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Fox News reporter fabricated quotes for Seth Rich conspiracy story, lawsuit alleges

Malia Zimmerman, a reporter at Fox News, fabricated two quotes for a bogus story that connected now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to Wikileaks, according to a lawsuit filed this morning on behalf of the source those quotes were attributed to. The lawsuit, which accused Zimmerman and Trump supporter Ed Butowsky of inventing a story to shift the blame … Read More
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Fox News's retraction is a woefully inadequate response to its colossal mistake

The family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich may have applauded Fox News’ “retraction,” but as retractions go, Fox’s effort was lame. It didn't include a correction, which would have gone a long way toward showing that the network learned from its mistake and was truly contrite. Corrections are inevitable in journalism. When done well, they serve a purpose … Read More
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Fox News retracts bogus Seth Rich story

Fox News announced on Tuesday afternoon it is retracting an inaccurate story about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, after a personal appeal from Rich's family and a public outcry from media observers. "On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth … Read More
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Fox News hit with 3 additional lawsuits alleging racial and sex discrimination

A law firm representing current and former employees of Fox News announced Monday that it was bringing three additional cases against the embattled cable news network. The latest claims, from employees at Fox News' accounting department and Fox News Radio, allege sexual harassment and racial discrimination, asserting that employees were mocked, threatened, passed over for permanent employment and terminated without … Read More
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Roger Ailes, conservative TV titan accused of sexual harassment, has died

Roger Ailes, the longtime chairman of Fox News who built a conservative media empire before allegations of sexual harassment forced his ouster last year, has died. He was 77. Word of Ailes' death was reported on "Fox and Friends" shortly after it surfaced on the Drudge Report. Hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt read a statement from his … Read More
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Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News

"O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly has been ousted from Fox News amid a growing furor over sexual harassment allegations and multiple confidential settlements with former employees at the network. O'Reilly, whose perennial ratings success over multiple decades earned him the moniker "the King of Cable News," will not be returning to the network from a vacation to Italy announced last … Read More
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Alan Colmes, longtime Hannity sparring partner, dies at 66

Alan Colmes, a veteran radio and cable TV host best known for his lengthy Fox News on-air combat with Sean Hannity, passed away after an apparently brief illness. Bill Hemmer of Fox News announced the passing on Fox, which followed with a tribute from Hannity, his former longtime co-host on Hannity & Colmes, and an online tribute. Hannity called … Read More
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Megyn Kelly will leave Fox News for NBC

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC News, bringing an end to one of the most protracted and public contract negotiations for a television news personality in years. The "Kelly File" host is getting a three-part deal at NBC News: She will host a new one-hour daytime program, anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and contribute to … Read More
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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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