| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Since his golf outing with Tiger Woods, President Obama has been battling with the press over access. And things only look to get more contentious this week as we move toward sequester Friday.
Here's a look at a wide-ranging discussion of the issues...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:17 PM
After dumping Sarah Palin and Dick Morris, Fox News has hired Scott Brown and now Herman Cain as a contributor.
The first three moves made some sense, especially the two firings. Palin's fling with fame was over, and the sleaze attached to Morris had...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The partisan media madness started early Tuesday on the "Fox & Friends" morning show with host Steve Doocy somehow turning a report on midnight voting in Dixville Notch, N.H., into an attack on President Barack Obama for his handling of the September...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:48 AM
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected.
But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17.
When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
The performance of some of the biggest media outlets in the country Friday would be laughable if the story they were covering wasn't so horrific and tragic: 20 children slaughtered in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Outside of Barack Obama, one of Tuesday's biggest winners was CNN, which not only presented the best journalism but also finished first among cable channels in viewers.
According to Nielsen's Fast Ratings, CNN was seen by an average audience of 8.8...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Last week, on the eve of Jeff Zucker's appointment as president worldwide for CNN, I wrote about his potential to be a wise and winning choice for a very tough and important job.
I had the chance Sunday to further discuss Zucker and what he means to...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:13 AM
We had a lively debate on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday about the media's performance in covering the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 elementary school children dead.
There was some genuine disagreement, especially between me and...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:05 PM
After spending Saturday night listening to and writing about a Baltimore blogger who webcast and tweeted throughout a five-hour standoff with a police S.W.A.T. unit, I promised myself at least 24 hours to try and coherently think through the meaning of...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:51 PM
After several nights of struggling with how to cover the so-called "Weinergate" scandal surrounding his friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Jon Stewart finally broke down and did the bit properly.
Stewart and Weiner are old friends and even shared...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 7:57 AM
Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children's clothes at Columbia Mall.
When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was...