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Fox News: You can oppose non-discrimination law because being LGBT is just a ‘belief’

Fox News anchor Bret Baier suggested to his viewers on Wednesday that a good reason to oppose a law to prevent discrimination against LGBT people was that “beliefs” like sexual orientation could “conflict with a company’s goals.” During a segment on Fox News’ Special Report, Baier noted that Democrats were…

Media Matters: Fox News panelists distort health insurance policy changes

News watchdog Media Matters called out Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace for hyping reports that insurers are cancelling health plans. Wallace failed to mention that new policies will offer better coverage at comparable cost. Citing figures from a Kaiser Health News article, Wallace claimed the article showed people losing…

Megyn Kelly tells atheist activist to ‘chill’ during Fox News discussion on Air Force oath

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly got into a heated exchange with an atheist activist during Wednesday evening’s broadcast. During a “Kelly File” segment on a campaign to remove the phrase, “so help me God,” from the U.S. Air Force Academy’s honor oath, guest Mikey Weinstein thanked the host for inviting…

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…

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