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Tucker Carlson Offers Rare Apology

It has to do with Joe Biden

(Newser) - It's not often Tucker Carlson offers up an apology, let alone a "sincere" one, though that's what the Fox News host said he wanted to do Wednesday. Carlson kicked off his show by saying he wanted to begin with an apology "that has to do with... More »

As More Old Audio Surfaces, Fox's Carlson Digs In

His defenders accuse liberal Media Matters of ginning up false outrage

(Newser) - The liberal Media Matters for America isn't done with Fox's Tucker Carlson yet. For the second day in a row, it is out with old audio of Carlson saying controversial things on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. As with day one , the clips are from 2006... More »

Fox's Carlson Responds to Flap Over Radio Comments

He's not apologizing after Media Matters unearths audio it calls 'misogynistic'

(Newser) - Today's media flap involves liberal advocacy group Media Matters going after a familiar target—Fox News, and specifically host Tucker Carlson. The group released a video in which it compiles comments Tucker made on the Bubba The Love Sponge radio show between 2006 and 2011. "Misogynistic and perverted"... More »

Heated, Unaired Interview With Tucker Carlson Leaks

Fox host unleashes profanities on guest Rutger Bregman, and some see a 'trap' set by guest

(Newser) - It would have been quite the interview had it aired. As it is, a testy exchange between Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Dutch historian Rutger Bregman is making headlines nonetheless—because Bregman recorded it himself and leaked it to the media outlet Now This . How testy? At one point,... More »

Tucker Carlson Boycott Is Dumb and Dangerous

Media writer Jack Shafer doesn't want fickle companies having a say in coverage

(Newser) - Big advertisers keep pulling out of Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News over his comments that immigrants make the nation "poorer" and "dirtier." Media writer Jack Shafer is no fan of Carlson and his "retrograde views on race, minorities, gays, and women," but he'... More »

More Advertisers Join Tucker Carlson Boycott

IHOP is the latest to ditch Fox host

(Newser) - IHOP has become the latest advertiser to yank its ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight amid an outcry over the host's comments about immigrants . Advertisers have been leaving the Fox News show since last week, when Carlson complained that admitting immigrants was making America "poorer, dirtier, and more divided.... More »

Big Advertiser Steps Back From Fox Host After Migrant Remarks

Pacific Life is reassessing its relationship with Tucker Carlson after 'poorer,' 'dirtier' comments

(Newser) - Comments about immigrants that Tucker Carlson made on his Fox News show Thursday have just caused a major advertiser to give pause. The Hill reports that insurance company Pacific Life is, at least for "the coming weeks," yanking its ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight as it "[reevaluates]... More »

Online Mystery: Fox News Has Stopped Tweeting

One report says it's to protest how Twitter has handled Tucker Carlson being doxxed

(Newser) - A weekend head-scratcher comes courtesy of Raw Story , which reports on an online media mystery. It appears that since shortly after 2pm on Thursday, Fox News hasn't tweeted anything on its official Twitter account (the same for its Fox News Research arm ), and the internet is trying to... More »

Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday

(Newser) - Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC,... More »

Trump: Warren's DNA Test Is 'Bogus'

Says senator is guilty of 'fraud against the American Public'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't buying the results of a DNA test suggesting that Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry. Trump unleashed a series of tweets Tuesday calling the test "bogus" and Warren a "phony." He also noted that the Cherokee Nation has criticized the Massachusetts senator for... More »

4 Possible Culprits Behind Trump Op-Ed

Pundit doesn't put Mike Pence on the short list

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson of Fox News think he has a "pretty good idea" who wrote the anti-Trump op-ed now in wide circulation, but he's awaiting confirmation before going public, reports the Hill . At the Weekly Standard , Michael Warren has narrowed it down to four likely suspects:
  • Larry Kudlow, chair
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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' 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 »

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 »

Two More Dueling Tweets Over Trump's Sweden Comments

Plus, Tucker Carlson weighs in

(Newser) - President Trump's Sweden comment continues to make headlines. After Trump on Saturday appeared to reference a recent terror attack in Sweden, leading to much confusion over what he was talking about since the last terror-related incident in the country happened in 2010, the White House has since clarified that... More »

Tucker Carlson Calls Out Hoax in Wild TV Interview

Demand Protest isn't really paying people to stage protests

(Newser) - Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls out an apparent hoaxer, live on-air, in a must-see interview that aired Tuesday night on Fox. Jezebel has the backstory: A company called Demand Protest recently started claiming it was actually behind large protests in the US and had staged those protests. Its website... More »

Fox Reveals Megyn Kelly's Replacement

Tucker Carlson will fill 9pm time slot

(Newser) - Sorry, Trish Regan . Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson will instead fill Megyn Kelly's 9pm time slot following her move to NBC , a selection that leaves the network without a female prime-time host. Carlson only just got his own weeknight show airing at 7pm but Tucker Carlson Tonight nabbed... More »

Carlson to Teen Vogue Writer: 'Stick to Thigh-High Boots'

Tucker Carlson vs. Lauren Duca is holiday season's hot media fight

(Newser) - On a chilly Christmas Eve, why not warm up with a hot media fight between Fox News' Tucker Carlson and Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca. Mediaite calls Friday night's interview—video here —a "mesmerizing and fierce back and forth," while Uproxx says it was "kind... More »

Wounded Vet Duckworth: 'I Didn't Lose My Legs in a Bar Fight'

She and others say women already are in combat; critics still hate move

(Newser) - Here's a look at some of the yays and nays regarding the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat:
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth: The Illinois congresswoman who lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq praises the move as "long overdue" because it
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