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  • Jane Fonda, Amy Schumer among stars to appear on U.S. voter telethon

    10/31/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Jane Fonda, Amy Schumer among stars to appear on U.S. voter telethon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood celebrities including Jane Fonda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Schumer will take part in an online telethon on Monday to urge young people to pledge to vote in Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections. The two-hour “Telethon for America,” created by comedian Ben Gleib, will be streamed live on Monday evening on YouTube, Facebook Live and Comedy Central’s website, organizers said in a statement. This telethon, unlike traditional ones, will not ask for money. Instead, viewers will be urged to call in to a celebrity phone...
  • The Obamas might make a TV show about disorder in the Trump administration for Netflix

    10/31/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies
    The Week ^ | 31 Oct 18 | The Week
    Is former President Barack Obama about to unleash one long subtweet against his successor in the form of a Netflix show? Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to adapt Michael Lewis' book The Fifth Risk as part of their overall deal with Netflix, Deadline reported Wednesday. Lewis' book describes the disorder within the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce that took place during the transition between the Obama administration to the Trump administration.
  • NBC: If Americans Are ‘Fed Up’ and ‘Mean It’, They’ll Vote Against Trump/GOP

    10/28/2018 8:21:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The day after an anti-Semite killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a week of political violence, NBC’s Sunday Today exploited the opportunity by trying to tie it all to President Trump. On top of that, the network suggested that the only hope to stop the violence was to send Trump a message at the ballot box by voting against him and the GOP.
  • CNN Draws Fewer Viewers Than Nickelodeon

    10/23/2018 5:07:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 23, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    More Americans tuned into programming meant for children and young adults than CNN last week, according to numbers provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation by Fox News. CNN failed to crack the top five most popular channels from Oct. 15 to 21 and fell behind Fox News, ESPN, TBS, MSNBC and Nickelodeon.
  • Get It? Scarborough Reads Psych Profile of Hitler, Denies Referencing Anyone Else

    10/23/2018 5:14:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough thought he was being so cute. No fewer than six times during his little spiel on today's Morning Joe, while reading from the US government's WWII psychological profile of Adolf Hitler, Scarborough stressed that he was not intending to refer to anyone else. Joe never uttered the President's name, but coming from this world-class Trump hater, there was no doubt what parallel he wanted viewers to draw. "This is referencing nobody." "Do not draw a parallel between what is said here and anybody, living or dead, past or present." "This doesn't relate to anybody whatsoever." "This only pertains...
  • Alec Baldwin's ABC talk show debut TANKS

    10/15/2018 6:40:08 PM PDT · by Conserv · 58 replies
    Draws lowest Sunday night demo ratings in all of network TV
  • Gallup: Only 20% Have 'Great Deal/Quite a Lot' of Confidence in TV News; 11% in Congress

    10/10/2018 1:10:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In its annual survey on "Confidence in Institutions," Gallup found that only 20% of Americans had a "great deal/quite a lot" of confidence in television news and only 23% had such confidence in newspapers. . . . In an update, Gallup emphasized that strong confidence in higher education has declined, from 57% in 2015 to 48% in 2018, a drop of 9 percentage points. "No other institution has shown a larger drop in confidence over the past three years than higher education," reported Gallup.
  • Stephen Colbert 'Late Show' writer: 'I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life'

    10/08/2018 11:15:09 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/07/18 | Gregg Re
    In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" seemingly celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle. "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter. Dumas later briefly made her account private, preventing others from viewing her posts without her approval.
  • SNL eviscerates Susan Collins for her Kavanaugh yes vote

    10/07/2018 2:12:29 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/07/18 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Saturday Night Live has lampooned Senate Republicans, imagining them chugging beer in the Senate 'locker room' after successfully confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The new SNL episode on Saturday aired just hours after the Senate voted 50-48 nearly along party lines to confirm Kavanaugh, who was then sworn in to the Supreme Court. The cold opened imagined the party-hearty hi-jinks of ecstatic Republican senators, led by a beer-chugging Lindsey Graham, portrayed by Kate McKinnon. 'How amazing is this? We made a lot of women real worried today, but I'm not getting pregnant so I don't care,' said McKinnon's Graham,...
  • 'NBC Nightly News' records lowest-rated season ever; still wins younger demographic

    09/26/2018 5:49:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Joe Concha
    "NBC Nightly News" suffered its lowest-rated season ever, according to Nielsen Media Research, but still topped ABC and CBS in the key younger demographic that advertisers covet most. The Lester Holt-anchored program dropped to an average of 8.153 million total viewers per evening, which marks its lowest average since Nielsen began tracking via electronic data in 1991. That was still good enough for second place behind ABC's "World News Tonight" with David Muir, which delivered 8.637 million viewers for the 2017-2018 season. "The CBS Evening News" with Jeff Glor was third with 6.209 million total viewers. NBC did score 1.851...
  • 81 Percent of Family TV Comedies Show Kids Being Exposed to Sexual Dialogue: Report

    09/12/2018 9:26:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Over 80 percent of prime-time network family comedy television shows have scenes in which adult characters use sexually explicit dialogue in front of children, a conservative media watchdog has warned. In a new report released Monday, the Parents Television Council has documented the widespread use of sexually charged language in television shows across multiple networks that the networks themselves are deeming to be family-friendly. "What we are seeing is the frog in the boiling water, where as the temperature goes up, the frog doesn't realize how hot it has gotten," Winter told The Christian Post in an interview. "We have...
  • Jemele Hill, ESPN parting ways: reports

    08/26/2018 5:27:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/26/18 | Amy Lieu
    Jemele Hill, the ESPN commentator who has made controversial comments about President Trump, is leaving the sports network, according to reports. A buyout of her reported $2.5 million-per-year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, sources told the New York Post. The separation was due to Hill's desire to be involved in politics, while ESPN wants to be apolitical, the Post reported.
  • Ratings Disaster: CNN Primetime Viewership Down 23% Year-over-Year

    08/23/2018 6:58:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/22/18 | Justin Caruso
    CNN suffered another ratings embarrassment last week, once again losing a significant amount of viewers in comparison to the same week last year.AdWeek reports that in the week of August 13-19, CNN experienced a 23 percent drop in total viewer average during primetime in comparison to the same week in 2017. During the daytime, there was another drop in ratings of 24 percent since last year.MSNBC only experienced a drop of 8 percent in primetime and 5 percent in daytime since last year. Fox News Channel, on the other hand, actually increased their viewership by 4 percent all around.CNN’s ratings...
  • Slow Death: CNN Dropped Below “Pawn Stars” Channel in Ratings

    08/22/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    Western Journal ^ | August 20, 2018 | By Ben Marquis
    By now it has become predictable old news to hear that Fox News Channel defeated their cable news rivals CNN and MSNBC in the weekly ratings, as they have finished number one out of the big three in total average viewers per day for 31 consecutive weeks, according to Adweek. Nor is it a surprise to hear that Fox beat their rivals in prime time viewership either, as they have done so for 11 consecutive weeks now. What is somewhat surprising, and incredibly laughable, is that CNN — the formerly vaunted crown jewel of the establishment media — has sunk...
  • How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals

    08/18/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 08/18/2018 | dana schuster
    Like it or not, the Kardashians have risen from reality-TV stars — famed for sex tapes, plastic surgery and shotgun weddings — to America’s royal family. Critics have discounted the clan as an unfortunate blip on our cultural radar. But the ladies have taken their 15 minutes of fame and created a dynasty that might just be the most powerful in the world. In May, Kim successfully lobbied President Trump to commute the prison sentence of a 63-year-old grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson, who had served more than 20 years on drug charges. Kylie, meanwhile, single-handedly tanked Snapchat’s stock in February...
  • Feminists Plot Murder of Pro-Life Congressman on AMC's Lefty Drama

    08/01/2018 10:25:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 1, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Season one of AMC’s Dietland finally draws to a close, and what a journey it’s been. Starting from a feminist group murdering for the #MeToo movement, to playing the oppression Olympics, the show is truly the pinnacle of third-wave feminism. To prove that, we leave off on the personal targeting of pro-life members of Congress. The July 30 season finale “Bedwomb” has our lead Plum (Joy Nash) actually working inside the feminist murder group called "Jennifer" as they continue their goal of terrorizing the male population. After their mindless male-killing, ridiculous manifesto, and the open degradation of the president as...
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Literally Chains Woman Barefoot and Pregnant

    08/01/2018 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 9, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale prides itself on painting a dark image for women in Trump’s America, even though the show has absolutely nothing in common with Trump’s actual America. Still, that doesn’t stop the series from bringing its #Resistance narrative to life in the most ridiculous ways. The next stop is taking the phrase “barefoot and pregnant” a little too seriously. The May 9 episode “Other Women” comes after June/Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is found and recaptured trying to escape Gilead. Being pregnant, she remains invaluable to the society despite how anti-women they clearly are. To really drive that point forward,...
  • Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg Bringing Women's Voting Drama to TV

    08/01/2018 8:08:17 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 1, 2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton is setting her sights on a new office: executive producer. The former secretary of state is teaming with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television to bring Elaine Weiss' critically acclaimed book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote to the small screen. The drama will mark Clinton's debut as an exec producer. The book, published in March, follows the activists who led the decades-long fight to grant women the right to vote and sheds light on how close the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment really was. The book celebrates those who changed history and laid the...
  • Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump of Forcing US-North Korea Summit for ‘Cheap Headlines’

    07/07/2018 11:58:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 7, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of forcing the summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for the headlines. “Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines,” Scarborough wrote. He added: “In the process, he gave legitimacy to the most oppressive communist regime on the planet, further damaged the United States and made himself look like a fool.” He also included a link to a Washington Post article that read, in part: “In a sharp signal that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be drawn out and difficult,...
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, ComicBook.com has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...