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How Trump’s Filthy Mouth Coarsened Political News

Axios reports: President Trump’s brash communication style — combined with a societal shift towards streaming, where there are no regulatory restrictions on speech — has forced the entire media industry to present information in a more candid and less polished way. It’s no longer uncommon to hear cable anchors use foul language or for TV or radio personalities to make …

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Scarborough Sorry For Hosting Trump So Many Times

The National Review reports: Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said that he regrets hosting Donald Trump so often ahead of the 2016 election, during an episode The Realignment podcast released on Tuesday. While Scarborough stressed that he frequently pushed back on Trump in the run-up to the election, the Morning Joe host said he wished the candidate …

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WSJ: Trumpers Linked To RNC Seek To Buy Newsmax

The Wall Street Journal reports: For nearly two years, allies of President Trump have been exploring ways to build up a formidable competitor to Fox News. One target they recently zeroed in on: the fledgling pro-Trump cable channel Newsmax TV. Hicks Equity Partners, a private-equity firm with ties to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has held talks in …

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“Fake News” CNN Wins Election Week Ratings Battle

Axios reports: CNN edged Fox News among total viewers for election week, averaging 5.9 million to Fox’s 5.7 million and MSNBC’s 4.6 million, AP reports. The state of play: The election, which saw record voter turnout, had networks competing for viewers as states were called. Fox viewers tuned out Joe Biden’s victory speech on Saturday night: CNN drew 13.5 million …

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Former Fox Anchor Shepard Smith Lands CNBC Show

CNBC reports: CNBC announced on Wednesday that former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is joining the network to host a one-hour evening news program on weekdays at 7 p.m. ET. The newscast, which will be called “The News with Shepard Smith,” is set to launch in the fall. Smith joins CNBC after spending 23 years at Fox News Channel, where …

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CNN Sees Biggest Audience In Its 40-Year History

This will surely enrage Trump: An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd’s death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network’s 40-year history. CNN’s weekday prime-time audience of 1.95 million was up 120% over the same period last year, Nielsen said. Fox News, which has …

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CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin Sick With Coronavirus

CNN reports: CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on Friday that she tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms a day earlier. “I am OKAY,” Baldwin said in an Instagram post announcing her diagnosis. “It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever.” Baldwin became the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in …

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Original CNN Anchor Bobbie Battista Dies At Age 67

CNN reports: Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista has passed away at the age of 67, according to a family spokeswoman. Battista passed away on Tuesday morning after a four year battle with cervical cancer, according to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman. “Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful …

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IDIOT FATIGUE: “Trump Slump” Hits News Outlets

Axios reports: Top news executives tell Axios that a real “Trump slump” is hitting digital, cable and more. The shock factor around President Trump’s unplanned announcements, staff departures, taunting tweets and erratic behavior is wearing off, and media companies are scrambling to find their next big moneymaker. Executives tell Axios that Trump fatigue is very real: Interest in political coverage …

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CNN Anchor Don Lemon Announces Engagement

From the Hollywood Reporter: Don Lemon is tying the knot. The CNN Tonight anchor revealed in an Instagram post shared Saturday that his boyfriend, Tim Malone, popped the question while celebrating the real estate agent’s birthday. “He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?” the 53-year-old news anchor captioned the photo, which showed two photos …

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Rachel Maddow Scores Biggest Ratings Week Ever

Fortune reports: Ratings data released today by Nielsen show Maddow ended the week as the most-watched cable news show for the week, beating out competition from CNN and longtime top-rated cable news network Fox News Channel. Among viewers 25-54, the demographic most coveted by advertisers, Maddow remained on top, with an average audience of 667,000 viewers. The Wrap reports: On …

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MSNBC Cancels Hugh Hewitt’s Weekly Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC has cancelled that weekly television show hosted by right-wing pundit Hugh Hewitt, the conservative explained at the end of his final show on Saturday. “This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on Saturday mornings,” Hewitt explained. He said that NBC News would continue to employ him as a contributor and he said he expects to …

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MSNBC Vaults To #2 In Year-End Ratings

Via press release: MSNBC scored a ratings victory in the post-election year of 2017 by overtaking CNN in key dayparts and delivering record ratings among total viewers in every hour during the week. MSNBC finished the year as the #2 most-watched network in all of cable for weekday prime, up from #8 in 2016. Prime on MSNBC delivered the network’s …

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Fox News Latino To Close Down Tomorrow

Roger Ailes is out and now so is the spinoff he created. The Hill reports: Fox News Latino’s (FNL) six-year run will officially end at midnight Friday. FNL national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted the news on his personal account on Thursday. “When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in …

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Ratings For Fox News Tumble

World Net Daily has posted the above poll in reaction to a ratings slide for Fox News. Note the dig at Shepard Smith. More on the latest ratings from Politico: Make no mistake, Fox News is still the ratings king. But the recent May numbers show that while all the cable channels had a decline in ratings (which is normal …

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Mark Carson Vs Jodi Arias

Carlos Maza writes at Equality Matters: According to an Equality Matters analysis, while all three major cable news networks extensively covered Arias’ trial and her plea to jurors to avoid the death penalty, CNN spent less than one minute discussing Carson’s murder, and Fox News ignored the story completely. Only MSNBC devoted a full segment to Carson’s murder, rightly pointing …

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