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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is gone…

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is dead at the age of 77, the network confirmed on Thursday.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes, Ailes’ wife, said in a statement that was first reported by Drudge Report and then read on air by Fox.

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after he was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment….

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Bill O’Reilly off the air at Fox on Vac till April 24, 2017….

Cooling Off period?

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Megyn Kelly going to NBC….

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She will leave the Fox News Channel….

Megyn Kelly, who arrived at Fox News 12 years ago as a television news neophyte but rose to become one of its two biggest stars, has decided to leave the network to take on a broad new role at NBC News for an undisclosed amount, people briefed on the negotiations said on Tuesday.

The NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, wooed Ms. Kelly away from Fox News by offering her a triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.

The move will herald a seismic shift in the cable news landscape, where Ms. Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News — and often helped define the national political debate, especially over the last year as Donald J. Trump regularly attacked her, at times in viciously personal terms.

Ms. Kelly’s departure would upend Fox News’s vaunted prime-time lineup and inject a new dose of tumult just a few months after the departure of the network’s powerful founding chairman, Roger Ailes, who was ousted after several women made allegations that he sexually harassed them…

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Trump changes postion on the 11 Million long term undocumented?…

It seems that in response to heavy duty question of him and his campaign manager?

Trump now has TWO different answers on what HE would do about the 11Million supposed undocumented in America long term…

First it was a ‘deportation force’….

Now it appaears that Trump is trying to wiggle back to ‘working with them?….

Martco Rubio got into trouble with the Republican base trying to do this…..

Trump started his campaign going HARD against Latino’s….

Now LOSING?…He wants to try to worm his way back for some support?

Amid talk that he is softening his stance on illegal immigration, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reassured his supporters Wednesday night that there will be “no amnesty” for those in the United States illegally.

But Trump added that he has grown increasingly sympathetic on the campaign trail to the plight of individuals who have spent years and sometimes decades in the U.S. illegally but have lived otherwise upstanding lives.Trump was asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night if he would amend his previous pledge to remove all illegal immigrants from the U.S. to include an exception for undocumented immigrants who have not committed other crimes.

“No citizenship,” Trump responded. “Let me go a step further — they’ll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there’s no amnesty, as such, there’s no amnesty, but we work with them.”

“Now, everybody agrees we get the bad ones out,” he continued. “But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject, and I’ve had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they’ve said, ‘Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person who’s been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it’s so tough, Mr. Trump.’ I have it all the time! It’s a very, very hard thing.”

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Things keep going sideways behind the scene at FOX News…

The number of women alleging sexual harassment IS climbing…..

When the anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a bombshell lawsuit accusing the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, Fox’s corporate masters moved fast.

A major law firm was hired to investigate. Two weeks later, Mr. Ailes was gone, ousted from the network he ran for two decades. Rupert Murdoch stepped in as chairman, sending a clear message: This is a fresh start.

But the grim tales about life under Mr. Ailes keep coming. More women have come forward — the latest was a former daytime host, Andrea Tantaros — describing a culture of intimidation and misogyny, and telling of settlements they received to leave the network. Some of Mr. Ailes’s top deputies who remain in charge at Fox News have been accused of aiding his behavior. Inside the newsroom, employees are still on edge about what new stories might surface and which executives could be ensnared.

If the Murdoch family wanted to leap ahead of this scandal, it is now at risk of falling behind. Some people at Fox News are asking if meaningful change can occur inside a workplace still stocked with loyalists to Mr. Ailes. “People are waiting to see,” one staff member said.

Leaders at 21st Century Fox, eager to contain the fallout from Mr. Ailes’s departure — and keep the profitable news network humming during a ratings-magnet election — have remained quiet amid the new accusations.

The company is also facing scrutiny over whether it knew, or should have known, about Mr. Ailes’s alleged behavior….

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There will be No More Democratic debates….

It’s BEEN over for a while….

Bernie Sanders and Fox News don’t get their wish…

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state’s June 7 primary.

Clinton and Sanders are competing aggressively in California as primaries wrap up.

But Clinton is close to getting the delegates she needs to seal the nomination. Sanders says he has a chance to pass her in pledged delegates, though he admits he faces tough odds. Then he would have to persuade many superdelegates to switch their support to him.

Campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said Monday that Clinton will compete hard in the remaining primary states, particularly California, while also turning her attention to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump….

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Trump Campaign messing with the media…Again…

Ever since Donald Trump had Univision’s Jorge Ramos ejected from one of his presser’s (the media then keep at him until he brought Ramos back)….

He has had the media turn on him and NOT be “nice’ to him…

After last weeks bad debate performance/….The Trump campaign is back at banning media outfits that Trump does think where ‘nice or fair’ to him…

Reporters from two prominent news outlets, the Huffington Post and the Des Moines Register, have been denied press credentials by Donald Trump’s campaign in recent days.

While the reporters were still able to attend Trump events as members of the general public, the refusal to grant press access raised eyebrows back at their newsrooms.

Staffers at both outlets said the withholding of credentials seemed punitive. A Trump campaign spokeswoman declined to comment.

“I have written stories that have been critical of nearly every single presidential candidate on both sides of the aisle. I have never been treated this way or not allowed media access ever,” said Samantha-Jo Roth, who has been covering the Republican primary race in Iowa for the Huffington Post…..

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He may add FOX to the list…AGAIN….

(He’d NEVER survive as President where you get beauty by the Press regularly)

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Chris Cillizza retweeted
Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump
I am having a really hard time watching @FoxNews.

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Does FOX News control the Republicans?

A look at the relationship between FOX News and the GOP Conservatices….

The conservative media has hog-tied the Republican Party and taken it hostage, preventing it from making compromises and governing effectively. That’s the message delivered by a new 20,000-word Shorenstein Center paper by New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes. This finding—that the conservative media tail wags the Republican dog—will appeal to every liberal who ever shrieked in fright after accidentally tuning in to Fox News or who has yet to recover from involuntarily exposure to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program during a taxi ride.

To read Calmes is to see the darkness: The conservative media—from Fox News Channel to the radio talkers to blogs—possesses and wields wide powers, Calmes holds. It strikes “ideological alliances with far-right anti-government, anti-establishment groups like Heritage Action, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth and FreedomWorks.” It intimidates Republican establishment foes from speaking their true minds and punishes incumbents who are insufficiently conservative by encouraging true conservatives to challenge them in primaries!

Her warning is well-timed, as the Republican Party gathers this week for the first debate of the presidential election—a GOP debate that will be televised on, you guessed it, Fox News, and will feature only a select group of 10 candidates chosen by pollsters and analysts at, you guessed it, Fox News.

There are only six or seven basic things wrong with Calmes’ analysis. First, the conservative media is nowhere near as powerful or frightening as she makes it out to be. Second, the conservative media is nowhere near as unified as she would like to believe.

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New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News contract with Anit-Clinton Book author…

Clinton supporters are NOT pleased with this….(As could be expected)

And people wonder why Hillary Clinton is keeping the national media at arm’s length?

The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters, the On Media blog has confirmed.

“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and speaking fees and Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state. Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute, a conservative research group, and previously served as an adviser to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Fox News’ use of Schweizer’s book has surprised no one. The bulk of the network’s programming is conservative, and the book’s publisher, HarperCollins, is owned by News Corporation. But the Times and Post’s decision to partner with a partisan researcher has raised a few eyebrows. Some Times reporters view the agreement as unusual, sources there said. Still others defended the agreement, noting that it was no different from using a campaign’s opposition research to inform one’s reporting — so long as that research is fact-checked and vetted. A spokesperson for the Times did not provide comment by press time….

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Jon Stewart on the Fox News Ferguson/Benghazi double standard…

…from the Washington Post….

In the aftermath of a Justice Department report that found officer Darren Wilson acted in self defense when he shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. — and that claims Brown raised his hands during the encounter were inaccurate — Fox News anchors have demanded an apology from those who pushed the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative.

“The lesson Fox News is getting at is very clear,” said Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” Thursday. “Wouldn’t it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false, divisive, anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?”

But while Fox News wants an apology over Ferguson, they ignore pushing a false narrative themselves when it came to Benghazi, Stewart said. The network paid particular attention to the Justice Department report disproving “hands up, don’t shoot,” but ignored its other report on widespread racism in police practices as well as the House Benghazi report, Stewart said. The report debunked the narrative there like there was credible intelligence about the attack before it began and that there was an order against rescuing those at the compound…

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Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie

Although there are several individuals who have stated that Brown held his hands up in an unambiguous sign of surrender prior to Wilson shooting him dead, their accounts do not support a prosecution of Wilson. As detailed throughout this report, some of those accounts are inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence; some of those accounts are materially inconsistent with that witness’s own prior statements with no explanation, credible [or] otherwise, as to why those accounts changed over time…..

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The Liberal Cable News Channel MSNBC has ratings problems….

The network is stuck….

Liberal and Progressives tend to NOT sit in front of TV’s for any length of time…
They use their phones and social media….

Fox has glam blondes to hold males….

And….

Right leaners tend to be older and DO sit in front of their TV’s….
Also?

Let’s face it….
Right leaners are ALWAYS angry….
And there is TONS to be angry about in today’s America, which plays to Fox News base….

MSNBC WILL pick up come next year….

But with Hillary NOT feeding the hungry media…

And with a ton of GOP Presidential sweepstakes contestants making the rounds and the Republicans running Congress?

Democrats, the American Political left  and MSNBC are starving…

It would be hard to imagine a news event better tailored to MSNBC’s Venn diagram of “lean forward” liberals and “place for politics” political junkies. Yet when Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, held a news conference about her private email use last week — a media frenzy that functioned, albeit inadvertently, as the informal launch to her highly anticipated campaign — less than 13 percent of the total cable news audience was tuned to the network.

The low turnout wasn’t a fluke: Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic, putting it in fourth place behind Fox News, CNN and CNN’s sister network HLN. Its prime-time ratings are down 24 percent and 42 percent, respectively. In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC is bringing in its smallest share of the demo since 2005, the year before Keith Olbermann’s scorched-earth admonitions of the Bush administration ushered in the current era of Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton.

In a memo to staff in December, MSNBC President Phil Griffin conceded that the network is suffering: “It’s no secret that 2014 was a difficult year for the entire cable news industry and especially for MSNBC,” he wrote. But change was coming, Griffin promised, with “more announcements in the New Year.”

The extent of that change could be vast: In the months ahead, MSNBC is likely to shake up the bulk of its programming, moving some shows and canceling others, high-level sources at NBCUniversal told POLITICO. With a few exceptions — notably “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe” — every program is at risk of being moved or canceled, those sources said.

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Fox on GOPer’s winning More electoral college votes in the last elections…So What…

Fox, apparently explaining why Republicans have really high hopes for 2016:

Fox Chyron:

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Well, sure. The Republican candidate has won more electoral college votes in nine of the last 17 elections. Of course, if you’re going to go back that far in history, the only reason you’d stop then is if you didn’t want to count FDR’s four victories, which doesn’t make any sense.

On the other hand, if you’re just trying to show that Republicans have demonstrated they can win national elections … well, you probably shouldn’t give them credit for 2000, when they only managed to win because the U.S. Supreme Court handed them victory. If you’re interested in electoral analysis, you’ve got to count 2000 as a Democratic victory—Al Gore got more votes than Bush. And that means Democrats have won five of the last six.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton will make it six of the last seven, and at the rate the GOP is going, it’s going to be an awful long time before that trend ends. But hey, if dumb Chyrons give the GOP false hope, who am I to complain? It just means the 2016 primary season will be that much more entertaining….

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Fox News Poll…Many think Obama lies….

Is this the counter push against the Good Healthcare News?

About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”

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President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep it” and his insistence that “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.”

The number of voters saying Obama lies “most of the time” includes 13 percent of Democrats. It also includes 12 percent of blacks, 16 percent of liberals, 31 percent of unmarried women and 34 percent of those under age 30 — all key Obama constituencies.

Yet some of those groups are also among those most likely to say Obama “never” lies to the country on important matters: blacks (37 percent), Democrats (31 percent), liberals (28 percent) and women (19 percent)…..

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The Fed’s cut a deal on one leaker….Is there a message somewhere?

I’m posting this for the same reason I mage that Politico posted it….

Edward Snowden…..

In this case which did NOT involve high-stakes leaks in the media everyone involved on the government side has agreed to a light sentence for someone who leaked confidential information…

Could this be a way to Edward Snowden to come in from the cold?

(He would be dealing with much more time, no doubt)

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Arguing that the move will prevent further damage to national security, prosecutors are urging a federal judge to approve a 13-month sentence for a former State Department contractor who has admitted leaking the contents of a highly-classified report on North Korea to Fox News.

In a filing Monday, the Justice Department urged U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to accept the sentence the prosecution and lawyer for defendant Stephen Kim agreed on prior tohis surprise guilty plea last month to a felony charge of disclosing closely-held national security information. Prosecutors also said the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies “concurred” in the plea deal and proposed 13-month sentence.

“The agreement reflects a fair resolution of the defendant’s criminal culpability especially when balanced against the further harm to the national security that would likely result from a trial,” prosecutors wrote in a 13-page memo (posted here).

“The United States must balance the need for prosecution with the damage that further disclosure of classified information at trial might cause. Over eight months ago, the prosecution advised the Court and the defense that proving the government’s case at trial would require the United States to declassify a substantial amount of TOP SECRET//SCI information. While the United States would have done so had the defendant not agreed to plead guilty, the plea agreement affords the United States a substantial benefit in protecting from disclosure that still-classified information,” the prosecution team added…..

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James Carville goes to Fox to fill the ‘liberal’ spot…..

The ‘Raging Cajun’ is joining the enemy….(For a nice size paycheck I’m sure)

Does this mean he’ll be carrying the ball for Hillary Clinton over there?

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James Carville, the “ragin’ cajun” Democratic strategist, has signed on with Fox News, the network announced Thursday. 

“James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” Bill Shine, Fox News’s executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. “We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.”

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A History of the Conservative war against liberal media…

It didn’t just start with Fox News folks…..

In his new book The Loudest Voice in the Room, Gabriel Sherman portrays Roger Ailes as “the quintessential man behind the curtain,” a great-and-powerful Oz who has remade American politics and journalism. Sherman shows how Ailes transformed the Nixon Administration’s calls for balanced news into the platform of his cable channel, Fox News. Fox News, Sherman argues, used “entertainment techniques to shape a political narrative that was presented as unbiased news,” something that makes Ailes “a unique American auteur.”

Ailes is unique, but not for the reasons Sherman suggests. Ailes made conservative news popular and profitable, but he was not the first to mingle partisanship with news. The twinned concepts of balance and bias were not his legacy but his inheritance. Long before Fox News, before Ailes and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, there was a conservative media complex in the United States refining a theory of liberal media bias. This idea trickled up to the Nixon Administration, and well before Ailes tried his hand at “fair and balanced” broadcasting, the major networks were already reorienting their news analysis toward ideological balance.

The idea of “fair and balanced” partisan media has its roots in the 1940s and 1950s. Human Events, the right-wing newsweekly founded in 1944, was dedicated to publishing the “facts” other outlets overlooked. Yet while touting this fact-based approach, the editors were also dedicated to promoting a distinct point of view. By the early 1960s, Human Events arrived at this formulation of its mission:

In reporting the news, Human Events is objective; it aims for accurate representation of the facts. But it is not impartial. It looks at events through eyes that are biased in favor of limited constitutional government, local self-government, private enterprise, and individual freedom.

In distinguishing between objectivity and impartiality, Human Events’ editors created a space where “bias” was an appropriate journalistic value, one that could work in tandem with objectivity……

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While MSNBC may go at things from the left…..

Fox and its right bend consistently leads in the Cable TV news ratings…..

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