Tag: Fox Broadcasting Co

Why Lefties Should Watch Fox News

I try to limit my intake of 24-hour cable TV news, because as a medium, on balance, I think it’s bad for America. Though Facebook has suffered more scrutiny and reputational damage for its role in 2016, it was cable, not social networks, that went gaga pumping up Trump during the campaign. Today, it’s the […]

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How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’

This article contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 1 of “Empire.” The last time “Empire” fans saw Jussie Smollett on the show, he was getting married to the love of his life, looking jubilant in a white tuxedo and dancing with his new husband while family drama swirled around him. At that point, Mr. Smollett’s […]

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Fall TV Reviewed: Detectives, Sci-Fi and an Attempt at Romance

Broadcast television’s fall season begins on Monday. Here are reviews of some of the first week’s new shows. “Stumptown” ImageCobie Smulders as Dex Parios in “Stumptown.”CreditKailey Schwerman/ABC This private-eye drama, premiering Wednesday on ABC, has two reasonably compatible agendas: to fill the Portland local-flavor gap left by “Portlandia” and “Grimm” (it opens with two thugs […]

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On TV, You Can Go Home Again. But It’s Weird.

For his essay “Travels in Hyperreality,” the Italian author Umberto Eco journeyed across America to sample our peculiar national product: facsimiles. He visited a full-scale model of Lyndon Johnson’s Oval Office, wax museums, a “wild river” in Disneyland stocked with animatronic fauna, “instances in which the American imagination demands the real thing and, to attain […]

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Billy Bush Is Ready for a Return to TV. Will Viewers Welcome Him Back?

BURBANK, Calif. — The television producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey is known for her terrifying candor. The nameplate on her desk at Telepictures, where she has run the celebrity news show “Extra” for 19 years, sums up her style: “I’ll be nicer if you’ll be smarter.” But even her longtime lieutenants were a bit startled by the […]

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Emmy Nominations 2019: What to Watch For

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFrom left, Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones.”CreditHelen Sloan/HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ is likely to lead the nominations. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has won more Emmys — 47 — than any other prime-time series in TV history. A three-time best drama winner, the epic show based […]

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Worry About Facebook. Rip Your Hair Out in Screaming Terror About Fox News.

At the risk of losing street cred as a tough-as-nails tech pundit, I’ll confess that I couldn’t muster much outrage when Facebook declined last week to delete a video doctored to make Nancy Pelosi look like a drunken mess. Sure, there’s a good argument that Facebook should have taken down the fake, as YouTube did. […]

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