Ratings since June show Fox News has been the most-watched channel in primetime total viewers, even edging out the return of professional sports.
A veteran of three networks, Wallace is a leader on the news side of Fox, and has the respect of the network’s executives, according to colleagues. In recent months, Wallace has occasionally been at odds with some of his Fox News colleagues.
Across cable and broadcast, the Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday interview brought in 5.8 million viewers, while YouTube plays numbered 3.9 million.
Chris Wallace’s interview on Fox News Sunday made news on several fronts, from the coronavirus to the presidential campaign, and his direct challenges to Trump were still being talked about a day later.
Fox News Channel stars Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz were accused of sexual harassment by a frequent on-air guest in a lawsuit filed Monday that the network called frivolous and untrue. In the same case, a former Fox employee said she was harassed and raped by news anchor Ed Henry, who was fired July 1 shortly after the network became aware of the accusations.
A heated early-June phone call between Fox execs and Black staffers was just the beginning of an internal revolt against racism at the network, according to insiders.
On Sunday at 10 p.m., Harris Faulkner will host a special primetime event that — for the first time in her career at Fox News — leads with her name. Harris Faulkner Presents: The Fight for America is supposed to offer a look at civil unrest and race relations in the U.S., and marks the latest in a series of special-format programs she has anchored this year. More are on the way, notes Faulkner, who expects to continue to lead town-hall discussions as well as news specials with her name in the title.
Margaret Sullivan: “For those who haven’t completely lost their ability to be appalled, Tucker Carlson’s smears this week of Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth can fairly be described as shocking. Carlson, who has never served in the military, called this veteran, who lost both of her legs fighting in the Iraq War, a fraud, a vandal and — maybe most remarkably — a coward.”
The host of Tucker Carlson Tonight is drawing heat for a sharp commentary that said Democrats should be disqualified from running the country because they despise it. The Biden campaign accused Carlson of using “hate speech masquerading as journalism.”
The Fox News host’s ratings have gone gangbusters, and many Republicans think he’d be a force in a Republican primary.
Fox News said today it has fired host Ed Henry of America’s Newsroom after an outside investigation of a complaint involving “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago.”
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are in talks to coordinate pool coverage to reduce the number of journalists in potentially infectious areas.
Becket Adams: “The only thing worse than a viral pandemic is the person who would weaponize it for political gain. The Washington Post published a report this week claiming conservative media may be responsible for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Are we really still doing this — even after members of the not-conservative press, healthcare officials, and elected representatives cheered and even participated in the massive rallies to protest the wrongful death of George Floyd?
Margaret Sullivan: “Three serious research efforts have put numerical weight — yes, data-driven evidence — behind what many suspected all along: Americans who relied on Fox News, or similar right-wing sources, were duped as the coronavirus began its deadly spread. Dangerously duped.”
President Trump again took aim at Fox News on Tuesday, saying he’s “not happy” with the network while arguing it “wants to be politically correct all of a sudden.” “I’m not happy with Fox at all,” Trump told Christian Broadcast Network’s David Brody. “My base hates what Fox News is doing,” he said before adding that “Fox News wants to be politically correct all of a sudden.”
As of Saturday, Fox News included an editors note posted at the top of at least three stories on its website covering the Seattle protest zone, saying it replaced a “home page photo collage” because it “did not clearly delineate between these images” and that it mistakenly included a St. Paul, Minn., photo in a slideshow about Seattle.
The Fox News Sunday anchor opens up about his childhood, career and what he makes of his pro-Trump colleagues.
National correspondent Bryan Llenas has seen an evolution in the New York City protests around George Floyd’s killing. He’s doing everything he can to convey it straightforwardly, capturing moments of violence, fear and empathy in the process.
Five TV advertisers are pulling advertising on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight after controversial remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in many cities, according to reports. Walt Disney, T-Mobile, Papa John’s, Vari and SmileDirectClub have all reportedly stopped scheduled advertising on the primetime Fox News Channel show.