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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 »

Fox News Attacked—by One of Its Own

Network responds to Ralph Peters' dig at 'propaganda machine'

(Newser) - Criticism of Fox News as a "propaganda machine … wittingly harming our system of government for profit" is making waves because of its source: longtime Fox military analyst and retired US Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In a letter to colleagues announcing he would not be renewing his contract... More »

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over 'Sham Story'

Retracted report suggested DNC staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks

(Newser) - Fox News is facing another lawsuit over its retracted report suggesting a Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks, this time from the man's family. The parents of Seth Rich—fatally shot in what police say was an attempted robbery in Washington, DC, in July 2016—allege... More »

Diehard Fox News Fans Getting Another Option

Network launching a stand-alone streaming service

(Newser) - Fox News is venturing into new territory—a stand-alone streaming service to be named Fox Nation, reports the New York Times . No cable package will be needed, with details about cost and the timing of the rollout sill up in the air. The service will not feature content from Fox... More »

Newt Gingrich Predicts 'Political Surprise' for 2018

He says Republicans will win big in next year's elections

(Newser) - One common sentiment among political pundits is that Democrats are on track to deliver a political shellacking to Republicans in the 2018 elections. At Fox News , however, Newt Gingrich is predicting the "great political surprise" of the new year: Republicans will not only win, they'll win big. "... More »

Women Who Settled With O'Reilly 'Tired of Being Smeared'

2 former Fox News employees suing O'Reilly for defamation

(Newser) - Two women who previously settled sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly are now suing the former Fox News host for defamation, the New York Times reports. Former Fox News employees Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond have joined the defamation suit filed against O'Reilly and Fox News earlier... More »

Fox News Guest Floats Theory on Trump, Hosts Push Back

Kevin Jackson drew immediate pushback for suggesting FBI may be scheming to kill president

(Newser) - On Tuesday's airing of Fox News' Outnumbered, one guest was literally outnumbered by the hosts as they pushed back against an eyebrow-raising theory he offered up during the program, per Mediaite . Kevin Jackson, a radio pundit and Fox contributor who's been deemed a "serial liar and conspiracy... More »

'Coup in America': Rhetoric Heats Up Against Mueller

Trump says he has no plans to fire, but a 'drumbeat' is growing on the right

(Newser) - Tensions between the White House and Robert Mueller's investigative team appear to be on the rise, so much so that reporters asked President Trump on Sunday night whether he's considering firing the special counsel. "No, I'm not," he said, per CNN . But Trump added that... More »

Bill O'Reilly Settled With Her. Now She's Suing

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein claims he, Fox News didn't stick to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly settled with six women over harassment allegations, and one of them says she hasn't said a word—until now. As the New York Times explains, these types of settlements typically include iron-clad confidentiality and nondisparagement clauses. Rachel Witlieb Bernstein says it was O'Reilly who didn'... More »

Let's Pick Worst Coverage of 'Your Favorite President (Me)'

Trump suggests contest in tweet

(Newser) - President Trump is back in the White House after spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago, and he's back on the media attack, on Monday morning suggesting—"seemingly tongue-in-cheek," per Politico —that the media go head-to-head in an unusual contest: "We should have a contest as... More »

Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Clocked at 54mph Over Limit

En route to her mom on a Sunday afternoon

(Newser) - The New York Times calls Jeanine Pirro of Fox News a "high-octane host"; it seems the adjective could apply to her driving, too. Pirro says she was driving to visit her "ailing 89-year-old mom" just after 1pm Sunday when she was pulled over in Nichols, NY, some 25... More »

Report: Gene Simmons Just Got Banned From Fox News

Kiss frontman apparently had a wild Wednesday at the network's NYC headquarters

(Newser) - He's long been a Fox News favorite, but Gene Simmons is now persona non grata at the network. Citing a "knowledgeable Fox News source," the Daily Beast reports that the Kiss frontman has been barred from Fox's NYC headquarters and from appearing on Fox News and... More »

Fox Host Bucks Network on Uranium Coverage

Shep Smith says the scandal involving Hillary Clinton and Uranium One isn't much of one

(Newser) - It's the DC topic that won't go away: Uranium One. President Trump sees it as a Watergate-level scandal involving Hillary Clinton, while those who disagree—now notably including Shepard Smith of Fox News—think Trump and Republicans are wildly distorting the facts. The controversy came up again Tuesday... More »

Trump on State Dept. Vacancies: 'I'm the Only One That Matters'

President also talked North Korea, Tillerson, and Putin during interview with Laura Ingraham

(Newser) - President Trump sat down with Laura Ingraham Thursday night, and when the Fox News host pressed him on why there are still so many vacancies for top posts in the State Department, he seemed nonplussed. "Let me tell you, the one that matters is me," Trump said, per... More »

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