April 18, 2014
He used to point out the bullshit. Now he’s stepping in it.
Why "Piers Morgan Live" Couldn't Last
February 24, 2014
It's not because he's British. It's because he's shameless.
What Happens When You Give TV's Biggest Fanboy His Own TV Show?
January 22, 2014
The remarkable rise of Brian Stelter.
The Five Worst Clips From Piers Morgan's Gun Control Crusade
November 14, 2013
In the November 25th issue of the magazine, I wrote about the spectacle of Piers Morgan's gun control crusade, which required watching a brain-melting number of hours of Morgan's CNN show.
There's Very Little Fire in CNN's Revived 'Crossfire'
September 10, 2013
For weeks, CNN has been promising that the new "Crossfire" would be a different kind of cable news show. “Americans are tired of cheap debate, but they want deep debate,” host Van Jones said in an interview before the show aired.
Al Jazeera America Just Launched. Fox and MSNBC Should Worry.
August 21, 2013
Al Jazeera America’s first day of television programming began with an hour of self-promotion so urgent that it played like an episode of “The Newsroom,” a passionate condemnation of every other media outlet and a paean to its own righteousness.
Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013
Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.
A Revealing New Look Inside the Nixon Bubble
July 31, 2013
Before there was Tammy Haddad prowling This Town with the camcorder, there was H.R. Haldeman roaming the White House with the Super 8.
Last night, networks tackled the Weiner redemption tour with the breathlessness of news crews still giddy from the fumes of the royal baby beat.
CNN Is Bad at Tabloid Journalism
July 10, 2013
Defense testimony for the Zimmerman trial, perhaps concluding Wednesday, has so far been something of a sideshow.