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  • Rita Cosby Out at MSNBC (Contract expires on April Fools Day)

    03/12/2007 9:35:22 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 87 replies · 3,599+ views
    Braodcast and Cable ^ | 3/19/07 | Anne Becker
    Rita Cosby is leaving MSNBC at the end of the month. Her contract was due to expire April 1 and was not going to be renewed, according to sources familiar with the matter. MSNBC cancelled Cosby's 10 p.m. show, Rita Cosby Live and Direct, in June. The network dumped Tucker Carlson's 11 p.m. show then too to make way for documentary programming. At the time, Cosby was named head of a new specials unit, but she has been featured sparingly since. The former Fox News personality gained notoriety for her celebrity pieces, most recently a story on Anna Nicole Smith's...
  • Rita Crosby Interviews Raj about Border Security. (video)

    10/13/2006 6:27:59 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 11 replies · 932+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10-12-2006 | rita cosby
    Having witnessed a horrifying breach of security along the U.S.-Mexico border, Congressional Candidate Raj Peter Bhakta decided to make an example of the situation at the border by riding an elephant across the Rio Grande as a mariachi band provided music for the event. Rita Crosby interviews him about the incident.
  • Tom Tancredo to Fans: Write Congress to Help Dog the Bounty Hunter

    09/27/2006 5:31:38 PM PDT · by Dane · 19 replies · 693+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | September 27, 2006 | Jon Shanks
    Tom Tancredo to Fans: Write Congress to Help Dog the Bounty Hunter By Jon Shanks Sep 27, 2006 US Congressman from Colorado Tom Tancredo made a tough statement when Duane Chapman was arrested to try and assist the popular reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter. Now the Congressman is asking for fans help. Tancredo appeared with Rita Crosby on Tuesday's show and pleaded with fans of Chapman to write their representatives to get the Dog unleashed from his legal troubles. *** Right now, Chapman is facing extradition back to Mexico for a 2003 incident. Rita Crosby gives a synopsis...
  • Duane 'Dog' Chapman Says Feds Sold Him Out to Mexico in Exchange for Drug Lord

    09/19/2006 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 358 replies · 7,118+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 September 2006
    Mexico - where bounty hunting is illegal - claims Chapman jumped bail after being charged with illegally detaining Luster in June 2003. A new special about last week's arrest will air tonight (10 p.m.) on A&E. Chapman, who is out on $300,000 bail, said on yesterday's "Today" show that if he goes to prison in Mexico, he will be killed by inmates avenging the thousands of fleeing felons he's brought to justice. "I won't last two days," he said.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-01-06 (News Photo Of Rita Cosby Becomes Source Of Web Mirth)

    09/01/2006 5:38:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies · 1,507+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 1, 2006 | Freepers, HUffies, and PJ-Comix
    If there were a Pulitzer prize for the funniest news photo of the year, this picture captured by AP photographer, Jack Dempsey, would surely be the hands down winner. Here we have one obsessed weirdo stalking another obsessed weirdo. And in this case, the stalker is none other than the MSNBC Queen of Sensationalist Journalism, Rita Cosy, with her hand pressed up against the window as she stares at her prey, John Mark Karr, who is being transported back to the Boulder County Jail. This photograph has already become legendary and is now the source of great mirth throughout...
  • Caption Rita Cosby

    08/29/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 148 replies · 19,954+ views
    National Review-The Corner | 8/29/06 | None
  • Rita Cosby's Voice (Like Fingernails Scratching A Blackboard)

    07/18/2006 7:15:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 3,061+ views
    Self | July 18, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    Now I know why I NEVER watched Rita Cosby's show. Her voice is incredibly IRRITATING. It is like listening to fingernails scratching across a blackboard. Anyway, I was just checking MSNBC for the latest news on the Mideast flareup and Rita Cosby was reporting. Her voice is even WORSE than I remembered. So what is the deal? Does she have throat cancer? And how the hell did she ever get a gig on the tube? Sorry but her voice is the WORST in TV history. All I can think of is she should take some throat lozenges, drink hot soup,...
  • Scarborough Apologizes for Saying Dems Wouldn't Welcome OBL Capture

    07/07/2006 6:37:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,268+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 7, 2006 Does Norah O'Donnell read NewsBusters? Could it be pure coincidence that on this evening's 'What'd You Say?' Hardball segment featuring the audio highlights of the week Norah just happened to select two items we had featured here and here? Who knows? In any case, Joe Scarborough took the occasion to apologize for being too mean to Democrats earlier in the show. For the record, the two soundbites featured were Joe Biden's Indian/7/11 slur, and Cindy Sheehan's pronouncement that she would rather live under Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez than George Bush. Panelist Tucker Carlson had...
  • MSNBC Replaces 'Rita Cosby'

    06/29/2006 7:45:44 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 130 replies · 7,316+ views
    TV Week ^ | 6/29/06 | Michele Greppi
    Rita Cosby is losing her year-old MSNBC show and will get her own specials unit for the cable channel effective July 10. The shuffle, which MSNBC announced Thursday, is the first big move of Dan Abrams' three-week tenure as MSNBC's general manager. "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct," which has been telecast at 10 p.m. (ET) weeknights and repeated at 1 a.m. (ET) since late spring, will be replaced by taped documentary programming, under the familiar label of "MSNBC Investigates." Ms. Cosby will serve as the primary anchor of "Investigates," which has been led by various rotating anchors over years. "Investigates"...
  • Chris Matthews takes the low road ( Is Ann Coulter cute enough ? )

    06/21/2006 9:16:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 107 replies · 5,088+ views
    The American Thinker and MSNBC ^ | 6 21 06 | Steven Sanders
    MATTHEWS: Do you find her physically attractive, Tucker? CARLSON: I‘m not going to answer that, because the answer, I don‘t want to hurt anybody‘s feelings. That‘s not the point. MATTHEWS: Positively. COSBY: Don‘t ask me that question. MATTHEWS: Mike, do you want to weigh in here as an older fellow. Do you find her to be a physically attractive woman? BARNICLE: I‘m too old to be doing that. I had enough fights in my life. MATTHEWS: OK, Rita, do you find her to be a physically attractive woman? COSBY: I‘ll throw it back to you, Chris, do you find her...
  • It's 'Putdown With Keith Olbermann' [Rita Cosby dumber than rocks]

    06/14/2006 9:43:36 AM PDT · by Quilla · 102 replies · 4,843+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 14, 2006 | Lloyd Grove
    Now that Dan Abrams has given up his MSNBC show to run the third-place cable news outlet, he might want to focus on the rising tensions between two of his prime-time personalities: Keith Olbermann and Rita Cosby. Olbermann, whose "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" airs weeknights at 8, apparently has precious little respect for Cosby, whose "Rita Cosby: Live & Direct" airs at 10 p.m. "Rita's nice," Olbermann wrote to a fan from his MSNBC E-mail account, "but dumber than a suitcase of rocks." Yesterday Cosby retorted: "Keith got it wrong. I'm not that nice." But a Cosby intimate gasped when...
  • Rita Cosby Hits Bottom: Sexploitation Interviews of Bunny Ranch Girls [Glad FNC Dumped Her]

    11/10/2005 6:55:49 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 157 replies · 5,565+ views
    MSNBC | governsleastgovernsbest
    Flipping around the dial this evening, I happened upon Rita Cosby's show on MSNBC. She was interviewing a number of prostitutes from Nevada's notorious "Bunny Ranch." There was no real attempt on Cosby's part to offer the fig leaf - no pun intended - of a socially redeeming justification for the segment. This was pure sexploitation. Cosby seemed enthralled by the subject matter. The one question she asked all the girls was "what was the most money you made in one day?" Nice. I'm no prude but this was gross. Makes you glad Fox News got rid of her, doesn't...
  • Cream Tuffs (Rita Cosby's new show starts tonight!)

    08/08/2005 3:37:52 AM PDT · by LongsforReagan · 36 replies · 3,129+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2005 | Michael Starr
    RITA Cosby, the pugnacious, former Fox New Channel reporter, joins the club tonight. Along with FNC's Greta Van Susteren and Headline News anchor Nancy Grace, Cosby will be initiated into a small, elite sorority of cable-news women who have - in just the last year or two - invented a new TV archtype. They are the hard-nosed hosts of prime-time news shows - a generation younger than Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, who have advanced to the top ranks through their charm as much as their intelligence. No one would ever call this new group of female news anchors "charming."
  • Doctor and patient both say their liberty was violated -PLUS Rita Cosby glad FOX showed her the door

    08/03/2005 3:36:00 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 74 replies · 3,710+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2005 | WYATT BUCHANAN
    A California lesbian who sued her doctors for discrimination after they refused to artificially inseminate her is now fighting both them and the state's largest medical association over whether doctors should have the right to refuse treatment on religious grounds. The California Medical Association has taken the position that, in addition to being able to choose which procedures they perform, doctors should in some situations be able to choose whom they treat. A trial court judge ruled in 2003 that the doctors attending to Guadalupe Benitez of Oceanside could claim a religious exemption from performing the procedure on her and...
  • Different time, same 'Situation' (Rita Cosby taking Tucker's spot)

    07/31/2005 5:54:59 PM PDT · by wjersey · 31 replies · 1,587+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/29/2005 | staff
    SECAUCUS, N.J. - MSNBC announced today that "The Situation with Tucker Carlson" will move to its new time, 11 p.m. ET, offering viewers the only first-run live cable news program at 11 p.m.ET/8 p.m. PT. "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct" will premiere in the 9 p.m. ET time period. Both of these changes will be effective Monday, August 8. The announcement was made by Rick Kaplan, president of MSNBC. "I'm thrilled to extend MSNBC's primetime programming to midnight with 'The Situation with Tucker Carlson," said Kaplan. "MSNBC will be the only cable news network to offer viewers six hours of...
  • Tuck Luck For Carlson

    07/30/2005 9:18:02 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 131 replies · 5,752+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 30, 2005 | Adam Buckman
    TUCKER Carlson lasted seven weeks as the centerpiece of MSNBC's prime-time lineup at 9 p.m. weekdays. His show will be moved out of prime time, to 11 p.m., starting Monday, to make room for a new 9 p.m. news/talk show anchored by Rita Cosby, MSNBC officials announced yesterday. Cosby, who was hired away from Fox News Channel, joined MSNBC on June 13, the same day that Carlson's new show, "The Situation with Tucker Carlson," premiered on the NBC-owned cable channel. Cosby's new show will be called "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct."
  • Anchor Cosby off Fox News

    05/13/2005 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 193 replies · 7,597+ views
    Variety.com ^ | May 12, 2005, 7:18pm PT | MICHAEL LEARMONTH
    NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel will not renew a contract with weekend host Rita Cosby, as the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on an extension, the network said. Cosby hosted "The Big Story Weekend Edition With Rita Cosby" at 9 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday at 6 p.m. she hosted "Fox News Live With Rita Cosby." Cosby will leave the network immediately. No replacement host has been appointed, nor has a decision been made on the future of the shows, Fox
  • Anchor Cosby off Fox News

    05/12/2005 8:56:02 PM PDT · by Hildy · 302 replies · 11,261+ views
    Variety via Drudge ^ | May 12, 2005 | MICHAEL LEARMONTH
    NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel will not renew a contract with weekend host Rita Cosby, as the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on an extension, the network said. Cosby hosted "The Big Story Weekend Edition With Rita Cosby" at 9 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday at 6 p.m. she hosted "Fox News Live With Rita Cosby." Cosby will leave the network immediately. No replacement host has been appointed, nor has a decision been made on the future of the shows, Fox News said. The 'Big Story' host's departure is immediate
  • Stars Come Out for Rita Cosby Alzheimer's Benefit

    11/23/2004 7:13:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 4,338+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 23, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    The stars came out Monday night to honor Fox New Channel ace reporter Rita Cosby for the work she's done for Alzheimer's research at a gala benefit held at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation held its Alzheimer's Awareness Month event at the Center's Jean Georges' V-Steak House and the Stone Rose, where Cosby was feted for her 40th birthday. The top shelf guest list included former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Soprano's star Lorraine Bracco, former astrounaut Buzz Aldrin, Geraldo Rivera, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, singer Michael Bolton, and...
  • Transcript: Hamill Would Go Back to Iraq

    05/23/2004 3:00:37 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 3 replies · 119+ views
    RITA COSBY: Well, as many of you know I have just returned from Macon, Mississippi where I was able to do the very first TV interview with former hostage Tommy Hamill whose capture and escape made headlines around the globe. Here now, an amazing story of the human spirit, of survival and of a true American patriot. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) THOMAS HAMILL: (search) They attacked our convoy. COSBY (voice-over): The whole world knew his face and name after this dramatic video was released showing steadfast American Tommy Hamill abducted by masked Iraqi insurgents. It was April 9, and his U.S. supply...
  • Rita Cosby kicks Ed Asners A$$ on FOX

    04/12/2003 6:33:10 PM PDT · by Stars N Stripes · 101 replies · 1,034+ views
    Did you see Rita vs. Ed just now on FOX.... Lovely Rita!!
  • Hey Media! Ask NASA this question about Columbia

    02/02/2003 4:38:58 PM PST · by narby · 12 replies · 260+ views
    vanity | 2-2-03 | narby
    Is it possible that the foam insulation seen during the ascent jammed into the open doors where the connections between the orbiter and the external tank are, preventing the doors from closing? The doors in question MUST close, because if they don't, you get the result seen Saturday. I assume that there are indicators showing whether these are closed. Does anyone know anything about these? And whether any related microswitches might be jammed closed sending a false indication? Or the junk could have wiped out the wires to the close detecting microswitch. Looking at the ascent video, the "spash" from...
  • Modesto Police '99% Sure' Scott Peterson is Prime Suspect, Getting Forensic Evidence to Arrest

    01/24/2003 8:49:16 AM PST · by ewing · 127 replies · 537+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 24, 2003 | Rita Cosby
    <p>Modesto Police is '99% convinced' that Scott is the suspect they are looking for in the homicide of Laci and her unborn child, but do not have enough evidence to make an arrest.</p> <p>Scott was definitely having an affair with at least one woman (the PE teacher from Fresno) and possibly several others.</p>
  • Fox News reports - Junior Beth VanEvery says life will never be the same

    05/19/2002 7:40:00 PM PDT · by wooden nickel · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Hillsdale Collegian Online ^ | 6 Sep 2001 | Beth VanEvery
    Far from the historic Central Hall and the familiarity of a small campus, I found myself in the heart of Washington, D.C., this summer, accepting an opportunity that would change my life. Two blocks from Union Station, in the five-floor building between the famous Capitol Hill restaurant “La Colline” and First Union Bank, is Fox News, presently a top-ranked news corporation. I had stepped from small-town America into the hub of city life and more importantly, into the world of Fox News Channel’s Washington bureau. Through an amazing turn of events, I was heading to work, smelling vendor’s frappacinos while...
  • Rita Cosby interviews Tonya Harding

    03/16/2002 6:29:49 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies · 917+ views
    Anyone see the weekend interview: Rita Cosby with Tonya Harding? Lame. Giggling about the Paula Jones fight, the "controversy" that followed, and Tonya wants to teach kids how to skate. Oh, and we got to hear Tonya's thoughts on the Olympics. (She wanted the Americans to win.)I love Fox News, but this interview should have had the slogan, "Lame or Contrived? YOU DECIDE!"