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MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin apologizes Thursday for his remark about the President, but the network suspended him anyway.

Was MSNBC right to boot Mark Halperin for insulting Obama?

The political analyst gets indefinitely suspended for calling the president a "d*ck" on Morning Joe. Is that a "wild overreaction"?

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After his abrupt departure from MSNBC in January, Keith Olbermann returned to TV on Monday night... looking and sounding pretty much exactly the same.

Keith Olbermann's Current TV debut: Same old Countdown?

The former MSNBC host brought his show — and combative style — to a new network Monday night, in a much-dissected debut

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"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart sparred Sunday with Fox News' Chris Wallace, and critics are split on who won this round.

Jon Stewart vs. Chris Wallace: Who won?

The political funnyman appears on Fox News Sunday, and once again hammers the news media. But Wallace lands some blows on Stewart, too

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Jon Stewart debated Bill O'Reilly on Monday night, sparring over the White House's poetry slam invitation to the rapper Common last week.

Jon Stewart vs. Bill O'Reilly: Who won?

The two cable TV stars squared off Monday over whether the rapper Common should have been denied an invitation to the White House

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Jon Stewart referees the ongoing cable news fight between CNN's Nic Robertson (left) and Fox News' Steve Harrigan over mutual accusations of laziness and gullibility in Libya.

Fox News vs. CNN: Round 2

The skirmish over a claim that U.S. journalists were used as "human shields" in Libya is heating up... and neither Fox nor CNN is backing down

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"You expect lies and deceit from the dictatorship here, you don't expect it from the other journalists," says CNN's Nic Robertson, after Fox alleged that CNN reporters were used as a human shield by Libyan forces

CNN vs. Fox: Clash over a Libya 'human shield' claim

Fox News claims that CNN reporters took part in a "human shield" that prevented an attack on Gadhafi. Baloney, says CNN

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Fox host Bill O'Reilly has pointed out that, even with viewership declines, Fox News' standing in the cable ratings still far outstrips MSNBC and CNN.

Why is Fox News losing viewers?

The No. 1 cable news channel suddenly faces the same problem as its competitors — a shrinking primetime audience. Is Fox's winning streak over?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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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"Draft Keith Olbermann" Facebook and Twitter pages are already in effect and a website is forthcoming.

Senator Keith Olbermann?

A group of liberal activists want the former MSNBC talk-show host to run for the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). What a nightmare, say opponents of the idea

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Keith Olbermann surprised 'Countdown' viewers by announcing his immediate departure on Friday.

Why Keith Olbermann left MSNBC: 5 theories

Liberal talk-show host Olbermann abruptly parted ways with MSNBC on Friday, stunning his audience and commentators alike. What happened?

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The host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" has been lauding himself as a tough interviewer, but his inaugural chat (with Oprah Winfrey) didn't provide much evidence.

Piers Morgan's 'timid' debut

The talk-show host landed Oprah Winfrey for his first show, but failed to connect with critics

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"This is an outrageous abdication of our responsibility to those who were most heroic on 9/11," said Jon Stewart in regard to the media's silence on the health care bill debate.

Is Jon Stewart the next Edward R. Murrow?

The Comedy Central host's advocacy on behalf of 9/11 victims puts him in the same league as the anti-McCarthyite CBS host, says The New York Times. Is the newspaper crediting him with too much?

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"It's not very often that I am left without words," said the host as he signed off his last "Larry King Live" show.

Larry King's last show: A fitting finale?

Celebrities, network news stars, and even President Obama bid the legendary talk-show host farewell as he signed off for good

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