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Fox News Revenue Plummets As Advertisers Drop Hannity

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. Fox News’ role as a secondary communications shop for Donald Trump and host Sean Hannity’s advertiser troubles are apparently starting to affect the network’s bottom line. In September 2017, Fox News’ ad revenue dropped a whopping 17 percent as compared to September 2016, while CNN’s dipped 1 percent and MSNBC’s increased […]

October 27, 2017

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Mocks Epic Fox News Fail In Vegas Coverage

Trevor Noah and The Daily Show staff watch Fox News Channel so we don’t have to — and even in the wake of a profound tragedy like the Vegas shooting, the antics of Murdoch’s on-air personalities provide a measure of comic relief. At Fox & Friends, the opaque motives of the shooter puzzled hosts. “We […]

October 4, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Strikes Back Against Cassidy, Graham, And Fox News

Yesterday Jimmy Kimmel’s Tuesday night monologue criticizing the Graham-Cassidy health care bill — and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-sponsor of that “scam” — erupted into a nationwide debate. Cassidy and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) both appeared on television to defend their radical legislation, while other Republican voices piped up to attack Kimmel. The insouciant Kimmel […]

September 21, 2017
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: David Crosby Faces Fire, Fury From Ted Nugent

Statue fetishists, blubbering neo-Nazis, and Cat Fight Fever. Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 18, 2017
Fox & Friends

‘Fox & Friends’ Issues Clarification After False Smear Against ‘NY Times’

Fox & Friends was forced to clarify on air a flawed report from the weekend edition of the show blaming The New York Times for the U.S. military missing a chance to capture ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Fox & Friends Saturday co-host Pete Hegseth uncritically repeated a claim that a general told a Fox correspondent, saying, “We would have had al-Baghdadi based on the intelligence we had, except someone leaked information to the failing New York Times in 2015 … and as a result he slipped away.” President Donald Trump subsequently attacked the Times on Twitter following Fox’s report.

July 24, 2017
Moore

Is Trump Losing Fox News?

Fox News remains President Trump’s favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter’s Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network’s support for the president may be eroding.

July 20, 2017
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Fox News Hates That An Oregon Bill Provides Immigrants With Health Care — Including Abortion

On Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum, host Martha MacCallum slammed an Oregon bill that would protect reproductive health care for all — including undocumented immigrants. MacCallum used the segment to misinform about the bill, combining xenophobic statements about immigrants with misinformation…

July 19, 2017
Tucker Carlson

How Anti-Abortion Extremists Are Using Tucker Carlson’s Show To Cultivate The Far Right

Since the white nationalists’ golden boy scored a prime-time spot in the Fox News lineup, he has gained a reputation for bullying and insulting his guests, deceptively editing segments, and even booking actors to represent highly curated versions of “opposing viewpoints” to his own. His most recent trick, however, appears to be hosting anti-abortion extremists and giving them a platform to cry “censorship” while simultaneously spreading misinformation about abortion.

July 11, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Analyzes Trump’s “Tapes” Confession

How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey. In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that […]

June 26, 2017
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Smacks Down Perspiring, Prevaricating Alex Jones

  As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly’s televised confrontation with Internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud. Not because Kelly didn’t give it her best. And maybe not even because the former Fox news-blonde’s best falls considerably short of legendary TV inquisitors such as Mike Wallace or even Barbara Walters. […]

June 20, 2017
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As Advertisers Flee, Hannity Brags About Conspiracy Smears

Fox News host Sean Hannity bragged about his continued promotion of a baseless Seth Rich murder conspiracy and fringe-sourced smear, even as advertisers began to announce they would no longer be advertising on his Fox News show.

May 25, 2017
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Three Reasons Why Fox News Is Losing Its Ratings Dominance

The stream of negative headlines for President Donald Trump about his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and the firing of FBI Director James Comey is shaking up the cable news ratings race.

May 24, 2017
Fox settlement, Ailes

As Trump Unravels, So Do Fox’s Ratings

All of which made Fox News’ ratings performance on the night Ailes died even more shocking: On Thursday, Fox News came in last place among the three cable news channels among viewers between the ages of 25 and 54. And it wasn’t a fluke.

May 24, 2017
The Simpsons

#EndorseThis: ‘The Simpsons’ Sends Up Those First 100 Days

On ‘The Simpsons,’ Trump ruminates: “One hundred days in office, so many accomplishments. Lowered my golf handicap. My Twitter following increased by 700. And finally, we can shoot hibernating bears.”

April 28, 2017
O'Reilly

#EndorseThis: Right-Wing Pundit ‘Colbert’ Bids Farewell To ‘Papa Bear’ O’Reilly

Yes, “conservative pundit Stephen Colbert” is back again, standing in front of a log structure somewhere in the woods — with an invitation for “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly to join him and Jon Stewart in their mountain hideaway, delivered in the most seductive terms.

April 20, 2017
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Danziger: That’s A Lot Of Hail Marys

Abandoned by advertisers shunning his sexual harassment cooties, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly is on “vacation” — and Danziger sees him at the Vatican, seeking absolution for his sins. That’s a lot of Hail Marys.

April 17, 2017
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Is This the End of Bill O’Reilly? Let’s Hope So: 18 Reminders That He’s A Terrible Person

He’s shown himself to be a raging racist and a bloviating bigot (for which Fox News audiences love him), a man who lies about his press credentials and morals in the same breath. He imagines himself a guardian of truth and the defender of American virtues being lost to brown, gay and godless hordes, when in fact…

April 15, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Trump Backs O’Reilly In Sex Harassment Crisis (And Both Are Baldwin)

The absurdity of this political era — when Donald Trump leaped to defend Bill O’Reilly over renewed scrutiny of the Fox News host’s mistreatment of women — brought them together in a moment made for Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live’s writers.

April 10, 2017
O'Reilly

Why Are Major Advertisers Dumping O’Reilly — But Sticking With Fox?

While many companies claim to be offended by the allegations of sexual harassment against Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly — for which Fox has paid big settlements — they’re still cool with the network that continues to enable him.

April 8, 2017
Danziger on Fox News and Trump

Danziger: Too Much Information

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

April 5, 2017
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Danziger: Their $13 Million Man

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

April 3, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Celebrates GOP Health Care Debacle With Animation And Much, Much More

Stephen Colbert kicks off his celebration of the American Health Care Act’s demise with a short animated portrayal of the Republicans’ legislative suicide, and continues with actual ads from right-wing organizations praising Republicans in Congress for what they had failed to do — which ran over the weekend, after the bill died.

March 28, 2017
Sheriff David Clarke

Milwaukee Sheriff ‘Missing In Action’ As He Seeks Trump Limelight

Clarke, a Democrat and African-American, is among Fox News’ favorite guests. A search of Fox News transcripts on Nexis since 2015 finds he has made prime time appearances more than 100 times, in most cases to discuss national issues, not his home county. (Nexis does not capture Fox News appearances on morning and daytime programming.)

March 27, 2017