Tag: Fox News Channel

Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers

In keeping with a monthslong trend, the exodus of advertisers from Tucker Carlson’s prime-time Fox News program continued this month. Over the last year, dozens of advertisers, including Pacific Life, Farmers Insurance and SodaStream, have distanced themselves from Mr. Carlson, the host who caused an uproar with his recent on-air comments on white supremacy days […]

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‘Comrade de Blasio’ Enters the Fox News Den to Spar With Sean Hannity

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It began with Sean Hannity introducing Mayor Bill de Blasio as the “far left” mayor, only to offer a better gibe: “Comrade de Blasio.” For the next 41 minutes — twice as long as planned — Mr. Hannity and […]

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Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Claims White Supremacy Is a ‘Hoax’

Numerous critics and media outlets rebuked the conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson Wednesday after he said white supremacy in America was “not a real problem” on his talk show the night before. His remarks on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” came days after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart left 22 people dead and […]

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Trump Is Different Than George Wallace. He’s Worse.

President Trump’s political rallies are certainly a spectacle, but a spectacle we’ve seen before. In both style and substance, the president’s campaign appearances bear strong resemblances to the rallies held a half-century ago by Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama. There are a number of similarities between the two politicians’ rallies. But there is one […]

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Robert Mueller, Caught in the TV Spotlight

By lunchtime on Wednesday, NBC News had a tracker going on its website: “How many times has Robert Mueller deflected, declined or deferred a question?” (The count had ticked past 100 before noon.) On CNN, the legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called the former special counsel’s testimony “phlegmatic.” On The Drudge Report, it was “Dazed and […]

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As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too

As Europe heats up, Greenland melts and the Midwest floods, many news organizations are devoting more resources to climate change as they cover the topic with more urgency. In Florida, six newsrooms with different owners have taken the unusual step of pooling their resources and sharing their reporting on the issue. They plan to examine […]

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The Welcome Humiliation of John Bolton

Say this for Donald Trump. He may be transforming American politics into a kleptocratic fascist reality show and turning our once-great country into a global laughingstock, but as least he’s humiliating John Bolton in the process. Many people who get involved with this president end up diminished, embarrassed or, in quite a few cases, indicted. […]

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How Russell Crowe Channeled Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’

Russell Crowe wants you to know that his process of preparing for a role is not interesting. At all. Everyone always asks him about it. (Don’t ask him about it.) But let’s suppose you did. Was it not difficult getting inside the head of Roger Ailes, a man who, as the mastermind behind Fox News, […]

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The Fox News Primary? How Trump’s Favorite Network Became a Democratic Power Player

Three months ago, Democratic Party leaders took a stand: Fox News, President Trump’s favorite channel, and a reliable soapbox for attacks on liberals, was barred from participating in the party’s 2020 presidential debates. The move would ice out the network derided by critics as “state TV” from influencing the outcome of the Democratic primary. Things […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand’s Fox News Town Hall: What to Watch For

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to make a controversial pilgrimage in the primary race: headlining a Fox News town hall event. While some of her rivals for the nomination, like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have refused to appear on Fox News because they believe it vilifies Democrats, […]

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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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In the Democratic Primary, the Media Hits Are the Message

You can’t miss the peak of Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Texas Senate campaign in HBO’s “Running with Beto.” Maybe you’ve already seen it, on your phone or in a Facebook post: Mr. O’Rourke responding passionately to a question about N.F.L. players taking a knee to protest racism and police brutality. When the former congressman begins his […]

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