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Does Fox News Cause Ignorance, or Do Ignorant Viewers Prefer Fox News?
A new study reveals the gap between the channel's fans and the rest of America
June 10, 2014

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.

Shepard Smith's Newsroom Set Isn't Even the Goofiest One in TV-News History
Why does Fox News want giant tablets, anyway?
October 09, 2013

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.

What News Corp's Hacking Scandal Has to Do with James Rosen's Phone Records
June 03, 2013

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
Americans aren't yet sold on the sport. The Fox broadcaster is just the salesman it needs.
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.

Half-Court Press
The White House Pool Should Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is
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.

Oscar Grouching
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.

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