Fox CEO Roger Ailes is writing an autobiography, reports New York magazine’s Gabe Sherman. Yay! It’s a book that will certainly be an important contribution to the right-wing literary school known (around here at least) as Magical Republicanism.
Apparently, both President Bushes, George W. and George H. W., had never been interviewed together before Sunday—when they agreed to take a series of polite and decidedly non-penetrating questions from Fox News’ Brit Hume.
For nearly the entire second Bush presidency, a popular theory has held that the first President Bush is, at least in Read More
The New York Times features an exhaustive report today on the feuding between the McCain and Palin camps, but it is best savored while listening to Carl Cameron of Fox News Channel, who finally spills what he has been hearing for months from McCain insiders or “folks” as he calls them. This quote Read More
Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, an early Obama supporter from the Bronx, thinks the media is perpetuating a storyline about conflict between the Obama camp and the Clintons. It doesn’t really exist, he told me earlier today in the Pepsi Center.
Later, I got an email from Benjamin about Hillary Clinton’s speech, which he thinks Read More
DENVER—Brit Hume, Bill Kristol, Mort Kondracke and Fred Barnes were kicking around some ideas to discuss on the air as they climbed the stairs to Fox’s Election HQ newsroom, when they bumped into Howard Wolfson.
“You caused a huge uproar today,” Kondracke said approvingly, referring to a piece Wolfson had written urging Obama Read More
Rapper Nas joined members of MoveOn.org and Color of Change today outside FOX News headquarters to protest what they say is the network’s racist coverage of Barack Obama, black institutions and black people. Color of Change claims about 620,000 people signed petitions against FOX News.
An hour after he was scheduled Read More
Michael Falcone of The New York Times‘ The Caucus blog is reporting that organizers of the liberal blogger conference Netroots Nation are insisting that if Fox News wants credentials to the event, currently being held in Austin, Texas, they need special tags designating them "opinion media."
"Fox News calls itself Read More
Salon’s Vincent Rossmeier has an interview with Kerwin Swint, biographer of Fox news Godfather Roger Ailes. Mr. Swint, a Professor of Political Science Kennesaw State University, says he "couldn’t believe that no one had written a book on him yet. He’s been such a central figure for so long."
In Read More
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Twelve-story buildings qualify as skyscrapers here, so when you come into town, the Radisson on Elm Street is one of the first things you see.
It’s the hotel where NBC, ABC and C-SPAN are all kipping, and it’s also where Hillary Clinton’s campaign bus drops and picks up reporters every day, and where Read More
Having just completed its purchase of Dow Jones, News Corp. has announced that it will be selling eight of its Fox-affiliated TV stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners for approximately $1.1 billion in cash.
The sale–which includes stations in Cleveland, Birmingham, and Kansas City–will leave News Corp. with 27 owned-and-operated stations. Read More