Hannity touts the effectiveness of wearing masks in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
In an interview with Hannity, the murdered teen’s father says he still hasn’t heard from police nearly two weeks later.
“America’s Newsroom” co-anchor Ed Henry is out at Fox News following an accusation of “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,” according to an internal memo from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace.The decision was announced Wednesday, six days after the company received the complaint from the lawyer for the former employee accusing Henry. He was suspended, per the memo, on June 25, the day the accusation was made, then fired based on the findings of an outside law firm that was retained that same day.Douglas Wigdor, the attorney for the unnamed accuser, declined to comment further Wednesday.Henry co-hosted the Fox News program opposite Sandra Smith since January 2020. He replaced Bill Hemmer. The network will fill Henry’s spot with rotating anchors until a permanent replacement is found. He joined Fox News in 2011 as chief White House correspondent after three years at CNN, then served as Fox News’ chief national correspondent.Also Read: Megyn Kelly Says She Twirled at Roger Ailes' Request: 'God Help Me, I Did It'In their staff memo Wednesday, Scott and Wallace wrote, “As all of you know, in January 2017 we overhauled our entire Human Resources operation and instituted extensive mandatory annual inclusion and Harassment Prevention training which has since educated our entire workforce.”They went on, “We encourage any employee who has a sexual harassment, discrimination or misconduct complaint of any form to report it immediately, as we have said repeatedly over the last four years.”The executives went on to list internal methods by which employees can make reports of accusations and complaints.Henry, who is married to NPR’s Shirley Hung, exited his network for a time in 2016 after a report that he has an affair with a Las Vegas hostess.“We recently became aware of Ed’s personal issues and he’s taking some time off to work things out,” a Fox News spokeswoman told TheWrap at the time.His termination — along with the HR overhaul mentioned by Scott and Wallace — comes after Fox News saw its late founder, Roger Ailes, and primetime star, Bill O’Reilly, ousted after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Others, like former co-president Bill Shine, were also ousted for their involvement. As an Ailes ally, Shine found himself named in multiple lawsuits against the channel and was ultimately pushed out in May of 2017.Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the show as “American Newsroom”Read original story Fox News Fires ‘America’s Newsroom’ Co-Host Ed Henry After Sexual Misconduct Investigation At TheWrap
Former ESPN radio host and commentator Will Cain is the new co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend.” He will make his debut on the weekend morning show on Saturday, August 15, alongside co-hosts Jedediah Bila and Pete Hegseth.In a Monday statement to coincide with the announcement, Cain said, “I am excited to join the team at FOX & Friends Weekend and look forward to building upon my experience in sports, news and politics on the number one morning show in the country.”Gavin Hadden, vice president of morning programming, also issued a statement: “Will has a unique ability to connect with an audience on a wide variety of topics and will make an excellent addition to the ‘Fox & Friends’ franchise.”Also Read: Fox News' Pete Hegseth Cheers People Defying Stay-at-Home OrdersMost recently, Cain was a personality on ESPN, hosting his own daily radio program, “The Will Cain Show.” He was also a common panelist on the morning debate show “First Take.” Prior to that, Cain was a political analyst on CNN, c0-hosting “In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer” and moving on to “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.”Cain is rounding out an evolving cast on the show’s couch: “Fox & Friends Weekend” brought Bila on to the show, which airs Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. ET to 10 a.m. ET, in April 2019.Read original story Former ESPN Personality Will Cain to Co-Host ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ At TheWrap
Carlson accused Wallace of trying to “keep the outrage going” after the NASCAR driver was found not to be a target of a hate crime when a noose was found in his garage stall.
Trump said that the situation with Rayshard Brooks ended “very bad” and that he hopes the officer charged in Brooks’s death "gets a fair shake because police have not been treated fairly.”
After losing advertisers for attacking BLM last week, Tucker Carlson doubled down, trying to convince his audience that the movement is becoming too powerful.
Trump did not attribute the “looting/shooting” phrase he used in a tweet to its racist origins, but instead linked it to another man also infamous for his racism.
Cuomo thought it was both funny and sad at the same time that the president’s re-election campaign reacted the way it did.
Celebrities hit back at Fox News’ Tucker Carlson en masse Friday after he dedicated a segment of his primetime show to criticizing them for donations they made to bail out those arrested during the protests and to charities to fight racial injustice.During Friday’s show, Carlson read a list of celebrity names, as footage of violent protesting, fires and looting ran behind him. The combination suggested that celebrities were “funding this chaos” by donating to Black Lives Matter and other groups that pay to get “violent rioters out of jail.”“Big companies — cynical, soulless, craven corporations like Pepsi, Intel and AirBnB — are funding this chaos. They’re giving money to Black Lives Matter which is pushing to defund the police. But it isn’t just major corporations that are fueling all of this. Celebrities are, too, by paying to get violent rioters out of jail,” Carlson said.Tucker Carlson thinks he’s outing celebrities pic.twitter.com/Xm8ie64rbF— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 6, 2020Also Read: Fox News Apologizes for Graph on Market Reactions to Civil Unrest: 'Never Should Have Aired'Among those Carlson named was Rapper Lil Nas X.“Rapper Lil Nas X urged his 4.7 million Twitter followers to donate to bail groups in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere,” Carlson said. “Imagine if he had used those followers instead to help small businesses destroyed by the riots he helped incite.”The rapper reposted to Carlson, tweeting, “this man just lied and told millions of people on national television that i was inciting riots. you can’t make this up.”this man just lied and told millions of people on national television that i was inciting riots. you can’t make this up. https://t.co/RVbs6oPx9w— nope (@LilNasX) June 6, 2020Seth Rogen took the critique in stride, writing, “I think when white supremacists are bothered by your actions, that’s probably a good thing.” He responded to Lil Nas X, too, saying, “F— this pasty a–hole.”I think when white supremacists are bothered by your actions, that’s probably a good thing.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2020Also Read: Michael Jordan Pledges $100 Million to Fight Racial InjusticeHalsey, also on Carlson’s list, replied to both of them:Ahh my fellow “Domestic terrorists”. Fuck Fox News.— h (@halsey) June 6, 2020Patton Oswalt shared a screenshot of an email from his mom calling him a “good boy.”“Got this e-mail from my mom when she heard about Tucker Carlson doing his celebrity roll-call bulls— on his show. I love her,” he captioned it.Rob Delaney joked about collaborating with Cynthia Nixon on a radical new show, as her picture appeared on screen at the same time as his while Carlson read the list of celebrities who have offered support.Tucker Carlson not enthused about my new collab with @CynthiaNixon, Antifa Virgin Dad: (I’d Like to Have) Sex in the City. pic.twitter.com/WUwZMzZ2Ii— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 6, 2020Read original story Lil Nas X, Seth Rogen and Other Celebs Hit Back at Tucker Carlson for Disparaging Their Donations At TheWrap
After being dismissive of LeBron James in the past but defending Drew Brees, Laura Ingraham says every American has the right to speak their mind.
John Oliver went after Tucker Carlson because of the Fox News host’s views on the George Floyd protests and for his rhetoric on mail-in voting.
Cavuto believes that if Trump’s executive order goes into effect, the president’s tweets will receive increased scrutiny from Twitter and could get him removed.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy told viewers Friday that the reason he and his colleagues were still working from home and not heeding their own calls to get “back to work” was governmental restriction — which he corrected shortly after.“People have had it up to here. We’re sick of being closed. We’re ready to move on but — Ainsley, Brian — all of us are in really restrictive areas right now and that’s why we are not all sitting together on the same couch, or even in the same studio: Because the governments won’t let us right now,” said Doocy, who broadcasted alongside Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade from Fox News’ Manhattan studio before the coronavirus pandemic hit.In New York, however, news media is considered an essential business, meaning “the governments” can’t direct anyone in that industry to stay home. News organizations have taken it on themselves to decide when to reopen their bureaus. Fox News leadership has been communicating with employees through the crisis and at one point hoped to have them all back in the offices by May 4, which obviously didn’t happen.Also Read: Trump Rages Against Fox News%u2019 Neil Cavuto Over On-Air Hydroxychloroquine WarningStill, some talent, like Bill Hemmer and Greg Gutfeld, chose to remain working in the Fox News studios. Just across the street from Fox News’ headquarters, Savannah Guthrie made no secret of working from NBC News’ studios when she returned to “Today” after quarantining, either.Later on Friday’s show, Doocy retracted the statement, saying, “I need to clarify: We are simply following the government protocols and guidelines. Ultimately, if you are lucky enough that you can work from home, you should.”Watch his initial comments below:Brian Kilmeade says to "people who are critical of us" that NYC is actually "one of the safest places to be … because they cleared everybody out." Ainsley Earhardt replies that he only means that "theoretically … I don't want people to hear that and go back and get sick." pic.twitter.com/9G34jvkGt7— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 22, 2020Read original story ‘Fox & Friends’ Co-Host Falsely States ‘Governments Won’t Let Us’ Air From Studio At TheWrap
“I would kill to go sit in a Denny’s right now,” Patton Oswalt tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. The comedian ends his latest stand-up special I Love Everything with a long, masterful bit about just how depressing that particular diner chain can be. But after two months in quarantine, he would welcome it with open arms. Normally, Oswalt would be performing stand-up at clubs in Los Angeles and touring theaters around the country. “I’m missing it so terribly,” he says. “I wish that my process was sitting at a table and writing jokes, but that’s not how it works for me. Some comedians can sit and write, some can’t. I’m one of those that has to be up on a stage, so it’s been a little rough.” I Love Everything, which is streaming on Netflix starting today, is Oswalt’s first special since 2017’s Annihilation. In that hour, he spoke frankly—and at times hilariously—about the experience of losing his wife, the crime writer Michelle McNamara, to an accidental drug overdose.In the four years since, Oswalt, who recently turned 50, got remarried and rediscovered joy. That’s what the title of his new special is meant to convey. Eugene Mirman on Losing His Wife Right Before Coronavirus: ‘It’s So Strange Going Through This Without Her’“I think it reflects just that kind of resurging of the life force after being in so much darkness and then being back in the light,” he says. “You know, like a man who was dying of thirst and gets a sip of water and it’s the most luxurious, delicious water he’s ever had. So that’s kind of how life felt to me after coming out of all that.” After tackling grief through comedy, the new special is full of both silly meditations on trivial topics like breakfast cereal and deft takes on Trumpism and the MeToo movement. “I would like it to be a good time to release a stand-up special because everyone’s in a good mood and I can add to the happiness,” Oswalt says. “But it’s a good time to release a stand-up special for very bad reasons. Everyone is stressed out and stuck in their homes. I wish that wasn’t why it was a good reason, but, you know, there you go.”Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by subscribing to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Why Fox News pushing to reopen the country is the ‘height of evil’ “It’s very, very frustrating when you see people’s economic and job frustration being weaponized to benefit the rich. Obviously you sympathize with people that are out there going, you know, reopen businesses and stuff because they have to go work. But those kinds of protests are being astroturfed by wealthy people to get those people back working for them. And they’re the ones being put at risk. So it’s the height of evil when you see the Fox and Friends people, who are in remote studios and safe from each other going, ‘We need to end this social distancing, don’t you think?’ Why don’t you guys do it first? You’re seeing them throwing bodies onto the barbed wire to benefit themselves.” Larry Wilmore: Trump ‘Was a Lock’ Before the Coronavirus On the futility of trying to ‘parody a parody’ like Donald Trump“I was on The Roast of Flavor Flav and Jeff Ross went up and said, ‘How do you shame a crackhead who wears a Viking helmet?’ Like, what is our function here even at this point? How do you parody a parody? How do you parody someone who’s a bad comedian trying to get jokes and get attention and shit like that? After a while, the insanity and stupidity of his daily existence—and our daily letting it happen—is going to steamroller anything you’re going to come up with as a joke. How do we satirize the transcript of our reality right now?” On Trump’s latest ‘sarcasm’ excuse“That is every idiot that you’ve ever worked a shitty office job with, who thinks that he or she is funny and they’re not. It’s always the people who aren’t funny, who insist that they are. They say something horrible and then everyone in the office is pissed off. And they’re like, ‘I was being sarcastic’ or ‘I was punking you.’ It’s just desperate. Someone who’s never been funny trying to make themselves seem awesome after the fact. And also, so hang on, your explanation for telling Americans to perhaps ingest bleach or disinfectant was that you were being sarcastic? So let’s rewind that. At the height of a pandemic, we were approaching 70,000 deaths, your plan was to go out and be sarcastic and snarky about the whole thing? Either way, it’s horrible.”Maria Bamford Is ‘Ashamed’ She Worked With Louis C.K.: ‘I Thought They Were Rumors’ Why he decided to tackle MeToo on stage“As a comedian, it feels a little weird not to address it because it’s a huge cultural shift that’s going on. I think for the better. There’s going to be a lot of really dumb, well-meaning male takes on this. I’m not as fascinated with the people that are the enemies of progress. I always love the people who think that they’re allies, but they fumble it. Because there’s been a lot of times when I have thought I was being an ally and I fumbled it. What’s funny to me is not people being mean to each other. What’s funny to me is people trying to be well-meaning and trying to be nice and fumbling it. That to me is always so much more fun. So I kind of wanted to embrace that with the whole MeToo thing.” On ‘Star Wars’ fans who are already angry about director Taika Waititi’s upcoming film“They’re doing the right thing with all these Star Wars films, giving them to really interesting, cool directors. So, yeah, I could not be more excited to see [Taika Waititi’s movie]. I thought The Last Jedi was fantastic. I don’t understand all the hate for it. He did everything you don’t expect. [Director Rian Johnson] went in every new weird direction, which is the same thing that made Empire so much fun. Everyone’s like, ‘No, you’re supposed to do this and this and this!’ Why would you want a movie to meet your expectations? Don’t you want it to surprise you and startle you? Why are you paying money to see something that’s going to give you what you’ve flatly stated you want? ‘I’m going to say this thing, now parrot it back to me, here’s $20.’ I don’t get it! I don't know what he’s going to do and I want to keep it that way. I should not, as a fan go, ‘Make this thing and please, here’s my checklist. I expect these boxes to be checked off.’ Shut up!” Next week on The Last Laugh podcast: Star of Devs and Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Though Pelosi was voicing concern for Trump, her choice of words may not go over well with the president.
While the "Kidding" star said in January that he would no longer create his headline-making political-themed paintings mocking Trump and his administration, he’s back at it.
Chris Cuomo accused President Trump and Fox News of a ‘farce’ that could cost thousands of lives.
On Wednesday, the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends” echoed colleague Sean Hannity’s Monday night chastisement of armed protesters, telling morning viewers that behavior “puts our police in danger.”“When people go to a protest with a big gun like that, it puts our police in danger and so much more,” said Steve Doocy after asserting that he and his co-hosts, like Hannity, “completely support people’s First Amendment rights.” He explained that at a recent protest in favor of reopening the economy in Michigan, the governor claimed to have seen Confederate flags and swastikas among the protesters, some of whom also carried guns.He rolled the clip of Hannity from Monday, which was even praised by the left-leaning co-hosts of “The View” Tuesday afternoon. In it, Hannity warned viewers not to attempt to intimidate officials or otherwise cheapen their message by flaunting weapons at a protest.Also Read: 'The View' Hosts Praise Sean Hannity for Chastising Armed Protesters (Video)“I think the average person watching the protests in Michigan is going, ‘I support the people’s rights to assemble and to protest and to carry guns,’ but at the same time, why did they have to bring the big gun to that particular protest?” Doocy mused.Co-host Brian Kilmeade agreed: “If you’re gonna show up with a Confederate flag or a swastika — I didn’t see any of that video — but it just squelches your message. Socially distance. Show up and let your voices be heard.”Echoing Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends scolds reopen protestors in Michigan who brought long guns and confederate & nazi flags to their rallies, saying "it puts our police in danger" and "squelches your message." pic.twitter.com/MgKw7kb5hr— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 6, 2020Read original story ‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Join Hannity in Condemning Armed Coronavirus Protests At TheWrap
Tucker Carlson struck a different tone on the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden, saying there is evidence on the other side.
Sean Hannity lambasted the same gun-toting protesters Trump called “very fine people” just a few days earlier.
Chris Hayes believes that if Tucker Carlson wants others to risk their health to go back to work, he should be willing to do the same.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski railed against Fox News and some of its hosts on “Morning Joe” Friday for being Trump “puppets” amid the coronavirus pandemic. She also used her Twitter account to repeatedly promote a “Daily Show” clip criticizing the network.In her monologue, she referenced Thursday night’s press briefing from President Donald Trump, during which he suggested that injecting disinfectant into human beings could kill the coronavirus, segueing into her Fox News critique: “We often try and sort of stay away from our colleagues in the business, but Fox News has several puppets for this president constantly going on the air, constantly repeating what he says verbatim, going after his quack ideas of hydroxychloroquine, trying to find quack people to put on the air to try and back up the president’s unimproved claims. Yesterday it might have been too much. It might have been too much to say that you should inject your body with disinfectant to try and get rid of the virus.”She went on, “There are some folks on Fox News that we usually stay away from who just take these ideas and run with them because it makes Trump happy, because they speak for him, because they speak on a daily basis and get their message straight.”Also Read: Fox News' John Roberts Shoots Down Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists: 'There Is NO Vaccine'Brzezinski accused some hosts on the network of working “for” Trump in spite of her hope that “Fox News will do their best.”On Twitter, she promoted a “Daily Show” clip that showed Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs downplaying media coverage of the virus in recent weeks, writing a plea for her followers to share the video. Brzezinski then posted the same clip again and used the hashtag PawnHannity. Posting negative nicknames is a tactic often employed by Trump himself. Hannity himself has responded to the clip featured in the “Daily Show” montage, which shows him saying the virus response is a “hoax.” He told Newsweek earlier this month, “I never called it a ‘hoax.’ I said it was a hoax for them to be using it as a bludgeon on Trump.”She said, “we want the word to get out that there are some hosts and (of course the WH) who may been endangering lives from the beginning.”Watch the “Daily Show” clip, which she also promoted right on the show, below.Hi Twitter friends could you please retweet this and ask others to retweet as well — we want the word to get out that there are some hosts and (of course the WH) who may been endangering lives from the beginning. Please show this! pic.twitter.com/FjGxYbPzdk— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) April 24, 2020PawnHannity and others really misled many from the very beginning. Listen to their words, but watch with care. dangerous pic.twitter.com/FjGxYbPzdk— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) April 24, 2020Read original story MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Rails Against Fox News ‘Puppets’ for ‘Endangering Lives’ With Coronavirus Coverage At TheWrap
John Oliver slammed conservative media for fueling protests against measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.
CNN host Cuomo criticized the conservative network's "constant division" as he hit back at a tweet from Fox News' Ingraham.