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Comcast Sneaks Past Fox in 'Stratospheric' $39B Buy

Telecom giant will be the new owner of Sky News

(Newser) - Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered what the Wall Street Journal calls the "stratospheric" price of $22.58 per share for Sky, the equivalent... More »

Fox's Mollie Tibbetts Coverage Has a Surprising Critic

Network's own Geraldo Rivera criticizes immigration 'spin'

(Newser) - The Mollie Tibbetts murder continues to emerge as a flashpoint in the immigration debate, even if some members of the Iowa student's family aren't happy about it, reports NBC News . The reason? US immigration officials say 24-year-old suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera was in the country illegally, though his... More »

Seth Rich's Parents' Suit Against Fox News Dismissed

As well as a related suit from a private investigator

(Newser) - A New York judge has rejected a lawsuit brought against Fox News by the parents of a Democratic National Committee employee killed in 2016. The judge said Thursday he understood Seth Rich's parents might feel his death was exploited for political purposes. But he said the lawsuit lacked specific... More »

Rep: First Lady Watches 'Any Channel She Wants'

Stephanie Grisham calls 'New York Times' report 'silly'

(Newser) - Melania Trump's spokeswoman says the first lady will watch whatever she wants on TV, the AP reports. Stephanie Grisham responded Wednesday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN—and not Fox... More »

NYT Describes Air Force One Commotion Over a TV Channel

CNN is not the president's network of choice

(Newser) - President Trump's displeasure with "fake news" CNN is well known, and the New York Times is out with an anecdote to back that up. It viewed an internal email between the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency regarding a recent incident on Air Force... More »

Fox Host Asks Putin the Questions Trump Didn't

Chris Wallace wanted to know why Russian leader's rivals end up dead

(Newser) - With President Trump apparently unable or unwilling to ask Vladimir Putin tough questions, US interests were represented in Helsinki by ... Chris Wallace? The Fox host's interview with the Russian leader , which aired Monday night, was a testy affair, with Putin clearly unhappy about a journalist challenging him, the Washington ... More »

No Team USA? No One's Watching World Cup

Fox's rating for soccer extravaganza are down 42% over 4 years ago

(Newser) - The lack of a US team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts, reports the AP . The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42% from the 3.54 million average on ESPN, ESPN2,... More »

Trump: 'I Think They'll Never Win Another Election'

The president also touches on his upcoming Supreme Court pick

(Newser) - President Trump said his Supreme Court pick will "go very quickly," Democrats will "get beaten so badly," and Harley-Davidson "shouldn't play cute" because "Harley is an American bike." And that's before he warned that MS-13 could threaten the entire country if... More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Slammed for 'Surreal Moment'

Corey Lewandowski mocked story of Down syndrome girl separated from mom at border

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski has weighed in on the controversial border separations mandated by President Trump, and the reaction hasn't been a warm one. The former Trump campaign manager appeared on Fox News' evening broadcast Tuesday, where he squared off against former senior DNC adviser Zac Petkanas, Time reports. Petkanas started... More »

A-List Actress Will Play Megyn Kelly in Ailes Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox host

(Newser) - The downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes is going to become a motion picture and while there's no word yet on who will play the disgraced CEO, who died a year ago , Charlize Theron has already been lined up to play Megyn Kelly, according to the Hollywood Reporter... More »

Fox News Names Its First Female CEO

Programming veteran Suzanne Scott takes the helm

(Newser) - Suzanne Scott just made history at 21st Century Fox, where she has been named CEO of Fox News and FOX Business Network, reports CNN . She is the first-ever female CEO at Fox News Channel and the only female CEO at a major news channel currently. She was formerly president of... More »

Sean Hannity Under Fire for Evictions at Georgia Complex

The media star's lawyer says he did nothing wrong

(Newser) - The number of eviction orders in an apartment complex owned by Sean Hannity rose 400% after the Fox News host purchased the property for $8 million nearly four years ago, reports the Guardian . After Hannity took over the 152-unit Hampton Place apartment complex in Perry, Georgia, property managers received approval... More »

Report Sheds Unflattering Light on Hannity's $90M Investment

The Fox News personality's real estate dealings are being questioned

(Newser) - Sean Hannity has hit back at assertions in a report from the Guardian that cast an unflattering light on a massive real estate deal to which he is financially tied. Calling the report an "attack," the Fox News personality sought to deny any wrongdoing after it was revealed... More »

Ingraham Returns to Fox, Goes Whole Hog on Free Speech

The 'Left' is trying to 'silence conservatives,' host said Monday night on 'The Ingraham Angle'

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham returned to her Fox News show Monday night, as promised by the network, after a week off from the controversy over her snarky tweet toward Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. But although Ingraham didn't mention the hubbub directly, Deadline notes she was back Monday in "full... More »

Hannity Accepts Kimmel Apology, Slams 'Corrupt Media'

He says he'll 'hit back harder' if Kimmel resumes feud

(Newser) - They'll probably never be on each other's Christmas cards lists, but the feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity appears to be over. On his Fox show Monday night, Hannity grudgingly accepted what he called a "forced, corporate, Disney apology " from Kimmel, Mediaite reports. "From... More »

Here's the New Most-Watched Cable News Host

Rachel Maddow beat Sean Hannity in March

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow is the most-watched cable news host, at least for now. The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show in cable news in March, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers compared to Sean Hannity's 3 million, Forbes reports. This is a big deal considering,... More »

Fox: Laura Ingraham Will Be Returning

O'Reilly blames boycott on 'shadowy radical groups'

(Newser) - Unlike Bill O'Reilly , Laura Ingraham will be returning to Fox News after her vacation , despite an exodus of advertisers turned off by the controversy surrounding her attack on Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg . More than a dozen sponsors, including Expedia, Nestle, and Hulu, pledged to pull their ads... More »

A Fox News Personality Explains Why He Quit

Ralph Peters says his former employer is spouting propaganda for White House

(Newser) - Fox News analyst Ralph Peters didn't just quit the network this year, he wrote a scathing internal memo explaining his decision that was quickly leaked. In an op-ed for the Washington Post , the retired Army colonel hasn't mellowed much. He again accuses Fox of "propagandizing for the... More »

Ingraham Issues Apology as Advertisers Pull Out

Not good enough, says Parkland survivor

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham offered an apology to Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg Thursday—after multiple major advertisers heeded his call to pull their ads from her Fox News show. Hogg, who has become a prominent gun-control advocate since the mass shooting, called for the boycott after Ingraham taunted him for... More »

Ex-Fox Anchor Sues O'Reilly Over 'Smear Campaign'

Lawsuit accuses former host of defamation

(Newser) - A former Fox News anchor is suing Bill O'Reilly for defamation. Former anchor Laurie Dhue filed the lawsuit Thursday in Manhattan federal court. It claims O'Reilly engaged in a "smear campaign" against her and other women who accused him of sexual misconduct, the AP reports. The suit... More »

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