The latest bombshell from The New York Times has the Fox News primetime lineup torn. On Friday, the Times released an explosive report about how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had made an attempt to organize the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump during the fallout of his firing of FBI Director James Comey and that he had also suggested to secretly record the president during visits to the White House. Well, this story has Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham offering different advice for the president. Kicking off his opening monologue, Hannity warned Trump to “not fall into a trap” despite the report of Rosenstein wanting to organize a “silent coup.” “We are experiencing tonight a massive constitutional crisis. And frankly, this is designed to setup the president,” Hannity told his audience. “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody. These actors tonight, Continue reading "Hannity Warns Trump Not To Fire Rosenstein… While Laura Ingraham Urges His Ousting"
Welcome back to Mediaite’s weekly rankings of the best shows on cable news, hour-by-hour. Last week, Jake Tapper‘s CNN show The Lead took our top spot at 4 p.m. We’re looking at 5 p.m. now, an hour that juggles two well-established anchors and a lively panel show that often makes its own headlines: MNSBC’s Chuck Todd, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Fox News’ The Five, hosted by Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, and Jesse Watters. A reminder: We’re basing our rankings on a variety of factors, including; ratings, influence, entertainment value, the star power of hosts, the quality of guests, whether the show makes news, and its longevity. With that said, let’s dive into our ranking for the Best Shows on Cable News in the 5 p.m. hour: 3. The Situation Room — Hosted by Wolf Blitzer We gave broadcasting staple Wolf Blitzer
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[jwivdeo id=XAHV2rrT] Chris Wallace expressed surprise over Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford‘s list of conditions for testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Appearing on America’s Newsroom Friday, Wallace said that the Senate Judiciary doesn’t want it to seem as though they are “railroading” the Kavanaugh accuser. “I’m kind of stunned at the idea that a witness is trying to dictate to Congress the terms under which she’ll testify,” Wallace said. “Usually, Congress sets the terms under which a witness testifies. This is another indication… of how delicate a time we’re in in the Me Too movement. And that Republicans, even though they’re in the majority on that committee, don’t want to look that (sic) they are railroading Christine Blasey Ford.” The Fox News Sunday host believes the committee will accommodate some of Ford’s requests. But he believes it’s “maybe impossible” for Kavanaugh to testify first, Continue reading "Chris Wallace: ‘I’m Kind of Stunned’ Christine Ford is ‘Setting the Terms’ For Her Testimony"
On Thursday night, Fox News contributor Guy Benson clashed with Alliance For Justice president Nan Aron on the pending hearing that is scheduled to take place with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Aron began by saying that “every woman in America will be looking” at how this hearing is handled, insisting that it’s “clear” that Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh is credible. “And after all, Brett Kavanaugh has no right to a seat on the Supreme Court. No one does. It’s a privilege,” Aron told Fox News anchor Shannon Bream. And he will have to show at this hearing that he really is capable and fit to sit on the highest court. He has the burden, not her. He has the burden.” After saying that certain reasonable requests made by Ford’s legal team could be accommodated, Benson circled back to Aron’s remarks. “I Continue reading "Guy Benson Battles Panelist Who Says Kavanaugh ‘Has The Burden’ To Prove His Innocence"
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano had a suggestion for Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to compel Christine Blasey Ford to testify: subpoena her. Napolitano’s comments come after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley‘s deadline of Friday for Ford to respond to the Committee’s request for her to testify about her allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The analyst argued that Kavanaugh does not have to respond to Ford’s allegations as they stand, articulated only in a Washington Post article. “If she didn’t show up, if she didn’t articulate her allegations against him, there would be no obligation on his part to respond,” Napolitano said. He continued: “Now, he is dying to say ‘I don’t know what she is accusing me of, I wasn’t there, it didn’t happen.’ But it is dangerous to deny before — particularly under oath — before the allegation is made.” “So Continue reading "Andrew Napolitano: Senate Should Subpoena Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford"
Rachel Maddow had reason to celebrate last week. Her MSNBC show turned 10 years old, for starters. She also saw her highest ratings week ever, with a titanic average of 3.43 million total viewers. This week, however, Maddow’s rival at Fox News — and regular ratings king — is back on top. Sean Hannity‘s show finished Tuesday as the most watched show on all of cable — for the second consecutive night, to boot. According to Nielsen, Hannity pulled in a total of 3.48 million total viewers, with 669,000 in the coveted adults 25-54 demographic. Maddow, meanwhile, dropped off a tick from her strong average last week to 3.34 total viewers, with 595,000 in the demo. That’s despite her highly publicized interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is re-emerging as a Democratic voice ahead of the midterms. Tucker Carlson, whose 8 p.m. show Continue reading "After Maddow’s Huge Week, Hannity Vaults Back on Top in Ratings"
During his recent interview where he railed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the “corrupt” FBI, President Trump said he’s not crazy about conservatives who constantly allude to a “deep state” within the government. As Trump spoke to The Hill about his favorite Fox News personalities – Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro – he heaped praise on them for their ardent and consistent defense of his administration. However, the president also said that he doesn’t like how often they use the term “deep state” whenever they condemn the alleged shadow bureaucracy subverting his every move. “I don’t like to use it because it sounds so conspiratorial,” Trump said, “and believe it or not I’m really not a conspiratorial person.” Even though this isn’t the first time Trump has expressed an aversion to the term “deep state,” that hasn’t stopped him from using it in his
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