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FULL NORTH KOREA: Fox News Trots Out Children For Weird Jingoistic Pledge Of Allegiance Segment [VIDEO]

Colby Hall writes at Mediaite: Fox & Friends has been criticized as “state-run TV” due to its fawning and remarkably coordinated coverage of the Trump administration. But Friday morning’s segment dedicated to honoring the Pledge of Allegiance feels like something one might see on the North Korean equivalent to cable news morning show (if such a thing actually existed.) Host …

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Hannity’s Ratings Crater As Mueller Circles Trump

The Associated Press reports: The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn’t been good for his most prominent backer in the media. Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity has been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the president. His show averaged 2.76 million viewers since the …

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Fox Rages Against “Hypocritical Intolerance” To Tucker Carlson’s Racism As Advertiser Boycott Grows Larger

Talking Points Memo reports: “We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to TPM on Tuesday. “Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He …

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14 Advertisers Have Now Ditched “Dirty” Tucker Carlson

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is rapidly losing advertisers amid a controversy over his recent comments on his show regarding immigrants. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last week, the host suggested that immigrants are making the United States “dirtier.” As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 14 advertisers have announced that they’ve broken ties with or are in the …

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Trump Rages About Steele Dossier After Fox Segment

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump seems to be watching Fox & Friends again, judging by his latest Twitter slam against Christopher Steele and his dossier on the president’s alleged connections with Russia. After Trump slammed Robert Mueller‘s “hoax” investigation, wished a soon-to-be-convicted felon well, and made a weird point about supposed online censorship, he praised the “honesty” of Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff …

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Tucker Carlson Doubles Down On “Dirty” Immigrants

“In a fast-evolving economy it could be preferable to import more engineers and fewer people with low skills, no matter how nice or well-meaning those people might be, and we always assume they are. That’s what we said, that was our claim, and it’s hard to argue with that. In fact nobody on the left did argue with it, they …

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Another Advertiser Dumps Tucker Carlson For Racism

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fitness training equipment brand Bowflex will no longer advertise on the Fox News primetime show Tucker Carlson Tonight, a spokesperson for parent company Nautilus on Monday told The Hollywood Reporter. “We can confirm that Nautilus, Inc., parent company for Bowflex, has pulled its ads from the Tucker Carlson Tonight show,” the company said. “We buy media …

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Major Advertiser Drops Tucker Carlson Over Racism

Salon reports: Fox News host Tucker Carlson is currently facing a crisis with one of his advertisers due to controversial remarks he made last week about immigration. The insurance company Pacific Life issued a statement on Friday expressing extreme dissatisfaction with comments made by Carlson about immigration on the previous night’s program. “Our leaders demand that you shut up and …

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Jeanine Pirro: Why Would Non-Liar Michael Flynn Plead Guilty To Lying After Being Fired By Trump For Lying?

“You are probably asking yourself, why would Flynn even plead guilty to lying when he wasn’t lying. The answer? Flynn, based on his record of 33 years as a decorated military man, is an honorable man who may have realized when he saw the transcript that what he said was not consistent with the transcript. Maybe he pled guilty because …

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Tucker Carlson: Immigration Makes America “Dirtier”

“Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins — we must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless …

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Hannity Busted Deleting Tweets About Michael Cohen

Newsweek reports: Fox News host and President Donald Trump superfan, Sean Hannity, was caught deleting past tweets that tied him to the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, just hours before Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday. A “Screenshot Bot” Twitter account uncovered Hannity’s attempt to sever past ties with Cohen, who Trump recently referred to as “weak,” …

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Fox Hosts Deny Trump Just Threatened Gov’t Shutdown

Media Matters reports: Harris Faulker and Melissa Francis, two of the co-hosts on Fox News’ Outnumbered, vehemently denied that President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government unless he gets what he wants in negotiations with congressional leaders. Fellow co-host Marie Harf noted that during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

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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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