Fox News 2: Electric Boogaloo

In the wake of the firing of Bill O'Reilly and a perceived shift to the left by Fox News, some conservative bigwigs are in the process of trying to launch a new cable network that would be Fox News 2.0, presumably with a third less rationality and double the hysterical overreactions. … [Read more...]

Tantaros Accuses Fox of Tapping Her Phone

Things may have just gotten worse for Fox News. Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox News host who was already suing the network for sexual harassment has now added a second suit, this time alleging that the network tapped her cell phone to leak dirt on her after she made the harassment allegations. … [Read more...]

WSJ: Fox News Dropping O’Reilly

[Update]: This was obviously written and scheduled to go up before the announcement from Fox that O'Reilly is indeed being let go.] The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by the Murdochs, the same people who own Fox News, is reporting that Fox is "preparing to cut ties" with Bill O'Reilly over more than a decade's worth of sexual harassment claims for which they've paid out millions in settlements. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly Announces a Sudden ‘Vacation’

Bill O'Reilly suddenly announced that he was taking a vacation announced Tuesday night on the air that he was taking a vacation, but the well-connected Gabriel Sherman says his sources at Fox are telling him this may be the last time he's seen on the air at the network. … [Read more...]

How Trump Turned the White House Press Corps Into a Joke

The White House press corps has always been an obsequious bunch, more lapdogs than attack dogs. But under Trump and Sean Spicer, even what little tough questioning they ever did is viewed as too much. Rick Perlstein chronicles the circus freak show they've created in the press briefing room. … [Read more...]

Could This Be O’Reilly’s Waterloo?

In the wake of a New York Times story about Fox News having paid out $13 million in sexual harassment lawsuits against Bill O'Reilly, a growing list of major advertisers have pulled their ads from his nightly show. Fox News issued a tight-lipped, empty statement in response. … [Read more...]

Hoft Admits His White House Correspondent Is Only There to Troll

When Trump gave press credentials to Gateway Pundit, an incredibly dishonest and buffoonish right-wing blog, I was incredulous. But now Jim Hoft, aka the dumbest man on the internet, is admitting that his correspondent is only there to troll the media. … [Read more...]

Sean Hannity: Anti-Journalist

Sean Hannity always says that he's not a journalist, he's a commentator. And he's right. But as CNN's Brian Stetler points out, it isn't just that Hannity is not a journalist, it's that he's aggressively anti-journalism -- especially when reporting contradicts his ideological narrative. … [Read more...]

Suddenly, Trump Loves ‘Phony’ Jobs Reports

During the campaign, Trump continually dismissed any good jobs reports by claiming that they're "phony." He even lied constantly and claimed that 93 million Americans are actually unemployed. Now that he'sin office? Those jobs reports prove what a great job he's doing! … [Read more...]

Media Allows Trump to Be Anonymous Source

Donald Trump says that journalists should not be allowed to cite anonymous sources. So naturally, he demanded that he be allowed to be an anonymous source during a meeting with news anchors on Tuesday. And naturally, the spineless media let him do it. … [Read more...]

Fox Brings On Another Fake ‘Expert’

Remember the former CIA agent who appeared on Fox News over and over again to comment on national security matters? He's in prison now for being a fraud and a con artist. And now Fox has done it again, bringing on an "expert" in Swedish security that is anything but. … [Read more...]

Conway Admits CNN is Not ‘Fake News’

Kellyanne Conway was back on CNN (shame on you, CNN) and contradicting both Donald Trump and Sean Spicer. Jake Tapper asked her point blank if CNN is "fake news" and she said no, but she has some problems with specific reports (though she mostly talked about newspaper reports). … [Read more...]