palin: 'Warning: You Might Lose IQ Points By Watching This MSN

December 28th, 2013 4:36 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Joy Reid on Thursday badly misinterpreted an Old Testament passage to ridicule former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for having a Christmas tree on Christmas. On Saturday, Palin's daughter Bristol took to her blog to respond to Reid in a piece she marvelously titled "Warning: You Might Lose IQ Points by Watching this MSNBC Clip":

Bristol Palin: 'My Mom's Way Hotter Than Julianne Moore

October 4th, 2012 7:55 AM
Bristol Palin had some harsh words for Emmy-winning Game Change star Julianne Moore Wednesday. In an interview with Us Weekly, the daughter of the former Alaska governor said, "I don't think she's a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom's way hotter than that."

ABC Anchors Side With Bristol Palin Over Lawsuit Story

June 18th, 2012 7:54 AM
On Sunday's Good Morning America, anchors Dan Harris and Bianna Golodryga defended Bristol Palin as they plugged a report on a man suing Bristol for including in her reality show a clip of herself confronting him as he berated her mother, Sarah Palin. After playing a clip of the exchange which took place in a bar, Harris observed:

Don Rickles Joke About Obama and Mop Scrubbed From TV Land Tribute Sho

June 13th, 2012 8:00 AM
“Viewers of TV Land will not be able to watch insult comic Don Rickles compare President Barack Obama to a janitor at the recent American Film Institute tribute to Shirley MacLaine,” The Hollywood Reporter revealed. “I shouldn’t make fun of the blacks...President Obama is a personal friend of mine,” said Rickles. “He was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.” "He is not being…

NYT Columnist Frank Bruni Picks on 21-Year-Old Bristol Palin: Hypocrit

May 16th, 2012 9:09 AM
New York Times columnist (and former White House correspondent for the paper) Frank Bruni gets nasty and personal again in his Tuesday column "The Right's Righteous Fraud," picking on 21-year-old Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah, for blogging about gay marriage, even throwing out a date rape reference. Judging by the time stamps at Bristol's blog, Bruni has stirred up another round of hateful…

Bill Maher: Bristol Palin 'Got Knocked Up After Watching One Too Many

May 12th, 2012 10:18 AM
Vulgar comedian Bill Maher took another cheap shot at Bristol Palin Friday evening. In an opening monologue segment of HBO's Real Time dealing with the President's flipflop on same-sex marriage, the host said, "Bristol Palin accused Obama of pandering to teenagers who watched one too many episodes of Glee – says the girl who got knocked up after watching one too many episodes of Teen Mom" (…