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Bonfire of the Cable News Vanities
Ink Stained WretchesDec 10, 2021
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Rep. Devin Nunes leaves Congress for MAGA media, surgeon general shrinks the news, much ado about Fox’s torched tinsel


  • 01:34 - Segment: Front Page
  • 01:40 - Times names Simone Biles Athlete of the Year
  • 05:02 - The Washington Post editorializes the obituary of late editor Fred Hiatt
  • 08:09 - Chris Cuomo fired from CNN, and he prepares to sue
  • 12:23 - The Los Angeles Times on the entertainment nexus of QAnon and Hollywood
  • 13:33 - Politico on Biden foreign policy
  • 16:51 - Politico on inflation 
  • 20:57 - Rep. Devin Nunes to retire from Congress to head up Trump's social media company
  • 25:11 - Buzzfeed goes public, and shares tank
  • 27:31 - Supreme Court abortion case coverage focuses on Justice Kavanaugh
  • 30:00 - The surgeon general warns of mental health issues in young people
  • 32:10 - Fox's Christmas tree fire
  • 34:33 - Segment: Obsessions
  • 34:39 - Politico's Jack Shafer blasts cable news (Chris)
  • 38:04 - The New York Times coverage of the withdrawal of Biden's socialist nominee for comptroller of the currency (Eliana)
  • 42:23 - Segment: Favorite Item of the Week
  • 42:48 - Coverage of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial (Chris)
  • 45:40 - Wall Street Journal op-ed on crime (Eliana)


Times names Simone Biles Athlete of the Year

New York Post article on Chris Cuomo suing CNN

Los Angeles Times piece on QAnon and Hollywood

Politico article on Biden

Politico article on inflation

Jack Shafer's piece on cable news

Ghislaine Maxwell trial coverage, via Poynter

Wall Street Journal op-ed on crime