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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 away from Russia's hacking of the 2016 election, also says that President Trump was allowed to review a Fox News story before it was published.

  • Ethics

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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 for both the audience and the news organization.

    A good correction does these things:

  • Ethics

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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.

  • Legal

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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 just cause. The latest lawsuits bring the total count of plaintiffs leveling sexual harassment and discrimination claims represented by Wigdor to 23.

  • Business

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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 wife, Elizabeth Ailes, on air.

  • Career

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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.

  • Culture

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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 him "one of life's most decent, kind and wonderful people you'd ever want to meet."

  • Career

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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 NBC's breaking, political and special events coverage, according to an announcement published by NBC.

  • Storytelling

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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 administration is once again letting you down. It happens again and again. And it's disgraceful. It's actually indecent."

 
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