Kurtz Challenges Rob Reiner for Calling Fox ‘State-Run’: Presume You Know Fox Has Thriving News Division

Hollywood producer and director Rob Reiner recently called Fox News “state-run media” and put the cable network in the same group as Infowars. On Sunday, Howard Kurtz asked Reiner if he was including the news division in that characterization and the Hollywood big shot made some exceptions. On Morning Joe earlier this month, Rob Reiner was discussing his new film about the Iraq War, and complained that the media was not critical enough of George W. Bush, and too critical of Bill Clinton. During that appearance, he said that Donald Trump is supported by “essentially state-run media, you know, with Fox and Breitbart and Sinclair and Alex Jones.” On MediaBuzz, Kurtz brought this up and said to Reiner. “I presume you know that Fox has a thriving news division with Chris Wallace and Bret Baier and Shepard Smith and a whole bunch of reporters,” he said. “So Continue reading "Kurtz Challenges Rob Reiner for Calling Fox ‘State-Run’: Presume You Know Fox Has Thriving News Division"

Trump on What He’d Say to Putin at G7: ‘Would You Do Me a Favor?’

Fox News’ Bret Baier sat down with President Donald Trump to discuss the summit in Singapore, the G7, and how Russian President Vladimir Putin is best spoken to over a big juicy steak dinner, not the phone. “I’m not for Russia, I’m for the United States, but as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others and we were having dinner the other night in Canada, I could say ‘Would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Syria?’ ‘Would you do me a favor, would you get out of Ukraine? You shouldn’t be there. Just come on.'” “I think I would probably have a good relationship with him or it would be able to talk to him better than if you call somebody on the telephone and talk,” he added. “Despite all that he’s Continue reading "Trump on What He’d Say to Putin at G7: ‘Would You Do Me a Favor?’"

Trump Dodges When Confronted on Kim’s Brutality: ‘A Lot of Other People’ Have Done Bad Things Too

President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier for a one-on-one interview aboard Air Force One. During the interview, the president praised “President for Life” Xi Jinping and pointed out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump also said he and the North Korean despot “understand each other.” POTUS’s praise of Kim prompted Baier to ask why he would say such nice things about a “killer.” “You were asked in the press conference a number of different times and in different ways about human rights and that you that call this relationship ‘really good’ and that he was ‘very talented person.'” Baier said. Baier then continued on, “You call people sometimes killers. He is a killer. He’s executing people.” Trump dodged trying to say North Korea was a “tough country” with “tough people.” “You take it over from your father––I don’t care who Continue reading "Trump Dodges When Confronted on Kim’s Brutality: ‘A Lot of Other People’ Have Done Bad Things Too"

Trump Dodges When Confronted on Kim’s Brutality: ‘A Lot of Other People’ Have Done Bad Things Too

President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier for a one-on-one interview aboard Air Force One. During the interview, the president praised “President for Life” Xi Jinping and pointed out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump also said he and the North Korean despot “understand each other.” POTUS’s praise of Kim prompted Baier to ask why he would say such nice things about a “killer.” “You were asked in the press conference a number of different times and in different ways about human rights and that you that call this relationship ‘really good’ and that he was ‘very talented person.'” Baier said. Baier then continued on, “You call people sometimes killers. He is a killer. He’s executing people.” Trump dodged trying to say North Korea was a “tough country” with “tough people.” “You take it over from your father––I don’t care who Continue reading "Trump Dodges When Confronted on Kim’s Brutality: ‘A Lot of Other People’ Have Done Bad Things Too"

Fox News’ Special Report Pays Tribute to Charles Krauthammer: ‘We’ll Miss Him’

For years, Charles Kraauthammer was a regular panelist on Fox News’ Special Report and his commentary was always the most interesting part of any given panel segment. Krauthammer revealed in a letter today that his cancer is back and he has been told he has weeks to live. There has been a monumental outpouring of love and support for him and his family today, especially from the people who knew him best. On Special Report tonight, Bret Baier and Mike Emanuel covered the sad news with a report that touched upon some of his wry on-air moments (and the time he joked about getting a plug from Bill Clinton). During his lengthy absence from the airwaves, Baier regularly updated viewers on his condition. “So many of us are praying for Charles and his family,” Emanuel said. “The truth is Charles has made his mark on all of us, and Continue reading "Fox News’ Special Report Pays Tribute to Charles Krauthammer: ‘We’ll Miss Him’"

The View Grills Bret Baier: ‘People Do See Fox News as The Administration’s Mouthpiece’

The View seemed determined to understand where Fox News is coming from Thursday morning when speaking with the network’s chief political anchor Bret Baier. The ladies of the round table asked the anchor all manner of questions — from how the network covers news, to Sean Hannity‘s reported nightly calls with President Donald Trump. Whoopi Goldberg asked if Baier would personally feel more at ease if the White House apologized for disparaging comments made about John McCain. “I’m not advising him. I’m covering him, you know?” Baier replied. “No. I understand, but you’re talking about decency, and decency is important,” Goldberg replied. “We have lots of young people who watch your network who are taking a page out of that book… Does it bother you that we can’t seem to just say, ‘I’m sorry, I made a mistake?'” “Yes, and I cover all of this,” Baier said. Continue reading "The View Grills Bret Baier: ‘People Do See Fox News as The Administration’s Mouthpiece’"

Fox News’ Bret Baier Loses Bet With Jake Tapper Over Super Bowl, Will Donate to Charity

The Philadelphia Eagles triumphed over the New England Patriots last night, and there’s no doubt that the Super Bowl aroused passion in general across America this weekend. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Fox New’s Bret Baier were also highly invested in the game, and that’s partly because they had money on the line over who would win. TMZ caught up with Baier, and they asked him to comment on National Anthem kneelers and President Trump‘s friendly relationship with the Patriots. Baier wouldn’t bite, but he did announce that he and Tapper had a friendly bet: whoever picked the winning team got to pick a charity that the loser would have to donate $250 to. Baier went with the Patriots and Tapper made it quite clear who he was cheering for last night. As it were, Baier told TMZ that he’s Continue reading "Fox News’ Bret Baier Loses Bet With Jake Tapper Over Super Bowl, Will Donate to Charity"