How M&M’s Found Itself in the Culture Wars

The candy brand announced that Maya Rudolph would replace its promotional cartoon characters, which have been the focus of a partisan backlash.

#candy, #carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #mars-inc, #rudolph-maya

GOP in Talks With Networks About Debates, and Even CNN Is Included

Conversations between R.N.C. officials and television executives signal that the contours of the Republican nominating contest are shaping up.

#abc-inc, #cnn, #debates-political, #desantis-ron, #fox-news-channel, #midterm-elections-2022, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #television

Lynette Hardaway, of Diamond and Silk, Dies at 51

Ms. Hardaway, who rose to fame with one of her sisters as half of a pro-Trump duo, died in North Carolina, according to former President Donald J. Trump.

#black-people, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #conservatism-us-politics, #daily-beast-the, #deaths-obituaries, #facebook-inc, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #hardaway-lynette-diamond, #hardaway-lynnette-diamond, #news-and-news-media, #north-carolina, #richardson-rochelle-silk, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

C-SPAN and Cable News Get a Boost From the House Speaker Vote

C-SPAN, the low-fi cable network beloved by the Congressional cognoscenti, has gotten a major boost in attention for its coverage of the House floor, now the site of a political battle for the ages.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans’ Internecine Conflict Is Mirrored in Conservative Media

National Review has called the House leadership votes “an embarrassing spectacle.” Others have cheered it on.

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Hannity and Other Fox Employees Said They Doubted Trump’s Fraud Claims

On Wednesday, lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems shared some of the strongest evidence yet that some Fox employees knew what they broadcast about the claims was false.

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An Alternate Reality: How Russia’s State TV Spins the Ukraine War

Leaked emails detail how Russia’s biggest state broadcaster, working with the nation’s security services, mined right-wing American news and Chinese media to craft a narrative that Moscow was winning.

#carlson-tucker, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #rt-tv-network, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #television

Defamation Suit Against Fox Grows More Contentious

Lachlan Murdoch is set to be deposed on Monday, the latest in a flurry of activity in the high-stakes case.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hannity-sean, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-lachlan, #news-and-news-media, #pirro-jeanine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #scott-suzanne, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

The Table for Trump’s Antisemitic Banquet Was Set Long Ago

Republicans have accepted his “textbook racism” for years.

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White Supremacists Are a Problem for America, and the World

Right-wing extremist violence in the U.S. is part of a global phenomenon. It should be treated that way.

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Trump Is Alone With His Big Lie

Most election deniers who lost last week have conceded and did not claim fraud. That doesn’t absolve them from embracing Trump’s Big Lie in the first place.

#fox-news-channel, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and the Future of Liberal Late Night T.V.

Americans don’t want to share a living room with each other. We prefer to live and be entertained in ideological encampments.

#comedy-central, #conservatism-us-politics, #fox-news-channel, #midterm-elections-2022, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #noah-trevor-1984, #television

TV Prepares for a Chaotic Midterm Night

Broadcasters face challenges as they approach the climax of an election season marked by disinformation and distrust.

#abc-news, #baier-bret, #cbs-news, #cnn, #dickerson-john, #fox-news-channel, #midterm-elections-2022, #mishkin-arnon, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #television

Suzanne Scott’s Vision for Fox News Gets Tested in Court

Suzanne Scott remade Fox News Media into a lucrative consumer brand. But a $1.6 billion defamation suit against the company is testing her strategy and leadership.

#advertising-and-marketing, #ailes-roger-e, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cable-television, #fox-business-network, #fox-entertainment-group-inc, #fox-nation, #fox-news-channel, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #perino-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #scott-suzanne, #smith-shepard, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

What Rachel Maddow Has Been Thinking About Offscreen

The MSNBC anchor discusses the radicalization of Fox News, the past 14 years in wild news cycles and the G.O.P.’s hard-right turn.

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Sean Hannity and Other Fox Stars Face Depositions in Defamation Suit

The depositions are one of the clearest indications yet of how aggressively Dominion Voting Systems is moving forward with its suit against the media company.

#carlson-tucker, #compensation-for-damages-law, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #dobbs-lou, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-lachlan, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

A Former Fox News Insider Spills the Beans

Chris Stirewalt was part of a pivotal decision to declare Joe Biden the winner of Arizona in 2020. Now he’s speaking out about a network he says incites “black-helicopter-level paranoia and hatred.”

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Who Is Bruce Reinhart, the Judge Who Approved the Mar-a-Lago Search?

Judge Reinhart has faced a wave of criticism, disinformation and online threats over his involvement in the F.B.I.’s search.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #content-type-personal-profile, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fox-news-channel, #justice-department, #kellen-sarah, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #reinhart-bruce-e, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j

Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conspiracy-theories, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #perino-dana, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Fox News, Once Home to Trump, Now Often Ignores Him

The former president hasn’t been interviewed on the Rupert Murdoch-owned cable network in more than 100 days, and other Republicans often get the attention he once did.

#ailes-roger-e, #cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #hannity-sean, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

Fox News Snubbed Trump’s Speech, in What’s Becoming a Pattern

The network devoted little airtime to the speech on Tuesday by a former president its hosts often defend. Notably, it did go live with Mike Pence’s address.

#fox-news-channel, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fox News Will Not Carry Thursday’s Jan. 6 Hearing Live

The network will keep its usual prime-time lineup instead. Its sister network, Fox Business, will air the hearing.

#cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

Facts Were Sparse on an Abortion Case. But That Didn’t Stop the Attacks.

The story of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio became the focus of a heated political debate that played out in the news media.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #columbus-dispatch, #fox-news-channel, #fuentes-gerson-1995, #indianapolis-star, #kessler-glenn-1959, #news-and-news-media, #sex-crimes, #wall-street-journal, #washington-post

Jan. 6 Hearings Focus on Fox News Call That Made Trump’s Loss Clear

At Fox News, there was little drama over the decision to project Joseph R. Biden the winner of Arizona. But the relationship between Trump and the network was never the same.

#associated-press, #fox-news-channel, #media, #miller-jason-1975, #mishkin-arnon, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sammon-bill-1959, #stirewalt-chris, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fox News plans to show Jan. 6 hearing after skipping opening night.

#fox-news-channel, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

Fox News Doesn’t Plan to Carry Jan. 6 Hearings Live

Its sister network, the lower-rated Fox Business, will carry live coverage, while star prime-time hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity will proceed as usual.

#baier-bret, #carlson-tucker, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #maccallum-martha, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #disney-plus, #fox-news-channel, #nbcuniversal, #netflix-inc, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #upfronts-television, #web-original-programming

What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn’t

It is possible to opt out of far-right co-optation.

#anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #winfrey-oprah

The Buffalo Shooting Was Not a Random Act of Violence

The Buffalo killings are an extreme expression of a worldview that has become increasingly central to the identity of the Republican Party.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #camus-renaud, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gendron-payton-s, #immigration-and-emigration, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Fox News Hosts Splinter as Chaotic Pennsylvania Primaries Heat Up

The rise of Kathy Barnette in the state’s G.O.P. Senate race has divided the network’s stars, with some backing her and others going on the attack to help a rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

#barnette-kathy-1971, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #fox-news-channel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #news-and-news-media, #oz-mehmet-c, #pennsylvania, #polls-and-public-opinion, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How J.D. Vance Won in Ohio: A Trump Endorsement, a Fox News Stage and Money

A big endorsement was decisive, but a cable news megaphone and a huge infusion of spending helped pave the way to victory.

#carlson-tucker, #club-for-growth, #elections-senate, #fox-news-channel, #midterm-elections-2022, #ohio, #political-action-committees, #republican-party, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

Tucker Carlson Is Proof That the Customer Isn’t Always Right

It’s one thing when you’re selling breakfast cereal. It’s another thing when you’re selling news.

#carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #news-and-news-media, #ratings-audience-measurement

How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir

As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.

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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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What to Know About Tucker Carlson’s Rise

A Times examination of the host’s career and singular influence at Fox News shows how his trajectory traces the transformation of American conservatism itself.

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Tucker Carlson Has a Cure for Declining Virility

A promo for an upcoming Fox show describes a testosterone “calamity” among American men, along with an unlikely treatment.

#carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #men-and-boys, #television, #testosterone

The Friend of Our Enemy Is Not a ‘Traitor’

Why we shouldn’t call critics of America’s “war” on Putin traitors 

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Chris Wallace Says Life at Fox News Became ‘Unsustainable’

As he starts a new streaming show at CNN, the longtime TV anchor reflects on his decision to leave Fox News after 18 years.

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Fox News Cameraman Is Killed in Ukraine

Pierre Zakrzewski was killed outside of Kyiv, in the same incident that injured a Fox News correspondent, Benjamin Hall, who remains hospitalized.

#deaths-fatalities, #fox-news-channel, #hall-benjamin-1982, #kyiv-ukraine, #news-and-news-media, #ukraine, #zakrzewski-pierre

Fox News Correspondent Benjamin Hall Is Injured in Ukraine

Mr. Hall has been a longtime war correspondent who joined the network in 2015.

#benjamin-hall, #fox-news-channel, #kyiv-ukraine, #news-and-news-media, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

First Amendment Scholars Want to See the Media Lose These Cases

Some legal experts say it is time to draw a sharp line between protected speech and harmful disinformation.

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Ex-Fox News Producer Charged for Working With Russian Oligarch

John Hanick was on Konstantin Malofeev’s payroll after Mr. Malofeev’s backing of Crimean separatists led to sanctions, an indictment says.

#crimea-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fox-news-channel, #justice-department, #malofeev-konstantin-v, #manhattan-nyc, #news-and-news-media, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #television, #williams-damian-attorney

Trump Praises Putin, Leaving Republicans in a Bind

G.O.P. leaders, while condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, were silent on comments made by the former president. Some figures on the right amplified them.

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Cable News Covers Ukraine With On-the-Ground Reporting and In-Studio Rhetoric

Fox News stars like Tucker Carlson questioned why Americans hated Vladimir Putin, and CNN showed Russian tanks and rockets in live war-zone dispatches.

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Bob Beckel, Liberal Operative Who Became a Fixture on Fox, Dies at 73

He ran Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign, and later became a curmudgeonly pundit on conservative TV.

#beckel-bob-1948, #deaths-obituaries, #fox-news-channel, #presidential-election-of-1984, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fox News Hosts Play Down Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

Comments made by the stars of the network’s prime-time opinion programs came in contrast to coverage by its correspondents reporting from Ukraine.

#carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #news-and-news-media, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j

Durham Distances Himself From Furor in Right-Wing Media Over Filing

The special counsel implicitly acknowledged that White House internet data he discussed, which conservative outlets have portrayed as proof of spying on the Trump White House, came from the Obama era.

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Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track

The latest alarmist claims about spying on Trump appeared to be flawed, but the explanation is byzantine — underlining the challenge for journalists in deciding what merits coverage.

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House Passes Bill to Nullify Forced Arbitration in Sex Abuse Cases

The bill would ensure that victims have the option of suing in federal, state or tribal court, depriving perpetrators of a secretive process that can weigh heavily in their favor.

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Where Fox News and Donald Trump Took Us

Roger Ailes understood the appeal Mr. Trump had for Fox viewers. He didn’t foresee how together they would redefine the limits of political discourse.

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