The Ticker: Matthews, Stanley, Ailes…

By Brian 

> Congrats Chris Matthews: You’re Media Matters’ 2005 Misinformer of the Year. Here’s why they say Chris George…

> NYT’s Alessandra Stanley includes “Hurricane Katrina Reporting” in her list of the year’s best TV shows, calling it “ten days that shook the television world: harrowing live coverage changed how Americans view the federal government and the news media. Even Fox News was outraged.”

> recaps the week: “News Corp. gave its TV chief, Roger Ailes, a new $25 million contract, proving, yet again, that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. I think PT Barnum said that when he launched the Fox Circus Channel. We stuff clowns into a car. You decide.

> Dusty Saunders: “It’s a sign of our violent times when a look back at the 2005 broadcasting year concentrates on death…”