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Al Sharpton Gets MSNBC Show 'PoliticsNation'

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 23rd 2011 2:45PM
MSNBC has officially blessed the Reverend Al with his own show. Sharpton, who's been filling in on the network's 6 PM hour for the past two months, will now host his own show, called 'PoliticsNation.'

Sharpton began filling in for Cenk Uygur in early July while he was out on vacation, and put up solid ratings in his stead. Shortly after Uygur returned, he and the network had a very public falling out in which Uygur alleged he was pressured to "tone it down."

"I've known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He has always been one of our most thoughtful and entertaining guests," said MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a statement. "I'm thrilled that he's now reached a point in his career where he's able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show. 'PoliticsNation' is going to be an incredibly strong kick-off to our evening schedule."

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Rush Limbaugh and Fox News Feud Over Fox's Positive Reaction to Obama's Tucson Speech (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 14th 2011 3:55PM
In a tone that fit the emotion and tragedy of the moment, most of the pundits on Fox News were extremely complimentary to President Obama's speech at the memorial service in Tucson on Wednesday night.

Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh took a harsher approach, accusing Fox News of "slobbering all over" Obama's speech. He added that the Fox News panel was only so laudatory because the speech was "all the things the educated ruling class wants their members to be and sound like."

Appearing on 'Special Report With Bret Baier' (weekdays, 6AM ET on Fox News), Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer pushed back at Limbaugh's criticism.

"As one of the three slobberers here on the set, let me just say that I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart, articulate and oratorical in delivering a funeral oration," Krauthammer responded. "It's an odd and rather condescending view of what the rest of America is looking for in their president."

It was a particularly harsh exchange between two media operations whose tone has been very closely aligned over the past two years. Still, despite the feud, we doubt Limbaugh will be switching his news-watching allegiances to MSNBC anytime soon.

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Bono Heaps Praise on George W. Bush For Fighting AIDS in Africa (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 2nd 2010 5:00PM
Bono believes that the U.S government's efforts to reduce the AIDS rate in Africa, which were expanded during the George W. Bush administration, have greatly improved America's standing around the world.

Speaking to Bret Baier on "Special Report' (Weekdays, 6 PM ET on Fox News), on the occasion of World AIDS day, Bono had this to say:

"(These anti-AIDS initiatives) are the best advertisements for America there's ever going to be. Even people who are snide and snarky about the United States of America have to admit that millions and millions of lives have been saved by American taxpayers ... America, you're saving five million lives. It's an extraordinary thing that you have done."

"And I can say this without fear of criticism, that without the leadership of President Bush, those numbers would not be there," Bono added.

After Bono finished saying this, U2's melodramatic masterpiece 'One' began to play in the background. It's entirely possible Bono wouldn't be such an effective anti-AIDS advocate if he hadn't once wrote a song so perfect to play in such situations.

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Backdrop Fail! Florida Politician Gives Talk in Front of Bikini-Clad Butts Poster (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 24th 2010 9:50PM
On 'Special Report With Bret Baier,' (weeknights 6PM ET on Fox News) Baier showed Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum in a compromising position with a slew of scantily clad women.

OK, they weren't flesh and blood women. Instead -- seemingly unbeknownst to McCollum -- there was a highly visible poster of a medley of female derrieres situated right besides McCollum's shoulder during a campaign speech in a Ft. Lauderdale restaurant .

Did Baier have a pun for the situation? Of course he did.

"Not exactly the messaging perhaps the campaign may have wanted, Baier stated. "He does not want to pull up the rear tonight in the primary."

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Bret Baier Interrupts Barack Obama (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 18th 2010 6:51AM
Bret Baier interviews Barack ObamaGood grief. Is there anything more frustrating than getting interrupted over and over when you're trying to get your message out? Especially if you're the President of the United States and have something to say.

On the other hand, maybe Bret Baier was just trying to get Pres. Obama to answer the darn questions. Watch the video from 'Special Report With Bret Baier' (weekdays, 6PM ET on FNC), and weigh in with your comments below.

Watch the video after the jump.

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