Republicans are fielding the best candidates in a generation, but Donald Trump is poised to make them chumps by association. He has no chance of becoming president, but he has the huge potential to deny his alleged party a White House victory in 2016. And when that happens, he will of course stay a celebrity, but he will have traded his fame for infamy.
It's sex, money and politics in New York and Virginia with former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer back from their scandals and on the campaign trail again, and Virginia's first family awash in swag.
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning.
Former vice president Al Gore will anchor convention coverage on his Current TV channel, it was announced Wednesday. This is what happens if you own the candy store, I guess. But when was the last time a former Nobel Prise winner sat in the anchor chair at a convention?
Thursday CNN got some more good news on that front with an audience measurement survey that shows its dominance among news channels in Africa. And this report comes on the heels of similiar surveys from other continents.
After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with TV news, but we truly have reached a new low of partisanship at MSNBC and Fox News -- and confusion at CNN.
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her. It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down her nose at and mock the folks there.
Eliot Spitzer signed off for good at CNN Wednesday night following the annoucement earlier in the day that his "In the Arena" show would be replaced in the prime-time lineup Aug. 8.I wonder in Spitzer knew how often Richard Nixon cited this same quote after he was forced to resign the presidency in disgrace following Watergate.
As one media reporter who was genuinely concerned about the turn CNN seemed to be taking last year when it hired Eliot Spitzer, I am not going to try and hide how impressed and pleased I am with the lineup the cable news network announced today.
I have to give Keith Olbermann and Current TV their due: For 58 minutes Monday night, they delivered an impressive premiere on the new "Countdown" show. Strong production values, reasonable discussions and no ugly over-the-top slanderous attacks on anyone.