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Trump at Fox Town Hall: 'Everything I Did Was Right'
Trump at Fox Town Hall:
'Everything I Did Was Right'
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Trump at Fox Town Hall: 'Everything I Did Was Right'

Fox edits out his 'big lie' from pre-taped event

(Newser) - You wouldn't have heard former President Trump rage about a stolen election during Fox News' town hall event in Iowa on Thursday, but be assured that rage he did. Fox pre-taped the hour-long prime-time special, allowing it to edit out any mention of "the big lie" following its...

Report: Ex-Deadspin Journo at Center of FBI Search on Fox Leak

Per 'Tampa Bay Times,' agency searched home of Timothy Burke earlier this month in criminal probe

(Newser) - In October, Kanye West sat down for a two-part interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, when the latter was still part of the network's prime-time lineup. Just days later, Vice's Motherboard published unseen clips from that interview, with even more eyebrow-raising snippets from the rapper, including antisemitic tropes...

Trump's Next Town Hall Won't Go Out Live

June 1 event in Iowa will be hosted by Fox's Sean Hannity

(Newser) - Former President Trump is following up his CNN town hall event with one on another network he often maligns—Fox News. The network says the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination will join host Sean Hannity for a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, the Hill reports. The network says...

Drudge: Fox Primetime Is Getting an Overhaul

Report suggests Sean Hannity will replace Tucker Carlson in coveted 8pm slot

(Newser) - A major shake-up at Fox News will see Sean Hannity take over Tucker Carlson's old 8pm ET timeslot and two hosts of The Five slide into prime time, according to the Drudge Report. Jesse Watters, host of Jesse Watters Primetime at 7pm, will move into Hannity's 9pm ET...

Carlson's Lawyer Sends 'Aggressive' Letter to Fox

It claims Fox violated his contract, rendering it void

(Newser) - Before relaunching his show on Twitter, Tucker Carlson sent an "aggressive letter" to former employer Fox News, arguing that he's free from his contract and its noncompete clause because Fox violated the contract first. That's according to Axios , whose sources say Carlson's lawyer sent the letter...

Tucker Carlson Says He's Bringing His Show to Twitter

He says relaunch will happen 'soon'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has found a new home after being fired by Fox News. Carlson announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he's going to relaunch his show on Twitter, Politico reports. "Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for...

This May Be the Text That Doomed Tucker Carlson

'It's not how white men fight,' Fox host wrote in message obtained by 'NYT'

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained a text message Tucker Carlson sent to a producer in the hours after the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, which reportedly contributed to his ouster from Fox News. In it, Carlson describes a video he watched in which "a group of Trump...

Tucker Carlson's New Texting Buddy? Don Lemon

Brian Stelter reports on the aftermath of their firings for 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson frequently trashed Don Lemon on his Fox show, and Lemon returned the favor at CNN. Now that both men have been fired , a strange thing has happened, reports Brian Stelter at Vanity Fair . The two have been texting each other for the first time. It's not exactly...

Newsmax Viewership Triples in Carlson's Old Timeslot

MSNBC steals Fox's ratings title in 8pm ET hour

(Newser) - Viewers who flocked to Fox News to watch Tucker Carlson in the 8pm ET hour appear to now be looking elsewhere. Fox News Tonight with Brian Kilmeade drew just 1.33 million viewers Wednesday night—down from 2.59 million on Monday and 1.7 million on Tuesday—topped by...

Report: Carlson's Private Messages Caused 'Crisis' at Fox

'Highly offensive' comments risked further embarrassment for the company: 'NYT'

(Newser) - The "breaking point" between Tucker Carlson and Fox News came after Fox's top brass learned of "highly offensive" private messages sent by the host, including one referring to a senior executive, the New York Times reports. The messages, uncovered through Dominion Voting Systems' defamation trial against Fox,...

Tucker Carlson Breaks Silence, Kind Of

He's out with a Twitter video that doesn't mention Fox News

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is speaking publicly for the first time since his abrupt ouster from Fox News, though the former host doesn't actually mention the network in the Twitter video he released Wednesday. "Good evening, it's Tucker Carlson!" a chipper-seeming Carlson starts off the two-minute video, which...

Fox News Has Secret 'Oppo File' on Tucker Carlson: Sources
Fox Has 'Oppo File' on
Tucker Carlson: Sources
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Fox Has 'Oppo File' on Tucker Carlson: Sources

Meanwhile, Abby Grossberg talks about alleged toxic workplace on MSNBC

(Newser) - Should Tucker Carlson decide to come after Fox News in the wake of his ouster, the network is prepared, according to eight sources who spoke to Rolling Stone . They say Fox has collected damaging information on Carlson into what one source calls an "oppo file," and that the...

Fired by Fox, Carlson Gets Skewered on Late Night

After big-name media firings, late-night hosts go to town on Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon

(Newser) - As Fox employees absorbed the news Monday of Tucker Carlson's ouster , late-night TV used the development as fodder for its own purposes. Show hosts dug into Carlson's seeming support for Russian President Vladimir Putin , takes on Jan. 6 , disgust over a recent M&Ms makeover , anti-LGBTQ views , and...

Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon Lawyer Up
Tucker Carlson,
Don Lemon
Lawyer Up

Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon Lawyer Up

They've hired Bryan Freedman, who nabbed $30M for Megyn Kelly after her 2019 firing from NBC

(Newser) - Ousted from Fox News and CNN respectively, Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon have hired the same lawyer who, Insider notes, is known for securing "multimillion-dollar payouts in messy media breakups." Former CNN host Brian Stelter first reported that both hosts have hired powerhouse attorney Bryan Freedman, who helped...

Report: Discrimination Lawsuit Linked to Carlson Departure

It was among the issues that worried Rupert Murdoch, insider says

(Newser) - A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former producer played a role in Tucker Carlson's departure from Fox News on Monday, insiders say. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the decision came straight from Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, with input from other top Fox execs, and one factor...

Carlson's Comments About Bosses May Have Sunk Him
Report: Carlson Exit Was
a Big Shock to Fox Staffers

Report: Carlson Exit Was a Big Shock to Fox Staffers

Host may have been doomed by comments about management

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News after 14 years—and while the network says the move was "mutually agreed" upon, it appears to have happened abruptly. Hours before the announcement, Fox was still previewing Carlson's Monday night show, in which he was set to interview GOP candidate...

Fox News Stunner: Tucker Carlson Is Out

Network announces that host's last show aired on Friday

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is no longer a Fox News host, reports Mediaite . “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the network said in a surprise statement on Monday. "We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that...

Murdoch Avoided the Stand, but Worse Could Be Coming
Despite Settlement, Nightmare
May Not Be Over for Fox
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Despite Settlement, Nightmare May Not Be Over for Fox

'Time' suggests Fox Corporation's board could face 'serious claims of negligence'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch was saved from taking the stand when Fox News agreed to "the largest publicly disclosed payout to settle a media libel case in the US" on Tuesday, per the Guardian . Dominion Voting Systems, which accused Fox of knowingly spouting false claims that its systems were used to...

Congratulations, Rupert: 5 Takes on Fox Settlement
5 Takes on the Big
Fox News Settlement

5 Takes on the Big Fox News Settlement

Some see the big sum as a deterrent, others see that view as naive

(Newser) - Is it a win for Fox News? Or maybe Dominion? Now that Fox has agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million for airing false claims about rigged machines, observers are assessing the settlement that avoids a high-profile trial. Some early takes:
  • Win for Murdoch: At Slate , Jack Shafer

Fox Settlement Among Biggest in History

But it doesn't include an apology to Dominion

(Newser) - Fox reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems Tuesday, avoiding a trial at the last minute with what is believed to be the biggest defamation settlement in US history. The New York Times reports that while the terms of settlements aren't always publicly disclosed, the only...

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