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Fox News Sued: Boys Saw Dad's On-Air Suicide

Sons 'severely distressed' by footage

(Newser) - After hearing of a suicide broadcast live on Fox , two Arizona boys looked for it on YouTube after school, only to realize in horror that they were watching their own father's death, according to a lawsuit filed against the network. JoDon Romero shot himself after a police chase and... More »

Man Kills Himself on Live TV as Fox Covers Car Chase

Fox anchor Shepard Smith: 'We really messed up'

(Newser) - Fox News aired a live car chase in Phoenix today that ended with a man fatally shooting himself before the network could cut off its feed, the New York Times' Media Decoder blog reports. Anchor Shepard Smith gave moment-by-moment commentary as the carjacking suspect eluded police, jumped from his car,... More »

Fox News Tops Rankings for 10th Year

Roger Ailes' plan was a winner, anchor says

(Newser) - Fox News has plenty of critics— including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy —but it also has more viewers than its two closest rivals combined, according to the latest Nielsen Ratings. The figures show that Fox is the most-watched cable news channel for the 10th year in a row,... More »

Fox News Anchor Confirms: Obama Is US Citizen

Shep Smith: Hawaii's birth certificate proves it, ‘period’

(Newser) - CNN isn't the only cable channel crashing the birthers' party . Add none other than Fox News, or at least anchor Shep Smith. After denouncing Franklin Graham's questioning of the president's birth certificate credentials, Smith declared: “Fox News can confirm the president of the United States is... More »

Limbaugh Goes After Fox News' Shep Smith

Says anchor 'caved' by not airing Shirley Sherrod video

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is as unapologetic as Andrew Breitbart that Shirley Sherrod's message got twisted, and yesterday he bashed Fox News anchor Shepard Smith for his decision not to run the video when it first surfaced. "Even Fox caved on this. Even poor old Shep Smith went down there and... More »

Fox Ratings Soar After Obama Tiff

Conservative station still trounces cable news competitors

(Newser) - Maybe Roger Ailes is on Barack Obama’s Christmas list. His administration sure seems to have given Fox News a gift anyway; in the two weeks since Anita Dunn publicly slammed the network, its ratings are up 9% overall, and 14% among the all-important 25-to-54 demographic. Shepard Smith’s show... More »

Right Fans Flames of Extremist Fury: Rich

Right-wing rhetoric complicit in rise of extremism

(Newser) - When a Fox News anchor cautions against the rising extremism of hate-driven Americans, as Shepard Smith did after the Holocaust Museum shooting, we should take note, argues Frank Rich in the New York Times. Unlike his fear-mongering colleagues, says Rich, Smith—not known for having an agenda—had "extraordinary... More »

Right Rips Smith for Warning on Right-Wing Violence

Conservatives call for head of Fox anchor

(Newser) - Conservatives are calling for the head of Shepard Smith after the Fox anchor suggested that the Holocaust Museum shooting backs up a Homeland Security report warning of a rise in right-wing extremism, Gawker reports. Right-wing bloggers labeled Smith a "pompous elitist" and said he should be fired, while Rush... More »

Fox News' Smith Loses Cool Over Torture

Rogue anchor pounds table, drops F-bomb in angry tirade

(Newser) - Shep Smith has had it with fellow Fox News anchors justifying torture. When Trace Gallagher suggested that the harsh interrogation techniques may have helped on The Strategy Room last night, the increasingly disgruntled Smith lost it. “We are America!” he bellowed, slapping the desk. “I don’t... More »

Fox Ponies Up as Ad Picture Clouds

(Newser) - With the election season winding down and the economy slumping, Fox News could have trouble paying the heavy hitters it's signed and re-signed to multimillion-dollar contracts, the New York Times reports. Experts agree that advertising, a big chunk of Fox’s budget, will fall off after the amazing expenditures during... More »

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