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The Week dissects a David Carr piece in the New York Times and comes to the conclusion that “the cable news giant may part ways with the conservative firebrand at the end…

Alex Weprin reports via TV Newser: Tonight is Keith Olbermann‘s last night on MSNBC. The Countdown host and the network say that the two parties “have ended their contract.” The network’s statement…

This is one hell of a typo (it occurs around the 0:50 mark). Jon Bershad writes on Mediaite:

Wow. We all make mistakes and typos. There will probably be at least one in this post alone. However, some typos are worse than others. This is one of those typos. Last week, Fox & Friends had on Elie Wiesel to talk about human rights injustices. However, eagle-eyed viewer Young Manhattanite was rewatching the clip online and noticed that they accidentally combined “Holocaust Survivor” and “Nobel Prize Winner” in the chyron so as to identify Weisel as a “Holocaust Winner.” Again, wow.

Salon’s War Room has unveiled the Hack Thirty, counting down America’s worst political columnists and television pundits, with representative quotes of their most dismal work. The focus isn’t on obviously-partisan loons such…

Don’t freak with the BS topic of yesterday in this clip, wait until around 2:45 minutes in where Dylan Ratigan (the only mainstream journalist as far as I’m concerned has been calling out these Wall Street crooks for some time) goes on a well-deserved rant on MSNBC’s Morning Joe regarding the unsaid truth about America’s “War on Terror” — he directly calls out the “extraordinary failure of our politicians and our media” to explain the money route behind these operations.

Thank you, Mr. Ratigan.

Rachel MarsdenVia Valleywag:

It’s hard to say what made Rachel Marsden turn on her benefators in right-wing media. True, she was escorted by security guards from her former job as co-host of Red Eye, a sort of late-night lockup for the truly hard-core lunatic fringe within the crazyhouse that is Fox News. But that hardly soured her on the network; she later emailed us saying she’d “always been a big fan of” Fox News chief Ailes, “and am always honoured to be asked to contribute to anything this great man has built.” Fox’s flagship shouting head Bill O’Reilly, meanwhile, was “a real man … awesome … a straight shooter, and one of my favourite people in the biz.”

However, Marsden sure has no love for Fox News now:

I was a “talking head.” I’m not a big fan of the term. “Talking head” implies the presence of a brain, which isn’t always the case. The American cable news network from which I was sprung mostly selected their female talking heads for their tits and legs. I guess nicknaming them “talking tits” or “talking legs” would be overdoing the obvious. It would also totally bust the trailer trash viewing majority who watch the network as the closest thing their old lady will allow them to get to porn.