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Dan Rather’s ultimate Ratherism: The advent of liberal’s fake news

WASHINGTON. CNN’s media analyst Brian Stelter, the nebbishy George Costanza of cable news, is alarmed by the dramatic drop in public confidence in the Fourth Estate. Stelter’s offering, CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” has dropped to below one million viewers an episode. (Ratings Free Fall: CNN’s Brian Stelter Loses 72% Of Viewers In 2021) On the other ...

CBS, Les Moonves, Sexual Harassment, Larry Lease

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves is denied $120M severance

NEW YORK: CBS is announcing that disgraced CEO Les Moonves will not receive a massive $120 million severance package.  The reason for denying the severance is that Moonves did not cooperate fully with the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct. Moonves lawyer attacked the decision calling it “baseless.”  However legal counsel did not say whether or not the former ...

Bad News Bearers: CBS’ and CW’s 2014-2015 TV series pink slips

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 – The TV series body bags continued to pile up late last week and early this week, as CBS and the CW administered their virtual Dr. Kevorkian solution to shows it deemed were going nowhere but down. The shows apparently were already committing suicide due to their inherent lousiness, but one ...

‘Battle Creek’: Does CBS have another cop show hit on its hands?

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2015 – About 10 days ago we received an unusual PR package from CBS TV’s intrepid marketing people: A DVD containing not one preview episode but the entire season run of its brand new cop show, “Battle Creek.” Based in the same small, down-and-out Michigan industrial city where Kellogg’s makes its headquarters, ...

Off again on again: CBS back on Dish Network after outage

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2014 – Now you see ‘em, now you don’t, now you do. Often bitter negotiations between CBS and carrier Dish Network broke down yesterday, leading Dish to immediately remove the CBS stable of company-owned stations and cable affiliates from their menu. But after some 12 hours’ exile in the satellite Phantom Zone, ...

Craig Ferguson, Geoff, to co-host new CBS talk show in 2015

NEW YORK, April 18, 2014 –  It’s official. More or less. An AP report confirmed today that Craig Ferguson, the outgoing host of CBS TV’s “The Late Late Show” is in talks with the network to finalize a deal giving him an early evening talk show next year. Ferguson’s half-hour talk show reportedly will begin to ...

BREAKING: Robin Williams an apparent suicide at 63

MARIN COUNTY, Calif., August 11, 2012 − Famed actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead earlier today, the result of an apparent suicide attempt. The following official statement from Marin County officials relating to the time of death and probable cause is reprinted here verbatim: On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications ...

Obama speaks on Iraq, Fox, CBS decline to cover

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014 – President Obama addressed the nation last night (Thursday) at 9:30 p.m. regarding essentially meaningless and very limited air strikes he’s ordered on Islamofascist ISIS “rebels” in Iraq. With little notice, the administration requested TV airtime for the address. But with few exceptions, broadcast and cable networks didn’t bother to cover ...

Hits, misses, and cancelled shows of the fall 2013 TV season

SAN DIEGO, October 10, 2013 – Winners and losers are emerging at a record pace just a few weeks into the fall 2013 TV schedule. There are a few legitimate hits so far, and they are mainly drama series, similar to fall 2012. “The Blacklist” with James Spader is the first series to be picked ...