Can this person, Larry Kudlow, keep his pundit employment and program on CNBC after this? After all, he did say the human toll is a tragedy, to amend this, “I mean, the human — the human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 13, 2011 8:01 pm|
|By: Elliott Saturday January 22, 2011 10:00 am|
It’s looking more and more like Keith Olbermann was forced out, a lot of speculation out there but most telling is the Bring Keith Olbermann Back Facebook page Keith himself set up.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday January 21, 2011 8:24 pm|
Keith Olbermann just signed off MSNBC for good — and already folks are wondering if Comcast is behind this. What do you think?
|By: Scarecrow Friday January 21, 2011 6:45 pm|
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann has announced his final Countdown program. We’ll add details about this situation as we get them. But the first question has to be: Is this the first action by cable conglomerate Comcast, after the FCC and Justice Department approved their takeover of NBC, in deciding what we see on television?
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 18, 2011 4:20 pm|
Earlier today, the FCC and the Justice Department ruled in favor of the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal, creating one of the largest media conglomerates in the world and setting an unadvisable template for one company to combine the power of media and the Internet.
Sen. Al Franken, who has been a lonely critic of the proposed merger, released a caustic statement on the FCC action today.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday December 21, 2010 12:40 pm|
The FCC allowing AT&T and friends to write the new rules for Internet access recalls what happened when California handed the pen to Enron and friends in writing rules for electricity markets. Deja vu all over again
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 30, 2010 4:40 pm|
The news that Level 3, which has just partnered with Netflix on online video delivery, thinks Comcast is charging them for fast service, brings the debate on net neutrality to a whole new level.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 8, 2010 11:45 am|
I don’t know if the Olbermann suspension had anything to do with Comcast’s imminent takeover or just a reflexive tendency within MSNBC to follow the political winds. But there’s no question that media concentration has led to a narrowing of the subjects up for discussion and the voices allowed to brooch those subjects.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 8, 2010 6:01 am|
|By: David Dayen Friday August 20, 2010 6:45 am|
Two FCC Commissioners and one US Senator slammed the Google-Verizon joint policy agreement and strongly endorsed the principle of net neutrality last night at a hearing before hundreds of citizens in Minneapolis, giving the Chairman of the federal agency Julius Genachowski all of the support he would need to regulate broadband Internet, if he so chose.