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Hannity on Advising Trump: 'I Never Claimed to Be a Journalist'

Fox News host has been lending thoughts to longtime friend for months: sources (and Hannity)

(Newser) - People are still scratching their heads about what role Roger Ailes might be playing in Donald Trump's campaign, but there's a new player in town: Sean Hannity. Writing for the New York Times , Jim Rutenberg says the Fox News host constantly gives the GOP nominee free PR by... More »

Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: 'This Country Isn't Yours'

He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one

(Newser) - The Donald Trump coronation has brought one well-known critic back into the public spotlight, at least temporarily. Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert's CBS show Thursday night to provide a Daily Show-style venting, reports Mediaite . (See the video here .) While he referred to Trump as an "angry... More »

Jeb Walks Back Endorsement of Iraq Invasion

Ex-governor acknowledges that 'mistakes were made'

(Newser) - Jeb Bush appears to be changing his tune after comments he made on Fox News this Sunday. Asked by Megyn Kelly whether, "knowing what we know now," he would "have authorized the invasion," Bush said he "would've," the New York Times reports: "... More »

The 'Conservative Woodstock' Kicks Off

What to watch for at CPAC

(Newser) - The Conservative Political Action Conference—which Politico calls "the conservative Woodstock" and the Christian Science Monitor calls "the Super Bowl of conservative activism"—is currently under way in National Harbor, Md. What to watch for during the 41st annual CPAC—this one, Politico notes, is "the... More »

Lindsay Lohan Sues Fox News Over Cocaine Claim

Mom Dina gets in on defamation lawsuit, too

(Newser) - It took a while, but Lindsay Lohan and mom Dina are suing Fox News over a comment made on Sean Hannity's show nearly a year ago. On Feb. 4, 2014, two days after Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, commentator Michelle Fields apparently accused Lindsay and Dina... More »

Stewart Skewers Racist Rancher, Fox

Cliven Bundy's statements cap off Stewart's feud with Hannity

(Newser) - If you've been watching the Daily Show this week, you knew Jon Stewart would weigh in on Cliven Bundy's racist comments , and he got right to it last night , deriding the rancher as a "professor of Negro studies … at Duke University. David Duke University." He... More »

Rancher Bundy Doubles Down on Racist Remarks

As his conservative allies back away

(Newser) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is standing by his widely condemned remarks on slavery even as most of his conservative allies hastily back away from him. "I don't think I'm wrong," Bundy, who wondered if black people were "better off as slaves, picking cotton and having... More »

Stewart Rips Fox for Chortling Over Shutdown

Cavalier shutdown reaction from Hannity and Co. rankles 'Daily Show' host

(Newser) - The government has shut down—"thanks to the tireless efforts of a few brave House Republican morons"—but Fox News doesn't seem too upset about it, Jon Stewart observed on last night's Daily Show , playing clips of pundits noting that the sky hadn't fallen nor... More »

40 Radio Stations to Drop Limbaugh, Hannity: Source

Dispute over cost of distribution rights to blame, a source tells Politico

(Newser) - Politico is calling it a "major shakeup," while the New York Daily News paints it as a "seemingly inevitable divorce." America's No. 2 radio broadcaster intends to give Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity the boot by year-end, per an industry source. Money is apparently... More »

Goodbye Flip-Flopping, Hello 'Evolving'

Howard Kurtz: It's too late for John Kerry, but now all the cool kids are doing it

(Newser) - John Kerry once got nailed for saying he voted for a measure "before I voted against it"—he was called a flip-flopper. But that was the old days. Now, politicians have a "linguistic escape hatch" to avoid such accusations, writes Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast : They... More »

Immigration Switch a Leap of Faith for GOP

David Weigel on the 'demographic dare' that could save or ruin Republicans

(Newser) - In his book 10 years ago, Sean Hannity raged against illegal immigration. But just days after Barack Obama's reelection, Hannity, ever a "weather vane of popular Republican Party opinion," said he'd "evolved" on the issue, David Weigel of Slate observes, adding that "evolved is... More »

Stewart Fact-Checks Obama's 'Tyranny'

Calls out right on gun-control fury

(Newser) - The GOP is in a tizzy over President Obama's gun-control plan, with some on the right accusing him of tyranny. Well, that's going a little far, said Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show : "When tyrants want something done, they generally don't ask their legislative... More »

'07 Video Shows Obama Praising Rev. Wright

But left is unimpressed by Tucker Carlson's 'bombshell'

(Newser) - It wouldn't be debate night without a media attempt to drum up some eleventh-hour controversy. Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller yesterday released what it termed a "racially charged" video of a speech then-Sen. Barack Obama gave to an audience of black ministers. In it, Obama gives a "... More »

Mag Posts 'Conservative Version' of History

'The New Yorker' assembles history using quotes from conservatives

(Newser) - A "liberal version" of history might also make for good reading, but the New Yorker has beaten conservatives to the punch by posting "A Conservative History of the United States." Here are a few key moments, each inspired by a rather inventive quotation: More »

Romney to Harry Reid: 'Put Up or Shut Up'

He rejects accusation that he hasn't paid taxes in years

(Newser) - Harry Reid keeps speculating that Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years, and Romney would like him to stop, please. “Well, it’s time for Harry to put up or shut up,” Romney told Sean Hannity's radio show today, according to the Daily Caller . “... More »

George Zimmerman Goes on Fox Tonight

Sean Hannity will interview him

(Newser) - In his first major interview, George Zimmerman will go on Fox News to be interviewed by Sean Hannity at 9pm today, reports CBS News . "Zimmerman will open up about what happened the night of Trayvon Martin's death and his experience in the aftermath of the fatal shooting,"... More »

Glenn Beck Gets $100M Radio Deal

Deal will keep Beck on air until 2017

(Newser) - Love him or hate him, Glenn Beck isn't going anywhere. The conservative radio host has signed a new five-year, $100 million deal with syndicator Premiere Networks, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The deal represents a hefty pay bump for Beck, whose last five-year radio contract was for $10 million... More »

Right Argues Obama Was a Bully, Too!

Conservative commentators focus on passage from Dreams From My Father

(Newser) - Mitt Romney isn't the only one with a history of bullying . In response to the Washington Post piece about a forcible haircut Romney allegedly gave a student, conservative media outlets yesterday called attention to a passage from Obama's 1995 book Dreams From My Father in which a middle-school... More »

Fox News: We Got the Mole Mole: No, You Didn't

Gawker's anonymous source still operating

(Newser) - It's a whack-a-mole, media style: Fox News said today it had found the "mole" who has been writing insider columns for Gawker. (Like this one about a Romney-Hannity interview.) But the mole has since posted a note on Gawker contradicting the claim. "If Fox has smoked... More »

141 Companies on Limbaugh Ad Exodus

McDonald's, NBC, US Army join the anti-Rush list

(Newser) - The Limbaugh advertising stampede is now officially an exodus. What was "only" 45 companies listed last week has expanded into a mass migration of 141 advertisers, according to an internal Premiere Radio Networks memo obtained by the Traffic Directors Guild of America . The memo lists 96 national companies that... More »

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