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So Who Won: Fox or Trump?

Well, it's not exactly clear

(Newser) - Who won Thursday night: Donald Trump or Fox News? The early word seems to be that there's "no clear winner," as the Baltimore Sun puts it. Trump, of course, skipped the Fox News GOP debate, and other networks including CNN and MSNBC ran portions of Trump's... More »

Trump Says He'll Skip Fox Debate

He won't appear on stage with Megyn Kelly

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight." With 48 hours to go before the faceoff, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed Trump's decision Tuesday evening after a press conference in... More »

Fox Star Megyn Kelly Has a TV Role Model

She likes how Oprah was simply too good to ignore

(Newser) - The new Vanity Fair has Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on its cover, and the headline makes clear the tenor of the piece: "Blowhards Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now." Evgenia Peretz writes that Kelly is a "feminine icon of sorts," unafraid to go after... More »

Fox Suspends 2 for Swearing About Obama

Peters, Dash made 'inappropriate and unacceptable' remarks

(Newser) - Two Fox commentators have been given two weeks to cool their heels after crossing the network's line for criticism of President Obama. Strategic analyst Ralph Peters was suspended for calling the president a "total pu---" on Fox Business Network while discussing his Sunday night Oval Office speech on... More »

Fox Guest Arrested for Lying About CIA Service

Wayne Simmons appeared as terror expert dozens of times

(Newser) - A very talented fraudster managed to pass himself off as a former CIA operative in frequent appearances on Fox News over the last 13 years, prosecutors say. Wayne Simmons, 62, was arrested yesterday and accused of lying about serving as an "Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer" from 1973 to... More »

Trump Is Fighting With Fox News Again

And Fox News wishes we'd just ignore him

(Newser) - That most mercurial of tweeters, Donald Trump, is once again in a fight with Fox News after the network canceled his scheduled appearance on the O'Reilly Factor, the Star-Ledger reports. "Fox News has been treating me very unfairly, and I have therefore decided that I won't be... More »

On-Air Shooting Survivor: I Played Dead

Vicki Gardner gives her first interview

(Newser) - Vicki Gardner, the sole survivor of the WDBJ7 on-air shootings last month, gave her first interview to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News last night. "It was just very, very fast. And I saw movement. And then gunfire. Lots and lots of gunfire. From that point, it was very... More »

Fox Anchor Sues Hasbro for Naming Rodent After Her

Harris Faulkner says toy hamster was 'demeaning and insulting'

(Newser) - If Harris Faulkner were a 9-year-old girl, she might have been tickled to have a Hasbro toy named after her. But the 49-year-old Fox Report Weekend anchor is suing the toy company for bestowing her moniker on its Harris Faulkner hamster, part of its "Pet Pawsabilities" line for the... More »

Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line

Roger Ailes issues statement, is not pleased

(Newser) - OK, now Donald Trump has gone too far: Though the Republican presidential candidate managed to remain on decent terms with Fox News after he first slammed Megyn Kelly , his latest remarks on the Fox host have apparently, finally, crossed the line as far as the network is concerned. Roger Ailes... More »

Megyn Kelly Returns, and Trump Pounces

Fox anchor 'must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game'

(Newser) - Those worried the Donald Trump-Megyn Kelly conflagration had burned out should don protective gear once more: Kelly is back from a 10-day vacation, and the real estate mogul is back to his online berating of her, USA Today reports. On the heels of his remarks that Kelly was bleeding out... More »

Fox Chief 'Clears the Air' With Trump

Megyn Kelly says it's time to 'move forward'

(Newser) - Looks like Fox News and Donald Trump are friends again: The candidate will appear on Fox & Friends this morning, and Roger Ailes, the network's chairman, says the "air has been cleared" after what he describes as a "blunt but cordial" conversation in which he promised Trump... More »

GOP Debate Ratings Are Kind of Incredible

24M Americans tuned in

(Newser) - The Trump factor? As the pundits (and even candidates ) squabble over who won last night's debate, Nielsen figures give the crown to a different champ: Fox News. An estimated 24 million Americans watched the prime-time debate, far more than any primary debate in history, reports CNNMoney . In fact,... More »

Trump Has Harsh Words for Moderator Megyn Kelly

She 'really bombed,' he says after the debate

(Newser) - The debate is over, but Donald Trump isn't done sparring with moderators, particularly Megyn Kelly. He fired off late-night tweets venting that “Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch," reports Politico . And: "I really enjoyed the debate tonight even... More »

Rick Perry Misses Debate Cut

Trump, Bush, Walker lead the way

(Newser) - Fox has announced the 10 candidates who have qualified for Thursday's prime-time debate, and it's bad new for Rick Perry and some other familiar names, reports the Los Angeles Times . Fox averaged five recent polls, and Perry finished eight-tenths of a point behind No. 10 John Kasich, notes... More »

Fox Ditches GOP Debate Entry Barrier

Move is a lifeline for those scrambling to reach 1%

(Newser) - Fox has decided to spare those at the back of the GOP pack the indignity of being excluded even from the "consolation prize" debate. The network is holding a debate for "second-tier" candidates at 5pm on Aug. 6, ahead of the main event at 9pm, and it has... More »

Fox, Sarah Palin Part Ways

But don't expect her to disappear from your life

(Newser) - Fox News and Sarah Palin have gone their separate ways. The former Alaska governor's contract with the network ended as of June 1 and will not be renewed, a Fox spokesperson tells Politico . The rep says the split was amicable, and Palin is still expected to show up on... More »

Fox: We 'Screwed Up' Baltimore Shooting Story

Reporter claimed he saw cops shoot fleeing suspect

(Newser) - "What happened was, we screwed up," Fox News anchor Shep Smith admitted yesterday, apologizing on behalf of the network after a false report of a police shooting in Baltimore. His colleague Mike Tobin had told host Gretchen Carlson that he had witnessed police officers shoot a fleeing man,... More »

New O'Reilly Accusation: He Didn't See Nuns Gunned Down

He said he saw nuns killed in El Salvador, but arrived after

(Newser) - Accusations of deceit aren't ending with Bill O'Reilly's Falklands War reporting or a JFK-linked suicide . Media Matters has turned up a new claim that O'Reilly lied about what he saw while covering civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. On Dec. 2, 1980, early in... More »

O'Reilly Accused of Lying About JFK-Linked Suicide

He was in Dallas, not on Fla. doorstep, ex-colleagues say

(Newser) - Another dramatic episode from Bill O'Reilly's past has been called into question by former colleagues. In his 2012 book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly says that he was on George de Mohrenschildt's doorstep in Palm Beach, Fla., in March 1977, ready to "confront" the friend of Lee... More »

O'Reilly to NYT Reporter: 'You Can Take It as a Threat'

Fox News host offers clips to defend reporting record

(Newser) - On his Fox News show yesterday, Bill O'Reilly again defended himself against reports that he misled the public about what he called his "war zone" experiences. This time, he used footage from his time at CBS News to back up his assertion of the danger he faced in... More »

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