March 8, 2006
A statement in an op-ed by Paul Waldman on March 6 could have left the impression that there was no mention during the interview with Vice President Cheney on Fox News after his hunting accident that he had had a beer at lunch before the shooting incident. The beer-drinking was reported at two points during the Feb. 15 edition of "Special Report with Brit Hume" - once by Carl Cameron and once by Brit Hume.
January 29, 2001 |
The Golden Globes were presented long into the night on Jan. 21, so perhaps you weren't able to stay up late enough to see the Political Awards Division. Here were the winners. Longest Presidential Farewell - Bill Clinton (Jan. 20, 2001) Best Performance By A Media Personality 1992-2001 (Thrilled To See Clinton Go Category) - (Tie) Brit Hume, Tony Snow, That Hannity Guy On Fox (and almost everyone else at Fox News), Gordon Liddy, Michael Medved, John McGlaughlin, Chris Matthews, Robert Novak and of course, Rush Limbaugh Best Performance By A Media Personality (Devastated To See Clinton Go Category)
June 25, 1998
Following is an excerpt of a segment from Sunday's Fox News Sunday. The subject is homosexuality and the nomination of James Hormel, who is openly gay, as ambassador to Luxembourg. The interlocutors were show host Tony Snow, Brit Hume and Juan Williams of Fox News, and Rep. Don Nickles (R., Okla.). Williams: [Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said] homosexuality is an affliction, much like kleptomania or sex addiction. Do you think that Sen. Lott's comments are dividing the party over a major issue here?
March 25, 2008 |
From time to time we run excerpts from Dick Polman's blog, "Dick Polman's American Debate. " John McCain got a helping hand [Sunday] from Brit Hume on Fox News. Although, in the end, I wonder whether Hume did him any favors. Hume was opining about McCain's error last week about how the Shiites in Iran were supposedly training terrorists for al-Qaeda (a Sunni group) and sending them into Iraq. The error was so flagrant that even fellow warrior Joe Lieberman felt compelled to correct him. But, as I mentioned here last Thursday, McCain repeated this error in several venues, thereby grossly exaggerating the al-Qaeda threat in Iraq (just as Bush and Cheney routinely do)
June 10, 1998 |
Thick, dark brows furrowed in a frown, trademark fedora cocked back on his head, Matt Drudge leans in for his close-up. The 31-year-old Internet gossip - the man who named names in the Clinton sex scandal, put Monica Lewinsky's resume on his Web site, and is currently the subject of a $30 million libel suit - sits behind a scarred wooden desk and eyes the amber cut-glass '50's style ashtray beside a haphazard stack of prop newspapers. "I wish I smoked," he says regretfully, perhaps picturing how a coil of blue smoke would play against the green metal filing cabinets and battered wastebasket behind the desk.
January 6, 2010 |
Bullock rings up a first with 'Blind Side' Sandra Bullock has been a hero to women around the world since her turn as a strong - yet approachable and cute - woman in buttercup Keanu Reeves' '94 star vehicle, Speed. Now she's a veritable saint: Variety says Sandra has made motion picture history with The Blind Side, which has become the first flick driven solely by a female star to pass the $200 mil mark. (It has a seven-week box office take of $208.5 mil.) Blind is an inspiring movie about a homeless boy (Quinton Aaron)
February 20, 2006 |
I'm just glad he didn't shoot Scalia. Well, everyone's entitled to one Quailgate joke, so that's mine. Although the best one, occurring at last Monday's White House news briefing, was only inadvertently funny: Reporter's question to Scott McClellan, "Would this be much more serious if the man had died?" This news briefing got famously out of control (as a psychiatrist, I ran groups for inpatient schizophrenics that were far more civilized) over the new great issue of our time: Why was there a 14-hour delay in calling the press?
November 5, 2008
With three cable networks and five broadcast networks elbowing one another all over the TV screen, it was local stalwart Jim Gardner who last night won the election-reporting sweepstakes. The different news organizations presented crazy-quilt technology in their efforts to get attention, but it was old-fashioned news reporting, and confident numbers analysis, that allowed NBC and ABC to call Pennsylvania for Barack Obama minutes after the 8 p.m. scheduled poll closing. And then Gardner, insouciant as always and unfettered by network policy, stated the obvious (but unmentionable elsewhere)
May 4, 2009 |
In the Age of Obama, Fox News is thriving. The conservative news cabler has forged a ratings-rich bond with an audience that feels ignored and under siege as Democrats dominate Washington. And nobody speaks to that audience with more passion, more empathy, than ex-Philadelphian and Fox newcomer Glenn Beck. Stocky and stentorian, easily moved to tears for his country (Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has mocked his emotionality), Beck knows his audience: "I tell my viewers, 'Keep a journal.
November 4, 2010
BEFORE THE Democrats got battered in Tuesday's election, I decided to check out one of their favorite pincushions - the Fox News Channel's "fair and balanced" motto. "Fair" can be subjective. "Balanced," less so. Airing contrary points of view is one element of being fair. Last week, Monday through Friday, I recorded the flagship shows that lead Fox's and MSNBC's prime-time lineups: "The O'Reilly Factor" on right-leaning Fox, and "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on left-leaning MSNBC.