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Fox News Dominates Cable News Ratings In 2014, MSNBC Tumbles

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media

By Rick Kissell LOS ANGELES ( - In a generally overall down year for the cable news genre, Fox News remained the dominant ...

Fox News Contributor Calls Vladimir Putin 'Al Sharpton With Nukes'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media

Vladimir Putin has been called a lot of names over the years, but chances are this is a first. Responding to comments President Barack Obama made ...

Ryan Grim

Remember When Fox News Used To Pretend It Wasn't A Political Operation? | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.04.2014 | Media

Ten years ago, documentary maker Robert Greenwald released a film with a controversial premise: Fox News Channel is not a reliable media outlet but ra...

Mom Takes On Fox News' 'Mean Girl' Tactics On Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices

By Lisa J. Keating | The Next Family I’d like to bring to the surface and discuss the real life damage that occurs because of the type of reporti...

Megyn Kelly Introduces Mike Huckabee With An F-Bomb

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

Fox News host Megyn Kelly made an unfortunate linguistic error while introducing Mike Huckabee on her show, "The Kelly File," Monday night. “Join...

Fox News Is Trying to Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Carlos Maza | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Carlos Maza

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

GOP Continues To Blow Off Rule About Not Criticizing The President During Wartime

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Criticizing the president during wartime is fine, as long as it's based on reality and facts. Hypocrisy, on the other hand, isn't fine. You either support the president, any president, in wartime or you don't. You can't have it both ways.

Outfoxing the Fox -- Looking Back 10 Years Later

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Fox's messaging that government is bad, that human nature is intrinsically more evil than good, that people should be afraid and paranoid, isn't journalism covering the news. It's a world view and narrative that is embedded in the identity and agenda of America's political right wing.

Outnumbered: Outlandish, Outdated, Overtly Biased

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
Trish DeLuca

The luxury was mine from 11 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. today. I flipped to a couple of television channels, walked a friend's dog, and intermittently...

This Is One of the Craziest Fox News Rants Ever, and It's Not Hannity or O'Reilly

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Judge Jeanine Pirro has set a new bar for fire-eating, not to mention the most easily-debunkable nonsense per sentence of any Fox News host, past or present.

Fox News Is the Gold Standard of Television Journalism

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Why are we on the brink of disaster? If you don't know the answer to that, you're not watching Fox News. It's President Obama's fault! Or, as Greta Van Susteren innocently asks her guests each night, "Is this President Obama's fault?"

Is Megyn Kelly Homophobia's Best Ally at Fox?

Equality Matters | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Megyn Kelly was supposed to be a harbinger of Fox News' "gay rights revolution," but she's used her primetime spot to enable some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT activists.

Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Equality Matters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Fox's backlash to Sam's kiss is premised on the same stereotypes and stigma about gay sexuality that has motivated more vocal opponents of LGBT equality for decades.

Will Murdoch Succeed in Burying his Past?

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Timothy Karr

Rupert Murdoch is plotting his empire's expansion -- growth that could include purchases of Tribune Company newspapers and, reportedly, Time Inc. But will 2014 be the year that the media mogul, who's skilled at reinventing himself and burying old mistakes, is finally held to account?

Kate Sheppard

Fox News Accidentally Endorsed Environmental Regulations During Obama Attack | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Fox News likes regulations. That is, Fox likes regulations that the Obama administration reportedly delayed ahead of the 2012 election. In a segme...

A Compelling Case for 'Knowledge-Based Journalism'

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

In the early 1990s the media identified an existential threat: violent crime. But violent crime was actually on the decline in the early '90s -- including a 4 percent drop from 1993 to '94. Thus journalistic malpractice led to policy malpractice, with consequences we continue to live with today.

An Immodest Proposal: A Response to Suzanne Venker

Jess Carbino | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

While Venker's views are certainly consistent with an ideology accepted 60 years ago, her views fail to acknowledge major structural changes that occurred over the past 60 years in the United States.

Santa Is White, Really!

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Both Kelly and Harris also remind us, if inadvertently and in their own unique ways, that we all want the same things: heroes, real or imagined, with whom we can identify. The real issue is figuring out, and dare I say, expanding, with whom we can identify.

5 Things You Must Tell Your Grandma About the Ads on FOX News So She Doesn't Get Scammed

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Over the course of 5 hours between October 24 and 25, I wrote down every commercial that aired on FOX News during shows hosted by Brett Baier, Gretchen Carlson, Shep Smith, Bill Hemmer and Greta Van Susteren because I wanted to know what was being advertised. Here's what I found.


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.31.2013 | Media

Apparently Fox News isn't as right-sided as it used to be. The network has officially dropped out of BrandIndex's Red, Blue and Independent list of...

Fox News Rejects Anti-Fox News Ad

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media

Surprise! Fox News has rejected an ad from Media Matters that condems the network's coverage of the Benghazi attacks, the group said Wednesday. The...

'Fox & Friends' Ask If Stenographer Was Religiously Discriminated

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2013 | Media

The hosts of "Fox & Friends" questioned on Thursday if the shouting stenographer who interrupted Wednesday's vote to re-open the government may have b...

Alec Baldwin's Ratings Are In

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.14.2013 | Media

Alec Baldwin got quite a few people to stay "Up Late" with him on Friday. The "30 Rock" star's MSNBC debut began with an hour-long interview with N...

Arrogance From Bill O'Reilly and Jesse Watters of Fox News -- On Cultural Insensitivity

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenkrantz

If Mr. Watters had understood anything about other cultures, other than his own little world in the U.S., he might, have realized how insulting and inappropriate his questions were. But then that is the point for Fox News.

Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.