Following the ouster of star Bill O’Reilly after a sexual harassment scandal and stuck dealing with a number of other lawsuits, it is now being reported that one Fox News executive is worried the network may be looking at making some changes at the top of the management pyramid. According to New York Magazine’s infamous Gabriel Sherman, Fox News co-president Bill Shine is privately concerned about his future with his network because the Murdoch sons, James and Lachlan, won’t release a public statement in support of him. This appears to contradict recent news of Rupert Murdoch taking Shine and fellow co-president Jack Abernathy to lunch in what was seen as a public show of support. According to one of Sherman’s sources, however, Shine doesn’t feel like Rupert is “fighting for him” with the media, and that is why he went to the sons to get the public statement Continue reading "More Unwanted Media Attention for Fox News Co-President Bill Shine"
The White House roles of President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law have come under intense scrutiny of late, especially with Ivanka Trump’s recent trip to Germany to take part in an international women’s conference. Obviously, with the Trump family members serving as senior advisors in the White House, accusations of nepotism and conflicts of interest have been rife. Well, according to one Trump associate, the criticism of Ivanka and Jared Kushner is akin to torture and nothing more than bullying by the liberal media. Erin Elmore, a former Apprentice contestant who bills herself now as a spokesperson for the president, showed up on Fox & Friends this morning to make the case for the First Daughter while slamming the “hypocritical” treatment of Ivanka. “Let’s face it, to torture Ivanka or her husband is just another example of Continue reading "‘It’s Called Bullying’: Trump Surrogate Claims Liberal Media is Torturing Ivanka and Jared"
On Wednesday night’s episode of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon’s panel addressed the controversy surrounding a possibly crude joke made by Jesse Watters about Ivanka Trump. After running the clip — in which Watters says of Ivanka, “I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone” – Lemon turned to the panel, noting the Fox News host is under fire for being “coarse, sexist and inappropriate.” “Those sensitivity trainings at Fox are really working out for them now aren’t they,” noted Democratic strategist Maria Cardona. “It was pigheaded, it was misogynistic, and it reminds everybody the kind of culture that has clearly been alive and well at Fox News thus far,” she added. Watters announced on last night’s episode of The Five that he plans to take a two-day vacation this week, and will be back hosting on Monday. “The last anchor to take a vacation was Bill Continue reading "‘Pigheaded’ and ‘Misogynistic’: CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Delights In Jesse Watters Fiasco"
In the wake of heavy criticism he’s received over remarks he made about Ivanka Trump and a microphone, Fox News’ Jesse Watters announced at the end of tonight’s broadcast of The Five that he’s taking a short vacation. Watters has come under fire for making what was perceived by many as a penis joke about Ivanka. After watching a clip of her speaking at a women’s conference, the Fox News host said that he really likes “how she was speaking into that microphone” while flashing his signature smirk. It also appeared that he was making some hand gestures. He later told Mediaite that he was describing the First Daughter’s voice, which he says is “low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ.” During this evening’s show, Watters explained that he would be taking the next two days off from The Five as well as the weekend. Continue reading "Coincidence? Jesse Watters Announces He’s Going On Vacation Following Ivanka Flap"
Ann Coulter saw a silver lining on regarding the cancellation of her planned speech at University of California, Berkeley due to threats of violence from the radical left. “I think what’s going on with Berkeley…it shows how radical the universities are generally,” Coulter said on Wednesday’s Hannity on Fox News. Host Sean Hannity brought on Coulter just after the start of his program. Near the end of the segment, he underlined that “one of the reasons you’re so hated over the years — you’re iconoclastic; you’re funny; you’re smart — and you represent a threat to the left because you destroy them.” Hannity soon added, “This is not a game they’re playing here. They want you destroyed.” The controversial author first replied with her “how radical” answer, and then addressed the host’s point: “Yes, they want to destroy and squelch conservative speech, but there is a separate issue with Continue reading "Ann Coulter: Berkeley Fracas Shows That Colleges Are ‘Really Outside the Mainstream’"
Fox News host Tucker Carlson sparred with Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney over General Michael Flynn‘s 2015 trip to Russia and Donald Trump‘s campaign/presidency’s alleged connections to Russia. “I want to do more facts rather than fewer facts, but what I am very against his speculating on the basis of rumors,” Carlson emphasized. The host continued by asking Rep. Maloney about Louise Mensch‘s wild theories about President Trump and Russia: “Are you familiar with a woman called Louise Mensch?” When his guest replied negatively, Carlson contended that “she seems to be acting as a kind of oppo-researcher for the Democratic National Committee. And she’s made a series of claims about Russian collusion — for example, that Russia ran a sustained campaign against African-Americans in this last election. Does that sound plausible to you?” Rep. Maloney countered that the Fox News personality was asking about subjects he Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Mocks Louise Mensch, Democrats Over Speculative Trump-Russia ‘Rumors’"
With Bill O’Reilly now gone from Fox News, is high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom looking to help oust another piece of the network’s primetime lineup? Earlier, we posted about comments made by Jesse Watters about Ivanka Trump on Tuesday night’s edition of The Five “I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters said after Fox News ran footage of the first daughter speaking on a panel in Germany. Watters clarified his comment in a statement to Mediaite and in a subsequent tweet:
But his clarification did little to stop all the criticism today. From CNN’s Jake Tapper (who appeared to take anindirect shot at the “vile behavior” at Fox) to conservative writer Continue reading "‘Maybe You Should Be Next’: Lisa Bloom Calls Out Jesse Watters on Twitter Over Ivanka Comment"
On air I was referring to Ivanka’s voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) April 26, 2017