Fox News viewers are not moderate Republicans. They're right wingers.
'The Lego Movie' Isn't Just Anti-Capitalist. It's Anti-Fox, Too.
February 11, 2014
Fox Business is right to be scared of this provocative children's movie.
This week, Fox News' Shepard Smith debuted the network's new newsroom set, featuring giant, 55-inch table screens that the Verge said "could be mistaken for a College Humor or Saturday Night Live parody." Who wants to scroll Twitter on a screen bigge
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.
Why wouldn't Fox's parent company tell the network that the Justice Department had searched the communications of one of a Fox reporter?
Gus Johnson Won't Ruin Soccer
May 24, 2013
Soccer fans call the sport, without irony, “The Beautiful Game.” Sportscaster Gus Johnson, by contrast, does not luxuriate in the beauty of any game.
The Ten Oddest Things in the New Roger Ailes Book
March 20, 2013
He's not a bleeding heart, but... Ailes suffered from hemophilia and almost died after he bit his tongue as a pre-schooler. His father rushed him to a hospital sixty miles away.
February 20, 2013
The White House pool should put its money where its mouth is.
Language Cop: "Christian"
March 27, 2012
In November I introduced a periodic blog feature called “Language Cop” to “keep track of unacceptable words and catchphrases that enter the political dialogue.” In that column I exiled the terms “optics” and “inflection point.” Earlier this month I inveighed against “pivot,” and last week I suggested this euphemism be replaced with a new term, “shake,” in deference to America's first multiplatform gaffe.
February 04, 2010
The Oscar nominations rolled on out this week, but with a difference: In a rather explicit admission that it does not trust its own judgment, the Academy has upped the number of Best Picture nominees from the usual five to ten. Let’s begin there. Best Picture Last year, there was widespread disgruntlement that critical and popular hits Wall-E and The Dark Knight missed the cut for this award. So the Academy decided, in essence, to protect itself from its own ineptitude by nominating more pictures.