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    Newsmax made it official on Tuesday, announcing the hiring of former Fox News reporter James Rosen as the pro-Trump network's new chief White House correspondent, replacing Emerald Robinson, the reporter who pushed a bonkers conspiracy theory that the COVID-19 vaccine contains a satanic marker. The Daily Beast reported last month that Rosen was in negotiations with Newsmax as the channel looked to build out its news operation and pivot away from over-the-top, fringe-right content. “James Rosen is not only a reporter’s reporter, but also a great thinker and author who can share complex issues on a TV screen and explain them in clear and understandable ways,” Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said in a statement. The former Fox News star seemingly replaces Robinson, who was pulled off the air as White House correspondent after pushing the satanic COVID conspiracy last month. In a statement on Tuesday, Newsmax acknowledged that Robinson is soon gone: “Emerald is still with Newsmax, however her contract ends in January and we will not be renewing it. We appreciate the work she has done on-air for...
    Mark Meadows’ attorney has told Fox News that the former White House chief of staff to former President Donald Trump will no longer cooperate with the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6. It was reported in recent days that Meadows had an agreement with the committee where he would willingly provide documents and sit for a deposition on the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) complimented Meadows in late November on his then-level of compliance, even as he suggested that action would be taken if Meadows tries to resist committee subpoenas. On Tuesday, however, Meadows’ lawyer George Terwilliger told Fox News that his client couldn’t reach an agreement with the committee, so they no longer intend to work with them. Terwilliger contended that the dispute stems from the committee’s intent to examine Meadows’ cell phone records, and press him on matters he claims fall under executive privilege. “We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Terwilliger told Fox. He also lambasted Thompson over recent comments where the...
    After a week-long hiatus, Seth Meyers had a lot to catch up on Monday night, including the new revelations about Donald Trump testing positive for COVID before his debate with Joe Biden and, of course, the emergence of the Omicron variant. “The Omicron variant sounds like a paperback I read at my grandma’s house because there was shit else to do,” the Late Night host joked. “I thought scientists were supposed to be mild-mannered, analytical types that don’t want you to panic. I get that they’re just going by the Greek alphabet, but the Greek alphabet is very scary.” And yet while Omicron is “already here,” Meyers noted that Republicans and Fox News hosts alike are “dismissing it as some sort of liberal hoax.” In particular, he zeroed in on Fox & Friends Weekend host and Trump confidant Pete Hegseth, who said “you can count on a new variant”every time there’s an election. “Are you out of your fucking mind?!” Meyers asked him. “You think anyone wants this pandemic to keep going? You think that’s good for Democrats politically?...
    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) will not seek reelection in 2022, Ray Appleton of KMJ Radio has reported. Nunes, 48, has served in Congress since 2003 and is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He has been staunch ally of former president Donald Trump. Jacqui Heinrich of Fox News reported that Nunes will become CEO of Trump’s new media organization, Trump Media & Technology Group. NEW: Rep Devin Nunes is retiring. Im told he “got a job offer that he can’t refuse” — CEO of a new Trump media org. — Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) December 6, 2021 Heinrich reported that Nunes “got a job offer that he can’t refuse.” Trump’s media company is currently under investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission stemming from its merger with a special purpose acquisition company called Digital World Acquisition Corp. California is in the process of redrawing its congressional districts after the Golden State lost a seat after the 2020 U.S. Census. As Nunes’ hometown paper the Fresno Bee noted, the congressman would face an...
    Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday if a staffer in Vice President Kamala Harris’s office was asked to put out a now-viral tweet praising her. The exchange between Heinrich and Psaki illustrated the ongoing media narrative that Harris’s political star has fallen so low that she is having trouble retaining staffers. Heinrich asked: I want to ask about the Washington Post article, another article that came out after a string of articles detailing dysfunction in the vice president’s office. And then the director of operations put out a tweet today about how much he loves his job. There was a similar social media push this summer following negative headlines about ongoing in the vice president’s office. Did anybody ask the director to put out a tweet today or was that all him? The question referenced a Sunday tweet that read, “Hi. My name is David Gins. I work for Vice President Harris on behalf of the American people as Deputy Director for Operations and absolutely love my job. Just thought...
    The Tunnels for Towers Foundation honored FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott with the Let Us Do Good Award "for her extraordinary dedication and positive impact in the lives of our veterans and first responders" on Friday at their fourth annual Footsteps to the Future Gala. Tunnel to Towers CEO Frank Siller’s foundation was started in honor of all the lives lost and the heroic sacrifices that were made on September 11, 2001. Promising to "do good and never forget," the foundation’s In the Line of Duty and Never Forget Programs honor our military, first responders and their families.  FOX NEWS CHANNEL THUMPS CNN, MSNBC DURING JAM-PACKED NOVEMBER "At Fox News, we are always most proud to tell the stories of true American heroes like the first responders," Scott said when accepting the prestigious award. The Tunnels for Towers Foundation honored FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott with the Let Us Do Good Award "for her extraordinary dedication and positive impact in the lives of our veterans and first responders" on Friday at their fourth annual Footsteps to the Future Gala.  "Frank, I...
    It wasn’t quite a victory lap, but Janice Dean clearly expressed validation from CNN’s weekend firing of Chris Cuomo, following months of her criticism of all things Cuomo, especially his brother, former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Appearing on Fox & Friends Monday morning, the Senior Meteorologist for Fox News discussed a column recently published on FoxNews.com, titled “Cuomo brothers canceled – here’s how they turned mourners’ grief into rage.” Dean became a leading critic of Governor Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic following the death of her husband’s parents, at a time when Governor Cuomo was receiving wide praise for his handling and his frequent appearances on Cuomo Prime Time that often featured joking around and mutual praise disguised as a brotherly rivalry. “If it wasn’t for the Andrew Cuomo or Chris Cuomo comedy hour I wouldn’t be sitting here,” she noted, “because that’s the day my grief turned to rage when I saw those guys joking around about ‘the love gov’ and who their mother’s favorite son was and the big cotton swab.” She then noted that was happening at...
    Former President Donald Trump bragged that he effectively obstructed justice during a Fox News interview. Amid demands for Attorney General Merrick Garland to impanel a grand jury, Trump told Fox News that he simply had to fire former FBI Director James Comey. Otherwise, he could have been held accountable for his relationship with Russia during the 2016 election. "Don't forget, I fired Comey," Trump bragged. "Had I not fired Comey, you might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book about four years in the White House, and we'll see about the future. If I didn't fire Comey, they were looking to take down the president of the United States… I don't think could've survived if I didn't fire him." The report published by former special counsel Robert Mueller said that they didn't even look at whether Trump broke the law during the 2016 election because he followed the Office of Legal Counsel's opinion that the president couldn't be indicted while in office. What Mueller did say was that he uncovered at least 10 examples...
    This is a rush transcript of "Fox News Sunday" on December 5, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  I'm Chris Wallace.  President Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin will hold a superpower phone  call Tuesday as tensions grow over Ukraine.  (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  I don't accept anybody's red  line. WALLACE (voice-over): The White House expressing concern. Putin's massive  buildup of troops along the border with Ukraine could signal plans for an  invasion.  We'll discuss the standoff with Senate Armed Services Committee member Joni  Ernst, and former Pentagon official Michelle Flournoy. And we'll get  analysis from our Sunday panel here at the Reagan National Defense Forum.  Then --  Just how much of a threat is China?  We'll talk about how to keep law and order in space with the vice chief of  the Space Force, General David Thompson, only on "FOX News Sunday". And --  BIDEN:  Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks  ahead in this winter. So, we...
    Following her comments about Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Fox News appearance on Monday, Lara Logan has been noticeably absent from the airwaves this week, having made zero appearances since. “Has Lara Logan been quietly benched by Fox News? All indications are yes,” CNN’s Oliver Darcy pointed out in the Reliable Sources newsletter. “Fox isn’t commenting on the matter, but prior to that Monday appearance, Logan was a mainstay on the network. Now she has disappeared.” Darcy may have a point. Looking into some immediately prior appearances, we found that for the week of November 21 to 27, Logan was on that Sunday on Fox & Friends, and that Friday on The Faulkner Focus. That week the network also aired the Fox Nation “Patriot Awards” show, where Logan was a presenter. The previous week, Logan was on with Trey Gowdy, Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends, Fox News Primetime, The Five, and America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Dana Bash, where she spoke with Sandra Smith about terror and promoted her special on Fox Nation. So she regularly appears both on...
    Fauci went on to call on Fox News to discipline Logan. "What I find striking is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network. How they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action. I’m astounded by that," said Fauci. The comments from Logan prompted MSNBC host Joy Reid to accuse some conservatives of being a part of a "death cult" for their opposition for some of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the video of Fauci's comments: Fauci ‘Astounded’ By Fox Silence After Host Compared Him To Nazi Doctor www.youtube.com
    Hunter Biden was close friends with Tucker Carlson, wrote a recommendation for his son's Georgetown application, and even got Carlson to intervene in a Fox News story about him on Hunter's behalf. Emails from Hunter's abandoned laptop show the Fox anchor and the president's son were close – a fact that Carlson failed to declare throughout his extensive coverage of the scandals surrounding Hunter's business and personal transgressions revealed by his abandoned computer. In emails Hunter professed his 'love' for Carlson and his family, called him 'buddy' and told him 'you're a friend'. In August 2015 data on the 30 million users of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison were leaked, including Hunter's name and credit card. Fox News wrote a story about Joe Biden's son's alleged use of the site, whose tag line is 'Life is short. Have an affair'. Emails obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter's abandoned laptop show Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the president's son were close at one point In one email from 2014, the news anchor thanked Hunter for writing a recommendation letter for his...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave an update on Friday to a question Fox News’ Peter Doocy had the previous day and said she looked forward to seeing his network report on it – saying this as Fox News was airing the White House press briefing. On Thursday, Doocy asked about what the Biden administration has been doing in response to the most recent mass thefts in California. “Big cities are dealing with smash-and-grab robberies,” said Doocy. “A record number of police officers have been shot and killed this year.  What is President Biden going to do about all this lawlessness?” Psaki responded: Well, Peter, I would say that, one, the president proposed additional funding in his budget over the funding that had been proposed by the prior president to increase and support local police departments, to make sure we keep cops on the beat, and we ensure that local communities are working in partnership to crack down on crime and any dangers they see in their community.  So, that’s one of the steps. We’ve also worked with a range...
    Chris Stirewalt, the former Fox News digital politics editor, said it was “beyond reckless” for his former network to produce Tucker Carlon’s January 6th series Patriot Purge. Stirewalt, who is currently a contributing editor of The Dispatch and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was fired from Fox News after he defended the decision to call the state of Arizona for Joe Biden on election night 2020. Fox called the state first, a decision which was correct and later echoed across the media, but one that angered former President Donald Trump and his supporters. On the Talkline podcast, host Hoppy Kercheval asked Stirewalt about the “recent departure of Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes from Fox because they did not want to be a part of something where Tucker Carlson was going to reinvent January 6th. What’s your take on that?” Stirewalt responded, “They hired me [at The Dispatch] when Fox fired me” and “I have had a lot of respect for them for a long time.” “What Steve and Jonah did in giving up compensation and a high-visibility...
    A former Fox News political analyst is slamming the network for its prolonged failure to censor host Tucker Carlson as he continues to circulate misinformation and dangerous rhetoric. On Friday, December 3, Chris Stirewalt appeared on WV Metro News where he shared his perspective on the Fox News, the departure of Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg as contributors, and the network's unwavering support of Carlson. Both Goldberg and Hayes recently opted to part ways with Fox News citing their opposition toward Carlson's controversial, conspiracy-driven documentary about the Jan. 6 insurrection. "What Steve and Jonah did in giving up compensation and a high visibility post was to put their money literally where their mouth is," Stirewalt said, adding, “What Fox allowed in Tucker Carlson’s documentary, which said that January 6 was potentially a false flag operation undertaken by the federal government and that Americans were being put in Guantanomo over pictures of waterboarding, was beyond reckless and is another mile-marker down the road to the kind of Alex Jones-ian, Infowars-ian garbage that makes it impossible to have any kind...
    The Murdoch family removed Glenn Beck from the network after the host's conspiracy theories became dangerously unhinged. Tucker Carlson, however, has received broad protection even as the show promotes conspiracies about masks, vaccines, and health experts themselves. As approximately zero of us have noticed, government pandemic expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has been strikingly absent from Fox News in the last half-year or so. While the Fox News evening lineup continues to do their level best to stoke death threats against him, comparing him to infamous Nazi torturers and propagating bizarre conspiracy theories about him, the man the Murdoch family is blithely putting in the crosshairs of delusional Trumpian mobs is rarely—if ever—himself appearing on the network's supposed "news" programs. Politico brings us a mini-scoop of sorts: It isn't because Fox News hasn't been asking him. Politico reports that Fox programs have been "trying to book Fauci for months but he's been turning them down." Most of the rest of Politico's piece is analysis, and we can skip that part because we can provide it ourselves. Is Dr. Anthony Fauci right...
    Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci to appear on Fox Business Friday for rare interview on the network Hawaii reports its first omicron case Glenn Greenwald discusses criticism of Fauci overseeing 'medically unjustifiable' experiments on dogs MORE on Thursday blasted Fox News and said he was "astounded" that the network did not discipline host Lara Logan for comparing him to the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who worked at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. "What I find striking is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network. How they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action. I’m astounded by that," the chief White House medical adviser said in an appearance on MSNBC. He said it was an insult to all of the people who suffered and died under the Nazi regime in the concentration camps.  "It's unconscionable what she said. She was being totally slanderous to me and, as usual, had no idea what she was talking about," he said. Fox News did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.  "What you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci lashed out at Fox News over their failure to discipline Lara Logan for comparing the White House medical adviser with Nazi monster Josef Mengele. On Thursday night’s edition of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, host Chris Hayes played the clip in question for Dr. Fauci. “What you see on Dr. Fauci – this is what people say to me: that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Joseph Mengele. Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,” Logan said on Fox News’s Prime Time Monday night. “I just wonder how you respond to that,” Hayes asked. “Well, Chris, I think the response is with so many people throughout the country and the world, are responding to that absolutely preposterous and disgusting comparison that she made, it’s an insult to all of the people who suffered and died under the Nazi regime in the concentration camps,” Fauci said, also calling the remark “unconscionable.” Fauci then trashed Logan for misinforming about the virus, and slammed...
    Once-respected 60 Minutes journalist turned right-wing fear-mongering shill Lara Logan is doubling down on her assertion that Dr. Anthony Fauci can be compared one-to-one with the Nazi “Angel of Death.” Earlier this week, Logan made news after her appearance on a Fox News’ segment with host Pete Hegseth, when she said, “What you see on Dr. Fauci—this is what people say to me: that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele.” The Auschwitz Museum responded with a tweet: “Exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic, and people who fight for saving human lives is shameful. It is disrespectful to victims & a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.” Shortly thereafter, the Auschwitz Museum also said that Ms. Logan had blocked their account. Since that time, Logan and Fox News have refused to say much of anything about her statement. Let us remember this: According to Lara Logan, she knows exactly who Dr. Josef Mengele was. In fact, when she made her first claims that Dr. Anthony Fauci and his calls...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci responded on Thursday night to Fox Nation host Lara Logan comparing him to infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, calling her remarks “disgusting” and saying it was “striking” that Fox News had not taken any disciplinary action against her. Logan, a once respected investigative reporter turned right-wing provocateur, sparked intense backlash from Jewish organizations and Holocaust remembrance groups this week when she likened the nation’s top infectious disease expert to Mengele, the Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death” who notoriously experimented on Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz. “What you see on Dr. Fauci—this is what people say to me: that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele,” she declared on Monday night, adding: “And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this, because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies.” Fox News has remained silent amid the brewing controversy over Logan, despite growing criticism and demands for an apology...
    Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean, who has sharply criticized former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after losing both of her in-laws in care homes, believes his CNN host brother's suspension for advising him behind the scenes should be a 'cautionary tale' for journalists. Speaking to DailyMail.com on Tuesday night, shortly after Chris Cuomo's indefinite suspension was announced, Dean called the move 'the very least CNN could do' in light of the revelations. 'But is he still being paid? That needs to be clarified,' asked Dean, who called for Chris Cuomo to be fired. A spokeswoman for Cuomo did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com.  'I doubt he comes back from this, but I just hope people never forget the charade that went on between those two at the beginning of the pandemic,' added Dean.  'This story should be cautionary tale taught in journalism schools. That kind of behavior should never be tolerated again,' said Dean.  Dean's mother-in-law and father-in-law both died of COVID in New York care facilities last spring, shortly after Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order forcing...
    Lara Logan, Fox News guest commentator Former hailed 60 Minutes journalist and CBS News war correspondent, turned Fox News ratings-chaser, Lara Logan, is stepping up her COVID-19 conspiracy theories and comparing top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi sociopath Josef Mengele.  Logan’s derailed comments came blurting out during an interview with Fox host Pete Hegseth, a vehement critic of coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates, who accused President Joe Biden’s administration of being overly concerned about the new omicron variant. “What you see on Dr. Fauci—this is what people say to me: that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele,” Logan said. Adding: “Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps. And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this, because the response from covid, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies. The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen...
    But what really happened? While campaigning in Iowa on Jan. 31, 2020, Biden slammed Trump for "hysterical xenophobia" and "fearmongering" on the same day Trump announced travel restrictions banning foreign nationals who had been in China from entering the U.S. "We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus,” Biden said. "This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science." Contrary to Psaki's claims, Reuters reported at the time that Biden was not referring to Trump's tweets, but rather to Trump's policies. From Reuters: Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Friday criticized President Donald Trump for reducing U.S. oversight of global health issues before the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has spread rapidly to several countries including the United States. ... Biden said Trump had rolled back progress on global health oversight that occurred when he was vice president from 2009 to 2017. In particular, he cited “draconian cuts” the White House proposed to the budgets...
    Americans across the country are furious at Fox News after its top primetime host compared Dr. Anthony Fauci to Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and one of its well-known commentators and hosts compared the top infectious disease doctor to Nazi “Angel of Death” Dr. Josef Mengele – both on the first full day of Hanukkah. Fox Nation host Lara Logan during a Fox News primetime show Monday night said of Dr. Fauci, “this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them, he represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps.” Logan, who has repeatedly peddled in conspiracy theories, was not finished. “I am talking about people all across the world are saying this because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty – it has obliterated economies – the level of suffering that has been created because of this disease...
    Fox News host Lara Logan recently shared an awful opinion of the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. During an appearance on Fox News Primetime, Logan laid out a comparison of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAIAD) director to Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who performed dangerous experiments on Holocaust prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II. “What you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them,” Logan said as she referenced Fauci’s recent remarks about COVID and his efforts to mitigate the virus. "This is what people say to me, that he doesn't represent science to them. He represents Joseph Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps. And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this," Logan said. Fox host Lara Logan says that people tell her that Dr. Fauci doesn't represent science, but represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor known as the "Angel of Death" for...
    CNN Newsroom at 2 p.m. topped its Fox News time-slot competition in the key 25-54 age demographic on Wednesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Minutes before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, three men were found guilty of murder for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Newsroom’s drew a whopping 401,000 demo viewers in the hour, beating out the 363,000 that Fox News’ America Reports saw, marking a rare moment in the cable news ratings of late: A Fox News program not winning its time-slot. While a few CNN weekend shows — notably Jim Acosta’s program — have bested Fox in the demo in certain hours, it has been a long time since a CNN show has won during the week. MSNBC’s Katy Tur lagged far behind the competition with only 154,000 demo viewers. Fox News still won out in total viewers for the 2 p.m. hour, beating both CNN and MSNBC. The only other close competition to Fox News in the charts was MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace at 4 p.m., who notched an average of 1.46 million total viewers. Wallace’s viewership total,...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) compared Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to a terrorist. Fox News Channel has mostly ignored Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) Islamophobic comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), briefly mentioning the incident only on one program over a three-day period. On Thursday, a video of Boebert speaking to supporters was posted online. In the video, Boebert called Omar, who is Muslim, part of "the jihad squad." She also claimed that when riding an elevator with Omar she thought, "Well, she doesn't have a backpack, so we should be fine." Omar responded to the tweet, writing, "Anti-Muslim bigotry isn't funny & shouldn't be normalized. Congress can't be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation." The next day, Boebert wrote, "I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar." Omar was frequently a target of bigoted attacks from former President Donald Trump, and in 2019, she reported that she had received death threats as a result. A review of...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki kicked the week off with a Monday briefing and wasted no time correcting Fox News’ Peter Doocy, who had used a wholly out-of-context question to falsely attack President Joe Biden. “Before Joe Biden was president he said the COVID travel restrictions on foreign countries were ‘hysterical,’ ‘xenophobia’ and ‘fear mongering.’ So what changed?” Doocy demanded. “Well, I would say first to put in full context, Peter, what the President was critical of was the way that the former President put out, I believe, a xenophobic tweet, and had and how he, what he called the coronavirus, and who he directed it at. The President has not been critical of travel restrictions. We have put those in place ourselves. We put them in place ourselves in the spring, but no he does not believe – he believes we should follow the advice of health and medical experts. That’s exactly what he did, and putting in place these restrictions over the weekend.” In fact, as Politifact noted in March of 2020, “Biden has not directly said...
    This is a rush transcript of "Fox News Sunday" on November 28, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TRACE GALLAGHER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  I'm Trace Gallagher, in for Chris  Wallace.  A new coronavirus variant sends markets plummeting, as the world races to  contain and assess the threats.  (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  We don't know a lot about the  variant, except it is a great concern, seems to spread rapidly.  GALLAGHER (voice-over): Stocks and oil plunge as new COVID fears rattle  markets. Countries rushed to restrict flights and impose new travel limits  as scientists determine the effectiveness of current vaccines on the new  variant.  We'll ask National Institutes of Health director, Dr. Frances Collins, what  this means for public health, and ask top economist Mohamed El-Erian about  the impact on the pandemic recovery.  And --  SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY):  We need to fund the government. The deadline is  December 3rd.  GALLAGHER:  From avoiding a government shutdown to raising the debt limit  and passing a critical defense spending bill, lawmakers...
    Fox News host Trace Gallagher briefly pressed Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Sunday over the GOP senator’s refusal to support raising the debt ceiling, wondering aloud why Barrasso is against it since it covers already authorized government expenses. Following the Thanksgiving break, the U.S. Senate is poised for an extremely busy and tense next few weeks. Democrats, who hold a very slim majority in the chamber, will be tasked not only with trying to find a way to iron out intra-party squabbles over the Build Back Better social spending plan but they’re also forced to go it alone in terms of boosting the debt limit before the government runs out of money next month. After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reached an agreement in October to allow Democrats to pass a short-term debt-limit extension, he vowed that Republicans would not offer any further assistance in raising the debt ceiling. In fact, the Kentucky senator told President Joe Biden he was even willing to let the United States default on the national debt. Interviewing Barrasso on Fox News Sunday, Gallacher—filling...
    (CNN)Former Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes decided to leave the network last week. The two have long been concerned over former President Donald Trump falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen. The publication of Tucker Carlson's falsehood-filled "Patriot Purge" on Fox Nation, about January 6, was the last straw. The Goldberg/Hayes saga is a manifestation of a larger trend. The audience of right-wing media such as Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network wants little to do with resisting Trump, even if that means they are resisting the truth. Republicans who don't get news from these networks are far more unfavorable to the former President.We can see this well in a CNN/SSRS poll conducted in August and September. In the poll, I isolated Republicans and independents who leaned Republican who preferred to get their television or digital news only from Fox News, Newsmax or One America News Network. Almost uniformly (88% to 11%), Republican voters who like getting their news from those conservative media outlets believe President Joe Biden did not legitimately get enough votes to...
    More than a year after Donald Trump decisively lost the 2020 presidential election, there are still some pro-Trump Fox News personalities who believe the “Big Lie” that the election was stolen. Fox News host Sean Duffy, a former Republican congressman and ex-cast member of MTV’s The Real World, used concerns over a newly identified COVID-19 variant on Friday to baselessly accuse Democrats of “cheating” in the 2020 elections. Filling in as one of the panelists on late-afternoon opinion show The Five, Duffy quickly pivoted from his co-hosts’ complaints that President Joe Biden hasn’t done enough to stem the tide of COVID-19 to insisting that Democrats have exploited the ongoing pandemic. “I think that if you look at the benefit of COVID for the Democrat Party, they won the last election based on COVID,” Duffy said. “They were able to change election rules. So made it far easier to cheat and potentially steal different portions of the electorate in the last election.” Lone liberal co-host Jessica Tarlov quickly interjected, asking Duffy if he was indeed saying “the election was stolen,” prompting...
    "FOX & Friends Weekend" co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy says her book, "All American Christmas," offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of the network’s biggest stars as they reminisce about what Christmas means to them.  "If anyone on your Christmas list love Fox News -- your mom, your grandma, your uncle, your sister or brother -- they're going to love this book because this it’s for anyone who loves Fox News and loves Christmas, and so it's just the perfect combination," Campos-Duffy told Fox News Digital.  "All American Christmas" by Campos-Duffy, along with her husband, FOX News contributor Sean Duffy, is available now.  CLICK HERE TO BUY "ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS" "It makes it really easy to shop," Campos-Duffy said. "I can guarantee they're going to love the book because it's full of all the stuff you don't get from just watching the channel. You get a deep dive into everyone's personality, and there's no more revealing look into someone's character and family then Christmas and the holidays." "All American Christmas" by Rachel Campos-Duffy, along with her husband, FOX News...
    Ten months into Joe Biden's presidency, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell continues to insist that Donald Trump was the real winner of the 2020 election and will be moving back into White House — and he is disappointed that right-wing Fox News is not giving more coverage to his bogus election fraud claims. Lindell held a rally on Wednesday morning, November 24 outside Fox News' Manhattan headquarters in the hope of applying some pressure, but according to Daily Beast reporters Zachary Petrizzo and Roger Sollenberger, it was a total flop. Petrizzo and Sollenberger explain, "MyPillow CEO and 2020 dead-ender-who-will-simply-never-quit Mike Lindell attempted to put pressure on Fox News to cover his non-existent election fraud case — which he's long-promised to file with the Supreme Court — by holding a poorly attended rally outside the cable channel's offices. On Wednesday morning, a smattering of protesters gathered in Lindell's name in front of Fox News headquarters on 6th Avenue in Manhattan, where, the MAGA mogul told The Daily Beast, the names of the mystery plaintiffs bringing his mythical filing to the High Court...
    Fox News host Dagen McDowell “wouldn’t bang” Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat running for, governor of Texas. She can, however, explain the popularity of another slenderman with mysterious appeal: Pete Davidson. In an appearance on Fox News late night show Gutfeld!, McDowell joined the show’s eponymous host, medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel and others for a discussion of the Texas gubernatorial race and Pete Davidson’s ever-expanding list of romantic partners. As the guests discussed a potential showdown in Texas between Matthew McConaughey, Greg Abbott and O’Rourke, Gutfeld asked McDowell for her “feeling” about the former El Paso mayor with a penchant for campaigning. “I wouldn’t bang him,” McDowell replied. “What about Davidson?” Dr. Marc Siegel asked. “I can explain the appeal of Davidson,” McDowell said. “He makes people laugh.” Davidson, a star of Saturday Night Live, was most recently tied to Kim Kardashian. “Gentlemen: if you ever want to get in a girl’s britches, make em laugh,” she said. There you have it. Watch above, via Fox News. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    A Fox News host asked South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Wednesday night if she’s concerned that liberals are “coming for Mount Rushmore.” Fox News’ Sean Duffy brought up how New York is taking down statues of Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. The Jefferson statue, which was in New York City Hall for close to two centuries, is being moved to the New York Historical Society. Meanwhile, the Roosevelt Statue — which had been prominently featured at the American Museum of Natural History for many years — is moving to North Dakota. The Jefferson statue was scrutinized because, as officials argued, “It makes me deeply uncomfortable knowing that we sit in the presence of a statue that pays homage to a slaveholder who fundamentally believed that people who look like me were inherently inferior, lacked intelligence, and were not worthy of freedom or right.” The Roosevelt statue, meanwhile, faced scrutiny because of its depiction of an African-American man and a Native American man walking behind him. Theodore Roosevelt IV, great-grandson to the U.S. president, said last year he supports its removal. Noem...
    MyPillow CEO and 2020 dead-ender-who-will-simply-never-quit Mike Lindell attempted to put pressure on Fox News to cover his non-existent election fraud case—which he’s long-promised to file with the Supreme Court—by holding a poorly attended rally outside the cable channel’s offices. On Wednesday morning, a smattering of protesters gathered in Lindell’s name in front of Fox News headquarters on 6th Avenue in Manhattan, where, the MAGA mogul told The Daily Beast, the names of the mystery plaintiffs bringing his mythical filing to the high court would, at last, be revealed. Alas, the names were not revealed. Instead, videos from the slapdash protest, which Lindell shared with The Daily Beast, showed a moderately engaged crew numbering little more than a dozen. They wagged signs branded with “Frank Speech”—the name of Lindell’s homespun social-media platform—and expressed their displeasure with the conservative cable news network for its insufficiently fealty to their pillow-hawking leader. “Shame on Fox! Shame on Fox!” went one chant, mirroring Lindell’s now-signature tagline. “Fox failed! We want the truth!” went another. A billboard truck parked on the street appeared to take aim...
    Immediately after all three defendants were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday, Fox News contributor Ted Williams tore into the defense team’s “very offensive” actions throughout the emotional trial. Attempting to build a case that their white clients were trying to enforce a citizen’s arrest on a supposedly dangerous criminal and were forced to kill the unarmed Arbery in self-defense, one attorney went so far as to traffic in racist tropes about the deceased Black man. “Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails,” Laura Hoge, lawyer for Gregory McMichael, said this week to audible gasps from people in the courtroom. Kevin Gough, attorney for William “Roddie” Bryan, sparked outrage and admonishment from the judge for complaining earlier this month that he didn’t “want any more Black pastors coming” into the courtroom during the trial. Reacting to the verdict, which found Travis McMichael guilty of malice murder and...
    Fox News contributor and former defense attorney Ted Williams said on Wednesday that the convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial happened amid a defense for which he felt “very, very embarrassed,” and that the jury reached its verdict “irrespective” of the efforts by the defense to exploit racial stereotypes. Arbery, a Black man, was shot and killed in a Georgia neighborhood last year by three White people – Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan – who were all convicted Wednesday on felony murder and other charges in connection with his death. Appearing on America Reports moments after the verdict, Williams slammed the defense lawyers: What we saw in this case and one of the issues that we in this society are very sensitive about is the issue of race. And race was front and center in this case because the prosecution’s position was that this was a young Black kid that was out jogging and had not done anything that would permit even for a citizen’s arrest. The defense in this case, their position was that the jury should draw an inference, because he had been in this one house on several...
    Fox News incorrectly tied the parade crash to progressive efforts to reform the criminal justice system. "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday advised Republicans to "take advantage" of the parade crash that occurred in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, saying the party should use the incident to attack Democrats for being soft on crime. The Fox News program sought to draw a connection between the tragedy and unrelated efforts by progressive groups to reform bail, highlighting a clip from former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who blamed "politicians" and "activist judges" for "caring more about criminals than actually protecting our community." While Wisconsin has not enacted such bail reforms, and the Wall Street Journal has noted that "local officials haven't significantly debated such reforms," Kilmeade advised: Republicans should take advantage of this. Go right to the inner cities, offer an alternative. Don't say the urban community doesn't vote for us. Go in there and offer an alternative to keep them safe with law and order  in a way in which it would...
    Tucker Carlson’s Fox News interview with acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was watched by more than 5 million viewers on Monday night - more than twice the number who tuned in to rivals CNN and MSNBC combined. Rittenhouse was acquitted on murder charges last week and Carlson was given the chance for the post-trial interview because of the support he had shown him, according to the 18-year-old's family.  The Rittenhouse interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight was by far the most watched cable news program between 8pm and 8pm Eastern time on Monday night. The MSNBC program that goes head to head with Carlson’s - All In with Chris Hayes - was watched by 1.2 million viewers - slightly more than one-fifth of the Fox News viewership. Coming in a distant third was CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, which attracted just 792,000 viewers, according to Mediaite. That means the Fox News audience was six time largers than that of CNN during that time span. Monday's CNN program was guest-hosted by John Berman, who was filling in for  the vacationing Anderson Cooper.  Carlson’s...
    Fox News’ Special Report got a bit tense after one guest suggested the Biden administration is becoming authoritarian. Bret Baier talked with his panel Tuesday night about the U.S. releasing 50 million barrels of oil to address rising gas prices, as well as earlier comments from Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Bill Bennett, who served as Education Secretary in the Reagan administration, said this is “a very, very temporary thing.” “There’s a problem with the Biden administration right now that’s getting acute,” he continued, “and that is ‘keep saying things are getting better, things are okay, you think things are bad, don’t believe your own eyes. Don’t believe what you see at the gas pump, believe me.’ This is what happens in authoritarian countries. And it’s a very dangerous road, a very dangerous road to take.” Washington Post writer Charles Lane remarked that the U.S. “did have a president in the previous four years who did quite often what Bill just said, and that was, as he says, a symptom of authoritarianism.” “Get off Trump,” Bennett grumbled. Back in 2018, Trump...
    Fox News’ Howard Kurtz said Tuesday he’s wary of conservatives who are talking up Kyle Rittenhouse as a heroic figure. On Tuesday’s MediaBuzz Meter podcast, Kurtz blasted the media coverage of Rittenhouse before, after, and during his trial, telling listeners many liberal commentators are “refusing to accept the verdict.” “They’re still calling him a murderer, they’re still calling him a white supremacist,” he said. “There was a lot of evidence of self-defense,” Kurtz continued, “and just because certain people on the left don’t like the verdict, wanted him to be guilty, wanted him to go to prison, doesn’t mean they have the right to ignore the fact that a jury of his peers unanimously reached an acquittal on all counts.” He then addressed some of the coverage in conservative media: I’m equally wary of people on the right who said, “Oh, he’s a hero.” He should be a congressional intern, Matt Gaetz says. No, he’s not a hero. He was a 17-year-old kid who did a dumb thing by bringing an AR-15 into a violent zone, but that doesn’t...
    The co-hosts of Fox News’ daytime show Outnumbered roasted a recent New York Times op-ed offering Covid-19 related safety advice for Thanksgiving, likening the article to a satire. During Tuesday’s show, co-host Kayleigh McEnany introduced the segment saying, “The New York Times is taking heat for an op-ed that gives advice for how to lower the risk of Covid-19 this Thanksgiving.” McEnany explained that one reader asked the author if it is safe to host an indoor dinner despite their kids not being fully vaccinated. McEnany then read what Virginia Tech engineering professor Dr. Linsey Marr wrote in response: “As the kids will not be fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second shot, I think some care is warranted, especially because some attendees are 65 and older and thus at greater risk of more serious breakthrough infections. You could have the kids wear masks, eat quickly and stay away from the older adults when eating” “Oh, my God,” responded Julie Banderas. “This is pure idiocy,” McEnany interjected. “Make the kids eat quick, no.” “First of all my kids don’t...
    Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier squirmed on Monday when colleague Brian Kilmeade pressed him over reports that he was bothered by Tucker Carlson’s conspiracy-laden Jan. 6 “documentary,” eventually conceding that there were indeed “concerns” within the network over the unhinged special. During an appearance on Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio program, first flagged by Mediaite, Baier was asked to weigh in on the recent resignations of longtime Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes. The pair, who are also co-founders of anti-Trump conservative outlet The Dispatch, had both been with Fox since 2009 and regularly appeared on Baier’s midday political analysis show. Following the release of Carlson’s multi-part Patriot Purge series that baselessly suggested the Capitol riots were a “false flag” orchestrated by the federal government, however, Hayes and Goldberg claimed they’d had enough and publicly quit, citing the program’s “truly dangerous” and factually inaccurate content. Furthermore, NPR reported that Baier and fellow veteran anchor Chris Wallace complained to upper management about the decision to air Carlson’s feature. “What’s going on with Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg? Why...
    The disparity in cable news coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery trials is in many ways predictable. They are very different stories that took very different roles in our political and societal realms. The disparity in coverage within each network, however, is revealing, particularly when it comes to Fox News, the highest-rated cable network, but a very wide margin. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial captivated the nation’s attention, in part because it was a fascinating legal discussion between self-defense as a legal defense, and the role of vigilante justice amid riots following America’s racial reckoning of 2020. Rittenhouse’s actions in August of 2020 became a wedge issue in the last general election and was even featured in a regrettable Biden campaign ad that portrayed him as a “White Supremacist.” On the other hand, Ahmaud Arbery’s case seems much less complicated, and perhaps clearer cut. Three white individuals chased down Arbery and eventually shot and killed him because they claimed they were making a “citizen’s arrest.” There are clear racial elements to the case, which have only been supported...
    Two top FOX News hosts reportedly expressed their concerns about Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge series before it aired earlier this month and two contributors quit over the documentary's claims. According to a report from NPR, senior FOX News figures Bret Baier and Chris Wallace raised their objections to the three-part documentary series to network leaders, including FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president of the network's news division, Jay Wallace. Their complaints about the show's dubious claims eventually made their way up to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of FOX Corporation. But network executives still allowed Carlson's three-part documentary series accusing President Joe Biden of setting up the January 6 riots in order to 'conduct an ideological purge and persecute conservatives' to air earlier this month - even as some FOX News hosts debunked its claims.   FOX News hosts Chris Wallace, left, and Bret Baier, right, reportedly told network executives they had concerns about Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge series before it aired The complaints were made to FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president of the network's news division,...
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