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The Wealth of Nations

The former Secretary of State and New York Senator, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, has informed the American people that businesses do not create jobs. In providing Americans with a rather interesting economic perspective of how people get hired, the former First Lady then went on to let Americans know that “trickle-down economics” not only doesn’t work, […]

How Ben Bradlee Attacked Republicans for Fun and Profit

Bradlee despised Accuracy in Media’s (AIM) founder and then-chairman Reed Irvine because he exposed how Bradlee used The Washington Post as a weapon of political war.

James Cameron: Virtual Reality 'Is A Yawn'

A lot of people are really excited about the potential of virtual reality. Facebook bought virtual reality startup, Oculus Rift VR, for $2 billion at the end of March. Google has it's own cardboard(!) virtual headset. You can build your own for a cool $25. Show More Summary

The Evening Ticker: Vieira, Díaz-Balart, Arrarás

Meredith Vieira‘s syndicated show has been picked up for a second season on the NBC Owned Television Stations. The show, which debuted just last month and currently airs in 98% of the country, is produced by NBCU at 30 Rock. José Díaz-Balart is adding another hour to his MSNBC day. Show More Summary

'The Meredith Viera Show' Renewed for Season Two on NBC-Owned Stations

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced today that the new nationally syndicated daytime program, “The Meredith Vieira Show”

Why Latinos Should Vote for the Democrats

In this election, Hispanics must support Democrats. It is not often in politics that people are given the choice between real, substantive contrasts. An attitude of "vote for the lesser of two evils" that permeates the American electorate...Show More Summary

Ukraine’s Pro-West Election praised by the U.S.; Russia Unhappy

WASHINGTON — In Ukraine, pro-Western parties seized control of the country’s parliamentary body after elections this past weekend. Reuters reported U.S. President Barack Obama praised it as “an important milestone in Ukraine’s democratic...Show More Summary

HuffPost Live to Stream Election Night Coverage

HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman. Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam Stein, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Mark Blumenthal offering analysis from DC. Show More Summary

Bob Stoldal Retires from KSNV

Bob Stoldal has retired from KSNV. Stoldal was executive vice president of News Operations at the Las Vegas NBC affiliate. KSNV said US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said of Stoldal, “We tend to use the word legend too frequently. Show More Summary

Let Bill Maher Speak at UC Berkeley!

Free Speech Under Fire On American Campuses Fifty years ago this month, the University of California, Berkeley, became the vanguard of the free speech movement when left leaning Mario Savio led a movement to challenge campus restrictions on free expression. Show More Summary

Celebrities and Another Kind of Cultural Work

In August the Washington Post ran an article entitled, "Celebrities Get Nasty Over Gaza and Israel," which began, "Your average celebrity feud starts with a personal slight that escalates into a hashtag-laden Twitter battle and culminates with a late-night talk show appearance. Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking Gave Filmmakers A Priceless Gift After Watching The New Movie About His Life

Actor Eddie Redmayne, 32, was lucky to get the role of famed physicist Stephen Hawking in the upcoming film, "The Theory of Everything" — but it came with a lot of pressure. Hawking himself, now 72, would be judging the young actor's performance. Show More Summary

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | CNN: 120 | MSNBC: 75 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 404 | CNN: 129 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 172 TheFive: 341 Baier: 317 Greta: 344 O’ReilShow More Summary

52 Million Viewers Tune-In To World Series Game 7

Last night, in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series ace lefthander Madison Bumgarner placed his team and a city of fans on his back. Bumgarner’s masterful five innings of two-hit, shutout relief led the San Francisco Giants to their third World Championship

The Mass Media: Decades of Trying to Ruin Halloween

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, Halloween was something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Giggling children running down the street dressed as goblins and ghouls, excitedly ringing the doorbell and anxiously holding out pillow cases to collect their bounty. Show More Summary

Tonawanda News to fold in January

The Buffalo News | The Tonawanda News Twenty employees at the Tonawanda News will lose their jobs in January after the paper closes, the Buffalo News reported Thursday. The Tonawanda News, a 134-year-old newspaper serving north suburban...Show More Summary

Some reflections on the life of Steve Burgard

My friend and mentor Stephen Burgard, director of Northeastern’s School of Journalism for the past dozen years, died on Sunday. It was unexpected — he was on sabbatical, happily working on a new version of his book about religion and the media, when a longstanding lung ailment suddenly worsened. I first met Steve online in the late […]

GateHouse CEO is served by his employee trying to make a few extra bucks at McDonald’s

GateHouse Media CEO Mike Reed has been collecting six-figure annual bonuses while his journalists haven’t had raises in seven years. As reported here last week, a health-care reporter at GateHouse’s Springfield (IL) State Journal-Register works at McDonald’s on weekends to make ends meet. This cartoon was drawn by Chris Britt, who was laid off from … Read More

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