Disgraced Martin Bashir Named BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent

September 28th, 2016 5:23 PM
The British Broadcasting Corporation announced on Monday that former MSNBC host Martin Bashir has been hired to serve as the network's new religious affairs correspondent. The news release referred to Bashir as an “award-winning journalist” who has conducted “high-profile interviews" as well as “making ground-breaking, landmark documentaries.” Of course,…

Michael Jackson Made More Money Posthumously This Year Than Any Living

October 23rd, 2013 3:34 PM
You might not be able to take your money to the grave, but the late Michael Jackson proved this year you sure can make a lot of dough there. According to The Wrap, Jackson has made $160 million this year topping Madonna's $125 million.

Maher Claims Romney 'Bullying' Worse Than Michael Jackson Molestation

May 16th, 2012 5:33 AM
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's Conan show on TBS, HBO comedian Bill Maher absurdly suggested that recent allegations that Mitt Romney engaged in "bullying" in high school are worse than being molested by Michael Jackson, and asserted that he would be willing to trade being beat up in grade school for being "gently masturbated by a pop star." Maher also again…

MSNBC Fail: Network Goes Alinsky on Bachmann (Again) to Promote 'Socia

October 31st, 2009 2:30 PM
After a pattern of attacking Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, on a nightly basis, one of the strategies is becoming apparent - MSNBC is in need of a boogeyman to give a face to the opposition of these radical steps being undertaken to fundamentally change health care in the United States. So rather than attack where the opposition is wrong on a policy level, MSNBC "…

If it’s Morning, it Must Be Michael Jackson

August 6th, 2009 3:41 PM

Maher: U.S. Is Michael Jackson -- 'In Debt, On Drugs and Over the Hill

July 18th, 2009 5:03 PM
"Michael Jackson IS America. We love him so much because he reflects our nation perfectly: fragile, over-indulgent, childish, in debt, on drugs, and over the hill."So said HBO's Bill Maher on "Real Time" Friday night during his "New Rules" segment.As he elaborated on how America fit each of these negative attributes, he concluded by claiming, "Monday is the 40th…

Bozell Commends CBS for Having Honesty, Guts to Air Video That Broadsi

July 13th, 2009 4:54 PM
CBS’s “Sunday Morning” yesterday aired a remarkable segment that broadsided the national media for refusing to give our nation’s fallen soldiers the attention they deserve. Martha Gillis offered an uninterrupted, 3-minute monologue sharing the pain of losing her nephew, 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw, who was killed on June 25 by an IED in Afghanistan. Gillis faulted the media for its virtual non-…

CBS's Sunday Morning Airs Indictment of Media from Aunt of Soldier Kil

July 13th, 2009 2:01 PM
The CBS Evening News may have only devoted 13 seconds last Monday night to the deaths of seven soldiers in Afghanistan -- as Katie Couric anchored from the Staples Center the night before the Michael Jackson memorial -- and just 15 seconds Wednesday night to their caskets arriving back in the U.S., but the producers of CBS's Sunday Morning should be commended for giving Martha Gillis, the aunt of…

Jacko Telethon: Primetime Broadcast Network Coverage Devotes One Third

July 10th, 2009 12:23 PM
The passing of pop music star Michael Jackson has been the hot topic and may have even seemed like the only topic covered in recent days by the national media. And for the most part, having that impression was accurate. From Jackson's death on June 25 through the day of his highly publicized memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, the broadcast primetime news programs -…

Bozell Column: The Jackson Whitewash

July 9th, 2009 11:05 PM

Michael Jackson Coverage: CNN Co-founder Hails Very Temporary Ratings

July 9th, 2009 9:36 AM
When last we left CNN co-founder, Reese Schonfeld, he was in a deep funk over the horrible ratings of the network he helped create. He had hoped that the election of Barack Obama as president would help that ailing network's ratings but, as reported by Schonfeld, a harsh reality quickly set in:Now, seven months after Barack Obama's victory, CNN's ratings have gone down the drain. From May of last…

The 12 Days of Michael

July 8th, 2009 5:56 PM
There's no doubt about it. Celebrity is the media's top priority. Michael Jackson's June 25 death overshadowed all other news for almost two weeks. Nightly news programs on ABC, CBS and NBC featured at least one story each night about Jackson since his death. More than half of those broadcasts aired since June 25 lead with a story about Jackson. A Pew poll found cable news devoted 93…

Palin Whacked Jacko Conspiracy Theory Goes Unchallenged on Al Sharpton

July 8th, 2009 4:36 PM
Gov. Sarah Palin had something to do with the death of pop star Michael Jackson. That's an interesting theory proclaims radio host and Jackson eulogizer opportunist Rev. Al Sharpton.Our friend Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer has the story. Embedded at right is the audio of the program in question. I've pasted Maloney's transcript below:FEMALE CALLER (31:50): He (Michael Jackson) is truly the…

MRC's Bozell: 'No Justification' for Soldier Deaths Getting 1/20th Cov

July 7th, 2009 3:08 PM
Reacting to Media Research Center (MRC) analysis showing the deaths of seven U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan recently has received just 1/20th of the network coverage devoted to Michael Jackson, NewsBusters Publisher and MRC President Bozell Bozell released the following statement earlier today:This is a prime example of why network television news audiences are disappearing before our eyes…