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The crisis of morality at Fox News

washingtonpost.com — Ed Henry once held an exalted position at Fox News. As a correspondent covering the Hillary Clinton campaign, he did his assigned job of badgering the candidate into taking questions. In fact, the Clinton traveling press corps could use a little Ed Henry right about now. That won't be happening, however.

The AP and WikiLeaks are brawling over a privacy story

washingtonpost.com — WikiLeaks is famous for unsettling the lives of powerful people - diplomats, military leaders, politicians - with its disclosures of emails and cables and otherwise private communications. Little people can also be unsettled by these radical-transparency data dumps, according to an Aug.

MSNBC parenthetically fact-checks Donald Trump

washingtonpost.com — Chyron of the day pic.twitter.com/1d37jALCEB - Adrian Taylor (@adrianwtaylor) August 25, 2016 In a speech this afternoon in New Hampshire, Donald Trump said of his opponent: "As all of these revelations have been discovered, some this week, many this month, Hillary Clinton has been hiding. She's been hiding. Where is she?"

On Colbert, Anderson Cooper has no good answers as to why CNN employs Corey Lewandowski

washingtonpost.com — Good on Stephen Colbert. The "Late Show" host last night welcomed CNN host Anderson Cooper for a little chat, and the name of former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski arose. The late-night host moved into media-accountability mode: "Oh, Corey Lewandowski who now works at CNN. So he works for you guys.

Trump spokeswoman to CNN: ‘He hasn’t changed his position on immigration, he’s changed the words that he is saying’

washingtonpost.com — Will any group of people ever eclipse Trumpites in producing golden moments on cable news? Moments ago on CNN, the topic was, of course, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's allegedly softening stance on immigration. He has shifted his rhetoric from a primary-campaign hard-liner riffing about building a wall and uprooting 11 million undocumented immigrants via a "deportation force," to something that sounds a great deal different.

Tantaros lawyer: Sexual harassment suit was ‘only the beginning’

washingtonpost.com — Judd Burstein, the New York lawyer representing Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment suit against Fox News and its top officials, tells the Erik Wemple Blog there's more to come. Monday's lawsuit was only the beginning.

Clinton camp seeks correction of AP tweet promoting story on Clinton meetings

washingtonpost.com — The Clinton campaign has asked the Associated Press to amend or remove a tweet promoting an investigative story on the meetings of Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state. It reads, "BREAKING: AP analysis: More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation."

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly lauds ‘destruction’ of Gawker, a site that exposed his hypocrisy

washingtonpost.com — Almost as reliably as he shills for Donald Trump and bad-mouths the Black Lives Matter movement, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly levels broad-brush attacks against the Internet. Last night, he welcomed harebrained Fox News analyst Dr. Keith Ablow and an expert to slam social media and meanness on social media.

Did Megyn Kelly get played by Donald Trump?

washingtonpost.com — Fox News's Megyn Kelly had a sound strategy. She had absorbed an endless amount of Twitter-borne abuse from Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump following their famous showdown at the Aug. 6, 2015, primary debate; Trump even boycotted the January Fox News debate in Iowa over concerns about her.

Andrea Tantaros lawsuit: Roger Ailes victimized his female underlings twice

washingtonpost.com — If Andrea Tantaros's lawsuit against Fox News had been filed on July 5, it would have dominated the day's news. A former Fox News host on the show "The Five" and later "Outnumbered," Tantaros alleges that now-deposed Fox News chief Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, isolated her and demoted her.
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Aug 29, 2016

Katie Pavlich on Fox News: "Police aren't shooting innocent black men and when they do, they're held accountable for it."

Aug 29, 2016

@DKThomp But who's to say that this country can't continue producing old conservative men?

Aug 29, 2016

@DKThomp I think it's interesting: Yes, the Fox News audience is old and male and conservative, as you rightly point out.

Aug 29, 2016

@DKThomp Well, the deck talks about a cliff and a long fall.

Aug 29, 2016

@DKThomp OK, but for how long have folks been predicting the imminent demise of Fox News based on demographics?

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