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It is day 99 covering the Obama administration and week 13 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…
“Cheney for President.” That’s the title of Ross Douthat’s first column in NYT today. Douthat replaces Bill Kristol at the Times.
As reported by TVNewser, CNN has finished the month of April in fourth place among the four cable news networks in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo in prime time. According to Nielsen Media Research, CNN finished the month with an average of 265,000 A25-54 viewers (Mon-Fri, 8pm-11pmET). Sister network HLN moved into third place with 274,000 A25-54 viewers on the continued success of Nancy Grace. Fox News was far out front averaging 662,000 demo viewers, more than CNN and MSNBC combined. MSNBC placed second averaging 298,000 A25-54 viewers.
Mediaweek’s Anthony Crupi writes about Fox News Channel’s ambition to be the #1 cable channel on the dial.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and former colleague Tucker Carlson spar over the media’s bias over President Obama.
Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, mediabistro’s Laurel Touby and others were honored at the Matrix Awards, emceed by Meredith Vieira. Check out TVNewser for the scoop.
Arianna Huffington fields a question about sensationalized headlines at HuffPost. Check out her response here.
More on politicians and Twitter in NYT’s magazine.
From Playbook this am: Matt Cooper quips on yesterday’s surprise closing of Portfolio magazine, one of his several employers: “Now I don’t have to do a 100-days story.”
Is the media overhyping swine flu? From WaPo: “Of course we’re doing too much to scare people,” said Mark Feldstein, a former correspondent for NBC, ABC, and CNN who teaches journalism at George Washington University. “Cable news has 24 hours to fill, and there isn’t 24 hours of exciting news going on. If you scare people, they’ll tune in more.”
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