The scandal rocking Rupert Murdoch’s media empire — as well as the highest circles of British politics and law enforcement — has been a major story in the U.S. news media for two weeks. But how has Murdoch’s cable news channel here covered the story?
For seven years Fox News has pushed back against the daily scrutiny and criticism leveled at it by Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group. But after David Brock, the group’s founder, said in March that his group’s new strategy amounted to a “war on Fox,” Fox ratcheted up its response. In the past 10 days, the news channel has run more than 30 segments calling for the nonprofit group to be stripped of its tax-exempt status.
Alarming messages reporting the assassination of President Obama remained online for 10 hours, prompting Secret Service concern.
Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the “prejudices of network news” and deliver “pro-administration” stories to heartland television viewers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace says he “messed up” by asking Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann whether she’s a flake. The talk show host posted the video apology after his “Fox News Sunday” interview with the Minnesota congresswoman, who formally announced her presidential bid Monday in Iowa. Wallace said on the […]
NEW YORK, (AP) — Fox News Channel viewers know Shepard Smith as the network’s lead news anchor, but for the past two weeks, he’s been Professor Shep as well. No tweed allowed, though. Smith sat on the edge of a table at Fox’s headquarters one day this week, feet dangling off the edge, and worked […]
During his days as an overt political consultant, Roger Ailes reshaped Republican politics for the era of network television. Now, as chairman of Fox News, he has reshaped a television network as a force for Republican politics.
The circus Roger Ailes created at Fox News made his network $900 million last year. But it may have lost him something more important: the next election.
The National Association of Broadcasters and Fox News Channel are among those arguing that TV news should be exempt from video description rules the FCC is looking to establish, according to FCC filings.
Fox News Channel has terminated its contracts with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum after the deadline for them to decide on presidential bids passed on May 1, a source familiar with the move said.
The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
Fox News Channel today announced that the host will will exit his eponymous afternoon talk show later this year. Fox News and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, said they will work together to create other projects for Fox television and digital.
Fox News Channel today appointed Jay Wallace its VP of news and senior executive producer of news and politics.
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel lost viewers last year, the first time all three have seen dropoffs in a dozen years, according to a new study.
News Corp. COO Chase Carey told an investor conference Monday that the media giant is expecting hefty carriage fee increases for its flagship Fox News Channel as it enters into renewal negotiations with distributors this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has suspended contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for two months as the men explore a possible White House run. The network, in an on-air announcement by Bret Baier on Wednesday, said the contracts for the two men will be suspended until May 1. Their contracts […]
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was the executive who former HarperCollins exec Judith Regan said encouraged her to lie to investigators, affidavits indicate.
On the front lines, in the middle of the action, at the tip of the spear — that’s where reporters like Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot always want to be. But what happens when you find yourself a little too close to the story, caught up in a melee of thousands of protestors, fighting not for the best interview or angle, but for your very life?
NEW YORK (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing remarks by Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck about billionaire financier George Soros and the Holocaust. The conservative pundit described Soros this week as a “Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” But he also said he can’t imagine what it must have been […]
Nielsen said Thursday that Fox News Channel had 6.94 million viewers during the 10 p.m. hour Tuesday. That put it ahead of NBC (6.27 million), followed by CBS (5.86 million) and ABC (5.53 million).