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The press and Clinton critics talk past each other on new Benghazi report

There are gobs of damning new information in the report of the Republican majority that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, the panel on Fox News' daily "Outnumbered" assured viewers Tuesday morning. Hillary Clinton's actions were "borderline criminal," intoned Fox panelist Pete Snyder. Others seated nearby called the then-Secretary of State's actions "outrageous" and "disturbing," … Read More
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Cable news juggles Brexit drama and Clinton-Warren lovefest

Cable news started its week with an abundance of live riches and a quandary: Cover Britain's exit or Elizabeth Warren's arrival? In the end, CNN, Fox and MSNBC initially offered a bit of a video buffet, at least until their final preference for a Warren-Hillary Clinton coming out in Cincinnati was clear — and leaving C-SPAN2 to satisfy those viewers with … Read More
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Media consumption isn't as polarized as you think, new studies conclude

The nation is not degenerating into ideologically driven echo chambers in which citizens simply talk past one another, according to two upcoming academics studies. In sum, the studies in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and the Atlantic Journal of Communication conclude that even political partisans consume both opposing views found elsewhere and a substantial amount of general interest … Read More
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By canceling ‘Melissa Harris-Perry,’ MSNBC continues legacy of conformist programming

Last week, I spent a few minutes trying to explain the concept of media hegemony to my international media class. The question came up about two-and-half hours into our three-and-a-half hour seminar, and, fatigued from a day of student meetings and class discussions, I couldn't find a concrete example of how media elites subtly maintain power over the production … Read More
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Digital arms of NBC News, MSNBC united under new executive

Nick Ascheim has been named senior vice president of digital for MSNBC and NBC News in a shakeup that aims to consolidate leadership of the networks' digital divisions. Ascheim, a senior vice president at the BBC, replaces high-level staffers atop the digital operations of NBC News and MSNBC. Julian March, who was previously senior vice president of editorial and innovation … Read More
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Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton consumes cable TV

Members of the media wait for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to testifying before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rarely has so much media energy been expended on an idling SUV. But there it was, LIVE, on CNN and MSNBC simultaneously Thursday morning: a car waiting outside the Washington home of Hillary Clinton in … Read More
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Cable devours Joe Biden as he decides not to run

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill and President Barack Obama, announces that he will not run for the presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Joe Biden ran out of time. The cable news networks clearly did not. They all offered live coverage of Biden's non-campaign campaign speech in the Rose Garden Wednesday where stood next to his wife … Read More
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Pope departs as a restrained, effective Brian Williams returns

Brian Williams' returned to MSNBC last week after being taken of the anchor chair at NBC.(2007 AP file Photo/Matt Rourke)Brian Williams' return to anchor action began last Tuesday with understatement--- “And good day, I’m Brian Williams at MSNBC headquarters here in New York”---and was matched by similar restraint at dinnertime Sunday. "For now and all of our … Read More
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Popemania in full swing for media at White House stop

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems during a state arrival ceremony for the pope, Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)It was all-pope-all-the-time Wednesday morning as television media ignored virtually any other news to reverently cover Pope Francis' address at the White House. Read More
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Brian Williams' return: back to the future and the search for redemption

Brian Williams returns to television news next week. (This is a 2014 file photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)It will be an awkward, painful but perhaps restorative Back to the Future when Brian Williams returns to work Monday. The star anchor-reporter arrives at cable MSNBC after a fall from grace and losing a prize job as the face of broadcast … Read More
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Trump claims pundits turning his way

Screen shot, MSNBC Media fascination with Donald Trump was on display again early Thursday during a 15-minute Trump call-in to MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Trump was generally treated with kid gloves, with co-host Joe Scarborough continually referring to him as "Donald" (it was the same once with colleague Willie Geist) as Trump broke now new ground amid his usual … Read More