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David Letterman 'loves' the Occupy Wall Street protests: 'I'm very sympathetic' -- with Leno UPDATE

David Letterman did not pussyfoot around in making clear his feelings about the Occupy Wall Street protestors. “I love these people causin’ trouble,” he said on Monday night’s Late Show. “Increasingly, this is the way we get change in this country.” READ FULL STORY

President Obama, the American Jobs Act, and the media: Who was listening? Who was buying it?

President Obama preempted … Jeopardy!? Seinfeld syndicated reruns? … to deliver his “American Jobs Act” speech, careful to avoid both Big Brother and the Packers-versus-Saints game. The president offered a combination of oratory and policy proposals that were driven home by one oft-repeated phrase: “You should pass this jobs plan right away.” READ FULL STORY

Keith Olbermann brought 'Countdown' to Current; Bill O'Reilly brought Lupe Fiasco to Fox: TV news reviews

Keith Olbermann and his Countdown returned to TV on Monday night on Current with an hour  loaded with obviousness and an unfortunate amount of fawning on the part of his guests.

Meanwhile, over on Fox and The O’Reilly Factor, the host and Lupe Fiasco engaged in a ludicrous debate over the musician’s characterization of President Obama as “a terrorist.” READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly attacks Keith Olbermann: 'A hateful commentator' has been 'neutralized.' Plus Colbert video and Craig Ferguson jokes

If you thought Bill O’Reilly was going to let his time-period competitor Keith Olbermann depart MSNBC without getting in a few final kicks, you underestimate how much glee there is in the halls of the Fox News Channel today. READ FULL STORY

TV news shows address Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Passion, blame, and self-examination, from Sarah Palin to Keith Olbermann

In the wake of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, TV news shows went into overdrive in reporting the details of the rampage that wounded or killed numerous people in Tucson. The rhetoric on cable news and the network Sunday morning news shows heated up READ FULL STORY

Keith Olbermann returns to 'Countdown,' says Jon Stewart 'hit home runs' in his jokes about... Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann began his Tuesday-night return to Countdown with a shot of his empty desk. He shuffled into view and said, “What’s new?” Back from a suspension last week by MSNBC for making political donations, Olbermann came out swinging. Among his other segments, he provided guest Michael Moore an ample platform to critique the interview Olbermann’s parent network, NBC, conducted with former president George W. Bush.

Olbermann said some have claimed this was all a publicity stunt. (For the record, I wrote that the suspension and its cessation was “nicely timed for a lot of publicity,” a dart aimed at Olbermann’s corporate masters.) “This was not a publicity stunt,” he said. Then the host added, his voice raising in mock fury, that if READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart takes on Olbermann, Maddow, and Maher; also announces a new rally

Jon Stewart began Monday night’s Daily Show by congratulating Conan O’Brien on his new show… and feigned shock upon discovering that Conan is now his time-period competition. “Now I’ll never be able to watch me!” he howled.

But Stewart was just winding up. As we kinda knew he would, Stewart wasted no time in taking on READ FULL STORY

Keith Olbermann will be back on MSNBC on Tuesday

Keith Olbermann, suspended last week by MSNBC for making political donations, will be back hosting Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night.

In a statement released Sunday evening, MSNBC president Phil Grifffin said, “I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to READ FULL STORY

Keith Olbermann unites conservatives and liberals: Does anyone besides MSNBC think he should be suspended?

“Hey there — anything crazy happen where you work today?” said Rachel Maddow at the start of her MSNBC show on Friday night. She was referring, of course, to the suspension of her prime-time neighbor, Keith Olbermann, for making donations to three Democratic congressional candidates.

According to NBC News policy cited by MSNBC president Phil Griffin, its employees cannot READ FULL STORY

Glenn Beck reviews Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity': 'It was not good... a high-school play'

Glenn Beck offered his take on the Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on his Monday afternoon Fox News Channel show.

Mid-way through the hour-long Glenn Beck show, Beck characterized Stewart’s effort as the equivalent of “a high-school play; it was not good.” Referring to much of the rally as “nonsense,” Beck nonetheless said Stewart tried to give out “the same message I gave on 8/28,” referring to his own D.C. rally this past August.

But unlike Beck, Stewart was “co-opted [by the liberals]. I don’t think READ FULL STORY

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