Fox Trails Rivals In Murdoch Coverage

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?

Fox News Takes On Media Matters

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.

Hackers Commandeer FNC Twitter Account

Alarming messages reporting the assassination of President Obama remained online for 10 hours, prompting Secret Service concern.

Ailes’ Nixon-Era Blueprint For Fox News

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.

War Of Words Rages On Between Stewart, Wallace

Fox Host Apologizes For Bachmann ‘Flake’ Question

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 […]

Van Jones Considers Legal Action Against FNC

CNN’s Ed Henry Joins Fox News Channel

FNC’s Shepard Smith Teaches Ole Miss Students

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 […]

ANALYSIS BY TIM DICKINSON

How Ailes Built The Fox News Fear Factory

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.

Ailes: The Elephant In The Green Room

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.

Media Matters Urging Ad Boycott Of FNC

Worries Over Planned Video Description Rules

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.

FNC Ends Contracts Of Gingrich, Santorum

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.

BIN LADEN COVERAGE

Networks Expand Evening News To 1 Hour

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.

Cable Ratings: ‘O’Reilly Factor’ No. 1 for 125 Months

ABC, FNC Set Royal Wedding Coverage Plans

Glenn Beck To Leave His Fox News Show

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 Ups Jay Wallace

Fox News Channel today appointed Jay Wallace its VP of news and senior executive producer of news and politics.

Fox Remains On Top Of Cable News Ratings

Pew: Fox News Main TV Source Of Political News

PEJ STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA

Cable News Viewing Falls 14% In 2010

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.

Carey: FNC Seeks ‘Significant’ Increases

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.

Fox News Contemplating Life Without Glenn Beck

Fox News Channel Suspends Gingrich, Santorum

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 Dominates In February Ratings – Again

Records Say Ailes Told Employee To Lie

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was the executive who former HarperCollins exec Judith Regan said encouraged her to lie to investigators, affidavits indicate.

Survey: Cable Operators Say FNC ‘Most Valuable’

Q&A

Palkot: How I Survived An Attack In Cairo

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?

JANUARY CABLE RATINGS

Fox News Beats MSNBC, CNN Combined

John Roberts To Join Fox News Channel

Fox Destroys Cable News Competition In 2010

Bret Baier Beats Hannity, Beck in Fox News Ratings

ADL Condemns Beck’s Soros-Holocaust Remarks

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 […]

Broadcast Nets Behind Fox On Election Night

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).

Laura Ingraham Re-Ups With Fox News Channel