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News Site Says It's Being 'Intimidated' by Murdoch Son

'Crikey' says Lachlan Murdoch has threatened legal action over Jan. 6 article

(Newser) - Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch is more litigious than his father, Rupert Murdoch, and an Australian news site is his latest target, according to the Sydney Morning Herald . Sources tell the Herald that Murdoch has been threatening Crikey with legal action over a June article that accused the Murdochs of...

Female Host 'Canceled' by Fox News Got $15M Settlement

Melissa Francis reportedly pointed out huge pay gap at the network

(Newser) - This story has been updated to include a statement from Fox News. According to documents newly reviewed and revealed by the Washington Post , former Fox News host Melissa Francis received a $15 million settlement from the news outlet after she pointed out pay disparities between male and female employees. The...

Former Fox Editor Defends Controversial Call for Biden

Chris Stirewalt led team that called pivotal Arizona for Biden, angering Trump

(Newser) - His is not a household name, but Chris Stirewalt made big waves on election night in 2020 in his role as a political editor for Fox News. On Day Two of a House panel's Jan. 6 hearings, Stirewalt testified Monday about his team's decision to call Arizona for...

New York Times Digs Deep Into Tucker Carlson's World

Three-part series explores how he came to create what 'may be the most racist show in the history of cable news'

(Newser) - The New York Times has given Tucker Carlson plenty to vent about on his Fox show. The newspaper is out with a three-part deep dive into Carlson's life and career. As you might expect, it is not exactly flattering, and the main headline gets to the point: "How...

In New Texts Between Hannity and Mark Meadows, a Shift

Fox host went from 'staunch supporter' of election lies to warning against 'fing lunatics,' per CNN

(Newser) - CNN has more texts from Mark Meadows , this time dozens of them between the former White House chief of staff and Fox News host Sean Hannity. The two exchanged more than 80 messages between Election Day 2020 and President Biden's inauguration, which the news outlet says show "...

Longest-Running Cable Anchor Is No Longer Larry King
25 Years,
6 Months,
15 Days

25 Years, 6 Months, 15 Days

Fox says Sean Hannity now has the record for longest-running cable anchor

(Newser) - Fox News is claiming bragging rights for its top anchor as of Thursday: The network says Sean Hannity has surpassed the late Larry King to become the longest-running cable anchor ever, reports the Hill . For the record, his mark is at 25 years, six months, and 15 days. Forbes notes...

Fox Journalist Reveals Serious Injuries in Ukraine

Benjamin Hall says he lost half a leg and a foot in since-deleted tweet

(Newser) - Last month, a journalist working for Fox News survived a shelling attack by Russian forces in Ukraine. Now, Benjamin Hall has revealed just how close he came to not surviving the assault:
  • “To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on

Book Names Biden's Pick as the World's Most Dangerous Man

Comments about Fox News owner are the president's first on the record

(Newser) - President Biden has never commented publicly on Rupert Murdoch. Now there's evidence of what he's been thinking all along about the owner of Fox News. A new book says the president referred to Murdoch last year as "the most dangerous man in the world," the Hill...

Zelensky Reflects on Family, Destiny in Fox Interview

Ukrainian leader tells Bret Baier: 'God chooses what we can endure'

(Newser) - Volodymyr Zelensky isn't just the president of Ukraine and a newly minted international hero amid the Russian invasion that has plunged his nation into turmoil. He's also a husband and a dad, a fact brought home Friday as he got more personal than usual during an appearance on...

New Fox Contributor Is Familiar Face
New Fox
Is Familiar

New Fox Contributor Is Familiar Face

Caitlyn Jenner joins the network

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner will appear on Sean Hannity's show Thursday night on Fox News, but she won't be a guest. Instead, Jenner will be making her first appearance in a new role—as a Fox News contributor, reports the Hill . The network has signed the reality TV star, Olympic...

Wallace: It Wasn't Opinions That Drove Me From Fox

Anchor says truth vs. fiction was an issue after Trump loss

(Newser) - Things changed at Fox News after Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden, Chris Wallace said. "Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox," he said. "And since November of 2020,...

Fox News Correspondent Who Survived Attack Is 'Alert'

Benjamin Hall has been removed from Ukraine

(Newser) - Update: "It's been a couple of heavy days around here," Fox News' Bill Hemmer told viewers Wednesday, before providing "a dose of good news": Correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was injured in Ukraine on Monday, has been safely removed from the country. "Ben is alert and...

2 Members of Fox News' Team Are Killed in Ukraine

Pierre Zakrzewski, Oleksandra Kuvshinova were killed near Kyiv

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Kuvshinova's death. Fox News said Tuesday that one of its camera operators was killed in Ukraine, reports Axios . Pierre Zakrzewski was in a vehicle that came under fire on Monday outside Kyiv, wrote Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott in a company...

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...

SNL Goes After Fox News on Ukraine Coverage
SNL Goes After Fox News
on Ukraine Coverage

SNL Goes After Fox News on Ukraine Coverage

And 'Donald Trump' sings a valentine to Vladimir Putin

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live had a somber opening last week related to the war in Ukraine. This week, not so much. The cold open skewered Fox News for its coverage of the conflict, featuring Kate McKinnon as Laura Ingraham and Alex Moffat as Tucker Carlson hosting a telethon called the Ukrainian...

Jon Stewart Has Thoughts on Tucker Carlson

Ex-'Daily Show' host calls him 'dishonest propagandist,' also rips into Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has been attracting attention of late with seemingly supportive comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's been decried by much of the world for the war he's waging in Ukraine . The Fox News host has since walked his remarks back a bit, but that didn't...

Tucker Carlson in Spotlight Over His Views on Putin
Tucker Carlson in Spotlight
Over His Views on Putin
the rundown

Tucker Carlson in Spotlight Over His Views on Putin

Fox host questions the anti-Putin sentiment in 'permanent Washington'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is drawing a lot of attention this week for comments viewed as supportive of Vladimir Putin. In particular, the Fox News host on Tuesday questioned why "permanent Washington" hates the Russian leader so much, and the pushback against Carlson has been loud. Coverage:
  • His comments: “It

Mic Picks Up Biden Calling Fox Reporter a 'Stupid SOB'
Biden Calls
Fox Reporter
After Hot Mic

Biden Calls Fox Reporter After Hot Mic Insult

President called to clear the air after calling Peter Doocy a not-so-friendly term

(Newser) - Update: President Biden called Fox News reporter Peter Doocy Monday night after a hot mic caught the president muttering an insult, reports New York Post . Doocy said Biden called his cell phone to say, "It was nothing personal, man." Adds Doocy: “I appreciated it. We had a...

Lara Logan's Talent Agency Drops Her

Fallout continues from her comment comparing Dr. Fauci to the Nazi 'Angel of Death'

(Newser) - Lara Logan has been dropped by her agent after her November comments on Fox News comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele , the "Angel of Death" who experimented on Jewish children in Nazi concentration camps. Fauci had said he was "astounded" that the network failed to take disciplinary...

Tucker Carlson to Cruz: 'I Guess I Just Don't Believe You'

Senator walks back his 'terrorist' description of Jan. 6 riot, but Fox host doesn't buy it

(Newser) - On the eve of the anniversary of the Capitol riot this week, Ted Cruz described it as "a violent terrorist attack." On Thursday night, the GOP senator tried to walk back his use of the word "terrorist" during a grilling by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Carlson,...

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