Andrew Napolitano, who joined Fox News in 1998, has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s bluntest critics on a network where the president expects to hear encouragement.
The former employee in April filed a $120 million lawsuit against the company and its CEO, Suzanne Scott, alleging that she was sexually abused by Roger Ailes and later defamed.
Public impeachment hearings begin Nov. 13, Rep. Adam Schiff said Wednesday (Nov. 6), and, not surprisingly, C-SPAN immediately announced plans to cover them gavel-to-gavel. A Fox News Channel spokesperson told Broadcasting & Cable that it will also cover the hearings “wall-to-wall,” specific anchors yet to be determined.
Former Fox News Channel newswoman Gretchen Carlson says she’s asked to be let out of her NDA and talked to other Fox News employees who left with similar settlements about pressing the network to be let out of the agreements. “Companies are saying that they want to be open and transparent and that they have worked tirelessly to make their work environments safer,” she told The Associated Press. “And if that’s the truth, then they should let us out.”
None of the “amateurish” challengers to the Murdochs’ cash-cow cable channel has the resources to compete, leaving a door open for a well-funded conglomerate (say, ViacomCBS) to roll the dice.
Fox News Channel has elevated network contributor Lawrence Jones to a regular substitute host and co-host role, effective immediately. In this capacity, Jones will make appearances on a range of programs, including The Five (weekdays at 5 p.m. ET) and Outnumbered (weekdays at noon ET). He will also continue to serve as host of Fox Nation’s Keeping up with Jones and Man […]
Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, suggested Thursday that the AT&T-owned news outlet would be “open” to speaking with the former Fox News Channel anchor when he is allowed to start looking for a new job. Smith left Fox News Channel abruptly earlier this month after clashing publicly with Tucker Carlson, one of the network’s primetime opinion hosts.
Jennifer Griffin’s reporting has led many conservatives to doubt the president, and she’s not backing off.
Adweek’s annual Hot List issue is out today, honoring digital, publishing and TV people and brands that are making a mark in the crowded media space. The publication honored Fox News Channel as the Hottest News Network for 2019.
Anchor Chris Wallace gains attention for his tough interviews with Trump aides.
Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Shannon Bream, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer and John Roberts are among the Fox News Channel news anchors who will do a stint in the 3 p.m. hour vacated late last week by Shepard Smith, the veteran anchor whose departure stunned Fox News staffers as well as many media observers.
Fed up with the coverage on his favorite cable news station, President Trump decided late this summer that a direct intervention was needed. So he telephoned the chief executive of Fox News, Suzanne Scott, and let loose.
Smith: “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged.” Friday afternoon’s edition of Shepard Smith Reporting was his final show, during which he addressed his decision. A series of rotating anchors will host the 3 p.m. ET time slot until a new dayside news program is announced.
Many Fox anchors have become more stridently critical of Trump following the revelations of the impeachment inquiry.
In New York federal court, Juan Legramandi identifies himself as a homosexual male of Colombian heritage. He says he was hired by the network in January 2017 and ultimately fired after he repeatedly complained about discrimination in the workplace.
President Trump said today that Fox News “doesn’t deliver for US anymore” after the network’s latest poll showed growing support for his impeachment and removal from office. “Whoever their Pollster is, they suck,” he added.
Tuesday night in primetime, Tucker Carlson referenced “impeachment insanity.” Sean Hannity said the president’s opponents are involved in “insane, obsessive, compulsive, psychotic witch hunts.” A guest on Laura Ingraham’s show called the whistleblower who reported on Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian leader a suicide bomber. Those three hosts reach an estimated 3 million to 4 million people each weeknight — the most-watched lineup on cable television — with a full-throated defense of the president as Democrats in the House pursue an impeachment inquiry.
One of the most important fights over the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is playing out on the airwaves of Fox News. The president is taking shots at Fox, chiding news anchors who present non-laudatory views of his administration. Right-wing media is trying to outflank the channel by allying themselves completely with Trump. Internal strife is spilling out onto the airwaves. And yet, these are heady times for Fox News.
Primetime lineups on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have all improved by double digits since the proceedings were announced.
As Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith go public with a feud over President Trump’s latest troubles, Sean Hannity rides high in the ratings.