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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 »

Bill O'Reilly Returns With Subscription Podcast

After this week, fans will have to pay $4.95 a month

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly is back on the air Monday night, though in a smaller forum. The former Fox host's "No Spin News" podcast airs at 7pm Eastern on his website , reports the Los Angeles Times . The podcast is free this week, but fans—President Trump is among them... More »

New Accuser Shares Alleged Roger Ailes Hotel Comment

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks on 'Reliable Sources'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may have been the Fox News personality making headlines this week , but Alisyn Camerota has nudged the spotlight back toward Roger Ailes . The co-anchor of CNN's New Day, who spent a decade at Fox before jumping networks in 2014, now says she too was sexually harassed... More »

Bill O'Reilly Is Getting a Very Comfortable Parachute

He may get $25M from Fox after firing

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may be gone from Fox , but he's got a rich severance package to ease any pangs. Brian Stelter of CNN reports that the network will pay him "tens of millions" under the exit terms of a lucrative contract he had just signed in March. The... More »

What Bill O'Reilly Had to Say About His Firing

He finds it 'tremendously disheartening'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's Fox News days are over , and he thinks it's a sad sign of the times. In a statement issued after Fox announced that it was parting ways with the top-rated host amid sexual harassment allegations, O'Reilly said he was proud to have led "... More »

Fox News Ousts Bill O'Reilly

The network announced the end of the longtime host's tenure on Wednesday

(Newser) - After two decades, Bill O'Reilly is officially out at Fox News, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a statement issued Wednesday, 21st Century Fox announced the end of the longtime host's tenure "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations." It was reported earlier this... More »

Fox Reportedly Negotiating Bill O'Reilly's Exit

Sources say network ready to part ways with host

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's vacation from Fox News is set to become a permanent one, with insiders saying reps for O'Reilly and Fox have started negotiating an exit agreement for the host. Sources close to the network tell the Wall Street Journal and CNN , among others, that Fox is... More »

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