Glenn Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts has re-upped with syndication partner Premiere Networks in a deal that will pay Mr. Beck a staggering $100 M. over five years, reports The New York Times. It’s a significant bump from his previous contract, worth $10 million a year.
After his successful stint on Fred Dicker’s radio show yesterday, Donald Trump took to the airwaves again last night, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show to explain why he should be President of the United States.
“He’s been a horrible president,” Trump said about Barack Obama. “I always said the worst president was Jimmy Carter. Read More
Debates: Hannity’s red-meat rhetoric doesn’t fly at National Action Network. [Obama08jalu]
2012: After meeting with Trump, Huckabee says, “I seriously believe he’s going to jump in.” [Maggie Haberman]
2012: “I would be proud to give those disclosures,” Trump says. [Katrina Trinko]
2012: Trump is to Democrats what Bloomberg is to Read More
Sarah Palin appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox show yesterday responding to criticism over her use of a crosshairs map targeting different democratic districts including that of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The former Alaskan governor said she was baffled that commentators made a connection between her and the shooting because of her political action committee’s graphic.
“I Read More
Saturday Night Live‘s cold open this week took aim at Fox News President Roger Ailes’ widely publicized admonition to “shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually” in the wake of the Tucson shooting. Fox News all-stars like a paralyzed Greta Van Susteren and a foaming-at-the-mouth Sean Hannity inevitably struggle with the new policy. Read More
Ride or Die
Rachel Maddow rose to the defense of her suspended MSNBC “colleague and friend” Keith Olbermann on her show Friday night. MSNBC President Phil Griffin relieved Olbermann of his hosting duties indefinitely following a report on Politico that revealed Olbermann’s campaign contributions to three Democrats in violation of the network’s ethics Read More
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann donated a total of $7,200 to three different Democrats prior to Tuesday’s election. NBC, like many other news organizations, has a policy against its employees making political contributions.
Olbermann gave $2,400 apiece, the maximum allowable by law, to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate candidate Read More
Roger Ailes and Sean Hannity are among the prominent New Yorkers on the NYPD’s list of New Yorkers who are eligible to carry a concealed handgun, Yahoo’s Upshot reports. The website filed a brilliant FOIA request to see who has a “carry business” license and it would seem that a fair Read More
Here at The Observer, we love a good TV- news-anchor- dance- mash-up.
Last year, we marveled at Torrey Meeks’ hilarious Bill O’Reilly Flips Out—Dance Remix. Today, we got hooked on another brilliant contribution to the genre, Michael Gregory’s new video, Auto-Tune the News #2: pirates, drugs, gay marriage. (Also check out Read More
In the March 2009 issue of Esquire, Tom Junod profiles Fox News’ Shepard Smith in a piece headlined Because They Hate Shepard Smith and Want Him to Fail.
Right up front in the article—a companion piece, of sorts, to the What I’ve Learned feature the magazine did with Mr. Smith in December Read More