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ADL Wants to See Fox News Fire Tucker Carlson

In an open letter, it cites comments he made Thursday about 'white replacement theory'

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League is weighing in on Tucker Carlson's employment status. Specifically, it wants Fox News to give its No. 1-rated host the boot. "Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go," ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in an open...

Kayleigh McEnany's Fox News Role Is Revealed

Former White House press secretary to co-host 'Outnumbered'

(Newser) - Kayleigh McEnany will host a daytime talk show as part of her new gig with Fox News . The former White House press secretary will join co-hosts Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno on Outnumbered , which features a rotating panel of guests, starting April 6, Variety reports. Deadline notes it's the...

Fox Hires Trump Daughter-in-Law
Fox Hires Trump

Fox Hires Trump Daughter-in-Law

Lara Trump says she felt like an 'unofficial member of the team' for years

(Newser) - Fox News is no longer Donald Trump's favorite network—but he now has a family member on its payroll. Lara Trump, the former president's daughter-in-law, has officially joined Fox as a contributor, though she said on Fox & Friends Monday that she had already felt like an "...

'Lies Have Consequences': Dominion Sues Fox News

Company says network knowingly spreads lies to boost its business

(Newser) - Dominion Voting has already sued Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani , pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell , and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for allegedly touting lies about election fraud. Now, it's suing the network on which they appeared. Dominion on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox...

Reporters Move Past COVID-19
Reporters Move Past COVID-19

Reporters Move Past COVID-19

Biden isn't asked about pandemic, though chief of staff says it still tops agenda

(Newser) - President Biden brought up the coronavirus pandemic as he began his news conference Thursday, saying he was doubling his vaccination goal for the first 100 days of his term. If he hadn't mentioned COVID-19, apparently no one would have; not one of the questions from reporters concerned the pandemic,...

Ratings Support Trump's Prediction
Without Trump,
Audiences Shrink

Without Trump, Audiences Shrink

After setting records, fewer are watching and reading news lately

(Newser) - Cable news networks are starting to feel the absence of Trump drama. Ratings climbed for President Trump's second impeachment trial, but they've dropped dramatically since then, Variety reports. CNN has been hit hardest, with the prime-time shows of Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper down 32% in the last...

Cardi B, Candace Owens Just Got Into It (Again) on Twitter

Things got wild after Owens criticized the rapper on Fox

(Newser) - Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owens have clashed on Twitter before , but this time, they say they're going to sue each other. Owens specifically says she plans to sue the rapper for posting a Photoshopped tweet suggesting Owens' husband cheated on her with her own brother. Yes, really....

Trump Is Feuding With Karl Rove
Trump Is Feuding
With Karl Rove

Trump Is Feuding With Karl Rove

He says Fox should fire 'pompous' GOP consultant

(Newser) - Donald Trump is feuding with another high-profile Republican. In a statement released through his Save America PAC Thursday, the former president attacked political consultant Karl Rove as a "pompous fool with bad advice" who "has been losing for years, except for himself," the Independent reports. Trump blamed...

Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany
Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany

Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany

Former press secretary drew criticism for making false statements in Trump White House

(Newser) - Fox News announced on the air Tuesday that Kayleigh McEnany, who was press secretary in the Trump White House, has been hired as a commentator. In her first appearance as an employee, McEnany said the former president wasn't responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN...

Trump Gives First Post-Presidency Interview

He repeats election fraud claims after calling Fox to talk about Limbaugh

(Newser) - Donald Trump has given his first interview since leaving office—and although he called Fox News to discuss Rush Limbaugh's death Wednesday, it didn't take him long to return to his discredited allegations of election fraud. The former president, who called Outnumbered within an hour of Limbaugh's...

Fox Business Just Dumped Its Highest-Rated Show: Dobbs

Network cancels Lou Dobbs' show same week that $2.7B Smartmatic lawsuit names him

(Newser) - Fox Business host Lou Dobbs was named this week in a $2.7 billion lawsuit filed by voting technology company Smartmatic, which accused Dobbs, other Fox anchors, and the parent company itself for helping to spread disinformation about the 2020 election, including the false claim that the election was "...

2nd Voting Tech Company Sues Fox, Giuliani

Smartmatic also names Sidney Powell, and Fox hosts over claims of election fraud

(Newser) - Smartmatic, a voting technology company dealing with fallout from false claims of election fraud, has sued Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and several Fox hosts for $2.7 billion. "We have no choice," said Antonio Mugica, the company's chief executive, CNN reports. "The disinformation campaign...

Defamation Threats Pose Big Problem for Right-Wing Media

Ben Smith: Potential suits against right-wing media over voting machines are serious

(Newser) - Remember "pink slime" ? The term regarding ground beef was at the heart of the biggest settlement in the history of media defamation cases back in 2017, and it was a win achieved by an attorney named J. Erik Connolly, writes Ben Smith in the New York Times . Well,...

Fox Airs Election Talk After Legal Threat

Smartmatic sent scathing notice to 3 conservative news outlets

(Newser) - What a difference legal action can make. Fox News hosts who have allowed election-fraud conspiracies to air on their programs just aired a segment debunking some of those very claims, CNN reports. Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo played the segment this weekend after Smartmatic, a voting technology company,...

Newsmax Nabs First Ratings Victory Over Fox
Competing Network Delivers
'Serious Shock' to Fox
in case you missed it

Competing Network Delivers 'Serious Shock' to Fox

In small victory, Newsmax won in the ratings over Fox, thanks to 'Greg Kelly Reports'

(Newser) - President Trump has spent weeks directing followers to Newsmax TV, apparently with results. On Monday, the network recorded its first ratings win over Fox News. Greg Kelly Reports at 7pm ET averaged 229,000 viewers in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic, while an average of 203,000 viewers in...

Fox Host Returns to Studio, Then Tests Positive
Veteran Fox Host
Tests Positive

Veteran Fox Host Tests Positive

'I'm not great but I'm not dying or anything,' says Juan Williams

(Newser) - It's a good thing Fox News host Juan Williams appeared to be keeping his distance from his fellow The Five co-hosts during a live in-studio broadcast on Wednesday. The New York Times reports that the liberal host tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. He did not appear on...

CNN Ratings Soar, Top Fox in Coveted Demographic

Both networks have their best-ever November numbers

(Newser) - The 2020 election didn't just inspire a record-setting number of votes—it also had America glued to the news. CNN and Fox News reaped the most benefits, with CNN dominating the coveted age demographic of 25 to 54 in November and raising its overall viewership by 135% compared to...

Sources: Fox News to Pay Seth Rich's Parents 7 Figures

Network settled lawsuit before its stars could be deposed

(Newser) - The parents of Seth Rich have reached a settlement with Fox News, which put forth the conspiracy theory that the Democratic National Committee staffer killed in what police said was a robbery gone wrong in 2016 was instead murdered after leaking Democratic emails to WikiLeaks. A recent Yahoo investigation found...

Conservatives Have a New Target—One of Their Own

Tucker Carlson sought evidence for a conspiracy theory

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson made quite a few enemies this week after questioning a conspiracy theory advanced by one of President Trump's lawyers, the New York Times reports. On Thursday, the Fox News host addressed Sidney Powell's allegation that a leftist cabal—fueled by "communist money" from "Venezuela,...

Tucker Carlson Sorry for Falsely Claiming Dead Man Voted

It was actually the man's wife, who is still alive, Fox News host admits

(Newser) - Make no mistake: Tucker Carlson still believes that a lot of ballots belonging to dead voters were cast in the 2020 election. But for at least one dead voter, the Fox News host admitted he got it wrong. "We've got some good news tonight, and an apology. One...

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