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Charles Warner

The Media Curmudgeon


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The Media Curmudgeon is a retired media executive who talks about what's good and bad about the media from an ethical, management, and strategic perspective.

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NBC programming is a train wreck and CEO Zucker can't fix it. Time Warner can.

The format for the Repbulican debates on MSNBC was flawed, as is host Chris Matthews

Rupert Murdoch has made a $5 billion bid for the WSJ. Will he change it? Why did he make the bid?

The New York Times did not win as many Pulitzer Prizes as usual this year. Why? Management?

What will the media do after the Imus flap. Will it be more sensitive to hate talk?

MSNBC and CBS should fire Don Imus because of his racist remarks.

Howard Stern is desperate for attention so he's hitching onto the "Idol" bandwagon.


Advertising Age columnist Bob Garfield interviewsBill Gates just to show off.

Roger Ailes, head of the new Fox Business Channel, and Rupert Murdoch claim that new new channel will air only positive business news. It won't work.