| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9.
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story.
I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:22 PM
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.
This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:50 AM
In an effort to improve its last-place prime-time lineup, CNN is canceling Piers Morgan's nightly talk show.
The cancellation, which was first reported by the New York Times, has been confirmed by CNN, though a date has yet to be set for when the former...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:18 PM
CNN's pivot to less news-talk and more documentary series in prime time got off to a mixed start with the debut of "Chicagoland" Thursday night.
Despite heavy promotion, the series about the City of Chicago, with a strong focus on Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes.
When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Towson University alum Brian Stelter is leaving his job as media reporter at the New York Times to be senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" at CNN.
"I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, CNN.com, and I'll flow it all into...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 AM
I will leave it to The Sun's political reporters to write about who "won" or "lost" this cooked-up and dumbed-down TV cartoon of a debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Texas counterpart Rick Perry Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire."
I am only here to...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:17 PM
I will leave it to the political reporters and analysts at The Sun to judge how Maryland Congressman Andy Harris did on CNN's "Crossfire" Monday night.
For my money, he did just fine in his debate on Obamacare, showing what an act-like-you-know...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- The show was ostensibly focused on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy -- and the possibility of transformational change in politics and government.
But Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina...