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New York Times Demands Apology From Fox News

There is trouble brewing between 'Fox and Friends' and the 'Times'

(Newser) - There's a media storm brewing between President Trump's favorite news outlet and one of his most hated, but it concerns a story that unfolded long before he took office. On Sunday, New York Times VP of Communications Danielle Rhoades Ha demanded an on-air apology from Fox and Friends... More »

Fox News Still on Top in Ratings War

Fox holds its 15-year-run at No. 1—but MSNBC is gaining

(Newser) - Despite sexual-harassment scandals that prompted marquee-name resignations, Fox News is still on top. Rupert Murdoch's network clinched the most prime-time viewers among cable news networks, reports the Wall Street Journal , and even increased its hold among the much-desired demographic of 25- to 45-year-olds in the latest Nielsen ratings ending... More »

Fox Suspends Business Network Host Charles Payne

He's accused of sexually harassing political analyst

(Newser) - More upheaval at Fox: The company has confirmed that longtime Fox Business Network host Charles Payne has been suspended while sexual harassment allegations are investigated. Payne admitted to the National Enquirer earlier this week that he had been involved in a three-year extramarital affair with a married political analyst who... More »

College Hits Back at 'Lynched' Professor

Essex County College: Lisa Durden's remarks on Fox News made students fearful

(Newser) - A professor in New Jersey is repeating claims that she was "publicly lynched" by Essex County College after defending a Black Lives Matter event in a Fox News interview, reports the Washington Post . The school, meanwhile, is speaking out. In a statement , President Anthony Munroe says Essex County College... More »

Professor Says Fox News Comments Got Her Sacked

'They did this to humiliate me'

(Newser) - An adjunct professor in New Jersey says she was suspended by the administration because of an appearance on Fox News, the Star-Ledger reports. Lisa Durden was scheduled to teach courses on speech and popular culture at Essex County College in the fall but was informed June 8 she had been... More »

Fox News Ditches 'Fair and Balanced' Slogan

The network has dropped its longtime motto

(Newser) - Fox is officially no longer "Fair and Balanced." New York reports the network decided to drop the slogan it's used for more than two decades after the removal of Roger Ailes, who came up with it in 1996 as cover for the network's right-leaning news. Fox... More »

Advertisers Leaving Hannity Over Seth Rich Story

He's taking the rest of the week off

(Newser) - The Five host Kimberly Guilfoyle may be in the running to replace Sean Spicer —but she'll be replacing Sean Hannity first. Guilfoyle announced Wednesday night that she will be standing in for Hannity on Thursday and Friday as the Fox host takes two nights off amid the Seth... More »

Fox News Retracts Story, Sean Hannity Doubles Down

Fox star continues pushing conspiracy theory about Seth Rich's death

(Newser) - Last July, 27-year-old Seth Rich was shot and killed near his home in Washington DC. On Tuesday, Fox News retracted a recent story positing the Democratic National Committee employee was murdered because he was acting as a WikiLeaks informant, the New York Times reports. Fox News states the story didn'... More »

2 Tough Headlines for Fox News

Bad news in the ratings department and the lawsuit department

(Newser) - Tuesday isn't shaping up to be a great news day for Fox News. Harassment lawsuits and sinking ratings are both making headlines:
  • Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes, the AP reports. The cases increase to
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Scathing Adieu

She hopes Fox News will actually become 'fair and balanced' in his absence

(Newser) - In the New York Times on Monday, Monica Lewinsky offers an obituary not for Roger Ailes, but for "the culture he purveyed" at Fox News. Ailes used the story of Lewinsky's affair with then-President Bill Clinton to turn the cable network into a "juggernaut," Lewinsky writes,... More »

At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

He says he's coming after them, 'hell is coming with me'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes' grieving 17-year-son lashed out during his father's funeral service in Palm Beach on Saturday, vowing to clear his father's name and threatening to "come after" the women who accused the Fox News founder of sexually harassing them. "I want all the people who betrayed... More »

Fox Fires Host Bob Beckel for Racist Remark

Lawyer says he didn't want black man to fix his computer

(Newser) - Another host is out the door at Fox News: The network confirmed Friday that The Five co-host Bob Beckel was fired for making a racist remark. Beckel "was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee," the network said in a brief statement. A lawyer... More »

What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'

Former Fox News host pens tribute to his late boss

(Newser) - To ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the late Roger Ailes was a "force of nature with an agenda," he writes in a tribute to his former boss in USA Today . O'Reilly explains Ailes' ultimate goal—to "infuse America with traditional philosophy and see to it... More »

Roger Ailes Had Serious Accident Days Before Death

The Fox News founder was diagnosed with hemophilia as a child

(Newser) - While no official cause of death was given for Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, the AP reports the Fox News founder had a serious accident at home in Florida just eight days ago. Palm Beach police say Ailes fell in the bathroom and hit his... More »

Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Is Dead

He was 77

(Newser) - Big news in the media world Thursday: Fox News founder Roger Ailes has died at age 77, reports the BBC . His family confirmed it in a statement: “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," says his wife, Elizabeth.... More »

Fox News' Tucker Carlson Signs 8-Figure Book Deal

The AP reports he'll write 2 books for Threshold Editions

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson's star isn't only rising on television. The Fox News host and longtime conservative commentator has a two-book deal with Threshold Editions, the publisher tells the AP . No details were immediately available about the books by Carlson, who has become one of Fox's biggest names with... More »

Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out

(Newser) - The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and... More »

After Controversial Ivanka Quip, Fox Host Is on 'Vacation'

Critics call Jesse Watters' comments on first daughter lewd, though he denies

(Newser) - Under fire for remarks about first daughter Ivanka Trump that critics are calling sexually suggestive, Fox host Jesse Watters made the surprise announcement that he’s taking a break. The move comes just three days after his show, The Five, landed a prime-time spot, notes the Hill . "I'm... More »

13 Now Accuse Fox of Racial Bias

Network 'vehemently' denies the claims

(Newser) - Eleven current or former Fox News employees are alleging "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination" at the network already laden with sexual harassment complaints. Most have joined a lawsuit filed last month by two payroll staffers accusing comptroller Judith Slater of "top-down racial harassment." The latest... More »

O'Reilly Has Big Plans for New Podcast

He says he's 'sad' to no longer be on TV

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly appears to be planning to make his way back to the top, one podcast at a time. The former Fox News host aired his first podcast Monday night, and he made it clear that he plans to build the short daily show into something strongly resembling The ... More »

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