Ahead of 2020, FB ensnared in heated political climate
Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he's reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media.
Politico reported this week that the Facebook CEO held...
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.
Short-lived partnership between Census and Muslim group over
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and an Islamic civil rights group has ended just days after it was announced, following a backlash from conservative...
Fox’s Carlson calls white supremacy ‘a hoax.’
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white...
Nielsen’s top programs for July 22-28
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 22-28. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Nielsen’s top programs for July 15-21
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Trump’s claim about DC homeless raises eyebrows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials are pushing back against an unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that he orchestrated a purge of homeless people in the city to shield...
All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A surprise announcement by President Donald Trump seemed to accelerate the expected time frame for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan ahead of an all-Afghan peace summit...
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.
Nielsen’s top programs for June 17-23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
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...
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...
Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions
NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions.
A prominent Muslim-American civil rights organization is calling for advertisers to...
Meet the 24-year-old who found the Tucker Carlson tapes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeline Peltz works the night shift at the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America. Given the timing of that particular shift, one of her main responsibilities is...
Tucker Carlson abandons plan for studio near Maine home
BRYANT POND, Maine (AP) — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he's scuttling plans for a TV studio near his vacation home in rural Maine because of publicity.
Carlson comments signal brawl for advertisers
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's controversy over statements made by Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson is as much about a high-stakes battle over the network's financial future as it is over what he...
Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments
ATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier."
It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the show's biggest advertisers appear to be sticking with him and his prime-time show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
- Sioux City JournalDANA MILBANK: Does Howard Schultz represent a whole latte trouble?February 3, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchPolitics clouds the immigration debateJanuary 17, 2019
- The Daily JournalWe should not dismiss dissenting voicesJanuary 3, 2019
- The Times-TribuneParties Must Close DivideDecember 29, 2018
- The Washington TimesAlex Jones attracts support of Fox anchors over YouTube, Facebook bansJuly 28, 2018
Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a sexual misconduct scandal forced Roger Ailes out at Fox News Channel, and a year after his death, his ghost walks the halls of the network he built and ran for two decades.
Friday's theatrical release of the documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes," puts his life story in the public eye again. Two other Ailes projects, a feature film from director Jay Roach and a Showtime miniseries, are also in the works.
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.
Protesters target home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It's the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area.
Carlson, in a phone interview with his network Thursday night, called the incident "chilling" and "upsetting."
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’ 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.
Fox’s Carlson stunned by reaction to stories on South Africa
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday he's shocked his segments this week on a South African land reform policy should be considered an appeal to white nationalists — let alone spark an international incident.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking another jab at NATO, questioning whether the alliance's mutual defense pact might conceivably let tiny Montenegro's "very aggressive people" start World War III.
Trump commented in an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News Channel that aired Tuesday night. The interview was conducted Monday after the Helsinki summit.
- Business WireFOX News Channel Finishes July at Number One for 37 Consecutive Months in Total Day and Two Consecutive Months in Primetime in All of CableJuly 30, 2019
- Business WireFOX News Channel Finishes April as Number One Network in All of Cable for 34th Consecutive Month in Total DayApril 30, 2019
- Business WireFOX News Channel Finishes Month of February as the Number One Cable Network in Total Day Viewers and PrimetimeFebruary 26, 2019
- BusinessWireBooks-A-Million to Welcome FOX News Anchor and Author Tucker CarlsonSeptember 14, 2018
- BusinessWireFOX Nation Unveils Talent RosterSeptember 12, 2018
Fox News Channel chides rivals for not airing Trump speech
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is not content simply to televise President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally. The network is compelled to point it out when its rivals don't.
Fox's onscreen message during Trump's speech on Wednesday night is the latest example of how formerly little-noticed news judgment decisions can become political issues in themselves.
Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign (all times local):
President Donald Trump is not backing down on his unproven claim that the FBI planted a spy in his presidential campaign.
Trump is tweeting an interview aired Thursday night on the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" program. A writer for the conservative media website The Federalist told Carlson that "everyone knows there was a Spy" in Trump's 2016 campaign.
Parkland kid draws fire for shooting AR-15 at gun range
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student alleges he was aggressively questioned by school administrators and local law enforcement after posting on social media that he fired an assault weapon at a gun range with his dad.
Junior Kyle Kashuv said he was brought in for questioning Monday by a school security officer and a Broward County deputy in what he says was an attempt to intimidate him.
Cherokee genealogist slams Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry claims as ‘ludicrous’
A Cherokee genealogist on Wednesday dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claims of Indian ancestry as "ludicrous," arguing that the Massachusetts Democrat "has no respect for true Native Americans."
Twila Barnes, who has done extensive research into Ms. Warren's family tree, added that the high-profile progressive leader has angered some Native Americans by appearing to leverage her dubious heritage to advance her career.
CNN’s Lemon says he ‘misspoke’ on claim about Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon said Thursday that he "misspoke" the night before in an attempt to make a broader point when he claimed that Fox News Channel did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks' resignation.
Turned out that Fox had, several times — every hour from when the story broke after 4 p.m. through midnight. It did not get the wall-to-wall attention it received on CNN and MSNBC, however.
Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity concede CNN ‘scripting’ story was bogus
On Tuesday night, two popular Fox News hosts were finally forced to issue updates for comments made on their shows last week suggesting CNN was forcing students to ask scripted questions at a town hall that aired following the deadly mass shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla.
Florida school shooting survivor claims CNN fed him script for town hall
Colton Haab, a survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, claims that CNN tried to feed him scripted questions to the network’s Wednesday night town hall on gun violence.
Did CNN really tell school shooting survivor Colton Haab to ‘stick to the script’?
A week after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead, CNN aired a riveting town-hall event moderated by Philly native Jake Tapper that featured members of the Parkland community confronting politicians and stakeholders about what could be done to protect schools from future attacks.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson pulls the plug on Rep. Tim Ryan during televised immigration spat
Fox News' Tucker Carlson pulls the plug on Rep. Tim Ryan during televised immigration spat
WASHINGTON - Niles Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan got into a televised shouting match with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night.
The spat was over Ryan's use of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech to publicize the plight of a Youngstown businessman who was recently deported from the United States.
Group disputes school’s claims over professor’s firing
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit organization said Tuesday that documents it obtained from a New Jersey college show the school was not "inundated" with complaints about an instructor who made racially charged comments during a television interview.
Essex County College fired Adjunct Professor Lisa Durden in June after she made comments on Fox News defending a Black Lives Matter event that only invited black people. Durden is black.
Meredith Minnick does not want Tucker Carlson in her happy place.
Group sues over professor’s firing for racial comments on TV
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit organization claims in a lawsuit that a New Jersey college has illegally withheld documents concerning the firing of an instructor over racially charged comments she made in a television interview.
Essex County College fired adjunct professor Lisa Durden in June after she made comments on Fox News defending a Black Lives Matter event that only invited black people. Durden is black.
FCC chief faults social media platforms on transparency
WASHINGTON - In an interview this week about the coming FCC vote over whether to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, agency chairman Ajit Pai took aim at a different group - the web platforms themselves. Content providers such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, Pai said, deserve more scrutiny over their decisions to restrict political content with pro-Trump and conservative messaging.
Churchill: Answers to the hard questions you didn’t ask
As we wait for another ball of sleaze to be accused of sexual harassment, I thought it would be a good time to answer reader questions that would be real if only readers had cared enough about my opinion to actually ask them.
They didn't, sadly. Details, details.
Let's get to the questions!
What was Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan doing on the Tucker Carlson show Thursday night?
A year after election, many in media need our help
I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante and
Ann Coulter. In fact, my heart goes out to them. As evidence of the same, if I had President Donald Trump's ear, I would have urged him to declare Nov. 7 a day of remembrance and order that flags be flown at half-staff on all federal buildings.
Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity tops cable news rankings
NEW YORK (AP) — After the summer of Rachel Maddow, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity ascended to the top of the cable news mountain.
Hannity's move to the 9 p.m. timeslot paid immediate dividends for the network. President Donald Trump's biggest cable news backer averaged 3.2 million viewers in October, topping Maddow's 2.5 million, the Nielsen company said. Fox's Tucker Carlson, in an earlier time slot, had 2.8 million viewers.
Fox removes video with cars plowing through demonstrators
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News said it has removed a video from its website that depicted cars plowing through demonstrators, saying it was "inappropriate."
The development was part of another fast-moving day Tuesday for media keeping up with the fallout from a violent racial protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, including a contentious late-afternoon news conference by President Donald Trump and a deleted presidential tweet.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News.
Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
College officials said they received complaints about Durden's interview with Carlson. Durden, who is black, discussed a Memorial Day event held exclusively for black people hosted by a Black Lives Matter group.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An adjunct professor at a New Jersey community college is questioning why she was suspended after appearing on Fox News.
Lisa Durden says she learned about the suspension June 8 when she arrived to teach a class at Essex County College.
Durden, who is black, had appeared two days earlier on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," where she discussed a Memorial Day event for black people only that was staged by a Black Lives Matter group.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Democratic strategist criticized for tweeting "#HuntRepublicans" after a shooting that seriously wounded a top GOP leader is defending his bellicose language and doubling down on his support for "hunting."
New Jersey political operative James Devine tweeted Wednesday that Republican Karen Handel's victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's special congressional election is evidence that Democrats should adopt more aggressive tactics. He tweeted: "it is time for hunting."