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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a punchline on The Daily Show last night.
The late-night faux-news show dedicated it opening segment to the controversy over Mr. Cuomo’s recent comments that “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of New York,” teasing both the way Mr. Cuomo talks and the substance of his remarks.
An Ongoing Series
Fox News host Sean Hannity is threatening to leave New York after controversial comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that have spread across the conservative media landscape.
His campaign may be dead, but Anthony Weiner is still chugging along.
Almost a month to the day since he faced off against MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and then finished a distant fifth in the mayor’s race, Mr. Weiner challenged conservative talk show host Sean Hannity to a health care debate on Fox News and quickly found the discussion veering into absurdity.
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 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
Ride or Die
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
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 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 Read More