Trump’s firewall holds solid on Fox News’ prime time
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why.
Trump attacks Fox News, but the network remains silent
NEW YORK (AP) — The one constant with President Donald Trump's increasingly frequent attacks on Fox News has been the network's refusal to respond, even as the president complains that "Fox isn't...
Hannity to de Blasio: ‘You drive me crazy!’
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan who...
Showtime’s Ailes series has modest start, but it’s early
NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who...
Fox’s Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A retired North Carolina financier challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in next year's GOP primary says he'd stand with President Donald Trump on issues like cutting...
Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says that Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on a televised town hall on April 15, making him the first Democratic candidate to venture onto Fox for this type of...
Big week for Trump leads to big week for Hannity in ratings
NEW YORK (AP) — When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, it's best to check the political headlines to learn...
Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow isn't backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia's involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The...
Strong opening week for CBS, Turner with NCAA hoops tourney
NEW YORK (AP) — One week into March Madness, CBS is feeling good.
Based on ratings from the nation's largest media markets, the Nielsen company said CBS and the Turner Networks had the...
Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow
NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something.
The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction...
Editorials from around New York
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The New York Daily News on border wall funding
Less than a day after congressional Democrats and Republicans announced they had a deal in principle to avert another government shutdown, President Trump harrumphed displeasure: "I'm not happy about it. It's not doing the trick."
Pompeo says team heading to Asia for 2nd Trump-Kim summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is sending a team "someplace in Asia" to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of February.
Pompeo on Wednesday told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that his team is "headed that way now to lay the foundations" for steps toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as well as "a brighter future for the North Korean people."
Chris Cuomo’s CNN show has its best month against tough foes
NEW YORK (AP) — When CNN gave Chris Cuomo its 9 p.m. ET time slot last June, there was reason to fear it could be a television suicide mission.
After all, that hour is where the big dogs roam. Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow are the top two personalities in cable television. They still are, but Cuomo's "Prime Time" quickly established itself as CNN's most-watched program and, with 1.64 million viewers in January, is having its best month, the Nielsen company said.
Correction: Celeb Birthdays story
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Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity
NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for his most prominent backer in the media.
While Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news' most popular personality for the second year in a row, he's been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the president.
Melania Trump: ‘opportunists’ hardest to deal with
Fox disciplines employees who set up Trump aide appearance
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that it is disciplining employees involved in an email exchange with an aide to President Trump's former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to craft a "Fox & Friends" interview with the environmental chief last year.
The emails showed one of Pruitt's aides suggesting the interview, passing along "talking points" and given the chance by a Fox producer to approve a script written to introduce Pruitt.
Fox begins digital service for people who want more opinion
NEW YORK (AP) — The new streaming service Fox Nation that launches Tuesday is aimed at people who don't think Fox News Channel offers enough opinion.
Fox is becoming the latest television news operation to stake out digital turf. Rather than an attempt to seek out young cord-cutters, Fox Nation is a subscription-based service designed to complement Fox News Channel.
Hannity a no-show for Fox’s election night coverage
NEW YORK (AP) — After Fox News Channel called Sean Hannity's appearance at a Trump rally on Monday an "unfortunate distraction," a further distraction was avoided on election night.
Hannity made no appearance on Fox's midterms coverage, even though the network had previously announced that its prime-time opinion hosts Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham would all be part of it. Both Carlson and Ingraham did appear.
Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the "unfortunate distraction" of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump's campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that it doesn't condone such behavior.
The network did not say what, if any, discipline that the two network personalities would face.
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Fox’s Hannity speaks onstage at Trump campaign rally
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity spoke from the stage of President Donald Trump's last midterm election rally on Monday, after Fox News Channel and its most popular personality had insisted all day that he wouldn't.
Hannity appeared on the podium in a Missouri arena after being called to the stage by Trump. Another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, also appeared onstage with the president.
"By the way, all those people in the back are fake news," Hannity told the audience.
Sean Hannity of Fox News joins Trump on stage
Hannity joins Trump on stage despite claiming he wouldn’t
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity spoke from the stage of President Donald Trump's last midterm election rally, after Fox News Channel and its most popular personality had insisted all day that he wouldn't.
Hannity appeared on the podium in a Missouri arena Monday night after being called to the stage by Trump. Another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, also appeared onstage with the president.
"By the way, all those people in the back are fake news," Hannity told the audience.
Trump’s Road Show: A musical moment of grace in Missouri
Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local):
UPDATED— Six days, seven states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day:
Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation, to launch Nov. 27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News says its new streaming service will debut in November.
Subscriptions to the service, Fox Nation, can be purchased starting Sunday. The cost is $5.99 monthly or $64.99 for a year.
Fox Nation will launch Nov. 27 with original content featuring, among others, Fox News Channel hosts Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Brit Hume.
Fox News cutting back on Trump rally coverage
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has recently pulled back from airing President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies during prime time, a move that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach voters in the weeks before midterm elections.
Trump on Kavanaugh: ‘Get on with it’
The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough.
Trump tells Fox News host Sean Hannity before a campaign rally in Las Vegas, "I don't think you can delay it any longer."
Trump says, "They've delayed it a week already" and "have to get on with it."
A bad week for Trump means a good week for Rachel Maddow
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's a lousy week for President Donald Trump, it's usually a good week for Rachel Maddow.
MSNBC's marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen's plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort's conviction on corruption charges.
As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns
NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow.
Notice the difference? Cronkite, Jennings and Sawyer reported the news. Hannity and Maddow talk about the news, and occasionally make it. But you never doubt how they feel about it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he remains "a little bit torn" about whether it would be better to shut down the government before or after the midterm elections in an effort to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Roseanne Barr's first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her "ill-worded" post and insisted she isn't a bigot.
During her hour-long interview on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show Thursday, Barr lamented the damage done to her by her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.
"It cost me everything," Barr said. "I wish I worded it better."
Painter Jon McNaughton’s novel portrayal of modern conservatism
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John Dyck, CUNY Graduate Center
(THE CONVERSATION) In recent years, Jon McNaughton has emerged as one of the most well-known artists on the political right.
Attacking ‘hysterical’ media a go-to segment at Fox
NEW YORK (AP) — What do the phrases "blind hatred," ''frothing," ''hysteria," ''meltdown," ''freak-out" and "derangement" have in common? They've all been used by Fox News Channel personalities this week to describe media coverage of President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):
President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Trump tells Fox News' Sean Hannity that Putin "said as strongly as you can say it, they have no information on Trump."
Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange's biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder's refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier.
Fox News host Sean Hannity pointed straight to the purloined emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
Brett Kavanaugh announcement lags behind Neil Gorsuch pick
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh is no Neil Gorsuch — at least as a television draw for their first night on the national political stage.
The Nielsen company said that 25.6 million people watched President Donald Trump's prime-time announcement Monday that Kavanaugh is his nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. That compares to 32.4 million who saw Trump's similar unveiling of Gorsuch, his first nominee, last year.
Trump: ‘Got Along Very Well’ With Kim Jong Un
Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle stations
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle stations
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Fox News executive Bill Shine is officially joining the White House.
Shine, the former co-president of President Donald Trump's preferred television channel, will be deputy chief of staff for communications. His expected hiring was reported last week.
The White House said Thursday that Shine "brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role."
Opinionated news dominates cable television last week
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable television networks offer sports, reality, comedy and drama. But what's selling now is opinionated news.
Sixteen of the 17 most-watched programs on cable last week were either on Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. The only exception was coverage of the NBA draft on ESPN.
In new lawsuit, porn star says ex-lawyer was Trump’s puppet
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels says her former lawyer was a "puppet" for President Donald Trump and worked with the president's personal attorney to get her to appear on Fox News and falsely deny a sexual tryst with Trump, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Chris Cuomo believes there’s room in the middle
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo envisions his new CNN prime-time show as a haven for independent thinkers who want their preconceptions tested. His challenge is finding enough people who want that on a cable news network.
He's swimming against a strong tide. Fox News Channel and MSNBC are thriving with prime-time programming that appeals to partisans of each side, most emphatically with Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow in the 9 p.m. Eastern time slot where "Cuomo Prime Time" lands Monday.
Fox, Hannity earn a scoop they may not have wanted
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity and Fox News Channel scored a scoop they may not have wanted.
Midway through a Wednesday night interview with Hannity, new Trump legal adviser Rudolph Giuliani noted that President Donald Trump had reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. It was instantly news; Trump had previously said he did not know that Cohen paid Daniels not to talk about an affair with Trump that she alleges and he denies.