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It’s a Cantankerous Edition of ‘The Mix’

In a stark departure from the usually warm-and-fuzzy editions of The Daily Mix we bring you each week, tonight’s show may send you scurrying for the Alka-Seltzer.

How come?

Because it’s chock full of interviews with stars who are bickering about one thing or another.

Cases in point:

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville believes that the CBS Evening News messed up big-time back in 1995 by not pursuing an interview with Osama bin Laden.

CAPTION: “The executive produced of the ‘CBS Evening News’ said, ‘That’s such a downer. I don’t want those kinds of negative stories on the news,’” Deborah (above) tells us.

“The executive producer of the ‘CBS Evening News’ said, ‘ I don’t want those kinds of negative stories on the news,’” Deborah (above) tells us.

—Former local-marker anchorman Nick Clooney asserts that two of the three cable news nets are breeding a nation of dangerous people.

Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reveals that at least one list- ener of his new ABC Radio show hates co-host Mika Brzezinski – because “her voice makes [him] want to vomit!”

The French Con- nection cinematog- rapher Owen Roizman abhors director William Friedkin’s new Blu-ray transfer of the classic Big Apple cop flick.

William Friedkin in turn states in no uncertain terms that Owen’s opinion is wrong.

—Legendary diva Patti LuPone has had it up to here with NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to close the heart of Broadway to vehicular traffic – fearing it’ll prevent her from getting to the theater.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

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George Clooney’s Journo Dad Down on MSNBC and Fox News Channel

Nick Clooney is no fan of cable news – from either end of the political spectrum.

CAPTION:

“Any information source that comes to you with a point of view cannot be news,” Nick (above) tells us.

The one-time local-market anchorman, who’s better known these days as George Clooney’s dad, believes that bottom-rated MSNBC and top- rated Fox News Channel are breeding a nation of nefarious citizens.

“MSNBC in its primetime is not news. Fox, generally speaking – in its entire 24-hour cycle – is not news,” he tells Politico host Patick Gavin.

“Those who watch only MSNBC in its primetime, or only Fox, will only be feeding their own biases. They don’t want to hear anything that contradicts their own world view,” adds Nick, who in 2004 made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“And that’s problematic, because if everybody has boutique news, then we have…300 million ignorant people. That’s too bad, because ignorant people do bad things.”

Nick also chats about his superstar son.

 CAPTION: With son George (right) at the Newseum in Washington in January.

Good news? Good luck! With son George at the Newseum in Washington in January.

“What are the chances that we might get the Clooneys to perm- anently settle down in D.C.?” asks Patrick.

“That’s very nice of you to say, but George is too much of a stormy petrol. He’s going to be all over the map. He’s going to be everywhere, trying to do what he can with regard to Darfur.

“In my case, I’m old and I’m a Kentuckian so you’ll find me never too far from my bourbon.”

To hear Nick’s full interview, click here.