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The Morning Ticker: Dershowitz, Crowley, Grossman

  • Author, attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz joins Newsmax TV where he’ll host the weekly show “You and the Law.” Newsmax TV is now available in 35 million homes with the addition of DirecTV and Dish yesterday.

  • Monica Crowley, a former MSNBC host and long-time contributor to Fox News, has been named Online Opinion Editor of the Washington Times. She will report to the Times’ Opinion Editor David Keene and starts June 23.

  • Wired associate publisher Keith Grossman is joining Bloomberg, where he’ll be publisher of Bloomberg Digital and digital products, a new position. Grossman will help lead digital product development, oversee digital ad sales and build new ad solutions.

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Profiling: Gutfeld, Hasselbeck, Kohn

  • Greg Gutfeld continues his Not Cool book tour, promoting his new book. The Pensacola News Journal caught up with Gutfeld in North Florida: “Stationed in the children’s section of the bookstore, he wisecracked with young and old alike, even threatening to call child protective services on one young mother, though still drawing a laugh.”

  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck is featured in Ladies Home Journal. On leaving “The View” for “Fox & Friends,” Hasselbeck says, “It was like going from hanging out with your sisters to playing catch with your brothers. I don’t think I am or will ever be the best at what I do but I try really hard.”

  • CNN contributor Sally Kohn–previously a Fox News contributor–writes for The Christian Science Monitor about her experience as a “liberal talking head on Fox News.” “It was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others,” Kohn writes. “Though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they’re personable and kind and human. Just like me.”

Bill O’Reilly Takes on ‘Deceiver’ Stephen Colbert

O'ReillyLast night, Bill O’Reilly responded to Stephen Colbert‘s segment from last week’s “Colbert Report,” where Colbert mocked O’Reilly for suggesting focusing on equality was hurting President Obama.

“One of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement is Stephen Colbert,” O’Reilly said, adding that although about a million people watch Colbert, he’s the “darling of the far-left Internet.”

Colbert had skewered O’Reilly for calling equality an “opium-laced dream.” “Mr. Colbert is a deceiver,” O’Reilly continued, adding he strongly believes in fighting for equality in various areas, but not in the form of government trying to impose it.

And while wrapping up a follow-up segment with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley, O’Reilly compared his salary to the Comedy Central satirist’s: “Colbert and I both do a national television program…I’m paid about eight times more than he is. Do you know why?” O’Reilly asked his guests, without giving an answer.

Colbert didn’t answer O’Reilly on his show last night. We’ll see what happens tonight.

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Following Tweet, Calls for an Apology from Fox News analyst Monica Crowley Update: Apology Tweeted

There are demands for an apology from Fox News analyst Monica Crowley after she sent this Tweet Thursday just after 1pmET:

Crowley followed up with, “I love exposing the Left’s total lack of a sense of humor.” By 2:30, the term #CrowleyJokes was a top trending topic on Twitter.

But Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who got an apology from Rush Limbaugh after he called her a “slut” on his radio show, didn’t find it funny. And she isn’t asking for an apology from Crowley. But she says Crowley does owe an apology to the LGBT community for a Tweet that was “homophobic and offensive.” (Video after the jump)

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz‘s ended his show last night talking with Fluke about it. “It’s certainly not a way I wanted my engagement be treated,” said Fluke, who got engaged to her boyfriend of 8 years. “What really bothers me about is the blatant homophobia in the statement.”

Crowley has been with Fox News on and off since the network launched. In 2004 she co-hosted a show on MSNBC called “Connected: Coast to Coast” with on Ron Reagan.

> Update: This afternoon, Crowley apologized on Twitter:

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Reporting the death of Andrew Breitbart

The death of Andrew Breitbart, at the age of 43, came as a shock in TV newsrooms across the country. Breitbart, who suffered from heart problems, collapsed while walking in his Brentwood, CA neighborhood. He was pronounced dead just after Midnight.

Over the last few years, despite his disdain for the mainstream media, Breitbart had become a regular on cable news, taking a conservative stand, defending his latest scoop or just taking part in the conversation. His last national appearance was Tuesday night with Piers Morgan following results of the Arizona and Michigan primaries. “I’ve cleaned up and got my hair into an aerodynamic fashion for you,” Breitbart joked with Morgan.

FNC reported Breitbart’s death at 9:33amET and began a conversation for the next half hour with several of their anchors and contributors including Sean Hannity: “He had a level of courage that is really almost unmatched today in media;” Greg Gutfeld: “He is leaving a powerful legacy. He will be a legend.” Tucker Carlson: “I talked to him last night, seemed totally exuberant as he always does.” And Monica Crowley: “I have known very few people in my life who lived life to the hilt the way Andrew Breitbart did.”

CNN reported the news at 9:34am. CNN conservative contributor Erick Erickson phoned in at 10:19. “He really is like a super nova who has gone dark,” said Erickson. Another CNN contributor, Dana Loesh phoned in at 10:40. Loesch is the editor of Breitbart’s Big Journalism site. “Once you got to know him… to know him was to like him. Regardless of what you thought about his politics.”

MSNBC reported the breaking news at 9:41. Breitbart’s politics did not align with the political leanings of MSNBC, which may be why he always seemed to relish his appearances with anchors including Martin Bashir and Dylan Ratigan, and, when he was with MSNBC, David Shuster. Because of their contentious nature, those interviews often made headlines.

Breitbart, who was prolific on Twitter, sent his last Tweet at 11:26 PT, about 40 minutes before he was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center. It was a response to a blogger in Louisiana: “I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize.”

Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot

Fox News Channel will debut a new program called “The Five” airing in Glenn Beck‘s soon-to-be vacated timeslot beginning Monday, July 11 and running through the summer.

The show, a “The View”-like ensemble program, will feature a roundtable of five Fox News personalities from among the network’s deep bench of hosts and analysts, including Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Monica Crowley, Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle.

In a news release, FNC says the program will also feature added guests, including politicians, celebrities, sports figures and key newsmakers. The show is expected to run through the summer months.

As we reported yesterday, Fox News will air encore presentations of Beck’s program next week.

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Joe Scarborough in 2012? Ron Reagan says ‘Why Not?’

Ron Reagan has been making the rounds the past couple weeks selling his new book, My Father at 100. The presidential son and former MSNBC host — remember such hits as “Connected: Coast to Coast” with Monica Crowley and “After Hours” with Joe Scarborough? — talked with WHC Insider’s Tammy Haddad on Politico.com. Haddad asked Reagan if his former MSNBC colleague Scarborough should run in 2012. “Sure,” said Reagan with halting confidence. “He’d be the only Republican candidate not on FOX I think, instead over on MSNBC,” says Reagan. “Joe’s got some good qualities and he could spice up a debate pretty well.”

Joe Scarborough and Ron Reagan hosted the late-night show "After Hours" on MSNBC during the 2004 RNC & DNC. Here with guest, the late Ron Silver.

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Piers Morgan’s Bill O’Reilly Story, And More From The ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ Launch Party

Last night TVNewser ventured to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown hosted a party for CNN’s new 9 PM host, Piers Morgan.

In welcoming the guests, Morgan shared a remarkable (if it’s true) story about an encounter he had with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly at a recent New York Knicks game.

Morgan and O’Reilly were in the VIP suite, and having never met the FNC host, Morgan naturally wanted to say hello.

“Obvisouly I marched up, expecting him to shower me with praise about this glorious resurrection of CNN, and he comes up to me and goes, ‘ah, yea, I know you,’” Morgan recalled.

“So I shuffled off meekly,” Morgan said. “Not only is he #1 but he is intimidating, he sort of shooed me away.”

It was Morgan, however, who would get the last laugh a few minutes later, when O’Reilly returned with his teenage daughter:

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Pres. Obama’s Oval Office Address: News Notes

President Obama’s second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight.

On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. Harry Smith anchored on CBS and Shepard Smith on FOX.

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Following the address, FOX and CBS were first out, followed less than 30 seconds later by ABC and finally NBC. Williams had NBC News correspondent Richard Engel on set for a debrief. Engel reported live last week as the final combat convoy left Iraq.

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Who Should be Eliot Spitzer’s CNN ‘Work Wife?’

A couple of weeks ago, Daily Finance columnist Jeff Bercovici suggested that Eliot Spitzer, were he to sign a deal to join CNN’s still-to-be-decided 8 p.m. program, would need a “work wife” to keep him honest.

Now Bercovici has revisited the issue, suggesting five conservative women to be the yin to Spitzer’s yang. Who are his choices?

Sarah Palin, Monica Crowley, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin and Liz Cheney.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is the leading candidate to be paired with Spitzer.

What do you think? Is Parker a good choice? What about some of Bercovici’s suggestions?

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