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The Trump Effect? MSNBC Reaches No. 1 In Total Viewers

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A big change appears to have taken place in American cable news viewing habits.

Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times For Defamation

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Sarah Palin has filed a defamation suit against The New York Times alleging defamation in an Editorial linking her to the January 2011 shooting of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. From the facts alleged, she appears to have a good case.

Trump Golf Courses Displaying Fake Time Magazine Cover Featuring Donald Trump

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Donald Trump’s golf courses are displaying something that literally is fake news.

Comey Testimony Was Ratings Gold

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Former F.B.I. Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday was ratings gold: It was the testimony of a once-obscure former law enforcement official. Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. At 10 in the morning. On a workday. Not your usual ratings gold. No matter. Roughly 19.5 million Americans tuned in […]

Fox News Channel’s Alternate Reality

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In Fox News Channel’s America, Donald Trump can do no wrong and Hillary Clinton is still a threat.

Trump’s Advisers Are Feeding Him Genuinely Fake News, And That’s A Problem

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The President is being fed “news” from questionable news sources, and that’s a problem.

Trump Skips Nerd Prom, Attacks The Press In Speech To Supporters

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Instead of attending the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, Donald Trump spent his Saturday attacking the press and the First Amendment.

Bill O’Reilly Out At Fox News Channel

Another big change at Fox News Channel.

Trump To Skip White House Correspondent’s Dinner

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This year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner will be missing one high-profile guest.

Trump Continues His Unacceptable Attacks On The News Media

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The Trump Administration is continuing, and indeed expanding, its war on a free press.

Milo Yiannopoulos And The State Of American Conservatism

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Milo Yiannopoulos was a troll and a peddler in offensiveness, but the fact that he became a star on the American right was the result of a transformation of American conservatism that has been entirely unhealthy.

There’s Only One Right Side In Trump’s Unjustified War On The News Media

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There are two sides in this war between Trump and the media, but only one of them is the right side.

Trump Administration Spends First Day Lying About Crowd Size And Attacking Reporters

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The first full day of Donald Trump’s Presidency consisted largely of obsessions with irrelevant facts and outright lies.

Final Presidential Debate Draws 71.6 Million Viewers

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The final debate of 2016 didn’t draw as many viewers as the first Hillary v. Donald match-up, but it still drew a respectable number.

Second Presidential Debate Draws 66.5 Million Viewers

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Viewership for the second debate fell some twenty percent from the first debate, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that voter are losing interest.

Vice-Presidential Debate Draws Lowest Viewership Since 2000

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Tuesday night’s running mate debate had lower viewership than any such encounter in sixteen years.

Fox News Pays Gretchen Carlson $20 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Roger Ailes’s sexual harassment has led to Fox News paying out some big dollars.

John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

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A precursor to modern cable political news with an interesting past has passed away at the age of 89.

Donald Trump’s Attacks On The Media Are Irresponsible And Irrational

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Donald Trump has spent more time recently attacking the news media than anything else. He ought to be condemned for it.

Roger Ailes Is Out At Fox News Channel

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Big change at America’s most-watched cable news network.

Roger Ailes May Be On The Way Out At Fox News Channel

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As the allegations of sexual harassment grow, reports are also growing that Roger Ailes may be out at Fox News much sooner than many may have anticipated.

George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

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George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

In Latest Attack On A Free Press, Donald Trump Denies Credentials To The Washington Post

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Donald Trump continues his war on freedom of the press and reporters who cover him critically by barring The Washington Post from covering campaign events.

Should The Media Ignore The Fact That Hillary Clinton Will Clinch The Nomination Tomorrow?

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One media critic is arguing that news organizations should ignore the fact that Hillary Clinton will become the Presumptive Democratic Nominee tomorrow. This is utterly ridiculous.

Final Scheduled Republican Debate Canceled

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It looks like we’ve reached the end of the debate schedule for Republicans in 2016 .

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assaulting Reporter

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The violence that Donald Trump encourages among supporters is manifesting itself in real life.

Latest Fox News GOP Debate Garners 16.8 Million Viewers

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Thursday’s Republican debate on Fox News Channel proved that the American public remains keenly interested in the 2016 Presidential race: Thursday’s GOP debate on Fox News was the highest-rated debate of 2016 and the fourth-highest-rated primary debate on record. The two-hour debate averaged 16.8 million total viewers — a bigger audience than practically everything else […]

Tenth GOP Debate Garners Estimated 14.5 Million Viewers

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Last night’s Republican debate in Texas received the highest viewership since the start of 2016: The final Republican primary gathering before Super Tuesday produced plenty of insults and fireworks on stage Thursday night — and the largest audience for any debate in more than two months. In Nielsen’s preliminary national estimates, the GOP debate averaged 14.521 […]

Thursday’s MSNBC Democratic Debate Had Lowest Ratings Yet

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Thursday night’s MSNBC Democratic debate, the fourth such debate between the Democratic candidates for President and the first to feature only Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, drew the lowest ratings yet: MSNBC’s feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers. With 4.5 […]

Bernie Sanders To Do SNL, With Larry David As Host

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Bernie Sanders will be doing Saturday Night Live this weekend, and his doppleganger will be there too: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont plans to travel to New York this weekend to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire for some national television exposure, according to a senior campaign official. Larry David, […]

Trump Says He’ll Skip Fox News Debate

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Donald Trump takes his war with Fox News Channel up a notch, saying he won’t participate in Thursday’s Republican Presidential Debate.

RNC Replaces NBC News With CNN For February Debate

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CNN is taking over a late February Republican debate from NBC News, meaning it will host more Republican debates this election cycle than any other single network.

Sixth Republican Debate Grabs 11 Million Viewers

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The primary debates continue to draw in a lot of viewers.

Obama’s Final State Of The Union Garners Record Low Ratings

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President Obama’s final State Of The Union address was the lowest rated in quite some time: President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address drew 31.3 million viewers across 12 networks, marking a new record low in viewership, according to Nielsen. More than 21 million people watched on the “big four” broadcast networks. CBS […]

Washington Post Pulls Political Cartoon Depicting Ted Cruz’s Daughters As Monkeys

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A political cartoonist for The Washington Post crossed a line and, rightfully, got condemned for it.

Third Democratic Debate Grabs 6.7 Million Viewers, The Lowest Yet For Any 2016 Debate

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To nobody’s surprise, the third Democratic Debate received the lowest ratings yet of any debate so far this election cycle.

Fifth Republican Debate Gets More Than 18 Million Viewers

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Another set of solid ratings for the latest debate.

NBC To Give Candidates Equal Time Due To Trump SNL Appearance

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At least five of Donald Trump’s opponents will be getting free time on NBC stations to counterbalance the time the Trump received when he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month: NBC viewers in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina should be prepared to see a lot of four Republican presidential candidates over the Thanksgiving weekend. […]

Sarah Palin: Now That I Think About It, Katie Couric’s Questions Were Fair After All

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Sarah Palin To The ‘Lamestream Media’: Never Mind

Second Democratic Debate Draws 8.5 Million Viewers, Lowest Of Any 2016 Debate So Far

Second Democratic Debate

Not unexpectedly, last night’s Democratic Debate in Iowa drew the lowest ratings of any debate so far: The second Democratic primary debate of the year averaged 8.5 million viewers on Saturday night, far fewer than the audience of the first debate, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. The debate was the most-watched show of the night […]

Politinerds: Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski

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Our guest this week on Politinerds was Buzzfeed News’s Andrew Kaczynski. We discussed how growing up in a conservative family shaped his political views, how he grew is brand in media by finding and sharing videos of politicians like Mitt Romney that ended up going viral and having an impact on politics, the role his college […]

Fox Business Network Debate Draws Roughly 13 Million Viewers, The Fewest Of Any Debate So Far

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Ratings slipped for last night’s debate, but the numbers were still very respectable.

No, Ben Carson Is Not Being Subjected To ‘Unfair’ Scrutiny

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Ben Carson and his supporters would have you believe that he is being subjected to unprecedented and unfair scrutiny. That assertion is completely false.

Ben Carson Releases Rap Music Based Campaign Ad

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Like Donald Trump, Ben Carson is debuting a radio ad this week, but his is a bit more, well, unconventional for a Republican: Ben Carson is stepping up his rap game — sort of. In an appeal to younger black voters in urban markets, the Republican presidential candidate will run a 60-second ad featuring the […]

Donald Trump Hits Radio Airwaves In Early Primary States With Ads

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Donald Trump is going up on the air with ads for the first time in the campaign, but so far at least they’re just radio ads that will run in several early primary states: Donald Trump pitches himself as someone who “learned the values of hard work, determination and faith at an early age” in […]

Three More Republican Candidates Drop Out Of Group Effort To “Fix” Debates

Republican Presidential Candidates Hold Third Debate In Colorado

The effort to forge some kind of consensus independent of the RNC among the Republican candidates for President regarding debates appears to have failed. To the surprise of nobody who has been paying attention.

Donald Trump Goes Rogue, Refuses To Sign On To Group Effort To Work Out Debate Details

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Donald Trump is refusing to sign a joint letter to debate organizers drafted by representatives of all the GOP campaigns. Instead, he wants to negotiate with the networks himself.

Republican Campaigns Meet In Effort To “Fix” Debates, But They Won’t Do What’s Necessary

Republican Presidential Candidates Hold Third Debate In Colorado

Representatives from most of the Republican Presidential campaigns met to discuss reforms to the debate process, but none of their ideas will actually improve the quality of debates.

GOP Suspends Debate Partnership With NBC News And Telemundo In Wake Of CNBC Debate

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In the wake of Wednesday’s debate, the Republican National Committee has suspended its partnership in a planned February debate with NBC News and Spanish language network Telemundo.

CNBC Debate Had Fewer Viewers Than Any Debate So Far, Which Is Good For CNBC

Republican Presidential Candidates Hold Third Debate In Colorado

While it did draw 14 million viewers, last night’s CNBC debate had the smallest audience of any Presidential debate so far. That was probably a good thing for CNBC considering how bad the debate was.

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