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Report: O’Reilly gets multi-million-dollar payout

By Muckety   |   April 20, 2017 at 9:13am   |   0 Comments

Bill O’Reilly, forced out of his anchor chair at Fox amidst a slew of sexual-harassment claims, will receive a golden parachute of about $25 million a year, CNN reports.

Ailes resigns as chairman & CEO of Fox News

By Muckety   |   July 21, 2016 at 7:24pm   |   0 Comments

Roger Ailes, caught up in a sex abuse scandal at Fox News, has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the network.

Bayh not as outspoken on new career as he was on leaving old one

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 17, 2011 at 8:44am   |   0 Comments

When he announced that he was leaving the Senate, Evan Bayh had few good things to say about Congress.

George Soros is in Glenn Beck’s cross-hairs

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 12, 2010 at 8:16am   |   3 Comments

Of the hundreds of thousands of people we profile on Muckety, George Soros is one of the most popular with our users.

Muckety mover - Lower the IQ to raise the ratings

By Muckety   |   September 4, 2010 at 8:05am   |   0 Comments

Muckety up

Why does dumbing down push Muckety up?

Sarah Palin borrowed the tactic from George W. Bush, and so far it’s working like a charm.

Fox News apparently has adopted the approach as its business model. The closest watchers of the “fair and balanced” network - Jon Stewart and the Daily Show staff - have caught Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson in the stupid act.

Carlson was valedictorian of her high school, attended Stanford University and studied at Oxford (”the Europe one,” as Stewart points out).

Yet on air, she says she has had to look up words such as “czar” and “ignoramus.”

It’s just possible, Stewart suggests, that she’s dumbing down to connect with an audience that she believes “sees intellect as an elitist flaw.”

Muckety mover - Roger and Rupert

By Muckety   |   January 12, 2010 at 12:59pm   |   0 Comments

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Is Fox News chief Roger Ailes on his way out?

If comments from Rupert Murdoch’s family circle are an indication, the answer would be yes.

In a story Saturday, The New York Times quoted Murdoch son-in-law Matthew Freud as saying, “I am by no means alone within the family or the company in being ashamed and sickened by Roger Ailes’s horrendous and sustained disregard of the journalistic standards that News Corporation, its founder and every other global media business aspires to.”

As Newser columnist Michael Wolff points out, the kingmaker at News Corporation isn’t named Roger.

Wolff gives Ailes about a year.

Glenn Beck in the throes of gold fever

By A. James Memmott   |   December 15, 2009 at 10:42am   |   13 Comments

When it comes to conflicts of interest, Glenn Beck may have bumped against the gold standard.

Fox’s new hire, John Stossel, won’t diffuse complaints about network bias

By A. James Memmott   |   November 3, 2009 at 10:43am   |   0 Comments

Is reporter John Stossel objective? Well, no. Nor does he claim to be.

Parent companies give Olbermann and O’Reilly time out

By A. James Memmott   |   August 3, 2009 at 9:45am   |   3 Comments

A food fight that has generated viewers and controversy for Fox News and MSNBC has ended.

Judith Miller joins Fox News as pundit

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 20, 2008 at 3:51pm   |   0 Comments

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, whose stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were proven wrong after the U.S. invasion, is joining Fox News as an analyst on national security issues.

Street-smart Times columnist David Carr takes on Fox News

By A. James Memmott   |   July 19, 2008 at 9:34am   |   0 Comments

David Carr, a columnist and reporter for The New York Times, has battled his own crack addition; he has survived cancer. Perhaps strengthened by those struggles, he’s now taking on a force that sometimes sends other reporters running for the hills: The PR department of Fox News.

Roger Ailes buys N.Y. paper, makes wife publisher

By Carol Eisenberg   |   July 14, 2008 at 12:48pm   |   1 Comments

Some men buy their wives flowers; others, chocolates. Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, bought his third wife, Elizabeth, a community newspaper.

Howard Wolfson joins Fox News

By A. James Memmott   |   July 8, 2008 at 3:57pm   |   0 Comments

After months of speaking on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Howard Wolfson, has joined the ranks of talking heads on Fox News. As many observers have noted, there was a time when Democrats ran from, not to, Fox News, but Wolfson says the network has changed.

Clinton campaign scrubs name of Fox News military analyst from website

By John Decker   |   May 9, 2008 at 2:10pm   |   0 Comments

The Clinton campaign has deleted the name of a controversial military analyst from a press release published months ago on the Clinton web site.

Judith Regan lawsuit has a great plot

By A. James Memmott   |   November 14, 2007 at 1:44pm   |   0 Comments

There’s no question that the $100 million defamation lawsuit filed Tuesday by former books publisher Judith Regan has news value.

But the 70-page complaint also has literary value, as well.

Though it’s bogged down in places with legal terms, it’s still a Judith Regan style page-turner, complete with scenes of betrayal, confrontation and deception.


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