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Halperin, Heilemann Headline Bloomberg Election Night Coverage

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead Bloomberg’s election night coverage, dubbed “Election All-Nighter” which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of “With All Due Respect.” Primetime coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET, with Halperin and Heileman joined by Al Hunt and analysts Kim Alfano, Bill Burton, Lanhee Chen, Fred Davis, Patti Solis Doyle, Anita Dunn, Michael Feldman and John Sununu.

Bloomberg will use a “Decision Desk” to crunch numbers on tight races, and provide full coverage and analysis online, with a live stream of Bloomberg TV’s election night coverage, along with blogging from correspondents in the field and updated results on the network’s “Election Night dashboard.”

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WSJ Reporters in Talks with CNBC?

cnbc_3-11.jpgWall Street Journal reporters Kate Kelly and Dennis Berman could be the latest editorial staffers from the financial paper to make the move to on-air reporters for CNBC. According to an industry source, there is interest in both and Berman has been seen at the CNBC office.

A CNBC spokesperson told TVNewser that they “do not comment on who we consider or who we talk to for a role at CNBC.” Both are highly regarded financial journalists and have appeared on the network in the past.

With Charlie Gasparino gone to Fox Business Network, it appears CNBC is seeking new seasoned business reporters to bring on board. The Wall Street Journal is a logical starting point as Nik Deogun, the former WSJ Deputy Managing Editor, started as CNBC’s managing editor just last month.

Kelly’s husband, Kyle Pope, is the editor of the NY Observer.

CNBC confirms that the network has recently signed a handful of new contributors including Former White House Communications Chief Anita Dunn, Jim Nussle, Deutsche economist Joe Lavorgna, and Hitha Prabhakar, who used to appear on Fox Business Network.

Where There is Opinion, There is Revenue

In Brian Stelter‘s NYTimes profile of Rachel Maddow, which focuses on how the MSNBC host and her colleagues are ramping up their criticism of Pres. Obama, there is this conclusion about why opinion on a news channel is good business.

MSNBC is projected to take in $365 million in revenue this year, roughly the same amount as last year, when the presidential election bolstered its bottom line. Three years ago, before making a left turn, it had revenue of about $270 million a year.

Gary Carr the executive director of national broadcast for the media buying agency TargetCast, said the opinions matter less than the ratings they earn. With cable’s prime-time opinion shows, “you’re reaching a lot of people,” he said.

As for the criticism of Pres. Obama, Anita Dunn, the outing White House communications director, calls Maddow, and her lead-in Keith Olbermann, “progressive but not partisan.” Maddow tells Stelter that apart from that off-the-record meeting with the president last month, “she has heard little from the White House.”

MSNBC president Phil Griffin says, “We heard a whole lot more from the Bush White House.”

• Check out the whole story here for more on Maddow’s mission and why she doesn’t think she has a “constituency” like some other cable news hosts.

Anita Dunn on “Political Capital”

On Bloomberg’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” this weekend, outgoing White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. It was revealed earlier this week that Dunn, who led the verbal attacks on Fox News last month, would be leaving the administration. The show airs tonight at 6:30pmET.

Major Garrett to Interview Pres. Obama

Garrett_11.10.jpgDuring his trip to Asia, Pres. Obama will give an interview to Fox News’ Major Garrett, Matt Drudge reports. News of the interview comes one day after White House communications director Anita Dunn, who had ramped up the verbal attacks on FNC, announced she would be leaving the administration.

> More: Sources tell TVNewser the interview is not confirmed as of yet. Drudge is reporting it would take place during the China portion of the trip, which is Sunday to Wednesday of next week.

Anita Dunn Leaving the White House

Breaking: Pres. Obama’s communications adviser Anita Dunn is leaving the White House, reports The Washington Post.

It was Dunn who escalated the White House’s verbal assaults on Fox News last month saying on CNN, “The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.”

Chris Cillizza reports Dunn’s deputy, Dan Pfeiffer, will take over and that Dunn will remain on as a White House consultant for communications and strategy.

From CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Oct. 11, 2009:

Laura Ingraham on ‘This Week:’ ‘I Might Not be Invited Back, George;’ Calls Out Charlie Gibson over ACORN Awareness

This morning, the “Roundtable” on ABC’s “This Week” discussed the White House’s war with Fox News Channel.

Referring to comments made by White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, George Will says that Fox News might be “opinion journalism,” but that also “describes The New York Times, and certainly MSNBC.”

Laura Ingraham pointed out that when “esteemed journalist” Charlie Gibson had no clue about the ACORN scandal, there was “a collective gasp across the United States.”

“Charlie has had an amazing career,” said Stephanopoulos. “Let’s set aside that moment.” Much more in the clip:

Meanwhile, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” discussed the issue as well. Huffington Post national editor Nico Pitney, declaring, “By and large, the network is a 24-hour campaign against the Obama administration.” Pitney, like John Podesta on the “This Week” panel, used the talking point about Fox News SVP Bill Shine saying that Fox news is “the voice of the opposition.”

“Reliable Sources” clip after the jump…

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White House v. Fox News: Week 2 Updates

Here’s another roundup of reactions and updates a week after White House communications director Anita Dunn first revealed the anti-Fox press strategy.

David Bauder of the AP reports:

Fox said network executives have been told that no one from the administration would appear on a Fox show as a guest through the end of the year. Dunn denied there was a White House ban on Fox appearances. “We haven’t said that to them,” she said.

NYTimes’ David Carr has his breakdown of the feud:

Ah, but pretending has traditionally been a valuable part of the presidential playbook. Smiling and wearing beige even under the most withering news media assault is not only good manners, but also has generally been good politics. While there is undoubtedly a visceral thrill in finally setting out after your antagonists, the history of administrations that have successfully taken on the media and won is shorter than this sentence.

John D. McKinnon at the WSJ has the latest Fox statement:

Michael Clemente, Fox News’s senior vice president of news, said in a statement that “Surprisingly, the White House continues to declare war on a news organization instead of focusing on the critical issues that Americans are concerned about like jobs, health care and two wars. The door remains open and we welcome a discussion about the facts behind the issues.”

Atlantic Wire’s Benjamin Carlson has summaries of other reactions from the weekend.

Glenn Beck Tops 1M Viewers in Demo Thursday, #1 on Cable News

On Thursday, with the Anita Dunn-FNC frenzy still percolating, Glenn Beck had the #1 show on cable news in the A25-54 demo averaging 1M viewers. Beck was second only to Bill O’Reilly in Total Viewers with 3.22M. And this is where we remind you Beck’s show airs at 5pmET/2pmPT.

White House v. Fox News: More Reaction

There’s been plenty of commentary since White House communications director Anita Dunn explained the administration’s new, aggressive press strategy regarding Fox News. Here’s some more of the reaction:

NY Times’ Brian Stelter describes a back and forth about State Department coverage and writes:

Fox News commentators like Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly have attacked the Obama administration for its aggressive posture toward the cable news network. On radio yesterday, Mr. Beck even compared the White House decision to shun his network to the seeds of the Holocaust. But it is notable that the White House is making hay of the network’s news coverage, not just its opinion programs.

TIME’s James Poniewozik outlines the various outcomes the White House could be seeking with this tactic, but points out:

Of course, it’s possible that the Administration is simply making the case because it believes that it’s right and Fox News is wrong. But politically, you would think that the White House seeks to gain something from a fight, since Fox News probably is.

The Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker writes:

Maybe the White House should get out of the press-critiquing business. It’s never been a wise move for any White House. The complaints come off as whining. The White House certainly should stop condescending to Fox News, which is a slap against that channel’s fans. The smarter move would be for Obama to engage. Why doesn’t he put his smooth, unflappable style to the test on Fox News?

And The Nation’s John Nichols thinks the strategy is flawed in political and historical contexts:

Whether the grumbling is about Republicans on Fox or bloggers in pajamas, there’s a word for what the president and his aides are doing. That word is “whining.” And nothing — no attack by Glenn Beck, no blogger busting about Guantanamo — does more damage to Obama’s credibility or authority than the sense that a popular president is becoming the whiner-in-chief.

Previously:
Bill O’Reilly: “Ms. Dunn is Seeing the World through the Prism of the other Media, like NBC News and CNN”
Glenn Beck: ‘They’re More Worried about the War on Fox Than the Actual War in Afghanistan’
Fox News Covers… Itself
TVNewser poll
Dunn on FNC: ‘Let’s Not Pretend They’re a News Network’

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