LATimes Laugh: MSNBC’s Morning Joe ‘Manages to Stay in Neutral Zone'

April 12th, 2022 1:34 PM

Los Angeles Times television writer Stephen Battaglio profiled the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe -- Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist. The headline is certainly West Coast-snooty: “MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ tries to keep cable news smart while expanding to four hours.” The story’s premise – that Morning Joe plays it down the middle -- was just…

It’s a Cult: CNNers Continue Worshipping Zucker Despite Ouster

February 4th, 2022 8:06 PM

Through a series of stories this week, it was evident CNN’s current staff have no interest in being salvaged as a serious news organization and anything other than a far-left propaganda outlet worthy of being some combination of mocked and ignored. Instead of seeking to move on from disgraced former boss Jeff Zucker, they’ve tried to canonize him as a tent pole of American democracy.

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'NewsNation' Promises to be 'Neutral,' 'Opinion-Free.' Will It?

September 2nd, 2020 10:03 AM

If you want more proof that the traditional media leans to the left, a brand new prime time broadcast is launching with the claim that it will be, "neutral,"  "opinion-free" news. It's called NewsNation and will be produced by the Nexstar Media Group with across the nation on that company’s 185 TV stations and 5,400 employees. 

CNN Ends 2014 With All-time Low Ratings, MSNBC Falls to Third Place

December 30th, 2014 6:18 PM
Just when it seemed that things couldn't get any worse for the liberal Cable News Network and MSNBC channels, the Deadline website released a year-end review by reporter Lisa de Morales on ratings for CNN in prime time, which hit an all-time low of 516,000, and viewers in the vital 25- to 54-year-old demographic fell dramatically to 126,000, the second lowest number ever. Meanwhile, the…

TV Guide Gushes: 'Will Michelle Obama Be the Next Oprah

November 1st, 2012 6:14 AM
Even if Obama loses next week, the media goo machine will keep cranking away. The new TV Guide is already speculating: “Will Michelle Obama Be the Next Oprah?” Writer Stephen Battaglio imagines what a star she could become (if her husband loses). She could be bigger than Oprah? “Michelle Obama is such an appealing TV presence that if she and her husband find themselves…