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AILES REBALANCES FOX NEWS

September 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Since the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Fox News chief Roger Ailes says that he has toned down the most highly charged conservative rhetoric on the news channel, undertaking what he calls a “course correction” towards the mainstream. In a Newsweek interview with media writer Howard Kurtz, Ailes said that the news channel’s star commentator, […]

BECK’S SHOW ENDS: APOCALYPSE NOW?

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Glenn Beck is out as host of the 5:00 p.m. hour on Fox News Channel, but it is not clear whether he jumped or was pushed. In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes scooted the question. “Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled,” Ailes said. “The other […]

REPORT: AILES ASKED PUBLISHER TO LIE

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes asked then-HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner for the job of secretary of Homeland Security in 2004, according to court documents disclosed today (Thursday) by the New York Times. Regan, who was fired by parent […]

MORE CHARGES FLY OVER POLITICAL “VITRIOL” IN WAKE OF SHOOTINGS

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With few facts available to them, political pundits on both the right and left continued to speculate on Monday about whether Jared Lee Loughner was inflamed by political rhetoric to carry out his shooting spree in Tucson on Saturday that left a federal judge and five others dead and 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle […]

FOX NEWS: A “SAFETY NET” FOR SPURNED NEWSMEN?

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News has hired another reporter who was fired for making on-air comments that riled his bosses. The News Corp-owned cable network has brought aboard veteran Washington D.C. anchor Doug McKelway who was dismissed by WJLA-TV for “gross insubordination and misconduct” after making critical comments about Democrats in general and President Obama in particular in […]

BACKLASH HITS NPR FOLLOWING WILLIAMS FIRING

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after NPR fired liberal commentator Juan Williams after he admitted during a Fox News interview that he worries when he sees people in “Muslim garb” board an airplane, Fox News extended Williams’s contract for a reported $2 million a year. Williams also found defenders across the entire political spectrum. “He’s an honest man,” […]

RUPERT MURDOCH TAKES A PAY CUT

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch took home his smallest pay package in seven years, according to a News Corp filing with the SEC for its just-ended fiscal year, reported by Britain’s Guardian newspaper in today’s (Wednesday) editions. According to the report, Murdoch’s salary was unchanged at $8.1 million, But his annual bonus, which is contingent on his performance […]

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