In a bizarre interlude last night, Fox News analyst and GOP rainmaker Karl Rove went to war against math–his own network’s.
It is quite possible that daytime election coverage is the most excited and useless news that TV outlets bring us in a year, and that’s saying something
The other big contest next Tuesday is between the pundits trying to analyze the election with their guts and a new breed of statistics gurus trying to forecast it with data.
One of the strange impulses of modern life is the irresistible–to me, anyway–urge to turn on the TV and the laptop and spend all day watching coverage of a weather disaster that you are already in the middle of experiencing.
In the final debate, nominally on foreign policy, Barack Obama came ready for a cavalry charge, while Mitt Romney seemed content to watch from the trenches.
We don’t yet have pop-up fact-checks at Presidential debates. But for one crucial moment, we did have Candy Crowley.
It turns out the debates are among those few exceptions every year—the Oscars, the Super Bowl, the Olympics—when TV awakens as a big medium, now amplified and hyped by social media.
There was another election 2012 debate last night, with a moderator and two candidates, and this time all three showed up.
During the first Presidential debate last night, CNN ran a clock on screen showing how long each candidate had spoken in total. It reminded me of a time-of-possession clock in a football game. In a game, if one team burns more of the clock, it can mean that they’re controlling the ball, defending their lead, denying their opponents the …
It’s only fitting that I got news of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger‘s death through a news alert from the New York Times on my iPhone, just as I had brought the Saturday half of the Times’ Sunday edition in from my stoop. (Long-serving …
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apologized to his audience this afternoon after his program inadvertently aired live video of a man killing himself.
You’re entitled to your own opinion but not to your own facts; that political dictum was coined by the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, because he was no fun. Well, good news, folks! Now you can have your own facts! Even …