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Roger Ailes Doc Grosses $12K On Opening Weekend

From the Hollywood Reporter: Documentaries have flourished at the box office this year — but not Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, a critical examination of the infamous and hugely influential Fox News chief who was ultimately brought down by numerous allegations of sexual harassment. Magnolia Films, which acquired U.S. rights to the doc out of the Toronto …

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Fox & Friends Host Was Paid To Appear At GOP Event With Candidate He Then Interviewed On Fox & Friends

Media Matters reports: Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid roughly $10,000 by Republicans in Michigan to speak at a fundraising event with then-Senate candidate John James. Fox News then allowed Hegseth to repeatedly interview James and promote his candidacy on its network. Hegseth, a Republican who has said that he doesn’t consider himself a journalist, co-hosts Fox & Friends …

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Trump Taps Former Fox News Host As UN Ambassador

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision, Bloomberg News reports. Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April …

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Tucker Carlson: Trump Is Not Capable Of “Sustained Focus” And Hasn’t Kept Any Of His Biggest Promises

Oh, the delicious infighting. Via Breitbart: Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign promises. “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” …

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Tucker Carlson: Immigrants Have Ruined California

“It’s no accident that California became the country’s richest state. It was the land of limitless opportunity. Even if you never made millions there, you could live in what was, in effect, a middle class paradise. That’s not true anymore. According to the census, almost a fifth of Californians now live in poverty. That’s the highest percentage in the country. …

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GOP Rep. Mark Meadows On Fox: Flynn Memo Is Good News For Trump Because It Doesn’t Mention Collusion

The Hill reports: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-Ohio) is characterizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing report on former national security advisor Michael Flynn as “good news for President Trump” because “there is no mention of collusion.” during an interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. “I have looked at this report and, yes, everybody is going to focus on what …

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Fox Host: People On Welfare Don’t Feel Enough Shame

“I’m not against welfare entirely. In fact, my mother grew up at times on welfare. And she needed it and she grew up in a project in New Hampshire, believe it or not, we have those there. But there was shame in that. And I’m sure she’d be mortified if she even heard me saying this. Because I think to …

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Fox News Guest: Weed Is Killing Americans Every Day

Mediaite reports: A Florida sheriff who appeared on Fox News this morning claimed — without evidence — that marijuana is both “killing people every day across the United States” and causing overdoses. After co-host Brian Kilmeade seethed about the supposed extreme addictiveness of weed — based on anecdotal evidence from his “friends” — the sheriff called use of the drug …

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Kid Rock On Fox: “Screw That Joy Behar Bitch” [VIDEO]

Gosh, didn’t Sarah Sanders just call for civility? The Hill reports: Kid Rock finished a monologue about respecting others on Fox and Friends Friday morning by making one exception, saying “I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch.” “We can disagree and still be cordial with one another and just talk about things without going for each others throats and protesting …

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Zircon & Burlap Get Show On New Fox News Channel

The Hill reports: Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, the two sisters known as Diamond & Silk who have become public figures through their viral videos in support of President Trump, have been awarded their own weekly program on Fox Nation. The new show will be offered on Fox Nation, the on-demand, subscription-based service that Fox is launching Tuesday. It is …

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Former Border Patrol Official Defends Pepper Spray Use: It’s So Natural You Can Put It On Your Nachos [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former U.S. Border Patrol deputy chief Ron Colburn early Monday defended the use of pepper spray to deter migrants attempting to enter the U.S. at the Mexican border, saying it is “natural” and “you could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.” “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy asked Colburn, who is now president of …

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REPORT: Pirro Still Hasn’t Paid 2006 Campaign Debts

The Daily Beast reports: “Judge” Jeanine Pirro is the voice of law and order in President Donald Trump’s cable news echo chamber, making it particularly noteworthy that she has been flouting federal election rules for years. The lawyer-turned-Fox News host mounted an ill-fated run for the U.S. Senate in 2006, when she vied for the Republican nomination to challenge then-Sen. …

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Bill Shine To Get Paid By Fox And WH Simultaneously

From the Hollywood Reporter: Bill Shine received an $8.4 million severance package upon leaving his post as co-president of Fox News Channel in May 2017, according to a financial disclosure form he filed upon entering Donald Trump’s White House as deputy chief of staff for communications. The document was released to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, a day after Thanksgiving. …

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Fox Apologizes After Guest Compares Hillary To Herpes

Deadline reports: Fox News issued an on-air apology today after one of its guests compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to herpes during a broadcast. Anna Paulina, Turning Point USA’s director of Hispanic engagement, appeared along with political analyst Doug Schoen to discuss a favorite Fox News topic, Clinton’s deleted emails. Host Rick Leventhal made an offhand remark about …

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Fox Business Host Blames Dems For Stock Market Slide

“I think it’s the tone. You know, the very next day [after the election] the market was up. But since then, the tone of Democrats, who have declared war on President Trump, I think have been a real negative wave for the market. Particularly, I think Americans want to see legislation, not more investigations. You know, I don’t think they …

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State TV Complains Other Networks Aren’t Covering Caravan, Then Announces Troops Are Coming Home

Mediaite reports: Citing a report by conservative media watchdog Media Research Center, Ainsley Earhardt noted that NBC and ABC spent zero seconds covering the caravan, while CBS dedicated a mere 21 seconds to a story Fox News has provided voluminous coverage. In the next breath, co-host Brian Kilmeade reported an update in the caravan story: that the U.S. military deployed …

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SNL Ridicules Laura Ingraham’s “Feel Facts” [VIDEO]

Slate reports: Ingraham is so cartoonishly awful that her show has graduated from object to subject, and this week Kate McKinnon performed essentially an entire episode of The Ingraham Angle, complete with an opening editorial monologue, a segment with Jeanine Pirro, and interviews with Mark Zuckerberg, Marcia Fudge, and “the self-proclaimed ‘Vape God,’ ” Tom Scibelli. The highlight is the …

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Tucker Carlson Warns Of “Drunk Raccoons Crisis”

“There’s a strong public service component to the show and we have warned you about the threat that zombie raccoons may pose to this country. Raccoons don’t have to be zombies to be a danger. In the state of West Virginia, a new crisis has emerged, drunk raccoons. Police in the town of Milton, West Virginia, are warning residents there …

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Lou Dobbs: Dems Won With Illegal Votes By Immigrants

“While we are watching millions of illegal immigrants cross our borders, and many of them voting in the past election that’s what, just a couple weeks ago, and having an immense impact. If there are, as Yale and MIT say, 20 to 30 million illegal immigrants already in this country, know what that means for the districts of the U.S. …

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Huckabee: Dems Are Trying To Steal Florida Election

“This is not just mere incompetence, because it continues to happen in the one county in Florida that is heavily Democratic, that has shown that it has incredible levels of corruption, as we saw from even the fallout from the Parkland shooting and the sheriff’s office, and the fact that elected officials in that county don’t even have the confidence …

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