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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
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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 »

Hasselbeck Swaps The View for Fox

She's joining Fox and Friends this fall

(Newser) - Another empty seat is coming up at The View: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the ABC talk show for a new gig on Fox and Friends, the network has confirmed. The departure comes as part of a shake-up that includes the exit of Joy Behar and the retirement of Barbara Walters... More »

Sorry, Twitter: US Still Gets its News From TV

55% say TV is still their main news source; 2% Twitter, Facebook

(Newser) - The revolution will not be tweeted, live streamed, or Instagrammed. Not yet, anyway. For now, TV remains America's No. 1 news source, according to a new Gallup poll. And those results held true regardless of age, politics, gender, education, or employment status, Politico reports. Of those surveyed, 55% said... More »

Fox News Sued: Boys Saw Dad's On-Air Suicide

Sons 'severely distressed' by footage

(Newser) - After hearing of a suicide broadcast live on Fox , two Arizona boys looked for it on YouTube after school, only to realize in horror that they were watching their own father's death, according to a lawsuit filed against the network. JoDon Romero shot himself after a police chase and... More »

Glenn Beck: I Could Have Said Things Differently

Says he regrets being so divisive in years past

(Newser) - A reflective Glenn Beck says he regrets that some of his fiery opinions caused division in the country over the last several years. He wasn't fully aware of the perilous times and people "at each other's throats," said the conservative radio host, who accepted a First... More »

Fox's Female Hosts Slam Male Colleagues as Sexist

Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren amazed guys think women shouldn't be breadwinners

(Newser) - If you've missed the hullabaloo that erupted over a new study showing that moms are now the primary or sole breadwinner in 40% of households with kids, much of it played out today on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show. The background is that a slew of conservative men,... More »

House Probes Whether Holder Lied Under Oath

AG claimed he 'never heard of' potential press prosecutions

(Newser) - Did Eric Holder lie under oath when he testified before the House Judiciary committee on the surveillance of reporters earlier this month? The committee is probing the attorney general, who said the "potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material" is "not something I’ve ever... More »

Holder Backed Fox News Probe

Attorney general signed off on controversial search warrant

(Newser) - Eric Holder has deftly sidestepped accountability for the Justice Department's spying on the AP by saying he recused himself from the case , but he can't pull the same trick in the Fox News case . The attorney general personally signed off on the search warrant targeting Fox reporter James... More »

Gov't Spied On Fox Journalist, Too

Examined James Rosen's emails, phone records

(Newser) - Of all the news organizations the government could spy on, it chose to tangle with ... Fox News. And this one goes further than the AP . The Justice Department examined Fox News reporter James Rosen's personal emails, phone records, and visits to the State Department, the Washington Post reports. The... More »

MSNBC Runs More 'Opinion' Stories Than Fox News

Only CNN runs mostly straight news: Pew study

(Newser) - Sorry, Fox-haters: MSNBC runs more opinionated programming than its conservative cable-news counterpart, according to a Pew study . Fox News still runs more opinionated coverage than straight news, but that's 55% opinion to 45% news, as compared to 85% opinion and 15% reporting at MSNBC, reports Mediaite . Pew found that... More »

Stewart, Fox Mock Sequester Panic

Get ready for the end of life as we know it: hosts

(Newser) - It's not often that the Daily Show and Fox News are on the same page—but it seems the sequester is bringing them together. Both shows are ridiculing the current automatic-budget-cut obsession, Mediaite reports, with Jon Stewart last night donning a hazmat suit. We're "four days away... More »

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