The Esquire Network's Shallow Idea of Modern Manhood
September 20, 2013
From the brutal ambition of "Breaking Bad" to the hangdog masculinity of "Louie," the current TV landscape is full of different models of manhood.
Howard Kurtz Needs to Stop Begging Viewers to Tweet at Him
September 17, 2013
Perhaps the most notable feature of Howard Kurtz’s new Fox News show “Media Buzz” is how relentlessly it reminds us to tweet at it. “We wanna hear from you!” Kurtz said at the beginning of Sunday’s show. “Send me a tweet!
Meghan McCain Should Have a TV Show. Just Not One About Politics.
September 13, 2013
Meghan McCain has described her new talk show—which premieres tomorrow on Pivot TV, a new network targeting millennials—as a middle ground between the Kardashians and C-SPAN.
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.
Former New Republic staffer and conservative writer James Kirchick went on RT today to talk about the Bradley Manning verdict.
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.
August 17, 2013
It's time to retire television's most overused buzzword.
Larry King's Post-CNN Career Will Surprise You
August 14, 2013
Is anyone still watching Larry King, who has been stubbornly industrious in the months since his nostalgic farewell to viewers on CNN?
Larry David Keeps Playing Himself, and It's Getting Old
August 12, 2013
Larry David might look like a new agey Moses in his HBO movie Clear History, which premiered Saturday night, but somehow the wild facial hair and flowing pants only serve to make him seem more like Larry David.
Mitch McConnell may be having troubles on the campaign manager front—you'd rather have someone in that role who isn't telling people he is "holding [his] nose" working for you. But say this for McConnell—he's got an ace ad-maker at his side.