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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Michael Avenatti calls Tucker Carlson "pathetic" and "cowardly" for running a "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyron on screen during their interview
“I expected to be treated with respect, and certainly not to be lied to,” said Avenatti. “I had no idea until after the show because I don’t have any way of seeing the camera lines when I’m on set...I thought that it was a new low for Fox, which is saying something. And I thought it was pathetic and cowardly of Tucker Carlson.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Tucker Carlson's interview with "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti devolved into a 13-minute "shoutfest"
Source: The Daily Beast
The Fox News host's long-awaited interview with Stormy Daniels' attorney was "worse than you're imagining," says Matt Wilstein. Carlson mocked Avenatti throughout the interview by displaying different "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyrons at the bottom of the screen -- at one point abbreviating the insult as "CPL." Wilstein adds: "It wasn’t until the final moments of the gross display that the words on the screen migrated into Carlson’s mouth. 'Creepy porn lawyer, great to see you,' the host said, getting the last word and cutting to commercial." After the interview, Avenatti seemed to express regret, tweeting that Carlson had agreed to ditch the "name calling" beforehand.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Michael Avenatti: "Get your popcorn ready" because I'm visiting Fox News' Tucker Carlson
The Stormy Daniels attorney is scheduled to appear live on Fox News tonight at 8 pm on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Avenatti has expressed interest in going on Carlson's show in the past, but the Fox News host refused to accept Avenatti’s caveat of no longer using the insulting nicknames -- like "creepy porn lawyer."
Posted Friday 9/07/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Jon Stewart to appear on Fox News for the first time in four years
Source: Ad Week
The former Daily Show host will take part in Shepard Smith's interview with 9/11 first responders this afternoon. Stewart's last Fox News appearance was with Bill O'Reilly in 2014.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
The Cosby Show alum Geoffrey Owens on Trader Joe's job-shaming: I went from devastated to overwhelmed with positive emotion
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Owens went viral over Labor Day Weekend after Fox News mocked him for working bagging groceries at Trader Joe's. The Fox News story was followed by a slew of actors, including fellow 1980s NBC stars Justine Bateman and Blair Underwood, coming to his defense and explaining that most actors have to work second jobs. Owens appeared on Good Morning America this morning saying he was "really devastated" at first. “The period of devastation was so short because so shortly after that, the responses, my wife and I started to read (them) … and fortunately the shame part didn’t last very long,” he said. “It’s amazing.” Owens added that he's had to quit the Trader Joe's job due to all the attention.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Aretha Franklin's funeral will be partly shown on CNN and Fox News
While the two cable news networks broadcast portions of Friday's funeral, the Associated Press will stream it online.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Florida's attorney general is under fire for "auditioning" for Fox News' The Five instead of doing her job
Source: Tampa Bay Times
Pam Bondi spent Wednesday through Friday co-hosting the Fox News discussion show. Her spokesperson insists that she wasn't paid for the gig and that no state funds were used for her travel to New York City. Bondi is in the final months of her two-term tenure as Florida attorney general.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
It's been a mistake-filled summer for Fox News
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conservative news network "has apologized for, clarified or addressed more than a dozen editorial mistakes and incendiary remarks just this summer... a number far exceeding competitors MSNBC and CNN."
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
John Lithgow to play Fox News' Roger Ailes on the big screen
When Lithgow was starring in his Emmy-winning role as Winston Churchill on Netflix's The Crown, he was repeatedly asked about comparisons to Gary Oldman's Churchill in the movie Darkest Hour. Now Lithgow will be playing Roger Ailes on the big screen, while another big-name actor, Russell Crowe, portrays the Fox News founder on television, on the Showtime limited series based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room. While the TV series is focused on Ailes' rise, the movie, co-starring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie, is focused on the whistle-blowers who accused Ailes of promoting and participating in a Fox News culture of sexual misconduct.
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 10:26PM EDT
"This is so nuts": TV anchors navigated one of the wildest hours of news
Source: The New York Times
At one point amid the Tuesday frenzy of news, CNN's Jake Tapper turned to the camera and said: "It’s like a Saturday Night Live skit.” The Drudge Report called it “**TRUMP HELL HOUR**.” As Michael M. Grynbaum describes its, "over the course of a whipsawing hour of television on Tuesday, journalists struggled to keep up with a developing drama that seemed to put the most outlandish House of Cards story lines to shame. President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, was pleading guilty in a Manhattan courtroom, at the exact same time that Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight counts of fraud after a trial in Virginia."
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Report: CNN has been shunning Omarosa
Source: Page Six
The former White House staffer has been all over MSNBC, but she 's been unable to promote her book on CNN. “Don Lemon was offered one of the first cable interviews and passed,” an insider tells Page Six. CNN also canceled her appearance on Jake Tapper's State of the Union. ALSO: Cable news spent 34 hours covering Omarosa last week.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Fox News made another mistake in its apology for Aretha Franklin-Patti LaBelle mix-up
Source: Entertainment Weekly
In honoring The Queen of Soul, the cable news network used an image in the background of Patti LaBelle performing for President Obama on PBS' Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House special, which aired in 2014. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends," Fox News spokesperson Jessica Santostefano explained in a statement. "Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret." The problem is that LaBelle and Franklin never performed together on the special. Franklin did perform at the same event. When EW inquired about the second mistake, Fox News was unable to explain why its statement of apology was erroneous.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 4:38PM EDT
Fox News mistakes Patti LaBelle for Aretha Franklin
Source: The Daily Beast
A photo of singer Patti LaBelle, who had a longstanding feud with The Queen of Soul, was shown in the background during a brief America's Newsroom segment paying tribute to Franklin. UPDATE: Fox News has apologized: “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends," Fox News' Jessica Santostefano said in a statement to The Wrap. "Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Fox News has become the home to "white anxiety" with its 94% white viewership
Laura Ingraham was accused of being racist with her Wednesday night commentary that "massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people" -- comments so controversial that Ingraham walked back her remarks on Thursday night after she said they were embraced by "white nationalists and especially one racist freak." But as CNN points out, Ingraham's comments "served as another raw example of a Fox News host echoing white nationalist language." So far this year, Fox News has a viewership that's 94% white, 3% Latino, 2% Asian and 1% black. With a nearly all-white audience, says CNN, "on the channel's highest-rated shows, the politics of white anxiety play out practically every day, as hosts and guests warn about the impacts of immigration and minimize or mock the perspectives of people of color. The talk show segments are clearly intended to appeal to people who perceive they are losing their grip on power."
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Fox News' Abby Huntsman to become The View's second conservative voice
The Fox & Friends Weekend co-host was recently in talks to join the ABC daytime show, where she would join Meghan McCain in providing a second conservative perspective. Huntsman is the daughter of Jon Huntsman, who is the former governor of Utah, a former presidential candidate, Obama's ambassador to China and Trump's current ambassador to Russia. ALSO: The View alum Candace Cameron Bure recently called on the show to add another conservative.