Reports: Megyn Kelly soon to be dropped from “Today” show

Blackface comments cause backlash (Editor’s Note: Updated at 1:00 p.m. with new information.) By the time this is published, Megan Kelly Today is likely to be over. NBC is mulling over several options from the woman they poached from Fox News in January 2017 for $69 million after she made some controversial comments on Tuesday’s show. During a segment on […]

The Media Notepad: Lisa Madigan opposes Sinclair-Tribune merger

Also: Sinclair passes on O’Reilly; Grim reaper closing in on WYCC; World Series a ratings hit; The Twilight Zone to be rebooted. Again. Given the huge number of items making news this week, it’s time for another edition of The Media Notepad: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is among those calling for the Sinclair-Tribune deal to be rejected. According to […]

Bill O’Reilly headed to Sinclair?

Could be a liability for some local stations Bottom Line With Bill may be coming to a station near you. Reports are surfacing once again regarding Bill O’Reilly heading to Sinclair Broadcasting. According to NBC news’s Claire Atkinson, Sinclair is in talks with the former Fox News host as he could anchor a two-hour block on their stations – including those […]

Welcome to “The Cutler Factor”

Jay Cutler signs with Fox Sports. Caution! You’re about to enter “The No Fumble Zone”. That’s because we now know Jay Cutler won’t be anywhere near a football anymore. But the former Chicago Bears quarterback did decide to trade in his cleats for a broadcasting career by joining Fox Sports’ NFL crew. Beginning next season, he’ll hoof it up with play-by-play […]

“This Is Us”, ‘Bull” rams through competition

New dramas get strong sampling; The Voice continues to dominate; S.H.I.E.L.D. skids off radar The first Tuesday of the new season bought more ratings riches for both CBS and ABC while ABC and Fox struggled to remain competitive. Obviously, the story of the night is the successful debuts of CBS’ Bull and NBC’s This is Us. The latter show benefited […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: What’s in a name?

  Spike Lee can call his movie whatever he wants – but its the content that matters Chicagoans whine about the “Chiraq” name, turning the city into a bunch of Jan Bradys When filmmaker Spike Lee announced the name of his new movie to be set in Chicago was going to be named Chiraq, it set the city into a […]

Think Tank Express: Jon Stewart to Chicago: Drop Dead

Here we go again: Overrated, blowhard host of The Daily Show slams Chicago again Jon Stewart went after Chicago again Wednesday night on The Daily Show – this time not over pizza, but for the city’s residents for re-electing Rahm Emanuel for a second term on Tuesday, defeating challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, 55 percent to 45 percent (for the record, […]

Heeeeere’s Stephen!

Goodbye Comedy Central, Hello Church Of Tisch – Colbert is CBS’ new late-night host It’s probably not a surprise who is replacing David Letterman, but a surprise it came this quickly. CBS announced last Thursday the hiring of Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report as their new 10:35 p.m. guy to replace a retiring David Letterman, who is […]

T Dog vs. The PTC, Round 2

Sung to Loverboy’s “Hot Girls in Love”: I’m turning up the heat…. Round 2 Yes, your humble friend T Dog drops the gloves again with the Piss Turd Council for Round 2 and their latest nonsense. Click here to go to the show (Update: Another person has since weighed in against the PTC and like typical cowards, it looks like […]

TCA: NBC, Part 3

Final items from the TCA Press Tour in Hollywood: MSNBC – MSNBC had a panel at the tour, and it was lively as expected – with Keith Olbermann taking a shot at Fox News and Chris Wallace and Karl Rove. about himself anchoring election coverage at the network. He took a swipe at archrival Bill O’ Reilly as well, when […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: O’Reilly, Mariotti aren’t going anywhere

Hope you enjoyed the little piece below. While the post was intended for comedy, the antics of the dummy duo – Bill O’Reilly and Jay Mariotti – are really no laughing matter. It seems both “journalists” have been stepping up their antics as of late – with both men accused of sensationalism to the highest degree. A lot of people […]

The inmates are running the asylum

It’s not everyday two of the biggest pains in the butts in media make news on the same day, but today must be the day: Bill O’Reilly makes news for annoying people, while Jay Mariotti annoys his co-workers (notably Rick Telander) at the Sun-Times. Oh, I feel a sitcom coming on… ***** Coming this fall… The O’ Reilly & Mariotti […]