Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared to urge her fellow candidates to venture into the “uncomfortable” space that is Fox News, but is that a good move for Democrats looking to secure votes from a base that’s not particularly fond of the network? On Tuesday night, Klobuchar concluded her interview with Bret Baier by volunteering that “One of the reasons I came on this show is that I believe candidates for office, whether Democrat or Republican, have to go not just where it’s comfortable, but where it’s uncomfortable. And I love you. Fox may not always be comfortable for Democrats but I want to make that point.” That’s a bold suggestion to make in an election season with an ever-growing Democratic field of candidates who will be competing for votes from a base that had no love for Fox News, to begin with, and increasingly views the network as a propaganda arm for Donald Trump. But aside from a … [Read more...] about Should Democratic Presidential Candidates Allow Themselves to Be Interviewed on Fox News?
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“I’m glad you’re sitting down, because this is going to rock you potentially to your core,” Jimmy Kimmel told his audience Monday night. “It would appear that Fox News may have given Donald Trump preferential treatment.” Among the many revelations in Jane Mayer’s comprehensive New Yorker piece on Fox News’ relationship with the president is the allegation that the network spiked a story about Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. “The article says that during the campaign a reporter at Fox News got proof of his affair with Stormy Daniels and was ready to run it,” Kimmel explained. “But one of the editors nixed the story and said Rupert [Murdoch] wants him to win, so we can’t run it. So Fox News hit the clear history button on that porn story and then made a non-disclosure agreement with the reporter to keep it quiet.” But Kimmel was far more amused with the details … [Read more...] about Kimmel Unloads on Fox News for Killing Stormy-Trump Story
Clarence Page, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, appeared on Fox News Channel’s Media Buzz on Sunday to discuss how the media covered the testimony before congress by former Trump fixer Michael Cohen last week. Host Howard Kurtz asked Page whether journalists were too quick “champion” and give a platform to the word of someone they’d previously bashed as a liar, who had in the past “yelled at or threatened journalists.” “I don’t know about ‘championing’ him, Howard, but I’m delighted they gave him a platform, the Democratic house gave him this platform as well,” said Page. “It reminded me of the Valachi papers, which nobody’s old enough to remember but me apparently.” Kurtz encouraged him to “educate us,” and Page explained that Joe Valachi famously informed on the mob to Congress back in 1963. Valachi’s public testimony about La Cosa Nostra, a term for the Sicilian mob … [Read more...] about Tribune Columnist on Fox News Compares Cohen Testimony to Being Witness Against ‘La Cosa Nostra’
Exit Hillary Clinton, enter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)? Thursday night on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, host Brian Williams cited a tweet from the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel — in which Weigel observed that the first-term congresswoman is being invoked constantly at CPAC. Williams believes this is not an aberration. Specifically, he noted the volume and tenor of Ocasio-Cortez’s coverage on Fox News. “I have noticed that on Fox News every night she is already president of the United States,” Williams said. “And I’ve had [conservatives]…say they couldn’t have created her in a laboratory to make a better kind of opponent for the Republican Party.” Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a panelist on Thursday’s 11th Hour, believes there is a changing of the guard taking place. “Hillary Clinton’s getting a little long in the tooth as the chief villain in the [President Donald] Trump Republican Party at this … [Read more...] about Brian Williams: Every Night on Fox News, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ‘Already President’
By The Mirror guest writer Evan Gahr. Ratings-addled MSNBC host Ed Schultz loves to trash Fox News and Roger Ailes. How courageous. But when Schultz was just an obscure radio guy seeking fame and fortune on TV he sang a different tune. His business partner asked Ailes, to please, pretty please, give Ed his own Fox News show. Michael Queen wrote Ailes on April 22, 2008. “He would be great in Washington and great on Fox News Channel.” The letter, obtained exclusively by this reporter, concluded, “Some network is sure to sign this former All American quarterback either as a commentator or show host, why not FOX?” MSNBC had no comment on the matter. When reached by email, Diana Rocco, director of media relations, wanted more details: “Thanks for reaching out. Could you please let me know a little bit more about what you are writing and the angle for your piece?” After she received more information, she went silent. Here is the back story: In … [Read more...] about Ed Shultz Once Begged To Be On Fox News