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Out at Fox News, Greta Van Susteren takes to Facebook to hammer Obama

Greta Van Susteren is out of a job at Fox News, but she's clearly not lacking a new platform. "OK, you have every right to be enraged," she opens a rhetorically unabashed if unpolished video on her Facebook page. "I am. It just never stops. And you and every other American gets cheated. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Obama … Read More
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Fox News whiffs on coverage of settlement with Gretchen Carlson

Hours after Vanity Fair, NPR, CNN and The Washington Post reported that Fox News was settling with former anchor Gretchen Carlson for $20 million, the network has still said nothing about the settlement on air. Earlier this morning, Fox News posted a story by "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz acknowledging the lawsuit had been settled. A separate report by Kurtz … Read More
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New York reports culture of harassment, paranoia and neglect at Fox News

Just in time for the long Labor Day weekend, New York magazine Friday morning released its much-anticipated deep-dive into Roger Ailes' exit from Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment. The article, which runs more than 7,000 words and will be published in the magazine's next issue, alleges new details about the tenure and eventual departure of the ousted … Read More
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Why Roger Ailes' lawyers' attack on New York magazine is dangerous for both sides

Lloyd Grove should have no remaining illusions about Roger Ailes being a gutter fighter as he observes the noxious spectacle of Team Ailes going after another reporter. The Daily Beast editor at large, who's been a journalist since 1976, including 23 years at The Washington Post, is no stranger to sources dumping on others. But he's still taken aback by … Read More
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Roger Ailes is out at Fox News

Roger Ailes, the media titan who founded and built Fox News into a ratings powerhouse, has left the network after a 20-year tenure. 21st Century Fox announced his departure in a glowing statement that made no mention of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the embattled Fox News chairman in recent days. Rupert Murdoch, the company patriarch, praised … Read More
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Roger Ailes is in talks to exit Fox News

Although multiple reports pointed toward a sudden end for Roger Ailes' long tenure atop Fox News Tuesday evening, conflicting information from the media and the network's public relations team left the exact terms of his departure uncertain. A rollercoaster day of anonymously sourced reports regarding Ailes' status at the network gained a note of finality after The New … Read More
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Media consumption isn't as polarized as you think, new studies conclude

The nation is not degenerating into ideologically driven echo chambers in which citizens simply talk past one another, according to two upcoming academics studies. In sum, the studies in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and the Atlantic Journal of Communication conclude that even political partisans consume both opposing views found elsewhere and a substantial amount of general interest … Read More
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Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton consumes cable TV

Members of the media wait for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to testifying before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rarely has so much media energy been expended on an idling SUV. But there it was, LIVE, on CNN and MSNBC simultaneously Thursday morning: a car waiting outside the Washington home of Hillary Clinton in … Read More
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Cable devours Joe Biden as he decides not to run

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill and President Barack Obama, announces that he will not run for the presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Joe Biden ran out of time. The cable news networks clearly did not. They all offered live coverage of Biden's non-campaign campaign speech in the Rose Garden Wednesday where stood next to his wife … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Commentary: Trump owes an apology to Fox News' Megyn Kelly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump owes Fox News' Megyn Kelly an apology. Now. Right now. Friday night, Trump took to CNN to complain about Kelly's questioning in the Thursday night debate. Kelly … Read More
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Media as kingmaker: Roger Ailes rules over first GOP debate

New York Magazine Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News in 2006. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Amid ample confusion, one thing is clear: Fox News boss Roger Ailes is the power behind the throne for the first big Republican presidential debate. No, it's probably really the power in front of the debate throne. Fox is running next … Read More
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Fox News boss not excited by any GOP candidate?

New York Magazine Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, speaks during the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in this 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)We know that Fox News will reflexively show sympathy for the Republican nominee for the White House in 2016. But, says New York Magazine, Fox chief Roger Ailes is … Read More
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Treat each new job like a classroom, says Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner

Harris Faulkner, now an anchor for "Outnumbered" and "Fox Report Weekend," picked between jobs in different markets based on the kind of experience she might get there. When Harris Faulkner picked up the phone Tuesday morning, she was in her office, getting ready for the day ahead. It would be a big one. The Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments … Read More
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