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Guess which network had thirteen of the top fifteen cable news shows in 2009?

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 30th 2009 5:02PM
Bill O'Reilly bookYou can probably guess that Fox News dominated the ratings in 2009. In fact, thirteen of their shows made it to the top fifteen of the year. The other seven spots of the top 20 are made up of various MSNBC and CNN shows, with only Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Larry King Live cracking the top fifteen.

After the jump, the top fifteen (and here's the whole list).

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Rasmussen responds to Fox News' fuzzy math

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 10th 2009 5:30PM
Rasmussen Reports
There's a joke that runs around journalism circles that people who seek a career in the printer's ink arts do so because they are horrible at math. Believe me, I'm no exception and I usually understand when a reporter or journalism scribe messes up the numbers in his or her addition. (That's the one with the cross, right?)

But even a third grade remedial math student could figure out what's wrong with the above poll that appeared on a recent episode of Fox & Friends stating the opinion of Rasmussen poll takers on the global warming email scandal. Here's a hint: it's not that they capitalized "Global Warming."

The reporting company not only refuted the faulty statistics but called it a "stupid deception." The actual poll had smaller figures that mirrored the same outcome but also included a fifteen percent "undecided" group the network somehow lumped and inflated into this poll. This kind of thing wouldn't happen if Fox simply allowed their fact checkers to wear sandals to work.

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Is the White House right about Fox News?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 20th 2009 5:36PM
Fox NewsYou may have heard that the White House seems to have declared war on Fox News. President Obama has even gone as far as not appearing on one of the Fox News Sunday morning shows even though he appeared on every other network that morning. Now other White House spokespeople are openly saying that the network can't be trusted.

What do you think?

Is the White House right about Fox News?
Yes. The network is clearly biased.1866 (65.8%)
No way. They're a serious news network.618 (21.8%)
Kinda. Maybe about the prime time shows but the news really is fair and balanced.350 (12.4%)

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Did Fox make Beck back off?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 23rd 2009 10:02AM
Glenn BeckEven though the sudden pull out from several sponsors hasn't caused Fox to prematurely eject Glenn Beck from his time slot, he was suspiciously absent from the airwaves this week.

Some suggest this Beck-free week wasn't just a much needed vacation for the host, or for the viewer for that matter.

TVNewser spoke to some Fox insiders who claim the network ordered the silver haired devil to take a week off so some of the heat over his advertising boycott could die down.

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Glenn Beck running out of sponsors

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 18th 2009 4:28PM
Glenn BeckWhen a company does business with the likes of Glenn Beck, the saying "What you see is what you get" could not be more appropriate to the situation.

That's only because "Crazy is as crazy does" really isn't a saying.

Some of the show's sponsors are learning that lesson a little late in the game now that they have started pulling their ads from Glenn Beck's Fox News show in the wake of comments he made regarding President Obama's rampant racism.

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Fox & Friends call shenanigans on Obama...for his beer choice?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 2nd 2009 10:01AM
Beer! Yea beer!Morning news shows are a goldmine of cringe-inducing moments and epic fail goodness. The title alone makes me laugh because only half of it is accurate due to the fact that it airs in the morning.

By far the unintentionally funniest show is that morning cup of crazy on Fox News, Fox and Friends. They truly cover news stories that no one else does as their on-air promos suggest because no one in their right mind would consider it news. I'm finally starting to understand Walter Cronkite's distrust of the 24-hour news network model: you'll call anything news to fill time.

Hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade actually took President Barack Obama to task for ordering a Budweiser instead of an American-brewed beer during his recent "Beer Summit" with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley.

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What's On Tonight: Ab Fab, Man Vs. Food, Christmas Eve Mass

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 24th 2008 4:04PM
It's A Wonderful Life
  • TBS has A Christmas Story all night.
  • At 8, NBC has It's A Wonderful Life.
  • The CW has The Flight Before Christmas at 8, followed by The Story of Santa Claus.
  • ABC Family has the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 8.
  • Comedy Central has two Christmas episodes of Futurama at 8, then several Christmas episodes of South Park.
  • FOX News Channel has A Fox and Friends Christmas at 8.
  • Also at 8: Disney has The Santa Clause 2.
  • At 8:40, BBC America has a new Catherine Tate Christmas episode, followed by an Absolutely Fabulous Christmas special.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the movie The Christmas Shoes.
  • TruTV has a new Most Shocking at 9, then two new episodes of World's Wildest Vacation Videos.
  • Hallmark has the movie The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at 9.
  • Nickelodeon has two Christmas episodes of Home Improvement at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 10, Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food.
  • At 11, Lifetime has two Christmas episodes of Will & Grace, followed by two Christmas episodes of Frasier.
  • At 11:30, CBS and NBC has Christmas Eve Mass and music.
  • At 1am, ABC has Christmas Eve Mass and music also.

Check your local TV listings for more.

(Most of the late night talk shows are pre-empted or repeats tonight, except Charlie Rose.)

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Ernest Borgnine shares his fountain of youth secret - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 14th 2008 3:20PM
Ernest BorgnineApparently, 91 year-old actor Ernest Borgnine forgot that he was wearing a microphone on his chest during an interview on Fox and Friends this morning.

Host Steve Doocy asked him how he stayed so healthy and young-looking when he's in his 90s, and assumed it was because he didn't eat red meat. At first Borgnine says that he can't tell Doocy, but when they want to know, Borgnine leans over to Doocy and says ... well, you have to check out the clip after the jump to see exactly what Borgnine says; I don't want to spoil it for you, but it got laughs from everyone on the Fox and Friends set. Please feel free to insert your own McHale's Navy and/or "sea men" joke here.

In related news, Borgnine said in an interview with ABC News Radio that when he was in the Navy he used to visit hookers for only $2.00!

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Fox News airs doctored photos

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 4th 2008 9:06AM
Steven ReddicliffeOn Wednesday morning's edition of Fox and Friends, the Fox News channel aired altered photos of two New York Times reporters to retaliate against a Times Saturday edition piece which pointed out some "ominous trends" in the show's ratings.

Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade showed the photos which portrayed Jacques Steinberg with yellow teeth, a wider chin, and big ears, and Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe with the same yellow smile and a receding hairline. The caricatures seem to be done with Adobe Photoshop (tm) tools.

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Is this the next anchor of The CBS Evening News?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 3rd 2008 3:05PM

CamerotaQuick answer: no.

Long answer: probably not.

It's always hard to make predictions when it comes to television. A show you think is going to bomb becomes a giant hit that produces several spinoffs (*cough* CSI *cough*). It's even harder with television news, since the landscape is changing so fast these days, with the web playing a bigger and bigger role. But that doesn't stop The Boston Herald from predicting that in five years, Fox and Friends anchor Alisyn Camerota will be asked to take over for Katie Couric on The CBS Evening News.

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Comic insults Fox News while on Fox News - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 25th 2008 2:02PM

Fox and Friends WeekendI have no idea what made comedian Lee Camp insult FOX News the way he did over the weekend, because the video after the jump only has the end of the segment. Maybe he'll go on CNN or MSNBC to explain himself.

Camp was part of a discussion on Fox and Friends Weekend. He was the liberal comedian going up against a conservative comedian, talking politics. At the end of the segment, he asked new host Clayton Morris if he could take a moment to say something, and Morris said sure, and that's when Camp hit Fox News, wondering if the channel was just a "parade of propaganda."

On a side note, it's really great to see Morris again. He was one of the hosts on the syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz (not seen in my part of the country anymore, damn it), then went to a local station in Philadelphia. Looks like he's one of the new permanent hosts of the weekend edition of Fox and Friends, along with Ainsley Earhardt.

[via TV Newser]

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The O'Briens are leaving American Morning

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 4th 2007 11:21AM

TV Week is reporting that CNN will make an official annoucement today about the fate of their morning show American Morning and the show's anchors, Miles O'Brien and Soledad O'Brien (from now on referred to as "The O'Briens.")

The two anchors are leaving the CNN program (ratings are down) and they are expected to be replaced by John Roberts and Kiran Chetry. If you're not sure about that name, Kiran Chetry is a woman who used to be on FOX News Channel's Fox & Friends. John Roberts came over to CNN last year and is, of course, a man.

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FOX gets large on Times Square

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 11th 2006 7:02PM
fox newsSo you love FOX's news and sports programming, but watching it on your tiny television screen just kind of leaves you unfulfilled, doesn't it? Well, this is the time to rejoice, FOXheads, because News Corp has taken over the gigantic Panasonic Astrovision screen in New York's Times Square and will be airing three hours of live programming every day, including full hours of Fox and Friends, FOX Report with Shepard Smith and FOX5's Good Day New York. Sports fans will be treated to live broadcasts of Major League Baseball's League Championship and World Series, the Daytona 500, and football coverage from the NFL and the College Bowl series. News Corp took over access of the screen from NBC on October 1. Someday I hope to have enough money to put my own content on that screen. I'm thinking 24 hours a day of myself having dental work performed.

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