Tag: FOX NEWS

Shep Smith Is Leaving Fox News

Shepard Smith announced Friday that he is stepping down as the network’s chief news anchor, leaving it without a daytime newsman who frequently ran against the grain of its right-wing primetime hosts. “This is my last newscast here,” Smith said during his Friday broadcast, adding that he recently asked Fox News to let him leave. […]

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Fox and Foes

In August, President Donald Trump noticed something odd on Fox News—a poll had shown multiple Democrats beating him in an election. Enraged, he told reporters that there was “something going on” at the network. “We have to start looking for a new News Outlet,” he later tweeted. “Fox isn’t working for us anymore!”
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Donald Trump’s All in His Feelings as Fox News Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want Him Impeached and Out of Office

Donald Trump was apparently feeling some kind of way Thursday after his “friends” over at Fox News released new polling showing most of the country definitely want him to be impeached. In fact, the Fox News poll released Wednesday showed that 51 percent of Americans not only want Trump to be impeached, they want him […]

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Fox News: Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Being Investigated for ‘Profiling’ Trump Supporter

Photo: AP Leave it to Poor POTUS’ pals at Fox News to appropriate a racialized term for when people in power abuse it when dealing with disenfranchised people. But I may be getting ahead of myself. Let me explain. Rupert Murdoch’s Republican-loving conservative news outlet has spun a story about a klout-chasing Southwest flight attendant […]

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Robert De Niro Had Some Choice Words For Fox News During A Wild CNN Interview

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix epic The Irishman premiered on Friday to plenty of critical praise. Joe Pesci’s characteristically curt (or nonexistent) responses to the press’ questions notwithstanding, though, some of the film’s stars are willing to do the interview circuit on the picture’s behalf. Like Robert De Niro, who plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran in Scorsese’s […]

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The .01 Percent Freakout Over Elizabeth Warren Just Makes Her More Powerful

“If she becomes president, what do you think will happen to the banks?” That was the question posed by financial journalist David Faber on CNBC Tuesday about Elizabeth Warren, and what a Warren presidency would portend for CEO types and the financial class in general. The consensus of Faber and Mad Money host Jim Cramer—himself […]

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How Succession Skewers the Rich

The second season of Succession, HBO’s darkly funny drama about billionaire tycoon Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his restive, grown-up children, opens with an episode called “The Summer Palace,” even though it takes place in the winter. The title refers to the Roys’ Hamptons home, which requires a staff of dozens to maintain, even during […]

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Sarah ‘Suckabee’ Sanders Lands Softly at Trump’s Personal YouTube Channel, Fox News

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) For former Trump administration officials, there are really only two places to go after leaving the White House: reality TV or Fox News, which is really reality TV for white people who hate the truth. So it’s with little fanfare that I announce that former White House press secretary Sarah […]

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Trump’s Going to Be Big Mad: Fox News Poll Show the President’s Disapproval Numbers Near All-Time High

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) No power group can last forever: Destiny’s Child broke up. So did the Fat Boys and Van Jones and black people. So it’s only fitting that Fox News and the president’s relationship would be coming to an end, if it isn’t already over, and that’s because the news station that […]

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Julián Castro Knows Just How to Get His Message to Trump—Take Out an Ad on Fox News

Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said “fuck it” to hoping Donald Trump hears his cries and took his message straight to the man by posting an ad on Trump’s personal YouTube channel, Fox News. According to the Hill, Castro’s ad is set to […]

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Right Wing Attacks on The Hunt Are a Bad Faith Distraction

Only a handful of people have seen the most controversial movie in the country. After Universal Pictures canceled the release of The Hunt following an outcry led by Fox News and other conservative outlets, it’s likely that the film will never be seen in theaters—or possibly never released at all. In a statement released over […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Ad Sales Are Tanking Thanks to His Appalling Racism

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The pushback against Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s blatant on-air racism is continuing to affect the company’s bottom line as companies pull more ads from Carlson’s show. Carlson took a little vacation this week after launching into a wildly deceptive rant on Tuesday in which he claimed that the dangers […]

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Fox News Is the New NRA

In the aftermath of two horrific mass shootings—one of which occurred in his home state—Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick took to Fox News to whip up its viewers. Patrick, who has a habit of repeating Neo-Nazi conspiracy theories about “illegal immigration” “replacing” whites in America (language mirrored in the El Paso shooter’s online “manifesto”), went […]

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It’s OK to Talk About Mass Shooters

Mass shootings now occur so often in the United States that there’s a certain rhythm to how Americans learn about them: the initial reports of gunfire on social media, the cell-phone footage of people running in terror, the unconfirmed casualties from “law enforcement sources.” Elected officials make statements that usually outrage more people than they […]

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Ben Carson Takes Another Jab at Baltimore, Assumes ‘Young Men Sitting on Porches’ Are Unemployed

Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein (Getty Images) As somebody who used to rock a fitted cap almost every time I left my apartment, recently, someone asked me why I had inexplicably stopped. “Because people treat me differently when I don’t have one on,” I said. “I could wear the exact same outfit and depending upon what’s […]

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Fox News Host Tells Geraldo Rivera: ‘I Can Tell You to Go Back Where You Came From’

Screenshot: Fox News Conservative keister-kisser and cartoon villain mustache-wearer Geraldo Rivera appeared to be shocked by racist comments during an appearance on the official channel of racists as he was talking about racism to someone who was defending y’all’s racist president. For years, Geraldo Rivera’s role as Fox News’ resident brown pundit demanded that he […]

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Jon Stewart Calls Out Rand Paul Over His ‘Outrageous’ Decision To Block The 9/11 First Responders Bill

[embedded content] Share This Video On Wednesday, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) objected to what would have been the unanimous passage of a bill to approve long-term funding for 9/11 first responders’ health care. The ongoing efforts have been spearheaded by former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart for several years now, […]

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Today in Congressional Clapbacks: Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar Respond to ‘Distraction Becky’ and Lip-Deficient ‘Racist Fool’

Photo: AP Ah, the long, glorious of days of summer: when the drink menus are filled with rosé, the racists are furious and sunburned, and our favorite freshman congresswomen have officially run out of patience for white nonsense. On this past Tuesday afternoon, the Congresswomen in question included Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), […]

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