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Petition Wants Comedy Central To Disassociate Itself With Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart has been a Comedy Central icon for years. However, recent revelations that he allegedly mistreated an African American writer have threatened to diminish his reputation. E! Online discusses the situation. “Cenac said that in 2011, when he was the sole black writer on the series, he was bothered by Stewart’s on-air impression of… Read more »

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Inches Closer To Bill O’Reilly In Cable News Ratings

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Bill O’Reilly once again wins the cable news ratings race in the previous week, although Megyn Kelly is certainly catching up. By averaging the ratings statistics at Zap2It, O’Reilly averaged a higher-than-usual 2.86 million viewers a night. His biggest night was Thursday, when he had 3.24 million viewers (one of O’Reilly’s best nights this year)…. Read more »

‘Huffington Post’ Won’t Cover Trump And The Donald Isn’t Happy About It

Huffington Post calls Donald Trump a clownshow

Friday, the Huffington Post announced it would no longer be covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the News section, but would instead file his stories next to the Kardashians under Entertainment. Calling Trump’s campaign a “sideshow,” Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and Editorial Director Danny Shea said Trump news belonged next to The Bachelorette and… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Rule Cable News Ratings For Past Week

Bill O'Reilly Megyn Kelly

Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly are once again the King and Queen of Cable News ratings. Both have easily outdone the competition at Fox News and other cable news stations. When averaging viewers at Zap2It, O’Reilly averaged 2.71 million viewers a night — one of his best ratings weeks all year. Bill O’Reilly’s lowest rating… Read more »

Keith Olbermann, ESPN Split For Second Time

Olbermann

Keith Olbermann will not be renewing his contract to anchor his show Olbermann on ESPN2, a source confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. After rejoining ESPN in August 2013 following his first departure, Keith Olbermann’s contract with the sports network will expire at the end of July. Keith Olbermann reportedly rejected an offer by… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Help Fox News Win 2nd-Quarter Ratings Race

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Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and others at Fox News dealt with several controversial topics during the 2nd quarter of 2015, and their viewership definitely responded. Variety has the cable news ratings results. “Fox News remained the overwhelming primetime choice for cable news viewers during a busy second quarter of this year, and both it and… Read more »

Rich Lowry: ‘Donald Trump Has A Point’ About Illegal Immigrants

Rich Lowry On Donald Trump's Illegal Immigration Comments

Rich Lowry, columnist for Politico and contributor to the National Review, has released a new piece that has the web buzzing. While many media outlets have been taking shots at Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments on illegal immigration, Lowry has this message. “Sorry, Donald Trump has a point.” Here’s a fuller… Read more »

Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

Mike Rowe opens up about the Confederate flag

TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fans’ questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan… Read more »

Donald Trump Sues Univision, Feuds With Neil Young

Donald Trump suing Univision over pageant cancellation

Donald Trump plans to sue the Univision television network for pulling out of broadcasting the Miss USA Pageant on July 12. In his verbose presidential campaign announcement on June 16 in New York City, Trump prompted a backlash when he complained about rapists and other criminals allegedly coming across the southern border from Mexico. Univision… Read more »

Megyn Kelly Lands On The Cover Of ‘Variety’

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly has gone from just a regular Fox News anchor to a superstar in just five years. If you need more proof, Variety put Mrs. Kelly on the cover of their magazine. It’s the latest coup for one of the most loved and hated female news anchors in cable television history. Variety notes that… Read more »

Don Lemon N-Word Sign Turned Into Viral Internet Memes

Don Lemon

Don Lemon may have held up a sign on the air with the N-word on it – but social media has taken the baton from him and run away with it. Lemon’s controversial sign recently became the primary target of internet memes that have been circulating online since he first flashed the sign on CNN… Read more »

Revenge Porn? Snappening Victim? Google Wants To Help

Snappening, revenge porn: not on Google

Revenge porn, “Snappening,” hacked or stolen phones or computers — there are quite a few ways a person ends up with nude photos on the web, without ever knowing. However, Google is doing its part to help. The site announced yesterday that it will soon give victims the opportunity to remove photos posted without permission… Read more »

Brian Williams To Stay At NBC But In New Role [Video]

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NBC and Brian Williams have reached an agreement that will allow Williams to stay at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August, but in a new role. Inside sources told CNN about the plan that lets Brian stay, which ends months of speculation about whether Williams would be given the boot altogether. Although… Read more »

Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Kills Megyn Kelly In Ratings

Bill O'Reilly

Last week, thanks to her interview with the Duggar family, Megyn Kelly inched closer to Bill O’Reilly in the overall ratings. According to Zap2it, Megyn Kelly attracted an average of 2.33 million viewers a night, while O’Reilly averaged 2.57 million viewers a night. Even though Kelly’s interview with the Duggars was a ratings win, it… Read more »