Lou Dobbs Spreads Unsubstantiated Claim That ‘Many’ Illegal Immigrants Voted in Midterms: They’re ‘Having an Immense Impact’

Spreading a baseless claim on his evening program Thursday, Fox News’ Lou Dobbs argued a substantial number of immigrants cast ballots in the midterm elections. “We’re watching millions of illegal immigrants cross our borders and many of them voting in the past election…a couple of weeks ago, and having an immense impact,” Dobbs said. “If there, as Yale and M.I.T. say, 20 to 30 million illegal immigrants already in this country, you know what that means for the districts of the U.S. Congress and the influence that they’re giving to, for example, the state of California, Illinois, New York.” While Dobbs is correct that a September study from Yale and M.I.T. stated that there could be, at most, nearly 30 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., his claim that they’re influencing election outcomes holds no water. In fact, there is no evidence Continue reading "Lou Dobbs Spreads Unsubstantiated Claim That ‘Many’ Illegal Immigrants Voted in Midterms: They’re ‘Having an Immense Impact’"

CNN Reporter Andrew Kaczynski Accuses Tucker Carlson of Spreading ‘Lies’ About Him

CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of smearing him in his broadcast Thursday night, claiming this is the second time he has pushed “lies.” “Last year @TuckerCarlson spread lies about me when my family was getting death threats and had to flee our home,” Kaczynski wrote in a Twitter thread on Carlson’s comments. “He did so again last night. He never reached out for comment either time.” Kaczynski, the head of CNN’s investigative “KFile” team went on to post a Gizmodo piece with the backstory on Carlson’s attacks, which started when Kaczynski published an article on a pro-Trump Reddit user who created a meme that was shared by the president. The Reddit user, named “HanAssholeSolo,” had a history of sharing antisemitic, bigoted content, but one of his GIFs — an edited clip of a WrestleMania match where a fighter with Trump’s likeness beats up a Continue reading "CNN Reporter Andrew Kaczynski Accuses Tucker Carlson of Spreading ‘Lies’ About Him"

Trouble in Paradise? Trump Reportedly Mocks Hannity’s Suck-Up Interviews Behind His Back

Do you find Sean Hannity‘s interviews with President Donald Trump to be chock full of easy questions, yielding little in the way of substance? If so, according to a new report out Thursday, you’re not alone. Donald Trump does too. According to the Daily Beast, reporting through three sources, the president is known to mock the Fox News primetime star for throwing him softballs during their one-on-ones. The questions — which one source tells the Beast Trump has called “dumb” — give Trump nothing to work with. “It’s like he’s not even trying,” Trump has reportedly said, according to a Beast source. Whatever complaints the president might have about Hannity’s fawning interviews, they have, of course, not hurt the Fox News host’s standing in the Trump universe. As recently as Nov. 5, the president invited Hannity on stage at his final pre-election campaign rally in Missouri — an Continue reading "Trouble in Paradise? Trump Reportedly Mocks Hannity’s Suck-Up Interviews Behind His Back"

Fox Nation Targets New York’s Closeted Conservatives With Billboard Campaign: ‘Feeling Left Out?’

As Fox Nation gears up for launch at the end of this month, a new ad campaign has begun sprouting up across the United States. The subscription streaming service, launched by Fox News for “superfans” of the network, has launched the new campaign with a series of billboards — three of which have gone up in New York — that provide a nod and a wink to an audience that might feel a little outnumbered in cities like Manhattan. The New York billboards have gone up at the entrance to New York’s Midtown and Lincoln Tunnels, as well as along the West Side Highway. Billboards will also go up in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa Bay and Orlando, a Fox News spokesperson said. Here’s another shot: Fox Nation, set to launch Nov. 27 with a cost of approximately $65 per year, will provide original Continue reading "Fox Nation Targets New York’s Closeted Conservatives With Billboard Campaign: ‘Feeling Left Out?’"

CNN’s Brian Stelter Commends ‘News Side’ at Fox News For Defending Jim Acosta

CNN media reporter Brian Stelter commended the “news side” at Fox News for supporting Jim Acosta in his battle with the White House, despite the fact that many Fox News opinion hosts have bashed the CNN White House correspondent — with Sean Hannity going so far as to praise the Trump administration’s decision to remove his press credentials. “In the past few minutes, 13 different news outlets have issued a joint statement saying they are all going to be filing and joining friend of the court briefs,” Stelter reported early this afternoon. “These are not outlets that usually agree on anything, but they are all agreeing on these basic First Amendment values.” He went on to address Fox News’s “noteworthy” inclusion in the list of outlets defending CNN. “After all, a lot of commentators on Fox News, like Sean Hannity, have been criticizing Jim Acosta,” he added. “Some of Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Stelter Commends ‘News Side’ at Fox News For Defending Jim Acosta"

Fox’s Howard Kurtz: The White House Turned CNN’s Jim Acosta Into a ‘Journalistic Martyr’

Moments after Fox News announced it would file a brief in support of CNN lawsuit to restore correspondent Jim Acosta‘s White House credentials, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz dismissed the lawsuit as a p.r. effort. However, Kurtz — appearing on America’s Newsroom Wednesday — argued that the White House still made a tactical gaffe by pulling Acosta’s credentials in the first place. Kurtz believes that people who do not support Acosta’s journalistic methods are now, nonetheless, standing behind the CNN reporter as a result of the White House revoking his access. “I think this suit is more of a p.r. effort than a legal one,” Kurtz said. “I don’t know that we’re gonna get a profound ruling out of this. Because it casts CNN and [network president] Jeff Zucker as kind of champions of the free press. And this is why I think the White House Continue reading "Fox’s Howard Kurtz: The White House Turned CNN’s Jim Acosta Into a ‘Journalistic Martyr’"

Fox News Backs CNN Lawsuit: White House Passes ‘Should Never Be Weaponized

Fox News president Jay Wallace issued a statement Wednesday, in which he announced that the network is officially supporting CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump Administration for their revocation of Jim Acosta‘s press credentials.
“FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”
CNN filed their suit in DC District Court on Tuesday, saying the banning of Acosta is a violation of constitutional press freedoms and his rights to due process. Multiple reporters and journalistic organizations have expressed solidarity with CNN, even as the Continue reading "Fox News Backs CNN Lawsuit: White House Passes ‘Should Never Be Weaponized"