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Piers Morgan, Larry King spar over CNN veteran’s jibe

LOS ANGELES – British journalist Piers Morgan sparred verbally with his CNN predecessor Larry King, after the US veteran criticized Morgan’s talk show technique. Morgan, who took over in January after King bowed out following 25 years as host of “Larry King Live,” light-heartedly suggested he would have to punch…

Larry King says CNN successor was ‘oversold’

LONDON (AFP) – Former veteran CNN talk show host Larry King said Friday that his successor, British journalist Piers Morgan, had been “oversold” to television audiences in the United States. King bowed out in December after 25 years as host of “Larry King Live” and the Atlanta-based news network launched…

Bill Maher: O’Reilly ‘unpatriotic’ in his Obama interview

Comedian Bill Maher took on Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck in an appearance Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.” The host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” said O’Reilly’s interview with President Barack Obama before the Superbowl was “astounding” and disrespectful, and…

Colbert drowns his ‘Keith Olber-mug’: ‘Got to remember not to drink from this’

Comedy host: ‘Am I canceled?’ On Monday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert took time to reflect on the sudden end to Keith Olbermann’s eight-year run on MSNBC. “Well, we finally know what they were counting down to,” he joked. “Nation, as you know whenever a pundit relinquishes their post, I…

Beck rants trigger death threats against NY professor

The life of a 78-year-old New York professor may be in danger after she was made a target by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. Frances Fox Piven, a City University of New York sociologist, has been receiving death threats, and at least one group is blaming Beck, according to The New…

Asian-Americans slam Limbaugh for ‘childish’ mockery of Chinese

VIDEO: Colbert ‘upset’ over Limbaugh ripping off his ‘offensive Chinese impersonation’ from 2005 WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host heard by millions of Americans, came under fire from Asian Americans after he mocked the way visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks. The commentator lampooned Hu — who he…

Joe Scarborough advises tea party lawmakers not to ‘scare little kids and pets’

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough counseled the incoming class of tea party legislators not to abuse their new-found powers, jesting that they might scare young children and animals. Scarborough recalled to Parade magazine when the new Republican Congress of 1995 tried to trample a weakened President Bill…

Tucker Carlson: Michael Vick should have been executed

When President Barack Obama praised the NFL’s Eagles for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance, it was inevitable that the pundits at Fox News would feign outrage. But no one could have predicted that one Fox News host would go as far as to call for Vick’s death. “President…

Shocker: Fox host calls out Republicans who blocked 9/11 responders bill

At least one Fox News host is willing to hold Republicans accountable for blocking a bill that would provide health benefits to 9/11 first responders. Fox News’ Shepard Smith called out Republicans by name Thursday, placing individual responsibility for their successful filibuster of the bill and refusals to come on…

CNN host Larry King hands over his vintage microphone

Veteran CNN talk show host Larry King hangs up his famous suspenders Thursday, after a quarter of a century of interviewing the powerful and famous. The 77-year-old, who will be succeeded by former British journalist Piers Morgan, is finally retiring from “Larry King Live,” the show he has presented on…

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