Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera Defend Hannity from ‘Despicable’ Media Matters

Bill O’Reilly came to Sean Hannity‘s defense this afternoon following a CNN appearance from Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Carusone spoke with Brian Stelter about pressuring Hannity’s advertisers and the successes they’ve had so far, and O’Reilly––who Hannity hosted on his show recently months after his firing from Fox––slammed both Media Matters and CNN: Geraldo Rivera also took to Twitter to blast Media Matters to for their “totalitarian” campaign:

We Have the Right to Know Who’s Involved in Congress’s $15M Sexual Harassment Cover-Up

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, countless men have been accused of sexual misconduct that ranges from verbal harassment, assault, rape, and child molestation. It’s common knowledge that such abuse isn’t just a problem in Hollywood but in our society as a whole. And in recent days, it’s been made clear that it’s a problem in politics. For the past two weeks, we’ve heard several allegations made against GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Multiple women have accused him of making sexual advances when they were teenagers and he was in his 3os. One even accused him of attempted rape. On Thursday morning, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman in 2006. There’s an argument to be made that if Congress has been vocal about blocking and expelling a potential senator for years-old allegations that the same standard should be applied to a Continue reading "We Have the Right to Know Who’s Involved in Congress’s $15M Sexual Harassment Cover-Up"

Media Critic David Zurawik: ‘Sickened By’ Bill O’Reilly ‘Exploiting the Fissures’ In Our Society

On today’s broadcast of CNN’s Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter devoted a segment to the notion of negative partisanship and how it colors much of today’s news media coverage. After it was highlighted that Fox News has been obsessed with Hillary Clinton despite her losing the election a year ago, Stelter pressed Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik if one ideological side was more responsible than the other. “Is it fair to say, we do have a partisan media in this country, is it fair to say this is a problem on the left, but more of a problem on the right?” Stelter asked. “I think it’s absolutely more of a problem on the right,” Zurawik exclaimed, pointing out that he noticed Fox News’ Laura Ingraham using the Roy Moore scandal to instead go after Democrats over Bill Clinton. “Trump won by saying, look, there are these forces Continue reading "Media Critic David Zurawik: ‘Sickened By’ Bill O’Reilly ‘Exploiting the Fissures’ In Our Society"

Let’s Stop Picking and Choosing Which Sexual Predators To Be Outraged Over…They All Matter

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Brett Ratner, James Toback, Roy Price, Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone, Dustin Hoffman, Ed Westwick, Mark Halperin, Louis C.K.Matthew Weiner, Larry NassarBill Cosby, Gary GoddardEric Bolling, Jeremy PivenGeorge Takei, Steven Seagal, Terry Richardson, Andy Dick, Charlie Sheen, David BlaineBob Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Roy MooreGeorge H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump. These are some of the countless men that have been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or rape in the past few years, many of whom faced allegations after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein. The men listed above have different ages, different races, different professions, different religions, and different politics, but they have one thing Continue reading "Let’s Stop Picking and Choosing Which Sexual Predators To Be Outraged Over…They All Matter"

Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Contract Reportedly Protected Him From Sexual Harassment Allegations

Bill O’Reilly, disgraced talk show host and advocate for doing things live, is back in the news, as a curious clause was discovered in the former Fox News anchor’s employment contract. The contract, filed with 21st Century Fox Inc., explicitly protected the alleged sexual harasser of, well, sexually harassing. Jacques Nasser, an independent Fox director, told U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority that the contract kept O’Reilly on the network until such time that an allegation of wrongdoing could be proven in court. Nesser’s testimony came to light amid the $15.3 billion offer from Fox to buy British network Sky News, as regulators are measuring the network for adherence to U.K. broadcast standards, among other things. Detractors paint the clause as being emblematic of a larger problem plaguing the news and opinion network. “It’s another nail in the standards coffin as far as Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Contract Reportedly Protected Him From Sexual Harassment Allegations"

Tapper Claps Back at O’Reilly Over Claim CNN Has Been Given Orders to Trash Donna Brazile

During last night’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson said that he’d been told by “highly informed sources” that CNN management had given orders to its on-air talent to trash former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile. As Tucker stated, “anchors and producers were vocally offended by her attacks on their friends, the Clintons.” Thus, as Carlson reported it, they made efforts to undermine Brazile’s credibility. After Carlson’s segment, the man Tucker replaced in the 8 PM slot took to Twitter to amplify Tucker’s report: This morning, CNN anchor Jake Tapper pushed back against those claims, stating that he has not been given orders from CNN management on how to cover Brazile.

Now Hosting All But Two Shows from 6PM to Midnight, Fox News’ DC Bureau Takes Center Stage

The attendance on the Amtrak Acela may be in decline over the next several weeks. The famous train route that services the New York to DC power corridor won’t need to cart quite as many Washington political pundits up to Manhattan for prime time Fox News hits starting tonight. With the debut of two new prime time programs, The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham and Fox News @ Night featuring Shannon Bream, the majority of Fox News’ programming beginning at 6PM will originated from the DC bureau for the first time in the network’s history. From 6PM to midnight, only two shows will broadcast from the network’s flagship New York studios. Special Report with Bret Baier, quite possibly the smartest 60 minutes on television, launches the dominant cable network’s prime time programming from DC, as it has going all the way back to Fox’ earliest days with Brit Hume Continue reading "Now Hosting All But Two Shows from 6PM to Midnight, Fox News’ DC Bureau Takes Center Stage"