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NPR Under Fire : The List
James O'Keefe dressed as a pimp when he appeared on Fox in 2009 after his ACORN prank: the hoaxster recently caught an NPR exec criticizing the Tea Party.

The NPR prankster's 5 biggest controversies

James O'Keefe, the young hoaxster behind the NPR hidden camera scandal, has been at the center of several headline-grabbing stunts. Here's a look back

 
NPR Under Fire : Opinion Brief
With NPR's federal funding hanging in the balance, the public radio's board reportedly asked CEO Vivian Schiller to leave after Tuesday's taped conversation scandal.

NPR ousts CEO over embarrassing sting: Overreaction?

By pushing Vivian Schiller out the door, is NPR simply handing a scalp to conservative critics? If so, are they backing down too easily?

 
Glenn Beck Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Glenn Beck's conservative talk radio show is part of Premiere Radio Network's, which reportedly pays actors to call in to radio programs.

Do Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck hire fake callers?

Premiere Networks, which syndicates many of the biggest talk-radio shows, sometimes pays "angry" actors to call in to their programs. Are Limbaugh and Beck involved?

 
NPR Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Just as NPR is justifying its worthiness for federal funding, NPR executive Ron Schiller is caught on tape saying the network would be better without it.

NPR exec caught on tape: The last straw for federal funding?

In an ACORN-like sting, a senior NPR executive is caught calling conservative Tea Partiers racist, and saying NPR would be "better off" without government funding

 
Glenn Beck Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Since summoning more than 100,000 fans to his "Restoring Honor" rally last August (pictured), Glenn Beck has lost more than one million viewers of his Fox show.

Will Fox News really dump Glenn Beck?

The cable news giant may part ways with the conservative firebrand at the end of the year, reports The New York Times

 
Fox News : Opinion Brief
While their Republican colleagues (and potential presidential contenders) are suspending their Fox News consulting gigs, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee remain on contract with the network.

Why didn't Fox suspend Palin and Huckabee too?

Fox News benches Newt Gingrich until he decides if he's running for president or not. Does this mean that his fellow Fox contributors Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee aren't running?

 
Fox News : Opinion Brief
Fox News aired this footage of a rally in California, but suggested it was actually part of the Wisconsin union protests.

Did Fox News mislead viewers on Wisconsin?

On Bill O'Reilly's show, a discussion of violence at the Madison protests is accompanied by video shot in California

 
Fox News : Opinion Brief
Fox News chief Roger Ailes may be indicted for allegedly urging an employee to lie to federal prosecutors about an affair, according to one report.

Will Roger Ailes be indicted?

Speculation is rampant that the Fox News chief is about to get the book thrown at him for allegedly telling a former employee to lie to the feds

 
Cable News Feuds : Opinion Brief
Kathleen Parker bids adieu Friday night to CNN's sinking ship, "Parker Spizer." Eliot Spitzer remains on as the show goes in a "new direction."

'Parker Spitzer' boots Parker: Unfair?

Kathleen Parker gets dumped from the CNN show she co-hosted. Was she responsible for the show's low ratings or is she just taking the fall?

 
Glenn Beck, Inc. : Opinion Brief
"Google is bizarrely inserting Google into the story of the Egyptian revolution," says Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck's war on Google

Google is really a revolution-sparking "shill" for Obama — at least, according to the Fox News star's latest conspiracy theory

 
Glenn Beck, Inc. : Best Column
Liberal members of the media may find Glenn Beck (pictured on a 2009 TIME cover) infuriating, but they should reserve their attacks for conservatives with actual power, says Michael Lind in Salon.

Bashing Glenn Beck is bad for liberals

The left can't resist mocking "nutty" conservatives like the Fox News host, says Michael Lind in Salon, but their "snickering" will only backfire

 
Fox News : Opinion Brief
Fox News producer Jesse Watters gives a would-be ambush interviewer from Think Progress some tips -- noting, for example, that the cellphone camera approach is "kind of weak."

Think Progress vs. Fox News: The art of the ambush interview

A Fox producer known for surprise interviews gets ambushed himself... and offers his assailant some tips on proper ambush style

 
Cable News Feuds : Opinion Brief
Anderson Cooper called Hosni Mubarak a liar in an "unforgiving tone," and some of his fellow journalists say the CNN anchor crossed a line.

Did Anderson Cooper take sides on Egypt?

The CNN anchor repeatedly told viewers the Egyptian regime was "lying." Some media critics say Cooper crossed the line

 
Cable News Feuds : Opinion Brief
Keith Olbermann says joining Al Gore's "low-rated" but respected Current TV network means taking part in a "truth-seeking entity."

Keith Olbermann's 'perplexing' move to Current TV

The former MSNBC firebrand has announced he's headed to the relative obscurity of Al Gore's Current TV. What is he thinking?

 
Glenn Beck Under Fire : Opinion Brief
When it comes to commentary on the Egypt revolt, Glenn Beck is marginalizing himself with his "hysteria," says conservative columnist William Kristol.

Are conservatives turning on Glenn Beck?

The Weekly Standard's William Kristol has taken Beck to task for his stance on Egypt. Some say it's a sign that the Right is fed up with one of Fox News' most vivid personalities

 
Cable News Feuds : Best Column
Rush Limbaugh and cable news giant Fox News have "succeeded in dumbing down the right's ideas," says Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic.

Why the Left shouldn't want its own Fox News

The Right has won some small victories thanks to Fox's pursuit of the GOP agenda, says Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic, but at what cost?

 
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