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Fox Settles Defamation Case Involving Lou Dobbs

Venezuelan businessman sued over election-fraud allegations raised on host's show

(Newser) - Fox News has settled a defamation case involving former host Lou Dobbs and his allegations of a rigged 2020 election. Lawyers for the network and Venezuelan businessman Majed Khalil informed a federal judge in New York over the weekend that they had settled the case, reports the Hill . No financial...

Judge Gives OK to Smartmatic Suit Against Fox News

Voting tech company is suing network, hosts, guests on false election-rigging narrative

(Newser) - A New York judge ruled on Tuesday that a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit brought by voting tech company Smartmatic against Fox News and several of its hosts may proceed, though with caveats, reports the New York Times . Judge David Cohen rebuffed the network's attempt to have him dismiss...

Matt Gaetz's New Targets: Paul Ryan, Fox News

Fla. congressman slams former House speaker, a fellow Republican

(Newser) - Matt Gaetz's new podcast debuted Thursday, and he used his inaugural episode of Firebrand to go after a former GOP bigwig. Mediaite reports the Republican congressman from Florida used part of his time to lament how far Fox News, where he used to be a regular commentator, has fallen....

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...

Lou Dobbs to Stephen Miller: 'Why Don't You Answer Me?"

Fox hosts presses Trump adviser on why allies aren't supporting the president more strongly

(Newser) - Things got a little heated on Lou Dobbs' Fox show Monday night, but the target of his wrath is the surprise. Dobbs, a staunch supporter of President Trump, lit into top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, reports the Hill . Dobbs was questioning Miller on why Republicans and White House officials weren'...

Big Fox Names to Be Deposed in Case of Murdered DNC Staffer

Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs, plus other network staffers and execs

(Newser) - Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and a number of Fox News staffers and execs will answer questions under oath next month about the network's infamous coverage of Seth Rich's death. The Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered in Washington, DC, in 2016; police believe the unsolved slaying was the...

Trump Takes Flak From Usually Supportive Outlets

Fox's Lou Dobbs says White House has 'lost its way,' while Drudge plays up a negative story

(Newser) - President Trump has lost the support of one prominent figure on the right in Ann Coulter . Now Axios notes that he's getting some pushback from two other usually supportive voices: Lou Dobbs and Matt Drudge. On his Fox show Wednesday, Dobbs said he feared that the White House has...

Soros Conspiracy Theory May Be Fueling Rampages
Campbell Soup Exec Gone
After Soros Conspiracy Theory
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Campbell Soup Exec Gone After Soros Conspiracy Theory

Idea that billionaire is funding migrant caravan might be fueling rampages

(Newser) - George Soros received one of the mail bombs sent to prominent figures on the left last week, and it's not surprising he would show up on such a mailing list: He's the topic of numerous conspiracy theories from his political opponents. Now, however, one conspiracy theory in particular—...

Trump at 100: The Positive Reviews

Trump at 100:
The Positive
first 100 days

Trump at 100: The Positive Reviews

'Rousing success,' a 'sea change,' and 'pretty close to perfect' are what some are saying

(Newser) - The first 100 days are just about under President Trump's belt, and there's plenty being said online about his performance—and much of that analysis is enthusiastically positive. Some of the standouts in that category: (Or click here to see a roundup of negative reviews .)
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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,...

Lou Dobbs Lands at Fox
 Lou Dobbs Lands at Fox 

Lou Dobbs Lands at Fox

He'll have a show on Fox Business early next year

(Newser) - Fox Business has struck a deal to hire everyone’s favorite immigrant-bashing anchor, Lou Dobbs. The ex-CNN host will have a daily show starting sometime in the first quarter of 2011, the New York Times reports. “Lou Dobbs will serve to strengthen the best lineup in business news,”...

Lou Dobbs Slams 'Outrageous' Story on Illegals

Calls it an inaccurate 'attack piece'

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs today dismissed the "outrageous claims" made by the Nation magazine that he employed illegal immigrants to care for his family's estates and horses, reports ABC News . "Did you say that I hired or my firm hired illegal immigrants?" he asked reporter Isabel Macdonald on his radio...

'Hypocrite' Lou Dobbs Hired Illegals

 Lou Dobbs 
 Hired Illegals 

'Hypocrite' Lou Dobbs Hired Illegals

Report: Ex-CNN anchor doesn't practice what he preaches

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs rose to star status at CNN while railing against illegal immigrants—and especially those who hired them. Which means the result of a yearlong investigation by the Nation could make for uncomfortable reading among his supporters: "Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep...

Lou Dobbs: Keep the 14th Amendment

He's fine with anchor babies

(Newser) - Even immigration uber-hawk Lou Dobbs thinks Republicans are going too far when they suggest repealing the 14th Amendment to prevent the children of illegal immigrants from gaining automatic citizenship. “The idea that anchor babies somehow require changing the 14th Amendment, I part ways with the senators on that, because...

Sarah Silverman: Fox Is a 24-Hour 'Racism Machine'

'It's all coded, all implied'

(Newser) - Racists in today's mainstream media don't go around praising the Klan, they appear on Fox News saying President Obama was born in Africa, according to Sarah Silverman. "The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all coded, all implied," she writes in her...

Why Obama's Still the Fave for 2012

Incumbency carries plenty of advantages

(Newser) - Sure, things look glum for President Obama, but he’s still the odds-on favorite to win the 2012 presidential election. Carl Cannon tells us why:
  • A “generic Republican” doesn’t exist. Obama trails that very thing by double digits in a recent poll, but the GOP nominee will bring

Candy Crowley Taking Over CNN's State of the Union

Network completes post-Lou Dobbs reshuffle

(Newser) - Candy Crowley will be at the helm of CNN's revamped Sunday morning politics talk show State of the Union starting this week. The political correspondent will replace John King, who will host a new show in the 7pm time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs with his abrupt exit three months...

Lou Dobbs: Obama Birth Questions 'Common Sense'

Left creates 'toxicity' by harping on controversy

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs might’ve softened on illegal immigration as he weighs politics in his post-CNN life, but still isn’t sold that President Obama was born in the US. “When you can create a controversy by asking what seems to me still a perfectly commonsense question?” he says in...

Anderson Cooper's Ratings Plummet

With no election, CNN primetime stalwart staggers

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper may be widely respected, but he isnt widely watched. Anderson Cooper 360 is down 62% since last November, and down 70% among the 25-to-54 demographic that’s so important to advertisers, according to Nielsen figures. Last month the CNN 10pm stalwart came in second behind Fox’s On ...

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