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Current Sale to Al Jazeera May Earn Al Gore $100 Million

Al Gore already has won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Oscar and a presidential popular vote. Now, he's won the mergers-and-acquisitions lottery, too. When Al Jazeera cuts its check to buy failed progressive media outlet Current TV, Gore's 20 percent stake looks like it'll be worth $100 million.

Keith Olbermann + Al Gore: Perfect Together?

Just weeks after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has found a new home at Current TV, the small news and public affairs network backed by former Vice President Al Gore. Will his new viewers see the charming and witty Keith -- or the surly and nasty one?

Are Fox News and MSNBC Mirror Images?

When News Corp. (NWS) made two high-profile donations to Republican organizations totaling $2 million, liberals were outraged, saying it proved the media conglomerate and its Fox News Channel were fronts for the Republican Party. On the opposite side of the political aisle, the same point was made after Keith Olbermann's suspension by MSNBC. The truth, though, is more ambiguous.

Keith OIbermann Will Return to MSNBC on Tuesday

MSNBC head Phil Griffin now says Olbermann, who was suspended indefinitely without pay on Nov. 5, has been punished enough. Olbermann's supporters certainly felt that way, calling his suspension by MSNBC for making political donations to Democrats "outrageous" and "bizarre."

Keith Olbermann Suspended for Making Political Donations

MSNBC today suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely after the host of Countdown With Keith Olbermann making donations to three Democratic political candidates in violation of the network's ethics policy. This is a blunder from which the 51-year-old may never recover.

Why Jon Stewart Matters More Than Keith Olbermann

At least in part due to comments made by Jon Stewart at this weekend's Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced he was suspending his show's well-known "Worst Person in the World" segment indefinitely.

Parker Spitzer: Low Ratings, Scathing Reviews

CNN's great 8PM hope, Parker Spitzer, garnered lackluster ratings in its debut Monday night, trailing Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN's own sister network HLN. Television critics, meanwhile, savaged the program.

Truth Ranking: The Most and Least Honest Pundits

Thanks to, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, it's possible to see which political pundits are sticking to the truth and which are making it up. George Will gets high marks; Glenn Beck, not so much.

Keith Olbermann a Victim of Prank by Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson's attempt at humor at the expense of Keith Olbermann may land the bow tie-loving conservative pundit in legal hot water. Earlier this week, Carlson's site the Daily Caller registered the domain name as a publicity gimmick.

Obama to America: Switch Off Cable News

President Obama is exhorting Americans to break the cable news habit. And he's right, because cable news emphasizes unimportant and visually sensational "news" instead of information with actual news value.

Olbermann: DailyFinance Is 'Right Wing'

When I wrote about signs that the tide is turning against MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, I suspected it might land me a place on his "Worst Person in the World" list, the segment he uses for most of his score-settling. What I didn't anticipate was that he'd tell an outright lie about me and the organization I work for.

Keith Olbermann's Shtick: Getting Stale?

When the left needed a forceful voice to rally around, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann became so popular that MSNBC reoriented its primetime lineup around it. But today, creeping indications suggest that viewers might have lost some patience with Olbermann's shenanigans.

Chris Matthews 'Forgot' Obama Is Black?

If sticking your foot in your mouth was an Olympic sport, the MSNBC blowhard would surely be a gold medalist. During last night's State of the Union, the Hardball host praised President Obama's performance, saying "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour." He later "clarified" his statement, saying he meant Obama has transcended race. Really?

How Fox News defies ratings gravity

Forget about political winds and social trends. The dominance of Fox News in the cable ratings race has lasted through wartime and peacetime, boom...