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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity

Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

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Roger Ailes, Architect of Conservative TV Juggernaut Fox News, Is Dead at 77

To Democrats and liberals, he was a manipulator of the news who used his network to turn minor stories into scandals, ostensibly in service of his personal politics.

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Here Are Some of the Ways Bill O’Reilly Gave Us Trump and Cheapened America

O’Reilly has been ousted, but the despicable strategy of orienting Fox “news” toward the nativist far right in the United States will continue.

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Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News

The television host has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, but this time he didn’t emerge unscathed.

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NBC Hires Megyn Kelly, Racist Attitudes and All

The right-wing TV personality might have done some battle with Donald Trump and Roger Ailes, but her views on race are thoroughly Fox News-y.

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Demagogue-in-Chief

Donald Trump will use the presidency to inflate his personality cult and increase his family’s wealth. Those who do not pay homage to his megalomania, or swell the profits of his financial empire, will be viciously attacked and persecuted.

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Rose McGowan Goes Public With Claim That Studio Boss Raped Her

The national conversation about sexual assault that was reignited a week ago in relation to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s personal history has spread into cultural zones beyond politics, as the actress’ tweets show.

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2016, the Year the Good-Ol’-Boy Brand of Sexual Harassment Took a Hit

Somewhere over the course of this utterly peculiar political year, there have been glimmers of a sea change in American sexual politics.

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It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’

The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?

The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

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Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How Donald Trump and CNN’s Jeff Zucker Made Their Business America’s Political Problem

For the most powerful members of the American media and political classes to get any closer, they’d have to sit on each others’ laps. So what does that mean for the rest of the country?

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VIDEOS: Memories of Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly

In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” takedowns of two of Kelly’s more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus “just is white” and her “fair and balanced” approach to the news.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Republican Explains How His Party Descended Into Insanity and Chaos

The other night I phoned a former GOP congressmen with whom I’d worked on legislation in the ’90s. I wanted his take on something: Are the presidential hopefuls really as weird as they seem?

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Reveals the Truth About His Not-So-Secret Meetings With President Obama

After a media storm over allegedly secret meetings at the White House, Jon Stewart admits that President Obama was probably trying to influence him. It turns out Obama’s not the only president to have summoned Stewart, however.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



What’s the Deal With All the Google Glass Hatred?

There may be a reason humans are so critical of new technology; some Bulgarian leaders may have airlifted bears into their country; meanwhile, a survey shows how generations budget their time in different ways. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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How Loudmouth Roger Ailes Used His Dirty Tricks to Win the News Wars

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: An inside view of Fox News, where everyone is reported to be terrified of the boss. Also: pain management, and Chris Hedges on collapse.

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


How Loudmouth Roger Ailes Used His Dirty Tricks to Win the News Wars

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: An inside view of Fox News, where everyone is reported to be terrified of the boss. Also: Pain management, and Chris Hedges on collapse.

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Fox News Chief Rips ‘Lazy’ Obama, ‘Dumb’ Biden and ‘Prick’ Gingrich

A new book on Roger Ailes reveals that the Fox News president doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about some of the country’s current and former leaders.

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Karl Rove, Dick Morris Sidelined by Fox News

The two have vanished from the airwaves after they predicted for months and months that Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Why?

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Fox News President Offered Bush Administration ‘Off The Record Help’

A handwritten note from Fox News President Roger Ailes to George W. Bush’s secretary of state in 2005 reveals that the man who runs the cable news channel that touts itself as “fair and balanced” offered to help the administration.

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The Romney That Roger Ailes Made

News that Rupert Murdoch has renewed Roger Ailes’ contract as president of Fox News means the sly conflict and ratings hound could be shaping America’s political landscape for four more years.

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The Only True Way to Save Marriage From Obama

Across America—and particularly in the red states that have rejected gay marriage—divorce rates are continually rising, along with teen pregnancies, out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood (which somehow afflict gay-friendly blue states far less).

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Official Murdoch Denouncement Makes Waves on American Shores

The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised “willfull blindness” about phone hacking at The News of the World and is “not a fit person” to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.

Posted on May 3, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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A History of Rupert Murdoch

This brief history of Rupert Murdoch by Bruce Page, author of the book “The Murdoch Archipelago,” originally ran in 2009 as a straightforward antidote to Michael Wolff’s “sycophantic” (in Page’s view) 2008 book on the international media mogul, “The Man Who Owns the News.” Pictured above, Rupert’s father, Sir Keith Murdoch. (more)

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Murdoch’s Officers Jump the Deck

Les Hinton, chairman of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operations, both resigned Friday over connections to the now-defunct News of the World’s recent phone hacking scandal… (more)

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Another Failed War

The “war on drugs” is failing; a teen in China sells his kidney for an iPad 2; and “Sesame Street” admits to spreading propaganda. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 READ MORE


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Fox News to Drop Glenn Beck’s Show

Although Glenn Beck himself is characterizing the change as a “new phase” of his “partnership” with Roger Ailes’ conservative-magnet cable channel, the bottom line of this story is that Beck’s show will be phased out of the Fox News programming lineup later this year.

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Is Glenn Beck Not Long for Fox News?

While we are generally loath to give Fox News’ chalkboard jockey Glenn Beck our attention, the rumor that he could be taking his act off Fox News and on to other right-wing media outlets of undetermined nature—and as early as the politically conspicuous ...

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Major Garrett: Fox Polarizes on Purpose

In case this wasn’t already clear, here we have evidence, straight from the mouth of former Fox News fixture Major Garrett, that his ex-network deliberately plays a game of division by packaging its news for a select audience.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Glenn Beck Brings the Drama to Fox News

Glenn Beck has certainly drawn bigger audience numbers with his unique, and often baffling, brand of showmanship since he switched from CNN to Fox News in early 2009. But, as The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz notes, his act hasn’t always scored with network bigwigs or with fellow heavies from the right-wing media world.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Howell Raines: Why Don’t Real Journalists Take Fox News to Task?

Howell Raines, the New York Times’ erstwhile executive editor, sounds downright alarmed in a Washington Post Op-Ed article about the lack of journalistic standards and blatant displays of “disinformation” he sees on Fox News. What’s more, he doesn’t think that “honest” journalists ... (continued)

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Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly Attempt to Define Fox News

In these clips from Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” featuring a cameo by Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly and his guest disagree on a few things. This is to be expected. By the end of their tête-à-tête, Stewart and O’Reilly had not reached a workable consensus about the exact nature of Fox News. (continued)

Posted on Feb 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Paul Krugman Explains to Roger Ailes Why Fox News Is Garbage

It’s all well and good to snipe at the opposition from Microsoft Word, quite another to tell the guy sitting next to you that he’s a propagandist. Kudos to Paul Krugman for bringing a little more fact-checking and a little less elbow-rubbing to the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN

We may not have seen the last of him on TV, but Lou Dobbs is done at CNN, having struck a deal to leave his anchor post at the cable channel immediately. In regard to what he’s doing next, Dobbs played coy while announcing his departure on camera Wednesday, saying only that he was “considering a number of options and directions.”

Posted on Nov 11, 2009 READ MORE


They’re Democrats, Not Idiots

Roger Ailes, the mastermind behind Fox News, publicly fumed when the Democratic presidential candidates refused to participate in his network’s debates, but can he really blame Obama, Clinton and Edwards for avoiding a conservative ambush?

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Fox News Debate Implodes

Liberal bloggers had gone crazy when they heard the Nevada Democratic Party had agreed to co-sponsor a debate with Fox News. On Friday the event was canceled after a series of developments. Barack Obama was freezing out Fox reporters, John Edwards and Bill Richardson announced they wouldn’t participate in the debate and, finally, Fox President Roger Ailes (above) brought the whole thing crashing down with a botched bad joke.

Posted on Mar 9, 2007 READ MORE


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