Media

CNN’s Brian Stelter: Roger Ailes Spied On Me By Having A Low-Level Fox News Staffer Date Me [VIDEO]

“About ten years ago I had a crush on a woman at Fox News. She was a low level staffer. I was in college at the time. So I was going out on what I thought were dates. Chris, I thought these were dates. These were not dates. She was actually reporting back to Fox News about me. She was …

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Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros: I Was Yanked Off The Air For Complaining About Sexual Harassment

Via New York Magazine: Fox News’ senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July. But those claims are now being challenged by Fox host Andrea Tantaros, who says that she complained multiple times to senior Fox executives in 2015 about Ailes’s inappropriate sexual …

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John Oliver On The Future Of Newspapers [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “The media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers,” Oliver said, noting the pricing structure of online versus print ads and detailing the decline of great papers like The Oregonian, and the increased workload on the remaining reporters. “If journalists are constantly required to write, edit, shoot videos, and tweet, mistakes are going …

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REPORT: Roger Ailes Used Millions In Fox News Money To Finance Campaigns Against His Enemies

Whoa. From New York Magazine: As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims without it setting off alarm bells? According to three highly-placed sources, part of the answer is that there were few checks …

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Facebook To Crackdown On Clickbaiting Headlines

CNN Money reports: Facebook is taking another stab at reducing the amount of “clickbait” in your news feed. “These are headlines that intentionally leave out crucial information, forcing people to click to find out the answer,” the company said in an announcement on Thursday. In other words: The headline on this story better be pretty specific. Publishers large and small …

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Glenn Beck Sues His Own Site’s Former CEO For Fraud

Law Newz reports: Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck has filed a lawsuit in Texas against the man who used to run his entertainment and news network, TheBlaze, according to sources close to Mr. Beck. The petition, obtained by LawNewz.com, was filed on behalf of Mercury Radio Arts, which serves as Beck’s production and operating company over TheBlaze‘s outlets. …

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New York Post Again Slut-Shames Melania Trump

For the second day in a row Rupert Murdoch’s right wing New York Post has slut-shamed Melanie Trump with a front page image that’s too racy to post here on JMG. Such a strange turn for the tabloid. From their story: Here’s the nation’s would-be first lady — and right beside her, a second lady. Three years before she met …

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RUMOR: Megyn Kelly Might Jump From Fox To CNN

An interesting piece in light of the demise of Roger Ailes, who reportedly also harassed Megyn Kelly. The Washington Post reports: So what if Fox News’s Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN’s Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended? People at rival networks are allowed to be friends, right? Right. But Kelly’s contract is up …

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DRUDGE SIREN: Roger Ailes Out At Fox News

Matt Drudge’s rarely used and infamous red siren is blaring. Via CNBC: Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of Fox News Channel, the company said on Thursday. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said. Embattled Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stands accused …

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New York Post On Roger Ailes Scandal: What The Fox!

From what I can tell this is their first story about the Ailes scandal. They write: Roger Ailes’ 20-year reign as the boss of cable TV’s No. 1 news outlet could soon be coming to an end as he negotiates his departure from Fox News Channel. Ailes, 76 — who built Fox News into an influential, $3 billion business — is …

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REPORT: Uproar At Fox News As Network Stars Threaten To Walkout Over Ousting Of Roger Ailes

According to an “exclusive” reported tonight by Matt Drudge, top on-air personalities at Fox News are meeting to discuss a joint walkout should chairman Roger Ailes be ousted over sexual harassment claims made by several current and former staffers. Earlier today it was reported that Ailes had left the company with a $40M exit package, but that story was quickly …

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REPORTS: Roger Ailes Booted From Fox News Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Gets $40M Parachute

Variety has the first word: Roger Ailes is officially out at Fox News, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Variety. The former head of the network reportedly received a $40 million buyout after Gretchen Carlson and several other women accused him of sexual harassment over the past couple of weeks. From the Daily Beast: Fox News confirmed to …

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BOMBSHELL CLAIM: Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly Reportedly Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her Too

Yesterday we heard that Fox News is moving to oust their chairman Roger Ailes in the wake of a sexual harassment suit filed by recently fired anchor Gretchen Carlson. Today we learn why they might be moving so quickly. New York Magazine reports: As a chorus of prominent Fox News women have gone public defending Roger Ailes against the wave …

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REPORT: Fox News Is About To Fire Roger Ailes

An as yet unconfirmed report by New York Magazine: Roger Ailes’s tenure as the head of Fox News may be coming to an end. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes …

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Sarah Palin Blames Media For Dallas Attack

Sarah Palin has gone all splodey-head on the media in response to the attack in Dallas. Here’s a bit of her jillion-word Facebook rant: Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas. Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the …

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Roger Ailes: I Never Hit On Gretchen Carlson

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes issued a statement last night in response to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. “Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon …

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Fired Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Sues Fox Television Chairman Roger Ailes For Sexual Harassment

Last month Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson was fired shortly after coming out in favor of gun control. But that may not be the whole story. From the Daily Beast: Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the network’s CEO Roger Ailes, alleging he fired her because she refused his sexual advances. The host of The …

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CNN Hires Former Trump Campaign Manager

Politico reports: Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. It’s a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately. Trump fired Lewandowski on Monday, ending the tenure of the fiery operative who faced a steady string of controversies while guiding Trump’s skeleton …

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Veteran Journalist Morley Safer Dies At Age 84

CBS News reports: Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84. His death comes just days after he formally retired after 46 seasons with the program. Safer is among the household names – along with the late Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon, and Andy Rooney, as well as Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and several …

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TRUCE: Trump And Megyn Kelly Make Nice [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Donald Trump and his Fox News nemesis Megyn Kelly made peace Tuesday in a prime-time interview that strengthened his ties with the conservative television network whose star anchor has drawn attention to his derogatory remarks about women. In a rare display of contrition, the Republican presidential candidate expressed regret for nasty comments about Kelly that …

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