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After it was roundly criticized this summer for handing down a pretty lenient punishment for a star player who had been charged with domestic violence, the NFL wasn't too eager to have an advertisement from "Slap Ya Mama" plastered on the field of one of its broadcasts.
Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a nuanced eulogy Monday at the funeral for Michael Brown, a fiery speech that was one part a critique of overzealous policing and one part a candid commentary on problems in the black community. Quick: Which part do you think Fox News played up?
When he takes over as moderator of "Meet the Press" next month, Chuck Todd will be charged with reversing the Sunday morning show's sagging ratings. If his boss has anything to say about it, he will also be expected to bring more "edge" to the struggling program.
Dan Rather doesn't want to hear you, the hawkish pundit who's been all over cable news lately, tell us that the United States should "do something" in Iraq or Syria or Ukraine — not unless you're willing to enlist your own kid first.