Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’

In a rare instance of dissent, Fox & Friends this week pleaded with President Donald Trump to make amends after his catastrophic press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s performance at the presser was widely panned — by many even at Fox News — given that he stood up on stage beside the autocrat and went out of his way to defend Russia against the charges of his own government that the Kremlin attacked US elections in 2016. In response to the deafening criticism, Trump issued a hilarious televised statement on Tuesday, in which he admitted that he believes Russia interfered with the election (but added: “Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”) before proposing a laughably nonsensical explanation of why he kowtowed to Putin (“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” he claimed.) Fox & Friends happily bought into it. Continue reading "Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’"

WATCH: MLB All-Stars Really Didn’t Like Talking to Fox’s Joe Buck in the Middle of the Game

Fox and Major League Baseball have tried, in recent years, to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to spice up the All-Star Game — which has struggled to draw the TV audience it once did. For one, there was the ill-fated attempt to give the game some stakes, with home field advantage in the World Series going to the winning league. Another such gimmick? Miking up the players, and having them talk to the broadcasters during the game. But when one of the broadcasters is Joe Buck, having players chat with him might not be the greatest idea — as they don’t seem to like the Fox broadcaster very much. At all. In the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night’s game, Buck spoke with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. And Trout made no effort whatsoever to hide his annoyance with the Fox broadcaster. At one point, Trout straight
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When a link to a news story comes shows the source of the story, some people end up trusting it less

People don’t always remember the precise source of their news. Pew Research found in a recent study that Americans could come up with a publisher behind a news story they’d clicked on only 56 percent of the time. (And that’s assuming they were remembering the source correctly, which the study had no way to check.) But people actually seem to trust news articles they click into less when the stories come labeled with the news outlet that published it. That’s especially true with certain outlets, including Vox, Fox News, and Breitbart News. (As my colleague Laura Hazard Owen asked in her coverage of a previous Knight study analyzing people’s perceptions of bias, do people know what Vox does? Are they confusing it with Fox? Are they familiar with Breitbart News?) That’s the finding from more than 3,000 U.S. adults who looked at and rated the trustworthiness (on
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Jake Tapper Throws Wicked Shade on Tucker Carlson and Trump for Montenegro Remarks

CNN’s Jake Tapper is bringing the shade on Wednesday morning in a rebuke to Donald Trump and Fox News’s Tucker Carlson for their comments about NATO and Montenegro. During Trump’s interview with Carlson last night, the two talked about the president’s recent tour through Europe while raising questions of whether NATO still has a purpose in the modern age. The two particularly honed in on NATO Article 5, the alliance provision that asks all member nations to provide mutual defense if any one of them, even a new member like Montenegro, comes under attack. Tapper appears to have noticed this, and is now pointing out the ways in which NATO states contribute to American international interests: