Thomas Jefferson was looking for someone to write a hit piece. It was July 1793, just months after the U.S. declared neutrality in a war between Britain and France. The then-Secretary of State wanted a writer—or better yet, an entire publication—to criticize the government’s decision and respond to the colleague who…
Britt McHenry and Tomi Lahren seem to be in a contest to become the latest incomprehensibly irate white woman at Fox News. It’s like Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel battling to lead the Browns. McHenry, the former ESPNer with reporting expertise, is obviously the veteran McCown, while Lahren is the freewheeling,…
Caroline Heldman is associate professor of politics at Occidental College. In a Facebook post, she says Fox News host Eric Bolling sexually harassed her when she was a guest on the channel. She also says he referred to her as “Dr. McHottie” on air several times. (Bolling is currently suspended from Fox News; he’s also …
The Fox News Specialists, the new Fox program that gave the world Joe Namath yakking about Syria with Karl Rove, has blessed us again. Yapping cheshire cat and First Take host Stephen A. Smith linked up with apartheid apologist Ted Nugent on another edition of the show this afternoon, and the two specialists got into…
Inevitably, in the torrent of obituaries to come, someone will recite a list of Roger Ailes’s personal failings, repugnant views, and malignant actions, but then be sure to credit him with having been a brilliant provocateur or a visionary broadcaster or some shit. “For better or worse,” they will preface it.…
Today is Philadelphia’s annual Broad Street Run, the largest 10-mile road race in the country. It’s a straight shot down a relatively downhill street, which means a lot of people run it in costumes. Forrest Gump is popular, as is Rocky Balboa. Today I saw runners dressed as the Founding Fathers, Power Rangers and…
As the United States faces escalating international tensions, who better to soothe the country than a septuagenarian chiefly famous for throwing the football and once shaving his mustache on TV?
Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox spent millions of dollars and more than a decade protecting Bill O’Reilly from allegations that he abused and harassed women, but all at once this week it became enough.
This week, Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Tucker Carlson’s Inexplicable Tenth Shot At Hosting A Cable News Show.
Colleen Dominguez has settled her gender and age discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports 1, Deadspin has learned. On Jan. 20, attorneys for both the reporter and her former employer filed a joint motion in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, asking for the case to be dismissed.
The nation is in safe hands, everybody.
Earlier this morning, Donald Trump stopped by one of his favorite cable TV haunts, Fox & Friends, for one last campaign call-in. Also on the docket: Burning his very own daughter.
The third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is tonight at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 4am Moscow time. And if you want to watch it without a cable subscription, there are plenty of options.
There are certain moments in life in which a person or group of people say something so dumb, that no matter how wrong or stupid it may be, you can’t look away. Today, Fox News provided us with one of those moments.
It's no surprise Ballghazi is taking over the cable news airwaves, but the national nets have sadly been too humble or afraid to utter the necessary term "ballsack." American patriot Sean Hannity's program is the home of real talk, though, and last night they just couldn't stop talking about ballsacks.
Fox Business Network attempted to report on Super Bowl ticket sales today with threats that "the NFL is expecting record-low attendance." That's not true, but somehow what reporter Elizabeth MacDonald went on to say got even stupider.
Television reporters who braved live coverage last night from Ferguson faced attacks from police (with tear gas) and protestors (with rocks and other objects). Here are some examples we witnessed last night.
The permafaced dipshits who comprise the cast of Fox & Friends decided to carve out a minute of this morning's show to talk about Ray Rice knocking out Janay Palmer in an elevator. They decided to end the segment with some jokes.