Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders bucked many of the network’s critics by appearing at an hourlong town hall moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Monday, and the result was clarifying on a number of fronts. Here are the lessons Democrats should learn from the Sanders town hall. Sanders is getting generally high marks for his performance, and I would agree with analysts who say that overall, the net effect was positive for Bernie, politically. Particularly on the issue of health care, Sanders was effective at countering right-wing (Fox News) talking points. Democrats can learn a lot from his successes, as well as his missteps. But there are also lessons to be learned about the Fox News moderators, and how their performance relates to the separate questions of whether Democrats should appear on the network, and whether the Democratic National Committee should reconsider allowing the network to host debates. Lesson One: Bret … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from the Bernie Sanders Fox News Town Hall
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Minutes into Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s town hall on Fox News, anchor Bret Baier asked the 2020 presidential candidate to cut out his criticism of the network. Sanders himself has taken heat for appearing on Fox News, a move he defended as necessary to getting his message out to the broader electorate. But the Vermont senator made his qualms with Fox News clear at the town hall, leading to contentious exchanges in the opening minutes between him and his moderators, Baier and Martha MacCallum. Early on, Sanders said that Fox News “doesn’t have a great deal of respect in my world.” A few minutes later, he criticized Fox News and the media overall for its fixation on personality over policy in presidential candidates. When Sanders was finished answering, Baier paused questioning to ask Sanders to “get over” his disagreements with Fox News for the sake of the town hall. “We’re very grateful that you’re here,” Baier said. “We are … [Read more...] about Bret Baier Asks Bernie Sanders to Cut Criticism of Fox News at Town Hall: Can We ‘Get Over the Fox Thing?’
Two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as the editorial head of Fox News online, I reviewed a draft news story that said porn actress Stormy Daniels had confirmed having an affair with Donald Trump a decade earlier. The only problem was … Stormy hadn’t said that. Daniels and her associates were playing a bizarre cat-and-mouse game with Fox News and other outlets, trying to get their story out without fingerprints and, ultimately, without enough proof to publish. We and others practiced solid journalism. Now, that’s being spun in an effort to prove the opposite. The Backstory In 2011, a gossip website called “The Dirty” published an anonymous tip alleging that Donald Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels in 2005 while Melania was pregnant with son Barron. The next day, Daniels’ lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to the site’s operator demanding that the post be removed, which it was. What’s The Dirty? It’s a … [Read more...] about I Stopped the Stormy Daniels Story at Fox News. Here’s Why.
Fox News doesn't want the U.S. Supreme Court to review its copyright win against the media monitoring service TVEyes. On Wednesday, the cable news giant submitted its opposition to a cert petition and downplayed the stakes other than implying that a reversal of earlier decisions in the case would undercut the hundreds of millions of dollars invested in training journalists and gathering news. TVEyes, which allows its subscribers to find and share television clips, suffered a huge blow in February when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it had gone too far in redistributing content without a license. TVEyes failed in its efforts to justify its service as a fair use of copyrighted material. Now, looking to get the high court interested, TVEyes says it is presenting an "exceptionally important question" on how to balance copyright with the First Amendment right to criticize and comment about what is said in the media. In its petition, TVEyes stresses the … [Read more...] about Fox News Tells Supreme Court to Reject TVEyes Petition
On Friday afternoon, CNN conservative commentator S.E. Cupp criticized Fox News personalities for not coming down on President Donald Trump for his comments lauding Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for his assault of a journalist. But not long after Cupp’s criticism, one of the network’s signature faces indulged her. Special Report anchor Bret Baier ripped the president on Twitter Friday for his complimentary remarks on Gianforte. “‘Body slamming’ or threatening journalists for asking questions and doing their job is not ok. And shouldn’t be,” Baier wrote. “That’s all.” Cupp expressed her approval of Baier’s Trump condemnation. But some critics thought Baier didn’t go far enough. [featured image via screengrab] Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Condemns Trump: ‘Body Slamming’ Reporters is ‘Not OK’