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Michael Smerconish Says Talk Radio Is Like Pro-Wrestling: Fake

Pols follow the microphones

Specs Who Michael Smerconish Age 51 New gig Host, Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel Old gig Midday host, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia. Continues as fill-in host on MSNBC’s Hardball, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, author. Why leave…

CNN Wants Newt for Crossfire Refresh

Gingrich on Jeff Zucker’s wish list

CNN has begun casting its net for pundits to appear in the revival of its debate show Crossfire. According to Politico, the news network has approached former Speaker of the…

Filibustering Rand Paul Builds His Brand

Update: Jr. Kentucky Sen. droned about drones, started #filiblizzard campaign

Update: Paul's filibuster ended shortly after this item was posted, at 12:40, just shy of the 13-hour mark. "I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going…

How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash

Deal to buy remaining 49 percent stake of NBCU will close by end of Q1

Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of…

Information Diet: Rev. Al Sharpton

The MSNBC talk show loves Twitter but not conservative content

Age 58 Accomplishments Host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation (nightly at 6 p.m.) and afternoon radio talk show Keepin' It Real; civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network; Baptist minister;…

A Lot of People Watched the Inauguration, But Fewer Than Last Term

CNN rules cable, NBC beats other broadcasters

The second inauguration of Barack Obama pulled in 6.73 million viewers on cable news alone, with CNN leading the pack with 3.136 million viewers. Fox News drew 2.27 million viewers…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

Romney-Obama Tilt Draws 65.6 Million Viewers

NBC, ABC, Twitter among the night's biggest winners

The clear winner of presidential debate No. 2: television. Last night’s town hall debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney drew an average 65.6 million viewers on…

What If a Brand Could Lead America?

Advertising Week panel mulls hypothetical question

If you could pick a brand to lead the country, which one would it be? This hypothetical question was part of an online poll about politics that a unit of McCann…

NBC Digital Announces Executive Editors

Internal promotions to help lead NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, and MSNBC.com

NBC News Digital (formed last July after Microsoft caughed up its remaining 50 percent of its joint venture) beefed up its masthead on Tuesday (Oct. 2) with a slew of…

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