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  • Fox's Bolling and Kilmeade Think Starbucks' Race Campaign a Good Idea

    03/18/2015 1:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Starbucks’ #racetogether campaign, in which baristas are instructed to begin conversations on race with customers, drew bipartisan mockery yesterday, to the point that a Starbucks executive had to shut down his Twitter account. But the Seattle coffee chain has two defenders, at least: Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Eric Bolling. “I like this idea,” Bolling said on The Five last night, getting a double-take from Juan Williams. “I think it’s a great way to start the conversation. …Fantastic that they are going to take the discussion from behind the counter to the people.”
  • Gary Sinise is Not Lieutenant Dan

    01/16/2015 11:39:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies ^ | January 16, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Word is now circulating around the Catholic world that conservative hero Gary Sinise, along with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, both publicly professed faithful Catholics, cancelled their appearances at a Legatus Summit at the last minute under pressure from the LGBT crowd. Legatus is the organization of Catholic CEOs founded by pizza billionaire Tom Monaghan to advance the spirituality of Catholic men and women in the higher echelons of American business. The primary work of Legatus and its members is the increased holiness of the members and spreading the gospel within corporate America. Certainly there is a conservative tinge to...
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Gutfeld: Obama Only Golfed After Beheading Statement ‘Because Fox News Said Not To’ [VIDEO]

    08/22/2014 5:14:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld claimed on Friday that President Barack Obama only chose to play a much-maligned round of golf after a statement on journalist James Foley’s beheading “because Fox News said not to.”
  • Megyn Kelly Takes on Former NOW President Over Attack on Little Sisters of the Poor(a home run)

    07/09/2014 11:07:38 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 42 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 09, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it earlier this week, the National Organization for Women [NOW] put the Little Sisters of the Poor on their "Dirty 100" list. The list is a compilation of organizations and groups that have filed suit against the contraception mandate in Obamacare and claims the Little Sisters of the Poor is forcing their religion onto employees by objecting to the mandate on religious grounds. The Catholic nuns of The Little Sisters of the Poor dedicate their lives to helping the sick and people who are dying. From their website: Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our...
  • Airport police: Fox's Gregg Jarrett 'very intoxicated' and combative before arrest

    05/22/2014 2:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 22, 2014 | Paul Walsh and Joy Powell
    Jail mug shot of Gregory Walter (Gregg) Jarrett. (Hennepin County jail) Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be on leave to address “serious personal issues,” has been charged with a misdemeanor after his arrest in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport bar, where he was “very intoxicated” and combative toward officers. Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the legal process and interfering with a police officer. His arraignment is scheduled in an Edina courtroom June 6. The weekend co-anchor on the Fox News Channel was arrested about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday...
  • MSNBC is in serious trouble

    03/31/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2014 | Dylan Byers
    This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed. Until now. MSNBC suffered harder loses in 2013 -- in terms of both viewership and revenue -- than either of its competitors at Fox News and CNN, according to Nielsen data featured in a new Pew Research report. Prime-time viewership declined by a staggering 24 percent (nearly twice the loss sustained by CNN and four-times that sustained...
  • The Clown Prince Of Journalism

    02/26/2014 6:06:00 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 37 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/26/14 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, the Clown Prince of Journalism, Bill O'Reilly, called Barack Hussein Oblahblah a "patriot". I kid you not. From the good folks at Breitbart: *** “ 'I said on Kimmel that both President Bush the younger and Barack Obama are patriots because they served their country,' O’Reilly said. 'You may not agree with them, alright? But I don't think you say they're not patriots unless you have, you know, evidence that is just through the roof. I think almost every president that's ever served this nation has been a patriot, including Richard Nixon.' " *** Now of course, this...
  • Questions Megyn Kelly must answer (why I rarely watch even fox anymore)

    10/29/2013 5:32:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | Mychal Massie
    I have a question for Megyn Kelly, a Fox News program host. Ms. Kelly, why did you rush to call Joe the Plumber a racist on your prime-time show when it is a fact that you gave a complete pass to the avowed racist Negress and ACORN member Jehmu Greene when she openly insulted Tucker Carlson for being a white male who disagreed with her? Or perhaps, Ms. Kelly, you presumed the smarmy Negress Jehmu Greene was actually embracing Mr. Carlson with words of love and kindness when she verbally attacked and insulted him live on camera on your show...
  • MSNBC President Wants 'Investigation' Into Fox News' 'Impossible' Ratings Gain

    10/11/2013 8:21:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 91 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/11/2013 | Paul Bond
    Megyn Kelly blew out Rachel Maddow in the key demo on Tuesday after losing to her the night before. "I have never seen it in all my years of cable," says Phil Griffin. Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there's something fishy about Tuesday's ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation. "Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours,"...
  • Fox & Friends Host Assumes Hispanic Co-Worker Is Taco Expert

    10/04/2013 2:05:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/4 | Dan Amira
    Murphy's Law famously states that "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." But many are unaware of the lesser-known corollary to Murphy's Law, known as Fox & Friends Law, which states that "anything that can be derped on Fox & Friends, will be derped." Consequently, from the moment it was decided to pair the hosts of Fox & Friends with Hispanic meteorologist Maria Molina for a segment on National Taco Day this morning, the derp was inevitable. It was inevitable that Brian Kilmeade would ask Molina, "What are tips we need to know to do it correctly? You grew...
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Suffers Worst Quarter Since 2007, Piers Morgan Drops on CNN

    07/02/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-02-2013 | Michael O'Connell
    A surge of breaking news -- the Boston Marathon bombing, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Jodi Arias trial -- brings a new (distant) runner-up to Fox News Channel, but the cable networks end the first half of 2013 with a lackluster June.
  • Bombshell: News Corp. says it has no record of DOJ notification of Rosen subpoena

    05/26/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    The “tonight’s news” referred to by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza comes via the New York Times: Wow, tonight's news dramatically escalates the war between DOJ and Fox. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 27, 2013 News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel [James Rosen]. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related...
  • News Corp. OKs poison pill, buyback before split

    05/24/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2013 3:10 PM EDT | Ryan Nakashima
    News Corp. said its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile trading period after the split is complete. The New York-based media conglomerate also said Friday that the target date for the split is June 28. The company holding its TV and movie properties will be 21st Century Fox. The new News Corp., a smaller entity, will be focused on newspapers and publishing. Both will be publicly traded, under separate ticker symbols. … The...
  • Carney Cites Fox News As Reason Not To Comment On AP Wiretapping [US has only 1 free press outlet]

    05/15/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies ^ | May 15 2013 |
    "Imagine the story on Fox if that were to happen..."
  • Politico’s Credibility Problem

    02/10/2013 1:13:46 PM PST · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 10 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Last week, Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen sat down to talk about the recent changes over at Fox News. As anyone could guess, these two individuals used the topic of the day to trash Governor Palin and others they decided to lump into the narrative.Posted on Politico’s website under the video of the two talking, they wrote (emphasis): Republicans and Fox News are moving to purge the controversial political creatures they created. Interesting choice of words but when you’re getting ready to marginalize someone, “creature” is a good way to start. They go on (emphasis): Both were damaged badly...
  • Dick Morris Dropped By Fox News

    02/05/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by library user · 47 replies via Drudge ^ | Feb. 5, 2013 | By DOMINIC PATTEN
    Long time contributor Dick Morris will no longer be a talking head on Fox New Channel. “His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a spokesperson for the news network confirmed today. A perpetual presence during last year’s Presidential election, Morris has not been seen on FNC since November 12. Earlier today, he did announce via Twitter that he would be making an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday. That will be the first time the conservative former Clinton advisor has appeared on CNN since 2002. Morris isn’t the only big name contributor departure...
  • Karl Rove Taken Off the Air at Fox News - FNC Moves Away from Rove after his Election Night Tantrum

    12/05/2012 1:54:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Karl Rove taken off the air as Fox News distances themselves from conservative pundit after his Election Night tantrum Karl Rove has officially been benched as Fox News chief Roger Ailes has reportedly suspended the Republican operative from their airwaves. Rove and Dick Morris, a fellow paid political analyst, have been temporarily banned from appearing on Fox News as the network tries to distance themselves from the two men whose election predictions ended up being so far from the result. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that Ailes decided that it is important for Fox News to take a step...
  • Debate Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable News For First Debate, As More People Tune In Than 2008

    10/04/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 31 replies
    TV Newser ^ | October 4, 2012 | Alex Weprin
    More than 58 million people watched the first Presidential debate last night between President Obama and Mitt Romney, up substantially from the first debate in the 2008 election cycle, which had 52.4 million viewers.Fox News was the most-watched cable news network during the debate, and will likely be the most-watched network on TV, though final broadcast numbers will not be released until after 4 PM.Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Fox and CBS are all up from the same debate in 2008, while CNN and ABC are down. In the adults 25-54 demo, FNC and MSNBC are up compared to 2008,...
  • Car Chase Ends With Suicide On Live TV — SHEP SMITH DECLARES 'WE REALLY MESSED UP'

    09/28/2012 1:01:42 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-28-12 | Joe Weisenthal
    A stunning moment just happened on Fox News... Shepard Smith was in the midst of narrating one of his famous car chases. However it appeared to end in tragedy, as the suspect ran out of his car and shot himself in the head on the middle of a field. After a quick break, the network cut back to Shep Smith, who was stunned and apologized for not cutting away sooner. He explained that there was a problem with the delay. "We really messed up." *snip* If you must see what happened, Mediaite has posted the video. Here is Shep's stunning...
  • Rachel Elizabeth who was attacked at Chick-fil-A Speaks out (Your World w Cavuto - Fox News)

    08/08/2012 5:31:59 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 53 replies
    youtube/FNC ^ | 8/7/12 | unhappyview/FNC
    Rachel Elizabeth is the woman shown in a video that went viral after a patron at her place of employment, Chick-fil-A, taped her as he ranted about the political views of a company executive on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." Rachel appeared on Fox News Cavuto today to tell her attacker and viewers that she forgives him and that she believes in treating others with respect as she did when she was being attacked (verbally) as the attacker video-taped and harassed her. She never lost her composure. The harassersÂ’ video tape backfire on him completely. She is truly a role model and...
  • Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit ("Reverend" in Sex Tryst with FNC Pundit Tamara Holder)

    05/16/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    AIM ^ | May 16, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in...
  • Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)

    04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing. The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future. Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?” “Interesting,” Palin said, before...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Freedom Lover Judge Andrew Napolitano Sacked by Fox For Truth Telling

    02/19/2012 12:28:46 PM PST · by appeal2 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Financial Survival Network | 02/19/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of Fox's Freedom Watch was unceremoniously dumped from the network this week. Napolitano says in a Facebook posting that it was nothing out of the ordinary and to please not email Fox demanding his reinstatement. According to the Judge, these things happen all the time and are ratings inspired. Watch the two videos linked here and let us know if you think his termination was purely economic. The fact is, Judge Napolitano was calling out the powers that be. He casting light on the fact that the political parties only have their well-being at heart, not...
  • Newt Gingrich: elites foreclosed on Floridians, used $ to help Romney in 'desperate last stand'

    01/26/2012 10:51:53 AM PST · by kristinn · 89 replies · 1+ views
    The Miami Herald | Lesley Clark | Thursday, Janaury 27, 2012
    Source link. Speaking in friendly territory -- before a tea party crowd of about 500 in Central Florida's bucolic Mount Dora -- the former House Speaker savaged Mitt Romney, the campaign ads that have been pillorying Gingrich across the state -- and his own Republican party. Gingrich wasted little time in criticizing Romney as he took to the stage with his wife, Calista, decrying the "attack ads and all sorts of junk" and charging that Romney is hypocritical for attacking him for Freddie Mac when he has stock in it. "He thinks we're going to back down, I don't think...
  • Cavuto: What does the GOP stand for? (Classic Cavuto 1/12/12)

    01/13/2012 7:10:44 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/12/12 | Neil Cavuto
    My advice to Republicans-- Cut each other long as you're not cutting your party down. Or at least (not cutting down) what you say your party stands for. Look, I have no horse in this race...but I do think a lot of Republicans look like horse's asses in this race. Not just those running for office.... Those in office. Not just those who want more power... GOP leaders in house and senate together Those already in power. fixed in the moment to sell themselves...that they don't mind selling their party's soul while they're at it. And I’m not...
  • How George Soros Sacked Glenn Beck

    12/10/2011 1:43:15 PM PST · by rdb3 · 45 replies
    The Soros Files ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    How George Soros Sacked Glenn Beck by Cliff Kincaid on 19 Oct 2011 A recent interview of Fox News chief Roger Ailes by Howard Kurtz suggested that the channel is becoming less conservative by design. The real question, not addressed in the piece, is whether the relentless attacks on the channel by George Soros-funded groups have anything to do with this change in the direction of the popular channel and the demise of the Glenn Beck program in particular.On Glenn Beck’s new TV program, carried on the Internet, Beck himself seemed to indicate this was the case. Talking about Orson...
  • Steve Jobs Called Fox News a ‘Destructive Force in Our Society’

    10/26/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 63 replies
    Gawker ^ | October 26, 2011 | Gawker
    Rupert Murdoch must have imagined Steve Jobs would be a feisty dinner guest. Even still, the News Corp. chairman couldn't have foreseen that, in one night at the mogul's Carmel, California ranch, Jobs would call his tech people incompetent, get a guy fired, and say that Fox News was literally destroying the world. Walter Isaacson's new biography of the Apple co-founder says Jobs railed against the conservative news channel and tried to convince Murdoch to shut it down. His comments came at the 2010 iteration of News Corp.'s annual management retreat. Isaacson writes: In return for speaking at the retreat,...
  • Sarah Palin Attacks Fox News

    10/01/2011 3:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | October 1, 2011 | Staff
    Is Sarah Palin preparing to declare her candidacy for president? In what is sure to cause a lot of speculation, she has taken the opportunity in her last two interviews on Fox News to go after some of that network’s tactics and contributors. Sarah Palin expressed major displeasure at what she called a “quasi-reality-show” media game of building up candidates in order to tear them down. Among her examples, Sarah Palin cited the popularity Michele Bachmann experienced with the media immediately after winning the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa. Bachmann is now down significantly in all the polls, especially since...
  • Cain: Blacks Are 'Over This First African-American President Thing'

    09/27/2011 5:12:15 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 40 replies
    Gretawire-On the Record-FNC ^ | September 26, 2011 | Gretawire
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: "The Rodney Dangerfield of Republican politics," not getting any respect from Republican Party establishment? Well, that's what Mr. Herman Cain has called himself. But his view must have changed this view and a lot of other people when the Florida straw poll voters showed Mr. Herman Cain respect, big-time respect! In the straw poll in Florida over the weekend, Mr. Herman Cain clobbered the GOP front-runners, Governor Rick Perry and former governor Mitt Romney. It wasn't even close!
  • Fair and slightly inebriated: Inside Fox News’ 15th anniversary party

    09/26/2011 1:16:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    Yahoo News/The Cutline ^ | 9-22-11 | Dylan Stableford
    Rupert Murdoch wasn't in attendance at Fox News' 15th anniversary party at Chelsea Piers in New York on Wednesday night for Roger Ailes' speech. *snip* "I begged him not to because I've seen you drink," Ailes joked. "And, frankly, it's a nightmare." No matter. Ailes, the founder and chief executive of Fox News was this party's real star. Not Bill O'Reilly, who was also in attendance, but didn't speak. *snip* Murdoch aside, the biggest star not in attendance was Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, who continues to tease the electorate, insisting she has not made up her mind on a...
  • Former ACORN Insider Infiltrates Fox News

    09/07/2011 11:07:45 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2011 | Anita MonCrief
    he sometimes strange and increasingly alarming “age of Obama” continues to bring the average American startling and upsetting news. The ever reliable Vice President Joe Biden stepped in to add insult on top of injury to the growing number of Americans who identify themselves as part of the Tea Party. From Biden’s equation of the Tea Party to “barbarians” to Obama supporting “Teamster boss James P. Hoffa’s Labor Day call for to “take these sons of bitches out‘” to the ridiculous announcement that Obama has started his own “Project Vote,” the hits just keep on coming. As Americans deal with...
  • New York Subways Are Shut Down as Hurricane Irene Nears

    New York became a city without one of its trademarks — the nation’s largest subway system — on Saturday as Hurricane Irene charged northward and the city prepared to face powerhouse winds that could drive a wall of water over the beaches in the Rockaways and between the skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan. Multimedia New York City Braces for Irene Slide Show Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall Interactive Map Hurricane Tracker: Irene Interactive The Preparations for Hurricane Irene and Reports of Damage Interactive Map: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Interactive Feature: Scenes From the Storm: Readers’ Photos of Hurricane Irene Related...
  • Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym (LA Fitness)

    08/10/2011 7:10:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    North County Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym Fitness devotee Dianne Lowe's best exercise in recent days may be standing up for what she says is free speech. The five-year member of the LA Fitness club on El Norte Parkway in Escondido was outraged last week when she went to turn on the right-leaning cable channel while working out and found it wouldn't come in. Lowe talked to a gym attendant, who she said told her that LA Fitness officials had ordered it shut down. "They told me, 'We are not allowed to turn on Fox News,' and...
  • WH Press Secretary Booed at Briefing

    07/26/2011 12:11:04 PM PDT · by JesseWatters · 78 replies ^ | July 26 | Staff
    ED HENRY, FOX NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: …If you basically have this Boehner plan that you say can’t get through the Senate and you've got a Reid plan that the Republicans don’t think you can get through the Senate or the House and you’re saying we want a compromise, what was the point of giving a prime-time address to the nation without an Obama plan and say neither of these other plans can work? Where's his plan?
  • Documents Show Obama White House Attacked, Excluded Fox News Channel

    07/14/2011 9:32:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, 2011
    White House Emails Detail anti Fox Bias inside Obama White House: “I’m putting some dead fish in the fox cubby -- just cause” “[FNC Anchor] Bret Baier…is a lunatic” Washington, DC -- July 14, 2011Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Obama Department of Treasury showing that the Obama administration, contrary to its repeated denials, attempted to exclude the Fox News Channel (FNC) from a round of interviews with Treasury’s “Executive Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The documents, which include email exchanges within the Department of the...
  • FBI Opens News Corp. Hacking Probe (Regime opens direct attack on 1st Amendment)

    07/14/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT · by abb · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14, 2011 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into whether employees of News Corp. might have hacked or attempted to hack into the private calls and phone records of Sept. 11 victims and their families, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation was opened Thursday morning, following a request a day earlier by Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) who heads the House Homeland Security Committee and whose Long Island district was home to many victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The investigation will try to determine whether employees of News Corp. illegally accessed the private calls, voice-mail...
  • News Corp may be at risk for U.S. probe over bribery (Drudge: WILL OBAMA TARGET MURDOCH?)

    07/11/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    Reuters US ^ | Mon Jul 11, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Carlyn Kolker
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face probes by U.S. authorities for possibly violating bribery laws, compounding the media mogul's problems after a phone-hacking scandal in Britain. The Obama administration has significantly stepped up enforcement of anti-bribery laws in the last two years, winning big settlements from the likes of Daimler AG and BAE Systems Plc by focusing on bribes they paid to foreign officials to win lucrative contracts. Bribes for business have represented the bulk of these anti-bribery cases brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is unclear whether U.S. authorities would use scarce resources...
  • CourtTV Founder Steve Brill Predicts Rupert Murdoch’s FCC Licenses Will Be Challenged

    07/11/2011 12:27:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    media-ite ^ | 7-11-11 | Matt Schneider
    With Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper News Of The World printing its last edition today, Christiane Amanpour assembled a panel on This Week to discuss what implications the phone hacking scandal might have on the News Corp. media empire. CourtTV founder Steve Brill suggested that even if it turns out that knowledge of the criminal activity only existed at the editorial level, he still thinks it is likely that Murdoch’s FCC licenses to operate television stations in this country will be challenged. Brill noted that in federal communications law there is a clause that requires owners of television stations to be...
  • "Conservative" pundit Liz Tratta on FOX: Palin, Bachmann took the same history course at "Fleabag U"

    07/04/2011 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Spartan79 · 71 replies
    Another elite-school pundit (Columbia) dumping dumping on our conservative women for failing to have inherited enough money to attend good schools.
  • Fareed Zakaria: Fox Viewers Don't Watch CNN - Our Competition is NPR and NYT

    07/02/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 02, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's Fareed Zakaria made a bit of a Kinsley gaffe Friday. On NPR's "Morning Edition," Zakaria said, "The people who watch Fox are not going to watch CNN...Our competitors should properly be The New York Times, the BBC, NPR"
  • Van Jones lawyers send ‘cease and desist’ to Fox News

    06/21/2011 1:22:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | June 20, 2011
    Almost two years since he was forced to resign his White House job, Van Jones is threatening legal action against Fox News and Glenn Beck, whose focus on exposing Jones’s past ties to radical movements played a leading role in firing up the conservative maelstrom that ultimately drove Jones from the administration. Attorneys acting on behalf of the president’s former “green jobs” czar sent a letter to Fox News demanding that the network immediately cease using six characterizations about Jones and asked for a retraction from Glenn Beck by June 24. The six characterizations described in the letter, obtained by...
  • admits it 'hacked' Fox News

    06/10/2011 12:07:49 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 9 JUNE 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The George Soros-funded activist group has admitted it was behind a hoax Youtube video in which it appeared the ticker outside News Corporation's Manhattan headquarters had been hacked and reprogrammed with an anti-Fox News script calling for revolution. admitted it set up fake identities for the alleged hackers and even released a misleading video in which a man, with his face disguised, purported to confess he was behind the Fox News hacking.
  • Sarah Palin pulling out the stops (GOP miffed on Mitt’s big day)

    06/02/2011 2:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 1011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP megastar Sarah Palin’s bus tour rumbled toward the Hub last night, driving into a Republican Party furor as her headline-grabbing East Coast trip threatened to overshadow today’s presidential announcement by party front-runner Mitt Romney. “She will certainly be in New Hampshire to rain on Mitt’s parade,” wrote Massachusetts GOP spokesman Tim Buckley in an e-mail obtained by the Herald. Bay State GOP officials confirmed yesterday that Buckley wrote the e-mail, but said it was a private exchange and not an official communication. “I guess she blew in with the storm,” sniffed state House minority leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North...
  • Tamera Mowry and Fox News correspondent Adam Housley marry

    05/17/2011 3:12:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Tamera Mowry has confirmed she married Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley in Napa Valley, Calif. said the couple's wedding took place Sunday at an inn and vineyard in front of about 300 guests. Among Mowry's eight attendants was her twin sister and matron of honor Tia Mowry. "I've always wanted an outdoor wedding with lots of flowers," Mowry told "I feel so lucky to have this beautiful day marrying my best friend." Tamera and Tia Mowry starred on the TV sitcom "Sister Sister," as well as the reality series "Tia &Tamera Take 2."
  • Grab those remotes. Trump (and) West on Greta - 15 minutes from now

    04/21/2011 6:55:30 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies · 1+ views
    (Greta on Fox vanity)
    Just real quick: Hannity has been on a roll about Trump. He just handed over to Greta for a heads-up, evidently she'll have both Trump and West on her show.
  • Trump to become a Fox News regular

    04/02/2011 2:39:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-1-11
    “Bold brash and never bashful, The Donald now makes his voice loud and clear, every Monday on Fox.” That’s right, Donald Trump is coming to Fox News, according to a network promo obtained by Mediaite, just a few weeks after Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were suspended by the network until they make a decision on whether they are running for president in 2012. Trump will appear on the program “Fox and Friends” on Monday mornings, CBS confirms, and the network notes that he will not be paid for his appearances, a contrast to Santorum and Gingrich, who have contracts...
  • Warning Shots? Glenn Beck To Poach Fox News Bigwig, Foreshadowing Big Plans

    03/21/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/21/2011 | Colby Hall
    It would be fair to say that the relationship between Fox News and Glenn Beck is being…tested. A recent NY Times column that suggested that Fox News was considering life without its controversial star has led to speculation about Beck’s value to–and future at –the cable news network, yet few have asked what Beck may have planned if he decides to leave Fox News. We may, now, have an answer. Mediaite has learned that Beck has planned to hire a Fox News big wig to work within his production company, revealing, perhaps, much bigger and more innovative plans than anyone...
  • KT McFarland cut off by Fox

    03/19/2011 10:29:52 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 49 replies
    Vanity | 3/20/2011 | self
    Ok, for the second time today I saw KT McFarland on Fox and she mentioned that this is the first time the U.S. has initiated an overt act of war based purely on intervention supporting the toppling of a dictator. This time, however, after several minutes of speaking by phone, she began to make that statement and was unceremoniously cut off by the Fox person. KT is absolutely correct and Fox should follow this story, because it is going to be a factor in the days and years ahead anyway. You can't undo a completed Tomahawk attack.
  • Evan Bayh to Join FOX News

    03/14/2011 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 14,2011 | Lucy Madison
    Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is slated to become a contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post and other outlets are reporting. Bayh, a moderate Democrat who served in the Senate from 1999 to 2011, will act as a commentator and political analyst for the network, according to the Huffington Post. Bayh flirted with the idea of a presidential bid in 2008, but ultimately abandoned the idea. "Senator Bayh's decades of experience in the political arena and his participation in key decisions in Washington will lend a valuable point of view to the entire FOX News lineup," said Michael Clemente, senior...