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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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