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Megyn Kelly Bets David Gregory Isn’t The Only One Being Analyzed

KellyOn last night’s “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly took on NBC News reportedly hiring a psychologist for “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory, suggesting Gregory isn’t the only one being analyzed.

“I’m going to bet there are psychiatrists analyzing us on their couches right now, but I’m going to tell you right now, they weren’t hired by Roger Ailes,” Kelly joked, adding that they’re actually Fox watchers concluding “it was all her mother’s fault.”

NBC News told Fox News the same thing they told us yesterday; they hired a brand consultant, not a psychologist, to speak with Gregory, his family, and friends.

And Sean Hannity “has had enough with NBC News,” offering harsher criticism last night for MSNBC’s “left-wing loudmouth” Ed Schultz.

Hannity aired clips of Schultz criticizing Hannity’s coverage of the Bundy-ranch standoff with federal rangers, which Schultz said he should be ashamed of. “Are they going to send 200 armed agents to everybody’s house?” Hannity asked about the federal government’s actions.

He concluded the segment airing a montage of the “buffoon” Schultz, airing some of Schultz’s more over-the-top statements about Vice President Dick Cheney and Laura Ingraham (which Schultz was suspended for). He also took on “mob rat” Al Sharpton.

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All the Media News, That’s Fit To Air

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While the three evening newscasts and the network morning shows often look the same — with the same lineup of stories, often airing at the same time — the two media criticism shows, provide two distinct options for news junkies: those who are partial to Fox News and those who tune in to CNN.

Both shows, CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter” and FNC’s “MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz,” air at the same time, 11amET Sundays. (“MediaBuzz” also gets a re-air at 5pmET)

Yesterday, “Reliable Sources” led with the Stephen Colbert taking over CBS’s “Late Show.” “MediaBuzz” led with how the media covered the departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Kurtz got to Colbert :47 minutes into his show. “Reliable Sources” didn’t cover Sebelius at all.

On CNN, Stelter had a 10-minute segment, which included an interview with Sen. Al Franken, on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Kurtz didn’t cover last week’s merger news, but had two segments with former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who was also on Bill O’Reilly‘s show earlier in the week.

Stelter reported last week’s news of a new ABC News president, Kurtz did not. Kurtz discussed the coverage of Jeb Bush last week, Stelter did not. Both shows gladly covered competitor MSNBC, and the reports that host Al Sharpton was once an FBI informant.

While no one will ever confuse CNN and Fox News, the two programs that cover the media are leading the way in differentiation.

The Morning Ticker: Ingraham & ABC, MSNBC Tour, ‘Dateline’ Ratings

  • MSNBC kicks off the Growing Hope College Tour next Friday as Alex Wagner visits Texas Southern University. Wagner will host her show from University Plaza next Friday. The following Wednesday, the tour takes Rev. Al Sharpton to Morehouse College.

  • “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” continues to score for NBC. Drawing 4.8 million viewers, the 2-hour show was the No. 1 non-sports show on the Big 4 networks in its Saturday night timeslot among viewers and the two younger demos.

‘SNL’ Lampoons CNN Alerts, Al Sharpton

CNNPregnancySNLLast Saturday night, “Fox & Friends” got another send-up on “Saturday Night Live.” Last night CNN’s breaking news alerts and MSNBC host Al Sharpton got the SNL treatment.

The CNN Pregnancy Test gives a hopeful couple an alert on everything but whether they’re having a baby. “The CNN take-home pregnancy test… for when you want to know, when they don’t know.”

In another skit, “Undercover Sharpton” imagines the Rev. Al Sharpton as an undercover FBI informant. Both clips after the jump…

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Al Sharpton Calls Story That He Was an FBI Informant ‘Crazy’

al-sharpton-msnbc-hostMSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t deny a Smoking Gun report claiming he was an FBI informant, but he calls the story old news.

“I don’t see this as news,” Sharpton told FoxNews.com. “This has been brought up three or four times now. I don’t understand. It’s crazy.”

The story describes how Sharpton secretly recorded Mafia bosses and other underworld figures for an FBI-NYPD crime task force in the mid-1980s.

In a written response through his National Action Network Sharpton acknowledged having contact with the FBI, saying he told agents he was threatened by mobsters and that authorities should investigate the mob trying to squeeze black concert promoters. Sharpton says he was just “trying to get bad guys out of the music industry.”

“I have no knowledge of doing anything more than trying to stop the mob from threatening and limiting our fight for Black concert promoters,” Sharpton says.

An FBI spokesman tells FoxNews.com: “As a rule, the [agency] does not confirm the identity of sources.”

The Scoreboard: Thursday, April 3

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 234 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 349 | MSNBC: 213 | CNN: 176 | HLN: 103

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

147

TheFive:

347

Baier:

304

Greta:

256

O’Reilly:

413

Megyn:

314

Hannity:

316

O’Reilly:

237

Megyn:

220

MSNBC
Wagner:

59

EdShow:

115

Sharpton:

166

Matthews:

254

Hayes:

200

Maddow:

249

O’Donnell:

188

Hayes:

81

Maddow:

86

CNN
Tapper:

118

Blitzer:

189

Blitzer:

171

Burnett:

212

Cooper:

196

Smerconish:

187

Chicago:

146

SpcRpt:

119

SpcRpt:

85

HLN
News:

54

Files:

48

Files:

34

Jane:

87

Grace:

110

Files:

76

Files:

122

Files:

178

Files:

150

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Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX; Ivan Lopez Identified as Shooter

A mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this afternoon has the news networks in continuing coverage tonight. The shots rang out at 4:50pmCT. The gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, an enlisted soldier, who killed himself. At least four people are dead, including Lopez, and 14 others wounded.

On Fox News, Bret Baier first reported the news at 6:08pmET, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer broke in at 6:13 and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton reported the news at 6:15. The story was the lead of the first feeds of the three evening network newscasts, with updates throughout and for later feeds. Brian Williams also updated NBC primetime viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones at 9:07pmET. As the incident took place on a military base, DC-based Justice and Pentagon correspondents led the reporting: Pierre Thomas for ABC, Bob Orr for CBS, Jim Miklaszewski for NBC, Barbara Starr for CNN and Jennifer Griffin for Fox News.

Fox News pre-empted “The O”Reilly Factor” and had Shepard Smith at the Fox News Deck at 8pmET. Megyn Kelly picked up at 9. John Berman was in for Anderson Cooper at 8pm and Blitzer was back at 9pm. Alex Wagner was in for Chris Hayes at 8 and Rachel Maddow picked up at 9 on MSNBC.

“We’re heartbroken something like this might have happened again,” Pres. Obama said in a statement from Chicago, adding investigators will ”get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

Developing…

At a 10:45pm news conference, Ft. Hood Commanding General Mark Milley said the assailant had served four months in Iraq in 2011 and was “undergoing behavioral health and psychiatric treatment” for depression and anxiety, but had not been diagnosed with PTSD. Armed with a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson, which was not registered on the base, the gunman killed three military personal. Sixteen others were wounded. The gunman was stopped by a female officer who drew her weapon, at which point Lopez turned the gun on himself.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 298 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 220 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 418 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 321 | HLN: 97

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

217

TheFive:

458

Baier:

325

Greta:

374

O’Reilly:

448

Megyn:

389

Hannity:

410

O’Reilly:

316

Megyn:

260

MSNBC
Wagner:

86

EdShow:

130

Sharpton:

182

Matthews:

209

Hayes:

182

Maddow:

262

O’Donnell:

189

Hayes:

85

Maddow:

90

CNN
Tapper:

181

Blitzer:

194

Blitzer:

229

Burnett:

343

Cooper:

452

Morgan:

299

Spc.Report:

212

Cooper:

289

Morgan:

204

HLN
News:

44

Files:

46

Files:

74

Jane:

97

Grace:

119

DrDrew:

65

Files:

107

Files:

198

Files:

197

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Al Sharpton: ‘Mr. O’Reilly and Others Can Be There or Not, But I’ll Be There’

SharptonAl Sharpton responded last night to President Obama’s shout-out to him and Bill O’Reilly during the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative speech held yesterday at the White House.

“Yes, Bill O’Reilly and I have differences…and we will continue to,” Sharpton said on “PoliticsNation.”

“What is more important to me, is not who I differ with, but who I can stand up for and stand up with.”

The differences between Sharpton and O’Reilly played out last summer, when the two hosts engaged in a back-and-forth over race.

Sharpton added that people must stand together to help men of color: “Mr. O’Reilly and others can be there or not, but I’ll be there, if I have to be there by myself.”

On the “O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly didn’t mention the president’s shout-out to Sharpton and him, but had an extensive interview with Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, giving her his ideas on how to make the program work.

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Can Pres. Obama Unite Bill O’Reilly and Al Sharpton?

Obama Sharpton O'ReillyAt his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative speech this afternoon, President Obama slipped in a shout-out to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton as symbolism of putting differences aside to get things done.

Presenting his plan to help men of color, the president called out both cable news hosts present in the White House audience.

“If I can persuade Sharpton and O’Reilly to be in the same meeting,” the president said, generating a round of laughter and clapping. “Then it means that there are people of good faith who want to get some stuff done…even if we don’t agree on everything.”

Will the shout-out produce an on-air makeup between O’Reilly and Sharpton over last summer’s feud that wouldn’t end? Stay tuned.

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