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Book: Fox News planted false information to discredit critical reporter

Someone from Fox News apparently fed false information to discredit a reporter writing a report about CNN beating the conservative news network in a key demographic group. In his new book, Murdoch’s World, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik writes about the lengths taken by Fox News to stifle critics, including…

Fox News used sock puppet accounts to counter negative blog posts, new book claims

Fox News employees set up a series of dummy accounts to rebut critical blog posts, according to a new book. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik writes in his forthcoming book Murdoch’s World that the network’s public relations staffers set up “sock puppet” accounts to fill comments sections of “negative or…

Charles Krauthammer favors Redskins name change: ‘It has to do with simple, elementary respect’

As the chorus grows louder in favor of changing the name of the Washington Redskins, which many find offensive, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer has joined their ranks. The syndicated columnist came out in favor of the change during a debate on the topic on Fox News’ Special Report With Bret…

Fox News promotes false story about transgender student harassing girls in bathroom

Fox News was fooled by a tendentious report advanced by right-wing Christian media about a transgender student who was allegedly harassing girls in a Colorado high school bathroom. Fox Nation on Monday promoted a Daily Mail article that has since been pulled from the site and debunked by the school’s…

The only thing crazier than the shutdown is Fox News’ coverage of it

Government shutdown theater has given us some surreal moments. Heard of the “trillion-dollar coin“? Obama actually mentioned it on Monday. It’s a half-serious solution that some wonks have floated to solve the debt ceiling crisis, if “floated” is the right word for a coin that figures into most people’s imagination…

Fox News’ Kilmeade slams Navy SEALs for aborting mission instead of killing children

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade suggested on Tuesday that the Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 were wrong to abort a mission on an Al-Shabaab camp in Somalia over the weekend just because they thought children would die. According to NBC News, the plan to capture an Al-Shabaab warlord named…

Republican Rep. Peter King: ‘We are the ones who shut down the government’

At least one Republican member of Congress is admitting that his party is to blame for shutting down the federal government. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R) bucked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his party’s standard talking points and told host Chris Wallace that…

Fox News’ Chris Wallace: Obama ‘trying to panic the markets’ to hurt Republicans

Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday that President Barack Obama was purposely trying to “panic the markets” to damage the Republican Party. “This week both you and the president seemed to be trying to panic the markets about both raising the debt ceiling…

Fox News asks Nicaraguan meteorologist to host ‘Taco Day’ segment: ‘You grew up on tacos’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday said he assumed that the network’s Latina meteorologist “grew up on tacos,” even though it is not a traditional food in her native country of Nicaragua. To celebrate National Taco Day, Fox & Friends asked Fox News Weather team member Maria Molina, who…

Fox News sued for broadcasting Arizona man’s suicide

A woman who watched her brother commit suicide on the air filed suit Thursday in Maricopa County Court against News Corp, Fox News LLP and several affiliate stations, saying that she was “severely traumatized” by the event. According to Courthouse News Service, Nature Romero was shocked and horrified to see…

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