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Sarah Palin was on "Fox & Friends" a little while ago to discuss Martin Bashir's abrupt exit-stage-left out of MSNBC yesterday. Interesting clip in several ways: Foremost, it's clear the "Friends" are looking to rend this bone a little more vigorously than Palin is of a mind to.
She actually lauds the media coverage of the comments that led to his demise, while the "Friends" think he should have been canned instead of allowed to take the easy way out.
(Note to "Friends:" It remains abundantly unclear whether he was in fact allowed to resign or forced out — or more likely whether this was one of those one-step-ahead-of-the-sheriff situations.)
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Maria Bartiromo -- easily the best-known female financial journalist on television and quite possibly the best-known TV financial journalist, period -- is leaving CNBC next week. The network just confirmed:
"After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th. Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous...Read more »
Finally caught up this morning with Howard Kurtz's Sunday interview with Barbara Walters on his new show for Fox News — "Media Buzz" — where she indicated that she may not retire after all. Yes, she's leaving "The View" in May — comparing herself here to Frank Sinatra, who kept singing (and singing) in public forums long after saying he would not. "I don't want that to be...Read more »
Say, what did Jon Stewart think of Shepard Smith and his spangly new "Fox News Deck," which arrived earlier this week . . .? Let's find out, shall we? (Newsday app readers please view at Newsday.com/tvzone)
George Will, an ABC News' stalwart for 30 years and a founding member of "This Week," will join Fox News, the network announced earlier Tuesday.
Will, also a Pulitzer Prize winner, is of course one of TV's most prominent conservative voices. His role at Fox will involve "analysis and commentary across Fox News’ daytime and prime-time programming, including on the panels...Read more »
Megyn Kelly is heading to the catbird seat: 9 p.m. Fox News just announced a shake-up of the longest-running act in cable news, its prime-time schedule, pushing Sean Hannity to 10 p.m. and Greta Van Susteren's "On the Record" to 7.
Kelly's new program will be called "The Kelly Files," and per the Fox News release, will "focus on late-breaking stories in a live format...Read more »