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Trevor Noah Needles Fox News Hosts’ ‘Suspicious’ Sudden Vacations After They Say ‘Something Offensive’ (Video)

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Trevor Noah Needles Fox News Hosts’ ‘Suspicious’ Sudden Vacations After They Say ‘Something Offensive’ (Video)
Trevor Noah called into question what he sees as the “suspicious” timing of Fox News hosts going on vacation after they make controversial statements on Tuesday’s “Daily Show.”

“That timing seems suspicious but who knows, maybe lots of people leave for fishing vacations on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m.,” he said, referencing Tucker Carlson’s announcement last week that he’d be taking time off from his show, which suddenly came after his comments calling white supremacy a “hoax” earned significant backlash.

Also Read: Tucker Carlson Announces Vacation a Day After Backlash Over Calling White Supremacy a 'Hoax'

A Fox News spokesperson told TheWrap that Carlson’s vacation was planned well in advance.

Noah pointed out that Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Jesse Watters all took vacations after making controversial statements about Parkland survivor David Hogg, murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, and Ivanka Trump, respectively.

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Laura Ingraham Vows to Boycott ‘Pathetic’ Nike After Flag Shoe Dropped Over Colin Kaepernick’s Objections

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Laura Ingraham Vows to Boycott ‘Pathetic’ Nike After Flag Shoe Dropped Over Colin Kaepernick’s Objections
Fox NewsLaura Ingraham took to Twitter on Monday to denounce Nike’s decision to yank plans to sell a $140 Betsy Ross flag-themed sneaker ahead of Independence Day, vowing her family would wear “no more” of the brand’s shoes.

Earlier on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nike was pulling the Air Max 1 USA after former NFL star Colin Kaepernick objected to the design’s use of an early version of the flag, which he said was associated with slavery. The shoes would have otherwise been released Monday.

Ingraham tweeted about the story, calling the decision “pathetic.”

Also Read: Nike Hit With Flood of Critical Tweets After Controversial Colin Kaepernick Ad

In a second tweet, she elaborated: “No more @nike sneakers for our family.” She offered no further comment and she’s not hosting “The Ingraham Angle” this week; colleague Jesse Watters filled in on Monnday night.

Nike
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Fox News Channel Keeps Counting on ‘The Five’

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Fox News Channel is known best for primetime hosts like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, but its top executive is also enthusiastic about “The Five,” a panel show that airs each day at 5 p.m.

“No matter where it went, it was the best decision I ever made as a programming executive,” says Suzanne Scott, Fox News’ chief executive, in an interview. These days, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams and Jesse Watters host the show with a guest sitting in each day.

Originally conceived in 2011 as a program that would give more air time to a bevy of Fox News contributors who did not have their own roost on the schedule, “The Five” has delivered for Fox News in times both easy and difficult. It usually airs each afternoon, but for a period of a few months in 2017, it moved to primetime as Fox News dealt with the one-two
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Gayle King Calls Out Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ‘All Black People Do Not Look Alike’

Gayle King Calls Out Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ‘All Black People Do Not Look Alike’
Gayle King fired back at Jesse Watters on Thursday after the Fox News host publicly mistook her for “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts on air during a broadcast of “The Five

“I couldn’t believe this,” King told Stephen Colbert laughing about the incident on “The Late Show” Thursday. “So many people started sending this to me because I normally don’t watch Fox News.”

King said after watching Dana Perino correct her colleague on air, she sent a thank you email to her — which also included a pointed suggestion.

Also Read: Fox News' Jesse Watters Apologizes to Gayle King After Confusing Her With Robin Roberts

“I just wanted to thank you for letting your colleague know that Robin Roberts and I — It was a great compliment — but thank you for letting him know that we are two different people.” King said recalling the email. “And could you let
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Gayle King Takes Victory Lap, Zings Jesse Watters, On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Gayle King Takes Victory Lap, Zings Jesse Watters, On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’
Updated with video: Gayle King guested on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Thursday night to take a victory lap after her much-discussed R. Kelly interview on CBS This Morning. Colbert noted she’d gotten “a lot of props” from other journalists, and asked if she had been happy to hear from Fox News’s Jesse Watters.

Watters was among those who approved of the interview, saying on air, “Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco.”

Except Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview, as Fox News’s Dana Perino pointed out to Watters on air.

(Watters apologized, and held up a sign at the end of the broadcast, on which he’d written “I’m sorry Gayle & Robin.”)

King acknowledged she does not watch Fox news “unless I’m curious to see what’s going on, what other people are thinking.”

But people sent her video of the incident,
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Fox News Host Mistakes Gayle King For Robin Roberts After “Smollett Fiasco”

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Fox News host Jesse Watters apologized after confusing CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King with ABC’s Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts.

It came during a segment Wednesday on Fox’s The Five as Watters was trying to compliment King for her composure and professionalism during her R. Kelly interview in which the R&B singer went ballistic this week, but it soon became clear Watters didn’t know who he was praising.

Here’s how it went down:

Jesse Watters: “Hats off to Gayle King, for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco. “(He was referring to Roberts’ interview with Empire star Jussie Smollett on Good Morning America last month).

Juan Williams: “Janet, I, you know…”

Dana Perino: “That was not Gayle King.”

Watters: “Oh. I knew that.”

[Laughter]

Perino: “Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview.”

Williams: “One of the things that I think lots of people…
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Willie Geist Says He ‘Carries a Small Taser’ Because of Interview Subjects Like R Kelly

Willie Geist Says He ‘Carries a Small Taser’ Because of Interview Subjects Like R Kelly
Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist offered his effusive praise to CBS NewsGayle King on Wednesday, telling the network’s late-night host Stephen Colbert that interview subjects like R. Kelly were why he carried around a “taser” before big sit-downs.

“All hail Gayle. Right?” Geist said. “Interviews like that are why I carry a small taser with me at all times. You sometimes gotta have to get up and neutralize the threat a little bit.”

Geist went on to say that the image of King sitting unaffected as Kelly stood and berated her was destined to become “iconic.”

Also Read: Gayle King's Explosive R Kelly Interview Wins Praise for Her 'Unflappable' Composure (Video)

Geist was far from alone in his praise for King, who is in fact a network rival. Even over on Fox News, host Jesse Watters praised her performance despite confusing King with “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts.
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Fox News’ Jesse Watters Apologizes to Gayle King After Confusing Her With Robin Roberts

Fox News host Jesse Watters apologized on Wednesday after confusing CBS News host Gayle King with “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts. The moment took place during an episode of “The Five” — and came as Watters attempted to praise King for her much discussed interview with R. Kelly.

“Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco,” Watters said.

“That was not Gayle King,” fellow co-host Dana Perino corrected. “Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview.”

Also Read: Jussie Smollett Tells 'Gma' He Is Certain the Men in Surveillance Footage Attacked Him (Video)

As analyst Juan Williams attempted to power through the moment, Watters broke in to apologize.

“Sorry for Robin Roberts out there,” he said “I apologize.”

Also Read: Fox News' Brit Hume Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Adorable' and 'Like a 5-Year-Old'

Later on in the program, Watters held up a small white board reiterating his apology to the two anchors.
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Trump Tells Democrats to ‘Loosen Up and Have Fun’ as Shutdown Looms

Earlier this month, someone in the White House leaked months worth of President Trump’s private daily schedules. They confirmed the obvious: Trump is lazy as hell, with unstructured “Executive Time” making up around 60 percent of his workday over the past three months. According to Axios, which obtained the schedules, Trump typically spends these ambiguous blocks of time in the White House residence, “watching TV, reading the papers, and responding to what he sees and reads by phoning aides, members of Congress, friends, administration officials and informal advisers.”

Though the
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Sarah Sanders Calls BuzzFeed Michael Cohen Report ‘Categorically False’

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took aim at BuzzFeed on Friday, calling their report Thursday night that said President Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a possible Trump Tower Moscow project “categorically false”

“Look, it’s ridiculous. As the president’s outside council put in a statement earlier today, and they said, and I think this sums it up perfectly – it’s categorically false,” Sanders told Fox News host Jesse Watters in an interview to air Saturday.

“I think BuzzFeed has about as much credibility as Michael Cohen, considering both of these individuals and outlets have put out and advocated for a fake dirty dossier. BuzzFeed, and Michael Cohen is a known and admitted liar. I don’t think these are any two people I’m going to look for in the credibility department.”

Also Read: Washington Post Media Analyst Says Ocasio-Cortez Criticism Rooted in
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Geraldo Rivera Slams Fox News Over Coverage Of Migrant Caravan Being Tear-Gassed

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Geraldo Rivera Slams Fox News Over Coverage Of Migrant Caravan Being Tear-Gassed
Geraldo Rivera did not hold back when he was asked about media coverage of the migrant caravan being tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday.

When Rivera appeared on The Five on the Fox News Channel, Jesse Watters criticized news outlets for posting photos of women and children running away from tear gas being fired at them by border agents. He said that the coverage did not show men attacking said agents. Watters asked Rivera to chime in. That’s when Rivera fired back at his criticisms and went into a monologue while steamrolling Watters’ interruptions. He said:

I refuse to deal with this as a media issue, because it’s far too important, with all due respect, Jesse. This is something that goes to the very quick. This goes to my soul. Fulfilling my role as the designated pinata on Fox News, I am ashamed. This tear gas choked me.
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Fox News, CNN, MSNBC Shake Up Sunday Schedules for Midterms Coverage

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Fox News, CNN, MSNBC Shake Up Sunday Schedules for Midterms Coverage
Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow and the gang from “The Five” normally have Sundays off at CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Not so this weekend.

The anchors, who typically hold forth Monday through Friday, are going to do various shows this evening as part of the networks’ coverage in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, offering yet another sign of how viewer interest in the event is pressing the nation’s news outlets to expand their coverage of it.

MSNBC plans to air an hour of pre-election coverage anchored by Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow,with Steve Kornacki, starting at 9 p.m. Fox News will air a special live broadcast of “The Five” from an outdoor venue near the network’s New York headquarters called “Fox Square” at 5 p.m. The show’s regular hosts include Dana Perino, Juan Williams, Greg Gutfeld and Jesse Watters. Three hours later, Bret Baier and
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Fox News Sets November Launch Date for Fox Nation Streaming Service

For Fox News acolytes, it will be a happy holiday season indeed. The cabler announced Thursday that its subscription streaming service, Fox Nation, will launch on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The service will cost $5.99 per month or $64.99 per year. In addition, Fox Nation will kick off a pre-sale event on Sunday, Oct. 28, through which customers can purchase multi-year subscriptions to the service, as well as elite merchandise.

“We are incredibly excited to bring our viewers exclusive access, content and experiences from our Fox News stars at an attainable price,” said John Finley, senior vice president of development and production for the network.
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Fox News Announces Launch Date And Pricing For Streaming Service

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Fox News has unveiled several pricing tiers for its Fox Nation subscription streaming outlet, which will launch November 27.

Basic options for subscribers are $6 a month or $65 a year, but Fox is also offering four tiers of “founding member” subscriptions. Those packages, which bundle merchandise such as a collectible coins, hats, glasses, medals and watches with the streaming platform, will be available for presale a month before launch, at prices ranging from $60 to $1,200.

Fox Nation will feature Fox News personalities such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Brit Hume as well as original programming hosted by Jesse Watters, Tomi Lahren, Pete Hegseth, Britt McHenry and Tyrus.

“We are incredibly excited to bring our viewers exclusive access, content and experiences from our Fox News stars at an attainable price,” said John Finley, Senior Vice President of Development & Production. “In an on-demand era of viewers watching content wherever and whenever they want,
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Fox Nation Announces Official Launch Date

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Fox News has set the debut date for its new on-demand subscription-based service, Fox Nation, John Finley, senior vice president of development & production, announced Thursday. The Ott platform will be available starting Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The service will be priced at $5.99 a month or $64.99 per year.

“We are incredibly excited to bring our viewers exclusive access, content and experiences from our Fox News stars at an attainable price,” Finley said. “In an on demand era of viewers watching content wherever and whenever they want, Fox Nation will complement and enhance our powerhouse Fox News programming for the loyal superfans who want to remain connected to our signature platforms.”

Also Read: Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Britt McHenry to Join Fox Nation Short-Form Lineup

Prior to the service’s launch, Fox News will open a pre-sale process for Fox Nation on Sunday, Oct. 28, via the “Fox Nation Founders Program.”

Per Fox News, “The
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Fox News Unveils Long-Form Programs for Fox Nation Streaming Service

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The population of Fox Nation is growing.

The Fox News subscription-based service will feature multiple long-form and documentary series, the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said Tuesday, including what it billed as an offering of “patriotic specials.”

The service is slated to debut in the fourth quarter. A price has yet to be unveiled. Offerings will include both short and long-form programming.

“We are delighted to be bringing this exclusive, long-form programming to the Fox News super fan, including investigative pieces with never before seen footage and uplifting specials from some of the most iconic places around the country. We are confident there will be an offering for every Fox News viewer,” said John Finley, senior vice president of development of production, in a statement.

Some of the programming will include “Borked,” a chronicle of the 1987 battle for control of the Supreme Court, centered on Judge Robert Bork; “Hannity’s America: The Clarence Thomas Story,
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Fired Fox News Contributor Calls Out Network Hosts for Cheating, Defends ‘Icon’ Bill Cosby

Fired Fox News Contributor Calls Out Network Hosts for Cheating, Defends ‘Icon’ Bill Cosby
TV contributor Kevin Jackson, who was given the boot by Fox News last Thursday after calling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual-assault accusers “lying skanks,” is lashing out at his former employer for allowing other hosts and contributors to stay, despite their extramarital transgressions.

Fox is dumb,” the pro-Trump host told Joe Piscopo on his Monday morning radio show, adding that Fox News tried to have him say “something” in order to save his job, though he would not say exactly what.

“I’ll just give you some inside baseball,” Jackson said in the radio interview first reported by Mediaite. “I could have said something to save my job. Fox was like ‘Yeah, you want to say this or do that’?” He added, “I could still have a job at Fox, if I wanted to say the right thing.”

Also Read: Fox News Fires Contributor Kevin Jackson for Calling
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Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson to Take Part in ‘Fox Nation’ Streaming Service

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Fox Nation will be Fox News Channel’s stand-alone streaming service. But it will feature many of the personalities that already draw fans to the company’s flagship cable operation.

All of Fox News’ most popular personalities – including hosts from the 21st Century Fox-owned network’s primetime lineup and its “Fox & Friends” morning show – are expected to have regular roles on the subscription-based outlet, the network said Wednesday. The subscription price has yet to be announced. The service, said to be aimed at so-called Fox News “super fans,” is expected t launch in the fourth quarter.

“We are thrilled to announce that our most popular hosts and contributors from Fox News will be among the key talent involved in Fox Nation,” said John Finley, senior vice president of development and production, in a prepared statement. “Fox News has an incredibly loyal audience and we are confident our super fans
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John Oliver Unpacks Fox News’ Compassion For Harassment Victims: Those Poor Fear-Frozen Men

John Oliver Unpacks Fox News’ Compassion For Harassment Victims: Those Poor Fear-Frozen Men
HBO’s John Oliver last night duly noted a fresh compassion and concern over at Fox News Channel for victims of sexual harassment – all those poor male executives claiming to be too frightened to hire women.

Just two days after Ronan Farrow’s latest New Yorker expose – this one chronicling accusations of vile behavior by chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and a toxic atmosphere at 60 Minutes – Oliver devoted Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight to the subject of workplace harassment and #MeToo, building up to an interview with Anita Hill.

Following clips of Fnc’s Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters fretting melodramatically over the suddenly precarious position of men in the post-Weinstein era, Oliver asked Hill whether men should be “terrified to be alone” with female colleagues.

“Not if they’re not harassing,” Hill said. “If you’re harassing you should be terrified. The whole idea of false claims
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Trump Tweetstorm Continues From Camp David – The Sunday Edition

Continuing an unusually active Twitter rampage that began on Saturday, President Donald Trump today took issue via Twitter with the hiring of Paul Manafort, the Mueller investigation, and the FBI and Department of Justice.

He did, however, find time to praise Fox News commentator Jesse Watters, who had some good things to say about the president.

The Twitter tear comes as Trump is spending the weekend at his Camp David retreat, a time he has used to go after CNN’s declining ratings and assorted other foes via his online blasts.

Today’s tweets:

Mark Penn “Why are there people from the Clinton Foundation on the Mueller Staff? Why is there an Independent Counsel? To go after people and their families for unrelated offenses…Constitution was set up to prevent this…Stormtrooper tactics almost.” A disgrace!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2018

….Paul Manafort came into the campaign very late and
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