Anthony Antonio, who is facing five charges including violent entry, disorderly conduct and impeding law enforcement during civil disorder, fell prey to the persistent lies about the so-called “stolen election” being spread daily by Donald Trump and the right-wing network that served him, his attorney Joseph Hurley said during a video hearing.
Peter Doocy is a born-and-raised scion of Fox. Now he’s sparring with the president’s team on national TV. And the game is kind of working for both sides. (Cheriss May photo)
Fox News Media will offer special programming throughout May in honor of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. Kicking off on Friday, May 7, during Fox News Channel’s signature morning show Fox & Friends, the America Together: Celebrating Diversity segment special will feature a number of stories celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of AANHPI individuals across […]
Megan Albano and Jerry Andrews join the network’s weekend programming leadership team in New York. Greg Headen is promoted to vice president of news coverage, while Doug Rohrbeck is elevated to senior vice president of DC news.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s call to harass people with masks exemplifies the danger inherent to the political variety show, a cross-bred new TV product that has moved from entertainment to action catalyst, our contributor argues.
President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world, but the incident illustrates the speed at which a false and damaging story can spread.
Fox News filed another response to Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit, contending that its on-air personalities were protected by the First Amendment as they amplified President Donald Trump’s unfounded allegations of massive election fraud following the 2020 presidential election. “Smartmatic strains to make this lawsuit seem like a garden-variety defamation suit rather than a glaring threat to core First Amendment freedoms,” the company’s legal team, led by Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis, said in a brief filed in New York Supreme Court. The legal team also is representing Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News.
He and his guests questioned the fairness of the Chauvin verdict shortly after it came in. That irresponsibility seems OK with his bosses.
Fox News Channel has hired KTTV Los Angeles investigative reporter Bill Melugin as a national correspondent, announced. He will begin his new role on May 3 and will be based in FNC’s Los Angeles bureau. In making the announcement, Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News Media said: “We are extremely proud to welcome Bill to the […]
As the Fox host’s popularity grows, he has found fodder in lesser-known media figures whom he presents as symbols of liberalism-run-amok.
The company was responding to a motion filed by Fox that argued that mentions of Smartmatic were part of its reporting on a newsworthy event.
In a letter sent Sunday to the Anti-Defamation League civil rights group and shared with The Associated Press, Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch said Carlson had “decried and rejected replacement theory” when he said during a Thursday evening segment, “White replacement theory? No, no, this is a voting rights question.” The ADL argued in a reply sent Monday to Murdoch that Carlson used white-supremacist language even if he claimed he didn’t.
Pompeo, a Kansas Republican who served in Congress from 2011 to 2017 before becoming director of the CIA (and later secretary of state) under President Donald Trump, is the latest alum from the Trump administration to join the cable network.
Some in the right-wing media keep doing their utmost to make the trial of Derek Chaubin for killing George Floyd about Floyd’s drug use and troubled life, in what seems like an attempt to absolve Chauvin long before the jury reaches a verdict. In effect, they are putting Floyd on trial. The “no angel” narrative, and its variations, are racist smears. Unlike George Floyd, they deserve to die.
Greg Gutfeld, a longtime fixture on Fox News, is the latest entrant to the latenight comedy talk show race, with the premiere of his Gutfeld! on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. He’s seeking to appeal to an audience of conservatives who feel like “targets of ridicule” watching rivals like Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon.
If defamation suits, even valid ones, are successful, long-standing First Amendment protections could be weakened; aggrieved subjects of news stories, especially those with deep pockets, may be encouraged to go after media companies of all kinds, not just hyperpartisan ones. And long, expensive court battles could put them out of business.
Anchor Bret Baier has renewed his contract with Fox News Channel, extending a pact that was last negotiated in 2019. The deal will keep Baier at the network through 2025 and will maintain his roles as anchor and executive editor of the Fox Corp. network’s Special Report and as the outlet’s chief political anchor.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show ranks first among programs, while CNN scores a demographic win and Fox News tops primetime in total viewers.