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Fox Noise fires Bill O’Reilly; bigmouth’s downfall was activist-led advertiser exodus

Excerpt: Bill O’Reil­ly, host of the high­est rat­ed pro­gram at the Fox Noise Chan­nel, has been forced out of the net­work after exec­u­tives at its par­ent com­pa­ny 21st Cen­tu­ry Fox con­clud­ed that his show could no longer be effec­tive­ly mon­e­tized due to a mass exo­dus of adver­tis­ers cat­alyzed by deter­mined activists. Mul­ti­ple women who for­mer­ly worked […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Big Bird or Big Oil? Mismanagement is jeopardizing the future of Seattle’s KCTS

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: John de Graaf is a respect­ed doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er and pro­gres­sive activist with decades of pub­lic tele­vi­sion expe­ri­ence. He was the keynote speak­er at NPI’s 2010 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala and is a val­ued sup­port­er of NPI’s work. In this post, he explains what has been hap­pen­ing recent­ly at KCTS Seat­tle, and what we as […]
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NBC’s Brian Williams suspended for six months; Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show

Excerpt: Today, some­thing remark­able hap­pened: The host of a fake news show made real news by announc­ing his depar­ture from the pro­gram he has helmed since 1999, while the host of a real news show was sus­pend­ed by his net­work for fak­ing details about his expe­ri­ence as a war zone reporter over ten years ago. Who […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kathi Goertzen: 1958–2012

Excerpt: This after­noon, we received the very sad news that one of Seat­tle’s best known news­cast­ers and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers is no longer with us. Kathi Goertzen, who for decades was the face of KOMO 4 News with coan­chor Dan Lewis, died around 12:45 PM today after a long, dif­fi­cult bat­tle with sev­er­al brain tumors, the sta­tion […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Current TV fires Keith Olbermann, announces that Eliot Spitzer will join its lineup

Excerpt: Cur­rent TV, the pro­gres­sive cable net­work found­ed by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, announced min­utes ago that it has fired Kei­th Olber­mann, its best-known per­son­al­i­ty and chief news offi­cer. As is often the case when media com­pa­nies decide to part ways with a host, Olber­man­n’s dis­missal is effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly — he won’t be giv­en a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The second roast of Donald Trump

Excerpt: Read­ers who are reg­u­lar view­ers of Com­e­dy Cen­tral may recall that the net­work not long ago aired a roast of Don­ald Trump, the most recent in a series of pro­fan­i­ty-laced celebri­ty roasts that the Via­com sub­sidiary has spon­sored. Ear­li­er tonight, Trump was unex­pect­ed­ly roast­ed for a sec­ond time in as many months — except this […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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