Around this time 20 years ago, scandal had so badly tarnished Barney Frank that it seemed possible he’d lose his House seat from Massachusetts’ staunchly Democratic 4th District—to Bill O’Reilly.
But today, Frank, who immediately passed on a chance to run for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat when it became vacant last week, is Read More
The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, August 14 to August 21:
On Nightline, Frank Bruni told ABC’s John Berman about his pet peeves as a food critic. “I hate that common phrase in a restaurant, you know, are you done working on that?” said Mr. Bruni. “As if you’re Read More
NPR, NYTimes.com and NBC.com were among this year’s top Webby Award winners. Organizers from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners this morning, along with the results of The Webby People’s Voice Awards.
The Guardian won the Webby for best newspaper Web site. Read More
The Webby Awards just announced their nominees for their 13th annual awards show. No surprise that NYTimes.com got 13 nominations, including the “Newspaper” category (The New York Observer was also nominated, along with the UK’s The Guardian and The Independent). NBC.com and Read More
Don’t assume Bill O’Reilly is hoping The New York Times‘ fortunes change any time soon. The Huffington Post’s Media Vertical points us towards a commentary the Fox News host made about the paper last night in response to a February 1st editorial The Times ran under the headline The Read More
Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s Jason Jones—he of the in-development cooking show sitcom—did a segment on how regular folks like you, me, or that guy Chris Matthews humiliated on air for not knowing what Neville Chamberlain did last May, can attain the lofty title of "pundit."
Mr. Jones Read More
AdWeek‘s AdFreak blogger, David Giantasio brings word—and image!—of this 30 Rock promotional stunt from The Netherlands that’s so strange, it has to be real.
Behold, Oscar-nominated actor and recent New Yorker profile subject Alec Baldwin’s face on toilet paper. (This comes via TVTattle.)
Someone Read More
Last night, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There, Jon Stewart admitted that on the heels of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory, he was worried for Mr. O’Reilly.
"I’m an anarchist," said Mr. O’Reilly.
To soothe him, Mr. Stewart gave the anchor a teddy Read More
On the heels of the Election, the Pew Research Center for People & the Press recently conducted a survey in which they asked Americans to name their favorite and least favorite TV journalists and anchors during the campaign.
Shockingly, the survey found that Republicans and Democrats differ in their taste for punditry. Republicans Read More