NEW YORK (AP) — When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, it's best to check the political headlines to learn...
Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow isn't backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia's involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — One week into March Madness, CBS is feeling good.
Based on ratings from the nation's largest media markets, the Nielsen company said CBS and the Turner Networks had the...
NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something.
The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction...
A new collection of essays by Janet Malcolm
"Nobody's Looking at You: Essays" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Janet Malcolm
It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such a...
Sen. Amy Klobuchar to make 2020 announcement on Sunday
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota signaled on Tuesday she could become the next Democrat to enter the presidential contest, teasing a major announcement on Sunday in Minneapolis.
"Come to Boom Island in Minnesota ... and you'll find out," she told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. "Then you'll find out my decision."
She didn't offer further details about whether the event would serve as a formal campaign launch.
Chris Cuomo’s CNN show has its best month against tough foes
NEW YORK (AP) — When CNN gave Chris Cuomo its 9 p.m. ET time slot last June, there was reason to fear it could be a television suicide mission.
After all, that hour is where the big dogs roam. Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow are the top two personalities in cable television. They still are, but Cuomo's "Prime Time" quickly established itself as CNN's most-watched program and, with 1.64 million viewers in January, is having its best month, the Nielsen company said.
Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes
NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.
Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media figures to the expected crowd of Democrats seeking President Donald Trump's job. They are dream bookings for campaign aides.
Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity
NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for his most prominent backer in the media.
While Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news' most popular personality for the second year in a row, he's been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the president.
Fox’s MacCallum takes on new election-night role
NEW YORK (AP) — Martha MacCallum is no stranger to Fox News Channel viewers, but she will have a prominent new role for the network during its midterm election coverage.
MacCallum will co-host the evening with Bret Baier, taking over a job held by Megyn Kelly for the most recent big election nights. The other cable news networks have familiar faces out front: Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper on CNN.
A bad week for Trump means a good week for Rachel Maddow
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's a lousy week for President Donald Trump, it's usually a good week for Rachel Maddow.
MSNBC's marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen's plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort's conviction on corruption charges.
The Latest: Lawyer: Cohen has info for special counsel
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local):
As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns
NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow.
Notice the difference? Cronkite, Jennings and Sawyer reported the news. Hannity and Maddow talk about the news, and occasionally make it. But you never doubt how they feel about it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on questions about the White House transcript of President Donald Trump's news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local):
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is standing by her report that the White House deliberately cut a key question from a transcript of President Donald Trump's news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against allegations of attempting to alter the historical record, the White House said Wednesday that the omission of a key question from its transcript of President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "was by no means malicious."
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow leveled the charge Tuesday night, accusing the White House of deliberately leaving out the question.
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The children at the center of the national debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policy have been heard about but rarely seen.
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and sent to "tender age" shelters.
Chris Cuomo believes there’s room in the middle
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo envisions his new CNN prime-time show as a haven for independent thinkers who want their preconceptions tested. His challenge is finding enough people who want that on a cable news network.
He's swimming against a strong tide. Fox News Channel and MSNBC are thriving with prime-time programming that appeals to partisans of each side, most emphatically with Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow in the 9 p.m. Eastern time slot where "Cuomo Prime Time" lands Monday.
The Latest: Television industry women support Brokaw
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw (all times local):
A group of 65 women in the television industry have circulated a letter in support of NBC's Tom Brokaw after he was accused by a former colleague of unwanted sexual advances.
The women say he has treated all of them with fairness and respect, giving them opportunities for advancement and championing successes in their careers.
Hannity shares world view with Trump, and lawyer, too
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too.
The Fox News Channel prime-time host is Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train.
Nielsens illustrate the popularity of political shows
NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of "entertaining" opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans.
The Nielsen company said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television last week were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each weeknight telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Lawrence O'Donnell.
CNN morning anchor Chris Cuomo moving to prime-time
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is sending Chris Cuomo into battle against the two current giants of cable television news, Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow.
The network said Wednesday that they are shifting the morning show co-host into a prime-time slot at 9 p.m. EDT, to debut later this spring at a date not yet specified. The change will shave Anderson Cooper's current two-hour show into one.
CNN taps Chris Cuomo to go head-to-head with Hannity, Maddow
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is moving from the morning to prime time starting in the spring.
The "New Day" anchor will headline his own show, simply titled "Cuomo Prime Time," weeknights at 9 p.m., Variety reported. The timeslot is currently occupied by the second hour of "Anderson Cooper 360."
With all of the sleight of hand, mixed messages, outright lies, sorta white lies and the other outrageous shenanigans that define Washington, D.C. and the current White House, we must all be vigilant. Day by day, our rights, privileges and protections are being eroded. What is really going on behind the scenes as the Trump Theatrical Players have us looking one way while the magic trick takes place somewhere else? This skillful misdirection is serious and appalling. Lest we be fooled and become fools, we must focus clearly on the show, not the sideshows. Thankfully, we still have a vigilant press that continues to keep us focused on the real news, the real actions, in real time. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow says frequently: “Watch what they do, not what they say.”
Since we know -- at least those of us who are astute observers of the political and economic scene -- that no credible evidence points to the Kremlin interfering in the 2016 presidential election to favor Donald Trump, this indicates a faction of our elites is wholly intent on propagating this group think about Russia-gate.
Two elements of our ruling class are committed to this alarming narrative
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: Second Roy Moore Accuser Works For Michelle Obama Right NOW
Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity tops cable news rankings
NEW YORK (AP) — After the summer of Rachel Maddow, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity ascended to the top of the cable news mountain.
Hannity's move to the 9 p.m. timeslot paid immediate dividends for the network. President Donald Trump's biggest cable news backer averaged 3.2 million viewers in October, topping Maddow's 2.5 million, the Nielsen company said. Fox's Tucker Carlson, in an earlier time slot, had 2.8 million viewers.
Obama-era officials to discuss national security at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University will be hosting a discussion on national security with four Obama-era officials and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
The school says students can attend the Monday event as part of a program hosted by Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a university think tank.
NBC News president defends losing Weinstein story
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News defended itself Wednesday after questions were raised about whether it had fumbled an explosive story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults that network contributor Ronan Farrow broke instead in The New Yorker magazine.
It was the same day NBC came under withering attack from President Donald Trump for a story the network DID report, about whether the president sought in a summer meeting to greatly increase the nation's nuclear stockpile.
Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program.
While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the efforts against him, opponents say they're not giving up.
Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup with a program that pushes Sean Hannity into a direct competition with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Her show, "The Ingraham Angle," will air weekdays at 10 p.m. ET starting Oct. 30. The radio talk show host is no stranger to Fox viewers since she's been a commentator on the network for a decade, and her ascension to a regular show has been an open secret since earlier this summer.
MSNBC surges as home for Trump opponents
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first month since CNN's Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn't work for Fox News Channel. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the new champ.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of MSNBC's most valuable utility players, Ari Melber, gets his own regular show Monday with the assignment of shoring up a weak spot in the cable network's lineup.
Melber, the 37-year-old chief legal correspondent, launches "The Beat" at 6 p.m. ET, promising a show that makes its points more by reporting than pontificating.
NBC’s Richard Engel steps out with themed series
NEW YORK (AP) — Foreign correspondent Richard Engel is borrowing Rachel Maddow's MSNBC time slot on Friday nights over the next month for "On Assignment," a series that sets aside cable news chatter for deeply reported stories about world affairs.
The first edition this week focuses on Vladimir Putin's Russia, using the news hook of Putin's meeting Friday with President Donald Trump.
If you can’t beat ’em, join ‘em.
That seems to be the approach of a new conservative group that, in an effort to defend embattled Fox News personality Sean Hannity, is employing a tactic that even Hannity himself has long sought to avoid: putting pressure on advertisers.
On Tuesday, a group called Media Equality Project announced it was launching a campaign to “push back against the attempt to silence those who dare to ask tough questions and pursue the truth.”
San Antonio-based USAA, seeking to quell furor over its decision last week to pull advertising from conservative talk show host Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, said Tuesday that it’s reinstating financial support for the show.
USAA says it will reinstate ads on ‘Hannity’
NEW YORK (AP) — The USAA financial services firm is reinstating its advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program after receiving heavy criticism for its initial decision from many of the military members and veterans that it serves.
The San Antonio, Texas-based company said Tuesday it will also start advertising again on other programs where it had suspended ads, including "Hardball" and "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, and Jake Tapper's "The Lead" on CNN.
Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place.
The network's weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that advertisers pay a premium for, Fox finished third to MSNBC and CNN for the first time in 17 years.
In the May 18 Billings Gazette editorial, the editorial board mischaracterizes and “assumes” my position regarding Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and our national security. My position has been clear and consistent: we have an obligation to hold Washington accountable to the people, up to and including the president. It’s a principle that Montanans expect and deserve. Any implication or “assumption” of where I stand is not only misleading to Montanans but is irresponsible.
NEW YORK (AP) — With President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey the week's big story, MSNBC had one of its best ratings weeks in memory — perhaps an ominous sign for troubled Fox News Channel.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC have joined CNN in refusing to air an advertisement that lists President Donald Trump's accomplishments during his administration's first 100 days while blaming the "fake news" media for not reporting on them.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters are accusing CNN of censorship for not airing an advertisement touting the president's accomplishments, which the network said Tuesday it rejected because it was its own form of fake news.
The ad from Trump's campaign — he became a declared candidate for reelection in 2020 on Jan. 19 — says that "America has rarely seen such success" and lists a series of actions from the first 100 days of his presidency.
Chaffetz trails Democratic challenger in campaign funds
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic political newcomer Dr. Kathryn Allen significantly outpaced incumbent Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz in fundraising in the first three months of the year as she seized on his comments last month suggesting people should spend their money on health insurance instead of iPhones.
All about moneyKim Raseman’s recent letter criticizing editor Paul Janensch begins with a telling statement: “In his byline it says he (Janensch) was a newspaper editor and taught journalism so those two facts allow me to step out on a limb and assume what political stripe Paul might be.”Of course, any educated and experienced journalist would be considered an automatic threat to those who worship the wisdom of Sean Hannity, Fox News and every other right-wing shill for Trump.This is a president...
Tom Shattuck may not find Rachel Maddow’s story on Donald Trump’s taxes interesting, but — as he should know — that doesn’t make it fake (“Maddow left with nothing after fake news,” March 15). An example of something that is “fake” would be Donald Trump claiming he was wiretapped by then-President Obama, something for which there is absolutely no evidence.