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Fox News Reporter Found Dead

Dominic Di-Natale was a globetrotting reporter with serious health issues

(Newser) - A Fox News journalist known for covering high-profile international stories was found dead this week in an apparent suicide, Fox News reports. Officials found the body of Dominic Di-Natale, 43, on Wednesday in Jefferson County, Colo., where he owned property. A friend had alerted the officials, saying Di-Natale was in... More »

Glenn Beck: I'm Very Sick

Conservative pundit says he has neurological disease

(Newser) - Glenn Beck said today that he suffers from a severe neurological disease that doctors are unable to diagnose, Mediabistro reports. Appearing on TheBlaze, the conservative pundit says doctors have given him five to 10 years before he's unable to function. He also divulged seizures dating back to his time... More »

Guy Dressed as Fox Reporter Attacked on Halloween

By Sean Kory, new candidate for 'hot mugshot man'

(Newser) - A guy dressed as a Fox News reporter on Halloween experienced the downside of media politics when a stranger allegedly attacked him, yelling, "I hate Fox News!" What's more, the Fox-hater may be a new candidate for "hot mugshot man." Police say the victim was... More »

Female Pilot Led UAE Airstrikes Against ISIS

Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, 35, was first woman to join Emirates' air force

(Newser) - If a country's going to send military pilots to fight ISIS, it's going to send its very best. Which is why the United Arab Emirates selected Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, 35—the first female fighter pilot in the Emirates air force—to lead one of its airstrike missions... More »

Megyn Kelly to Bill Ayers: 'You Sound Like bin Laden'

Fox News host confronts former Weather Underground member

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's interview with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers got a little heated last night. The Fox News host repeatedly questioned Ayers about bombings and killings attributed to the radical group, and Ayers denied involvement in many of them, Mediaite reports. At one point, Politico reports, Ayers said... More »

Jon Stewart Takes on Haters of 'Muslim' Bergdahls

While Colbert mocks his so-called cage

(Newser) - Bowe Bergdahl has been taking a lot of heat on cable news, with pundits—particularly on Fox—calling him un-American or worse. "In just a few days this guy ... went from 'guy who left base without permission' to 'Muslim terrorist Kennedy assassin,'" Jon Stewart observed... More »

Fox News Hires Clueless Star

Stacey Dash comes on as contributor

(Newser) - Fox News is getting a little Clueless. No, that's not a dig. The No. 1 cable net has hired Stacey Dash, who played Dionne in the hit 1995 film Clueless, as a contributor, the same role Sarah Palin has at the network. According to Deadline, the 47-year-old Dash will... More »

Fox Anchor May Have Mixed Vodka, Pills

Police found 3 gabapentin pills on Gregg Jarrett

(Newser) - Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett may have been mixing vodka with a drug that doesn't do well with booze before his arrest this Wednesday at the the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the AP reports. A police report released yesterday notes Jarrett was swaying back and forth at the Northern Lights... More »

Busted Anchor Has 'Serious Personal Issues,' Fox Says

Gregg Jarrett had been on leave for them already

(Newser) - Fox News didn't offer the most ringing endorsement of weekend anchor Gregg Jarrett, who was arrested yesterday at a Minnesota airport. Jarrett "is dealing with serious personal issues at this time," the network said in a statement, according to USA Today . "A date at which Gregg... More »

'Intoxicated' Fox Anchor Arrested at Airport

Gregg Jarrett was 'belligerent' at Minneapolis airport bar

(Newser) - Fox News co-anchor Gregg Jarrett got a first-hand look at the scene inside the Hennepin County Jail yesterday after being arrested at a bar in Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport around 12:30pm. Police had been called about an intoxicated man at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal, and the... More »

This Was Least-Watched SOTU in 14 Years

Fox the only network to gain viewers for speech

(Newser) - American TV viewers chose to skip President Obama's State of the Union address en masse. The address pulled in just 33.3 million viewers, the lowest since Bill Clinton's final SOTU address in 2000, when there were 35 million fewer Americans, the Hollywood Reporter finds. The ratings were... More »

Sorry, Beck: Sometimes It's Too Late to Apologize

Caitlin Dickson, Matt Lewis say they're not letting Fox's ex-demagogue off the hook

(Newser) - Glenn Beck yesterday expressed remorse for, in his words, "helping tear the country apart" during his Fox News tenure. But Caitlin Dickson at the Daily Beast isn't accepting that apology, calling it "too little, too late." This is the guy who once told the world that... More »

Glenn Beck: I Helped 'Tear the Country Apart'

Says he should have been more 'uniting' on Fox News

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has apparently had some time to think since leaving Fox News to start his own media company in 2011. Speaking to Megyn Kelly yesterday, a bearded and apparently somewhat somber Beck reflected on his time at the network:
  • "I remember it as an awful lot of fun
... More »

No, Fox, Santa Doesn't Have to Be White

Megyn Kelly takes flak for comments about Santa and Jesus

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is being roundly mocked and lambasted online today for a segment last night in which she asserted a little too matter-of-factly that Santa Claus is white. In response to a Slate article in which Aisha Harris proposed a more racially inclusive Santa—a Penguin perhaps?—Kelly said, "... More »

Book: Fox Used Fake Online Accounts for Self-Defense

PR team posted comments on blogs, claims 'Murdoch's World'

(Newser) - When bloggers went negative on Fox News, the channel had a self-defense weapon at the ready: fake accounts used for posting "pro-Fox rants," a new book claims. Murdoch's World, by David Folkenflik, holds that during the latter half of the '00s, "PR staffers were expected... More »

Whoops: Fox News Host Says Obama Funding Muslim Museum

...Falling for story from parody website

(Newser) - The misleading parody news industry claimed another pelt this weekend, when Fox & Friends co-host Anna Kooiman declared on the air that amidst the government shutdown, President Obama "has offered to pay for the Museum of Muslim Culture out of his own pocket." If that sounds ridiculous, it'... 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 »

McCain Rips Fox Anchor Over 'Allahu Akbar'

Kilmeade thinks the comment is offensive, McCain recoils

(Newser) - John McCain has been taking some flak from Fox News, whose anchors have been accusing him of "bailing out" President Obama by backing the notion of a military strike on Syria, reports Mediaite . The tensions seemed to spill over in a recent segment in which host Brian Kilmeade played... More »

NBC's Hillary Miniseries May Be Produced by ... Fox

Its television studio, not its news division

(Newser) - Might Republicans have to blackball Fox from the GOP presidential debates, too? The New York Times adds an interesting twist to the controversy over a Hillary Clinton miniseries in the works—while the production is planned to air on NBC, it might be produced by Fox Television Studios. As reported... More »

Alec Baldwin Getting MSNBC Show: Report

Host to focus on politics in prime time slot: insider

(Newser) - Sounds like Alec Baldwin will soon have a regular outlet for his political views. An unnamed insider tells Mediaite that Baldwin is set to host a politically-focused MSNBC show on Fridays at 10pm. The channel hasn't confirmed the news, though the source says it's a certainty. The show... More »

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