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Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes feared being bombed by ‘those gays’

Roger Ailes, the President of the Fox News Channel, had bomb-proof glass installed in his office because of fears he would be attacked by gay activists, according to a former colleague. Dan Cooper, a former managing editor at Fox News, told Rolling Stone that Ailes insisted on having bomb-proof glass…

Fox News executive disputes claim Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’

An executive of the Fox News Channel said Monday that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes does not think poorly of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a profile of Ailes published online Sunday, the New York Magazine cited a “Republican close to Ailes” who claimed that Ailes though Palin was…

Aussie opposition chief in Afghan gaffe row

SYDNEY — Australia’s gaffe-prone opposition leader Tony Abbott was engulfed in a new row Wednesday over an unguarded comment about a soldier’s death in Afghanistan. Abbott hit out at media after TV station Channel Seven showed him rudely describing that things “happen” while discussing the death of Lance Corporal Jared…

‘You’re going to have to shoot them in the head,’ Beck said of Democratic leaders

Discussing Democratic leaders during a June broadcast for the Republican Fox News Channel, conspiracy host Glenn Beck told his followers they would have to “shoot them in the head” in order to bring an end to an alleged “communist” agenda. “They believe in communism,” he said. “They believe and have…

Simpsons producer says attacking Fox News helps Fox

A joke made at the expense of the Fox News Channel on the The Simpsons was added so late in production that it did not appear in online versions of the episode. The producers of The Simpsons were so pleased with the response to their first jab at Fox News…

Paul declared winner, as exit polls portend other victories on both sides

Fox News Channel and ABC News have projected Rand Paul as victor in Kentucky’s open Senate race, where the son of Texas Republican Ron Paul will replace Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY). Of Paul, ABC News wrote: “The libertarian-leaning ophthamologist won on the back of strong anti-President Obama sentiment in the…

NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim comments on Fox News

Public radio NPR News has fired a longtime analyst with a history of appearing on Fox News Channel over comments he made about Muslims earlier this week. The news was first broken by NPR’s David Folkenflik on Twitter, and then detailed by the same reporter on NPR’s website: NPR News…

Fox News parent company donates $1 million to Republican Governors Association

It’s long been known that the Fox News Channel leans heavily toward the political right, but this is just ridiculous. News Corporation, the Rupert Murdoch-owned media giant and parent company to the Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and the Fox television network, has given $1…

O’Reilly: US won’t run gay ad; Does McDonalds have Qaeda ad, too?

Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly insists that there is absolutely no way that a gay-themed McDonalds ad — that has gone viral — would ever run in America. As Huffington Post noted on Monday, “McDonald’s has released an ad in France welcoming gay people to their restaurants. The spot is…

Glenn Beck runs without ads in UK — for four straight days, activists say

An American political advocacy group aimed at empowering black voices in politics announced Tuesday that the British broadcast of Fox News’ Glenn Beck show was forced to run without any paid advertisers last week after the last of the program’s corporate sponsors bailed. “With the latest group of defections from…

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