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‘Red Eye’ Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

red eye“Red Eye,” Fox News’ late-night show with Greg Gutfeld and Andy Levy, is celebrating its seventh anniversary today. Gutfeld — who is also one of the co-hosts of “The Five” — talks to Parade about the milestone:

Because Red Eye airs at 3 a.m., Gutfeld and company have to approach stories differently because, by that hour, they’ve already been done to death. “We usually add a surreal, absurd edge to it, and then we try to find stories that are tangential to the main story that no one covered,” says Gutfeld. For example, while most shows have taken a serious look at the Olympics, Red Eye covered a photo of one of the strange communal restrooms some people will encounter in Sochi.

Gutfeld describes the show as “a friendly, absurd take on news and pop culture by your average, but somewhat irreverent, group of jackasses.”

Gutfeld announced the show’s anniversary on last night’s show. “Yes, this train wreck has been going on for seven damn years,” he joked. Watch after the jump. Read more

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Fox News Contributor Accuses Jay Leno of Plagiarizing Joke from ‘Red Eye’

Fox News Channel is home to the late night news/comedy/ time-killing hybrid that is “Red Eye,” which airs at 3 AM ET, when most of America is asleep. So it is understandable that the show could be ripe for knocking-off. After all, how many people are really watching?

“Red Eye’”s Andy Levy told host Greg Gutfeld thought he may have caught an act of plagiarism from the “Tonight Show” host, Jay Leno:


Snowpocalypse? Snowmaggeden? How about Brrrricane?

The traditional day-after Christmas retail stories are taking a back seat today to the blizzard now bearing down on the Northeast. 2,000 flights are canceled, train and bus service on the busy I-95 corridor is halted, a blizzard warning is in effect through Monday. Local national TV news reporters, camera crews, producers and production crews will be working overtime, and because the blizzard is falling at the end of a holiday weekend, several newsies are finding themselves stranded. FBN’s Liz Claman tweeted that she’ll anchor her show from Los Angeles tomorrow and return to New York Tuesday. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta thinks “Snowpocalypse and Snowmaggeden” are dated. He Tweets “Brrrricane” is more fitting. With 60 MPH wind gusts, he’s on to something. And Fox News’ Andy Levy Twetted a message for the media: “Please make sure to refer to today’s snowfall as ‘vast and predominantly white.’”

Not only is tonight’s Philadelphia Eagles – Minnesota Vikings game postponed until Tuesday (left, snowbound Lincoln Financial Field during tonight’s NBC Nightly News), the New York Giants are stuck in Green Bay after their loss to the Packers this evening. The team plane will not be able to get back to New York until tomorrow.

In addition to the horizontal blowing and blinding snow, this storm has also packed thunder and lightning. CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider explains the phenomenon…
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Red Eye’s Andy Levy Reveals His ‘Arenaphobia’

AndyLevy070110.jpg Fox News Channel’s late night show “Red Eye” has a cult following among many insomniacs. Part of that obsession is no doubt due to the program’s “ombudsman” Andy Levy.

Human EventsLisa De Pasquale subjects Levy to her “De Pasquale’s Dozen” line of questioning.

The questions are mostly fun, asking Levy what is on his summer reading list and what non-news websites he visits (the man loves MTA.info). But Levy also has a few words about another cable news personality:

4. Comedians like Joy Behar, Aisha Tyler and Whoopi Goldberg have criticized people like Ann Coulter for putting jokes into their speeches and writing. It’s ok for comedians to dabble in politics, but not the other way around. What role do you think humor has in politics?

LEVY: I think humor plays a huge role in politics-how could it not, with Joe Biden being Vice President? And I’m fine with that. (What I’m not fine with is you referring to Joy Behar as a comedian. It’s my understanding that comedians are supposed to be funny.)

Levy also discusses his tragic case of “arenaphobia” in the full interview.

(h/t Johnny $)

The “Oh God” Response, and Reaction

As we reported yesterday, Chris Matthews addressed the “oh God” comment during Hardball last night. See what he said, and some reaction below:

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Howard Kurtz wrote about the comment in the context of Republicans reaction to Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s response speech. “Not very professional,” he wrote of Matthews. “But not very far off from what others — including many conservatives — are saying about the non-SOTU non-response by the governor of Louisiana.”

• The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik thought “MSNBC management had banished Matthews and Keith Olbermann from the anchor desk during grown-up political events.” But, he writes, “There was the partisan Democrat Matthews acting stupid and showing off Tuesday — making his little oh-was-the-microphone-open remark and hopelessly contextualizing anything of value that Jindal might have said. (Not that Jindal needed any help in being a train wreck.)”

• And for something entirely different: FNC’s Red Eye ombudsman Andy Levy offered his take on what Matthews meant when he said “oh God.” Click continued to see the clip…

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Friday’s “Menu” and Look Back at Sanchez, Levy and More

mmm_12-8.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu: the FTC wants to know how advertisers obtain information, liquor and sex ads are finding viewers in prime time, Saturday morning news shows are growing and What We Learned This Week. You can check out all our shows this week on the right, including our interviews with CNN’s Rick Sanchez, FNC’s Andy Levy, Rachel Sklar and Brian Stelter.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button.

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Levy, of “The Most Radical Show on Cable News,” Talks Media on the “Menu”

levy_2-11.bmpRed Eye ombudsman Andy Levy joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, a few hours after the show aired on Fox News.

Levy describes the program as “sort of a surreal roundtable,” and one that wouldn’t work on any other network. “Fox gets fairly regularly bashed, and yet here they are doing a show…and having the balls to do a show that frankly CNN or MSNBC or any other network wouldn’t do,” he said. “It’s probably the most radical show on cable news right now.”

Levy’s career path took him from the West Coast to the East Coast, from publicist to “TV’s Andy Levy.” “It went from Hollywood to The Huffington Post to FOX,” he said. “Yeah, it’s a little bizarre.”

Levy also gives his take on the “mainstream media” — in the context of Charlie Gibson‘s defense. “I think a lot of people who trash the mainstream media make their living from trashing the mainstream media, or linking to it and then trashing it, and would be out of a job if there were no mainstream media,” he said.

We also talk about Twitter’s growth (follow Andy at @AndyLevy), the prospect of paying for content on the internet, and experiment with taking listener calls.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes by clicking the “iTunes” button.

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Red Eye’s Ombudsman Andy Levy on Tomorrow’s “Menu”

levy_2-11.jpgRed Eye ombudsman Andy Levy spends his nights on Fox News “correcting” the various “errors” made by host Greg Gutfeld and guests of the late late night comedy/news show. Tomorrow we’re getting him up bright and early to join us on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast.

We’ll talk about the FNC show, his life before TV in Hollywood and his campaign to attract Twitter followers (here ya go, @AndyLevy).

Click here to listen LIVE at 9amET.

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NYT’s Stelter Discusses His War Criminals Show Story on Today’s “Menu”

mmm_2-3.gifFormer TVNewser editor, and current New York Times reporter, Brian Stelter joins us to discuss his story in today’s paper about NBC’s controversial new war criminals show and more.

The show has been criticized by everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to the President of Goucher College. And, although the air date “is months away,” it’s sounding like “To Catch a War Criminal.” “It’s unclear what the show will be when it airs, but clearly that’s what it sounds like,” he said.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes by clicking the “iTunes” button. Also, join us tomorrow as FNC’s Red Eye ombudsman Andy Levy joins us.

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Red Eye Turns Two: “It’s Intentionally Stupid, But Secretly Smart”

gutfeld_2-6.bmpTwo years ago today, Red Eye first aired at 2amET on the Fox News Channel. It was, to say the least, a drastic departure from what the FNC audience was used. We enjoyed this line from former TVNewser editor Brian Stelter‘s first show review: “The show had circa-2000 production values but it was oddly compelling.”

Now two years and nearly 500 shows later, host Greg Gutfeld, Bill Schulz and Andy Levy celebrated their 2nd anniversary last night (or this morning).

Gutfeld’s Greg-alogue took aim at some of his favorite targets — no, not houseboys and unicorns — political correctness and the show’s stable of haters.

Although he admits at first the program “was a horror show,” he says: “It’s intentionally stupid, but secretly smart — a strategy designed to confuse bitter liberals, media hacks, and angry activists. We gauge our success by turning groups into sputtering messes.”

As for the future, “The show continues to expand, and thanks to the folks at Fox News, it’s our hope that we continue to grow,” said Gutfeld. But in true Red Eye style, he continued: “If anything, just to keep Bill off the streets and me off the Meth.”

Click continued to see the Greg-alogue from last night’s 2nd anniversary show…

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