COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

A Racist Theory May Have Driven Buffalo’s Tragedy. The Murdochs Thrive On It

The demented ideology flows from many sources. One of them is Fox News.

Schumer Implores Fox News Leaders To Stop ‘Amplification’ Of ‘Replacement Theory’

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that ownership and executives at Fox News stop what he says is the “reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory” on the network. “Proponents of this white nationalist, far-right conspiracy theory believe that a complicit or cooperative class of elites are advancing a plot designed to undermine the political power and culture of white Americans,” Schumer wrote in a letter Tuesday to top news executives at Fox and the Murdoch family, which owns the cable news giant.

COMMENTARY BY NICK COHEN

Fox News Deals In Kremlin Propaganda. So Why Not Freeze Rupert Murdoch’s Assets?

Nick Cohen: If NewsCorp’s owner were Russian, there would be no hesitation in applying sanctions.

A Latenight Show For Red America

Greg Gutfeld has owned the libs all the way to the top of the ratings.

Here’s A Look At Greg Gutfeld’s New Latenight Studio

What To Know About Tucker Carlson’s Rise

A New York Times examination of the host’s career and singular influence at Fox News shows how his trajectory traces the transformation of American conservatism itself.

Fox News Sees Year-Over-Year Audience Growth In April While Other Networks See Viewership Drop

Fox News again topped the cable news ratings for April, as its total day audience and primetime audience grew while other news networks saw erosion. Fox News averaged 1.52 million total viewers during the month, up 25% compared to the same month in 2021, compared to 668,000 for MSNBC, down 30%, and 582,000 for CNN, off by 26%. In the adults 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 248,000, up 16%, compared to 132,000 for CNN, down 35%, and 75,000 for MSNBC, down 46%.

How Russia Media Uses Fox News To Make Its Case

The narratives advanced by the Kremlin and by parts of conservative American media have converged in recent months, reinforcing and feeding each other. Along the way, Russian media has increasingly seized on Fox News’s primetime segments, its opinion pieces and even the network’s active online comments section — all of which often find fault with the Biden administration — to paint a critical portrait of the United States and depict America’s foreign policy as a threat to Russia’s interests. Tucker Carlson was a frequent reference for Russian media, but other Fox News personalities — and the occasional news update from the network — were also included.

Fox’s John Roberts Defends Peter Doocy After Psaki Comment

Trial Date Set In Defamation Suit Against Fox News Over US Election Claims

An April 2023 jury trial has been scheduled in Dominion Voting Systems Inc.’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit accusing Fox News of trying to boost its ratings by falsely claiming the voting machine company rigged the 2020 U.S. presidential election against former President Donald Trump.

COMMENTARY BY ERIK WEMPLE

CNN’s Brian Stelter Blindsided By Co-Author Of Fox News Study

Fox News’ Benjamin Hall, Injured In Ukraine Attack That Killed Two Crew Members, Speaks

Benjamin Hall, the Fox News Channel reporter who was injured last month while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine, has shared an update on his condition. And while he lost a foot, half a leg and the use of one eye, “All in all I feel pretty damn lucky to be here,” he said.

Fox News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin Explains How Benjamin Hall Got Out Of Ukraine

Fox News Correspondent Trey Yingst on Reporting From Conflict Zones, And Honoring Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski

“Everything you see in the field of me from Ukraine, every single frame of me in the field, was shot by Pierre,” Yingst says.

Caitlyn Jenner Joins Fox News As Contributor

Jenner, the former Olympic decathlete, ran an unsuccessful campaign for California governor last year. The network said she’ll offer commentary and analysis across various Fox News Media platforms beginning Thursday night with an appearance on Hannity.

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Fox News, Telemundo Lean On IP Technology For Ukraine War Coverage

The broadcasters are writing a new playbook for live coverage of a war where embedding isn’t an option, connectivity can be disrupted at any time and safety is a constant concern. Above: TVU Networks has used three cellular carriers in support of customers covering the conflict in Ukraine: KyivStar, Vodafone and LifeCell.

CNN Aided Fox News After Ukraine Tragedy, Highlighting War-Zone Collaboration

In the hours after three journalists working for Fox News in Ukraine took fire on March 14, staffers from rival news organization CNN stepped up to assist the cable network. Clarissa Ward, chief international correspondent for CNN, and Trey Yingst, a foreign correspondent for Fox News, worked in CNN’s makeshift newsroom in a Kyiv hotel suite, calling morgues and hospitals to track down Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova, a consultant for the network, according to people familiar with the situation. In addition, journalists are coordinating on an array of challenges, including travel routes, evacuation plans and access to supplies.

Fox News Tops March And First Quarter Cable Ratings

Fox News topped the March ratings as well as the first quarter of 2022, while CNN saw its ratings rise in the past month, dominated by coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Fox News averaged 2.86 million viewers in primetime, up 19% from the same month a year earlier. MSNBC averaged 1.28 million, down 29%, and CNN averaged 1.22 million, up 1%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 529,000, up 41%, while CNN posted 366,000, up 25%, and MSNBC was at 183,000, down 23%.

Fox News’ Ratings Surprise: ‘The Five’ Keeps Outperforming Primetime

The most-watched program at the Fox Corp. cable outlet for the past two quarters hasn’t been one of the opinion hours hosted by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham. Instead, the Fox News show with the biggest overall audience is The Five, a panel program that producers believe airs views from the right (four of the five co-hosts) and left (a single host, who rotates among three regulars). The show, which airs at 5 p.m. — not typically a bulwark of top viewing in the TV business — lured an average audience of around 3.68 million for the first three months of the year.

Jonathan Karl Talked With Fox About Replacing Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace Says Life At Fox News Became ‘Unsustainable’

As he starts a new streaming show at CNN, the longtime TV anchor reflects on his decision to leave Fox News after 18 years.

Injured Fox News Reporter Benjamin Hall Transferred To Texas Hospital

Benjamin Hall, the Fox News reporter who was injured when the vehicle he and colleagues were traveling in just outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, was struck by fire, has been transferred to a hospital in Texas. Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott updated staff on Hall on Friday morning, revealing he had undergone “multiple surgeries.” Hall was seriously injured in the incident that left two of his colleagues dead.

Here’s How Fox News Correspondent Benjamin Hall Was Evacuated From Ukraine

Fox News Correspondent Benjamin Hall Out Of Ukraine After Injuries

Two Fox Journalists Killed In Ukraine, Underscoring Dangers

A veteran videographer and a 24-year-old Ukrainian journalist working for Fox News were both killed when their vehicle came under fire outside of Kyiv, the network said on Tuesday. Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova were traveling Monday in Horenka with Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall, who remains hospitalized. “Today is a heartbreaking day for Fox News Media and for all journalists risking their lives to deliver the news,” the network’s CEO, Suzanne Scott. said in a staff memo.

Fox News Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski Killed In Ukraine

He was killed in Ukraine on Monday when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by incoming fire. Zakrzewski was a veteran war photographer who had covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria for Fox.

Fox News Correspondent Benjamin Hall Injured Outside Kyiv

A Fox News journalist, correspondent Benjamin Hall, was injured while reporting on the war in Ukraine, anchor John Roberts told viewers on Monday. Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, in a memo to employees, said that “we have a minimal level of detail right now,” but that Hall was hospitalized.

As Fox News Ranks Second In All of TV, Lachlan Murdoch Says Other Cable Channels No Longer The Competition

Fox Corp. CEO and Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch told investors during a conference call on Thursday that Fox News’ “competition, actually, is the broadcast networks, not a cable channel or a news channel.”

Fox News’ Motion To Dismiss Smartmatic Defamation Lawsuit Is Denied By NY Supreme Court

A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed against Fox News Channel by the voting-technology company Smartmatic can proceed, despite Fox’s motion to have the matter dismissed. The suit is the second of its kind that has cleared a potential legal hurdle and has been allowed to continue making its way through the courts.

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Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin Loses Her Patience With Fox’s Ukraine Punditry

Among the many times in which punditry can go very wrong, few rank as high as wartime. And nothing demonstrates that better than some corners of Fox News right now. Tucker Carlson has spent years suggesting maybe Vladimir Putin isn’t a bad guy. Several of its hosts wagered that the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was manufactured to distract from the Biden administration’s domestic political issues — right before Russia actually invaded. A number of its pundits and hosts have seen their statements on issues like sanctions contradicted by the network’s actual reporting on the situation. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin seems to have almost completely lost patience with all of it.

Jennifer Griffin Keeps Fact-Checking Her Fox News Colleagues On Ukraine

The network’s national security correspondent has pushed back on comments made by Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, Harris Faulkner and other hosts.

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

After His Defense Of Putin, Fox News Should Say ‘Do Svidaniya’ To Tucker Carlson

Margaret Sullivan: His ugly defense of Vladimir Putin should be seen in the light of his employer’s argument that no one should take him seriously.

COMMENTARY BY JACK SHAFER

Tucker Carlson Goes It Alone On Putin

As Vladimir Putin commenced his slow-walking invasion of Ukraine under the guise of recognizing the “independence“ of Donetsk and Luhansk, only one major media commentator provided intellectual cover for the Russian leader’s adventure: Fox News Channel’s preeminent star, Tucker Carlson.

Fox News Continues To Average Most Viewers On All Of Cable TV

CNN’s On-Air Mentions Of Fox News Way Down Since Jeff Zucker’s Ouster

Bob Beckel, Former Fox News Host, Dies At 73

Fox’s Neil Cavuto Returns To Air, Says He Was In ICU With COVID-19

Fox News and Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto returned to the air on Monday and revealed he had been in an intensive care unit while battling pneumonia and the coronavirus. The host said his “very compromised immune system” caused him to contract the coronavirus more than once.

Gov. Newsom Rips Into Fox News, OAN, Newsmax; Announces New State Unit To Combat Misinformation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lashed out at what he called “Perhaps one of the great disinformation networks in America … One America News” for spreading “a lot of misinformation” about COVID. He did not stop there. He’s establishing the Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications, which he called “a brand new unit in the state government. It’s a strategic partnership unit and a communications unit,” that Newsom said will also “support and amplify local and community-based partnerships” and work with trusted community voices to get the message out.

Fox News Boasts Top 15 Cable News Shows Among Adults 25-54

Neil Cavuto Hasn’t Appeared On Fox News Since Jan. 10