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I watched Fox News every day for 44 months here’s what I learned

As a media critic, Ive had an intimate look at the channels morning show and how it poisons the national conversation Everything should calm down a little bit in seven months, they said. It was 9 February 2016, when I began my career as a critic of Fox News at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit progressive research center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the US media. Most people, eventually pic.twitter.com/H4QQOWJewm which also lies daily pops up a lot. Ed Henrys role in the news division…

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Trump turns on Fox News over 2020 coverage: ‘What’s going on there?’

President criticized Fox News at a rally on Monday for giving Democrats airtime after candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on the channel Anyone watching Donald Fox News. The rightwing cable network is a well-known Trump cheerleader. Literally: in November Fox News host Sean Hannity Pennsylvania. Someones going to have to explain the whole Fox deal to me. Some of the crowd booed, a sort of Pavlovian response to Trump criticizing something or someone. But others looked confused. Could Trump really be attacking Fox News? He was. Specifically it was the appearance…

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Ex-Fox News host says its reputation for racism is ‘for very good reason’

Eboni Williams, who co-hosted the show Fox News Specialists, says Roger Ailes founded network on fear of devaluation of whiteness A former Fox News host said the network was founded for the sole purpose of demonizing the other. Eboni Williams appearance on Thursday on The Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated radio show out of New York. Fox has a reputation for being bigoted and racist all for a very good reason, she said. Williams said the key to understanding Foxs approach was to understand its founder, Roger Ailes, who laid…

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Fox replaces ESPN’s cult of British accents with maximum volume at World Cup

US viewers have a new broadcaster in charge for Russia 2018, and it looks like Fox is not afraid of a gimmick or eight No one likes to be condescended to unless youre talking about the American soccer public. That, it appears, is the core of the strategy Fox Sports is applying to its World Cup coverage. This is, of course, virgin territory for Fox, the six previous World Cups having been beamed out to American households by ESPN. In 2011, when Fox won the bidding war to show the…

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NBC fires Today show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior

NBC News received detailed complaint from a colleague and network has reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident NBC News has fired the Today show host Matt Lauer one of the best-paid TV presenters in the US after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour. Lauers co-anchors on Today, the long-running morning show, announced his firing at the start of Wednesdays programme. Savannah Guthrie read a statement from the NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, before then giving her own shocked but steadfast…

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Knives out: why Fox News has declared war on Radiohead

Two of the channels libertarian comedians are slagging off the British band and their fans after Thom Yorke and co were nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Name: Fox News v Radiohead. Age: About two weeks old. Appearance: Almost entirely on Fox News. What is it? Some kind of remix? Its a feud. Who are the combatants? On the one hand, Fox News; more specifically, Kat Timpf. Ive never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on…

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James Van Der Beek says he was sexually harassed by ‘older, powerful men’

Dawsons Creek star says he was groped and the victim of inappropriate sexual conversations, as he voices support for women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein James Van Der Beek has revealed his own experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of older, powerful men in Hollywood, as the allegations around a writers hotel-room experience with a powerful man. The former Dawsons Creek actor went on to recount his own personal experience of abuse, though he did not name names. Ive had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men,…

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Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to air despite outcry

Network received backlash from viewers and lost advertisers over interview of Jones, who has questioned whether the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax NBC News is moving ahead with plans to air Megyn Kellys interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this weekend despite a backlash that has cost the show advertisers and led to Kelly being dropped as host for an event by an organization founded by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school. The network has been taken aback by the response to booking Jones, the Infowars…

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