Hardly a day goes by without President Donald Trump attacking some part of the mainstream media for what he calls fake news. These attacks, usually in the form of early-morning tweets, are in turn much discussed in the media throughout the day especially on cable news. Some days, it seems as if Trump’s tweets are all that is discussed.Read more
Sunday's telecast of the Ravens’ 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions started out a little ragged. But all sins are forgiven for a fourth-quarter stretch in which the broadcast team from Fox did everything right — and then some.
With 9:10 left in the game and the score at 27-20, the Lions were looking like they had enough offensive momentum to come all the way back and win the game.Read more
There is an irony that must be noted in television’s playing a leading role in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators lately, while Washington and much of corporate America drag their heels. TV, after all, has been the principal media teacher of patriarchy since its arrival in American homes after World War II.Read more
This is what a cultural reckoning looks like.
Eight days after Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King spoke movingly of their reactions to allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by CBS colleague Charlie Rose, an equally shaken Savannah Guthrie told viewers today that her morning show co-host Matt Lauer had been fired at NBC.Read more
Trying to read the tea leaves on as unpredictable a situation as the one involving “House of Cards” following the firing of Kevin Spacey is a risky business.Read more
Analyst Jon Gruden left most of his hot-dog act in the locker room Monday night, and, as a result, I haven't enjoyed an ESPN telecast as much as this one in years.Read more