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Fox News Hires Former Trump Aide Sebastian Gorka

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Fox News Hires Former Trump Aide Sebastian Gorka
Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka has joined Fox News as an analyst, a representative for the channel told TheWrap. Fox News personality Sean Hannity announced the news on his radio show on Wednesday during an interview with Gorka. Hannity referred to Gorka’s title as “national security strategist.” “Welcome to the Fox family,” Hannity told Gorka. “You’re a true patriot hero and an amazing, amazing political analyst and strategic analyst. Thank you for being with us, and we’re so happy for your success.” Also Read: Watch 'Sad Trombone' Tucker Carlson Inform His Audience of Democratic Victory in Virginia
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Watch ‘Sad Trombone’ Tucker Carlson Inform His Audience of Democratic Victory in Virginia (Video)

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It was a gloomy evening Tuesday night at Fox News as word of the sweeping Democratic victories in Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere began trickling in. While the primetime fire-breathers did their best to ignore the results, they couldn’t dance around it completely. When Fox News host Tucker Carlson received news that Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie had lost to Democrat Ralph Northam, his delivery became uncharictaristically slow and dejected. Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall said the normally fulminating Carlson had been reduced to a “sad trombone” over the news. Harrowing, bracing moment when Tucker Carlson shapeshifted into an actual.
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Bill Hemmer Defends Fox News Primetime Hosts: If You Don’t Like, You ‘Have a Remote Control’

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Bill Hemmer is not an opinion guy — but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a fan of Fox News’ famous fire-breathers. “They’re smart people. They know what they’re talking about,” the host of “America’s Newsroom” morning show told TheWrap of his more opinion-driven primetime colleagues like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. “You can engage in this debate with them or you have a remote control,” he added. Also Read: Fox News Anchor Bill Hemmer Says Feds More Tight-Lipped on Orlando Than Other Mass Shootings For the unfailingly polite Hemmer, the comments amounted to something of a
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21st Century Fox Shares Soar on Report of Disney Sale Talks

21st Century Fox Shares Soar on Report of Disney Sale Talks
Shares in 21st Century Fox soared 9% on Monday following a market-rattling report from CNBC that the Murdochs have held talks in recent weeks to sell a large portion of their media conglomerate to Disney.

CNBC’s David Faber reported that the sale talks have centered around the 20th Century Fox movie and TV production operations, the FX Networks and National Geographic TV cable groups as well as Fox’s enormous portfolio of international channels.

The Murdochs maintain tight control of 21st Century Fox, as well as the separate News Corp. entity, through Rupert Murdoch’s control of nearly 40% of the voting shares in Fox. The notion of Rupert Murdoch as a seller comes as a shock to media biz watchers, given his legacy as the mogul known for his empire building in the 1980s and ’90s and his voracious appetite for acquisitions. Rupert Murdoch has long been seen as the consummate buyer, never a seller.
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Fox News Breached UK Impartiality Rules; ITV & Virgin Media In Carriage Row – Global Briefs

Fox News breached a number of impartiality rules in the UK before its closure earlier this year, according to British regulator Ofcom. The channel, which ceased broadcasting in the UK on August 29, was found to have breached the rules in January through Hannity and in May through Tucker Carlson Tonight. Ofcom says Hannity made the breach during a segment on Donald Trump's travel ban at the start of the year, which the regulator called a "major" matter. Separately, it…
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U.K. Media Regulator Rules Fox News Breached Impartiality Rules

U.K. media regulator Ofcom said Monday that Fox News shows hosted by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson violated the British broadcasting code's impartiality rules.

In August, 21st Century Fox pulled the plug on Fox News in the U.K. The Ofcom rulings come as British regulators continue to evaluate the company’s bid to take full control of pay TV giant Sky on both.

Ofcom said it continued to investigate complaints about Fox News shows that came in before the channel stopped airing in the U.K. "Although the channel has ceased to broadcast and is no longer a licensed...
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Condé Nast Axes Teen Vogue Print Edition, 80 Jobs

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Condé Nast Axes Teen Vogue Print Edition, 80 Jobs
Publishing behemoth Condé Nast will end Teen Vogue’s print magazine and slash 80 jobs company-wide, an individual familiar with the matter told TheWrap. The New York-based media company will instead focus resources on the growth of Teen Vogue’s digital brand under the direction of Digital Editorial Director Phil Picardi. It’s unclear at this time how many of those 80 layoffs will come from TeenVogue — or whether the site’s firebrand political columnist Lauren Duca is among those pink-slipped. Also Read: Teen Vogue Writer Gets Revenge on Tucker Carlson With Planned Parenthood Donations in His Name In an additional cost-cutting move,
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Tucker Carlson Piggybacks on Kathy Griffin’s Slam, Blasts Lisa Bloom as ‘Feminist Al Sharpton’ (Video)

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On the set of his Fox News program Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson dedicated a brutal one-minute segment to Lisa Bloom. Carlson took a moment to revel in news of discord between Bloom and her former client Kathy Griffin. “Turns out Lisa Bloom is exactly what you thought she is, a moral cover for hire, a feminist Al Sharpton, a scam- artist,” crowed Carlson in response to news that Griffin severed ties with Bloom, who the comedian said practices “fake feminism” and is a “fame whore.” “That revelation is not surprising obviously,” said Carlson. “Now that Bloom is also accused of offering.
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Rachel Maddow Tops Fox News and CNN in Total Viewers for Full Quarter for First Time

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Rachel Maddow Tops Fox News and CNN in Total Viewers for Full Quarter for First Time
Fox News remained on top in ratings for the third quarter of 2017, but Rachel Maddow also has reason to celebrate. “The Rachel Maddow Show” got 2.7 million total viewers, making it the top cable news show in overall viewers and adults aged 25 to 54. It marks the first quarter that an MSNBC show has ranked No. 1 for all of cable news. The numbers for “Maddow” represent a 75 percent increase over the third quarter in 2016. Also Read: Sean Hannity v Rachel Maddow Showdown: Who Will Win in 9 Pm Primetime Slot? “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the No. 2 most-watched cable...
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Rob Reiner Confuses Tucker Carlson Over Russia Investigation; Fox Host Slams Hollywood’s Embrace Of China

Suggesting that cyber war isn’t really war, and that China is even worse than Russia when it comes to cyber war – or something like that – Tucker Carlson donned his well-worn befuddled face when Rob Reiner dropped by Tucker Carlson Tonight for a surprise, and contentious, visit. Earlier this week, Reiner and journalist David Frum launched the non-profit Committee to Investigate Russia to spread information about Russia’s “involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election…
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Martha Thomases: TV or Not TV?

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As I was watching the 2017 Emmy Awards last Sunday, I thought about how much the television industry has changed. It’s a cliché to say that this is the Golden Age of Television, but, in many ways, that is true.

However, that is not what I want to talk about.

Women and people of color won an unusually high percentage of awards. I mean, women always win in the “Best Actress” categories, but there were women (and people of color) (and queer people) winning in the writing and directing categories as well. This didn’t go unnoticed. To quote from Master of None writer Lena Waithe’s acceptance speech “And last, but certainly not least, my L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. family. I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, those are our superpowers. Every day, when you walk out the door
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Rob Reiner Spars With Tucker Carlson Over Russia, Hollywood's Relationship With China

Rob Reiner got into a semantic argument with Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show on Thursday with the two having a testy discussion on what constituted "war" and Hollywood's relationship with China.

Reiner made a surprise appearance on Carlson's show, drumming up awareness for the newly launched committee to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The committee launched a video this week fronted by Morgan Freeman that claimed the U.S. was at "war" with Russia following the events of 2016, but focused on cyber warfare rather than war in the conventional sense. 

Carlson took Reiner to task on the question...
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Tucker Carlson Slams Issa Rae for Saying ‘I’m Rooting for Everybody Black’ at Emmys

Diversity may have scored several big wins at Sunday night’s Emmys, but Issa Rae’s comment ahead of the show that she’s “rooting for everybody black” is raising some eyebrows — at least, those of Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Rae made the comment to Variety on the red carpet Sunday night. Carlson, on his Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” began a segment lambasting the politics of the Emmys by taking aim at the “Insecure” star’s comments.

.@IssaRae at the #Emmys: "I’m Rooting for Everybody Black" (Watch) https://t.co/YYfzvUXIpK pic.twitter.com/A7ZnmFxkmD

— Variety (@Variety) September 18, 2017

After showing the clip of Rae, followed by a video of “Atlanta” mastermind Donald Glover jokingly thanking President Donald Trump for “making black people number one on the most-oppressed list” while accepting the Emmy for comedy actor, Carlson criticized both of them. “Those comments didn’t seem to raise an eyebrow, but
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