Jesse Watters of Fox News Is Promoted to an Evening Slot

Mr. Watters, a sardonic conservative with a pro-Trump bent, will take over the 7 p.m. hour.

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Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ Special Leads Two Fox News Contributors to Quit

Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they’ve had enough.

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Smartmatic Sues Newsmax and One America News Network, Claiming Defamation

Smartmatic, an election technology company that faced baseless accusations of rigging the 2020 election, has filed a similar lawsuit against Fox News.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia to Ease Climate Change Denial

The campaign, if sustained, could put pressure on Fox News, though critics were skeptical that a sea change was in store.

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On Fox News, Vaccination Pleas Intensify, but Skepticism Persists

Amid mixed messages on the channel, the hosts Sean Hannity and Steve Doocy encourage viewers to get Covid-19 shots as the Delta variant spreads.

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Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart

Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.

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Is an Activist’s Pricey House News? Facebook Alone Decides.

The New York Post has complained that Facebook is blocking and downplaying its stories. But the platform doesn’t pay any special deference to journalists.

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Murdoch’s Pick to Run the New York Post Bets On the Web and Celebs

Keith Poole arrived last month with plans to make the tabloid more digital. Many of his staff have yet to hear from him.

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Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal

A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.

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The Lawyer Behind the Throne at Fox

Even before the company’s C.E.O., Lachlan Murdoch, moved to Australia, Viet Dinh was seen as Fox’s power center.

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Dominion Sues Fox News, Claiming Defamation in Election Coverage

Dominion Voting Systems, an election technology company, accused the news channel of advancing lies that devastated its reputation and business.

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Facebook and News Corp Strike Pay Deal for Australian Content

The deal with News Corp follows a standoff over legislation passed by the Australian government to compensate publishers.

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Piers Morgan Can’t Wait to Bring the Worst of America Home

British TV executives see opportunity — and money to be made — in bringing American cable-style clashes to their screens.

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As Fox News Struggles at Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook to the U.K.

His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news.

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Fox Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic’s $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit

In a court filing, Rupert Murdoch’s media company says it had the right to broadcast the debunked claims of election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business.

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Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation

Defamation cases have made waves across an uneasy right-wing media landscape, from Fox to Newsmax.

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

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Rupert Murdoch, Accepting Award, Condemns ‘Awful Woke Orthodoxy’

Mr. Murdoch of News Corp, who spoke in a video, has been relatively quiet publicly in recent years. He called conformity on social media “a straitjacket on sensibility.”

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Fox News Fires a Key Player in Its Election Night Coverage

The politics editor who defended the network’s accurate projection that Biden had won Arizona is out after a backlash from viewers, including President Trump.

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Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.

Why did the network insist an agreement with the family of a murdered young man remain undisclosed until after the election?

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Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office

The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show.

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As Trump Reels, Fox News Has a Message for Viewers: Stick With Us

As allies abandon the president, his favorite network revives familiar villains for the Biden era. And the prospects for a Trump TV media venture are “greatly diminished.”

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Urges President Trump to Resign

With the headline “Donald Trump’s Final Days,” The Journal excoriated the president for “an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election.”

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Howard J. Rubenstein, Public Relations Impresario, Dies at 88

He polished the tarnished images of the rich, the famous and the flawed, with clients that included Donald J. Trump, Rupert Murdoch and George M. Steinbrenner.

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New York Post Editorial Blasts President’s Fraud Claims

With a scathing front-page editorial, the Trump-friendly tabloid joins another of Rupert Murdoch’s papers, The Wall Street Journal, in attacking the president’s attempts to undo the election result.

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Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves

A once-niche conservative cable network, owned by a longtime friend of the president, lures audiences by refusing to declare an electoral winner.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Bids for Simon & Schuster

A sale of the venerable publisher of Stephen King and Hillary Clinton could fetch $1.7 billion and rev up consolidation in book publishing.

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Hints on Obamacare’s Future

Pompeo joins other top Republicans in defying the election results: This is your morning tip sheet.

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Why a Trump Loss May Be No Match for Rupert Murdoch’s Realpolitik

Fox News has lasted through “multiple presidents, and they’re going to be around for multiple more,” said one right-wing media executive.

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New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts

Some reporters withheld their bylines and questioned the credibility of an article that made the tabloid’s front page on Wednesday.

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Petition Targeting Murdoch Swamps Australian Parliament’s Website

More than 200,000 people signed a petition drawn up by a former prime minister calling for an examination of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia.

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Which ‘Succession’ Character is James Murdoch?

Increasingly uncomfortable with News Corp’s politics and profit motives, Rupert’s younger son chose chickens and sheep over Fox, and insists he doesn’t watch ‘Succession.’

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Trump Wants to Discredit the Election. This Nerd Could Stop Him.

Fox News, the president’s favored network, will face enormous pressure to call the election for Mr. Trump. The outcome rests on a little-known 65-year-old wonk who will declare the winner.

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Kamala Harris Cartoon in Murdoch Paper Is Denounced as Racist

Kevin Rudd, a former prime minister, lodged a complaint against The Australian for publishing material he called “racist and sexist.”

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James Murdoch Resigns From News Corp Board

While his elder brother, Lachlan Murdoch, rises in the family business, James Murdoch has grown more distant from his father’s empire.

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At Wall Street Journal, News Staff and Opinion Side Clash

A heated dispute between the newsroom and the opinion section of one of the country’s most respected news organizations has spilled into public view.

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Wall Street Journal Staff Members Push for Big Changes in News Coverage

A letter from a group of Journal reporters and editors calls for “more muscular reporting about race and social inequities,” as well as skepticism toward business and government leaders.

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Advertisers Are Fleeing Tucker Carlson. Fox News Viewers Have Stayed.

Amid a backlash and an ad boycott, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is still attracting big audiences, another sign of the nation’s political divide.

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Rupert Murdoch, His Son Lachlan and Other Fox Executives Will Take Pay Cuts

The company behind Fox News, Fox Business and the Fox network is guarding against the pandemic’s economic fallout.

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As Fox News Played Down the Coronavirus, Its Chief Protected Himself

The cancellation of an 89th birthday party for Rupert Murdoch highlights a disconnect between his family’s behavior and statements made on air by some Fox commentators.

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