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Ex-Fox News Analyst Tamara Holder Blasts Rupert Murdoch As “Liar Or Delusional”, Says “Lives Destroyed”

Tamara Holder, the former Fox News contributor who received a financial settlement with the company after disclosing sexual misconduct, broke her silence today and said that Rupert Murdoch is “a liar or he's delusional and old and needs to get out.” Holder’s comments, made during a blistering appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, came in response to statements made by Murdoch earlier this week. The executive chairman of 21st Century Fox dismissed sexual… Read

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MSNBC Confirms 1999 Separation Payment To Female Staffer Following Chris Matthews’ Inappropriate Jokes

NBC News reported today that the network paid separation compensation to a female employee in 1999 who accused Chris Matthews of making inappropriate jokes and comments about her in front of other employees. Both Matthews and the woman, an assistant producer, worked on what was then CNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews (now on MSNBC). The host received a formal reprimand following a review. The story was first reported yesterday by conservative website The Daily Caller… Read

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Gretchen Carlson To Former Fox Colleague Bill O’Reilly: “Who Are U Fooling?”

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox & Friends co-host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against honcho Roger Ailes set off a domino reaction of allegations and departures from the news channel, is calling out her former colleague Bill O’Reilly for portraying himself as a victim of “big money.” “Who are u fooling?”, Carlson tweeted today. “U think we believe u paid $32 million for allegations that were ‘false and politically driven’?” Yesterday O’Reilly jumped on reports from… Read

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Rupert Murdoch Feels Heat About His Fox News Sexual Misconduct Claims

Backlash is building against Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, who said during a Thursday interview that sexual harassment allegations against Fox News staffers were “all nonsense.” Murdoch spoke on an interview with his majority owned Sky News, addressing the Disney purchase of his company and the multiple sexual misconduct claims against some of his Fox News team, which have resulted in claims of at least $58 million in settlements and legal… Read

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Matt Lauer’s Accuser’s Attorney Says NBC Hasn’t Done Enough To Protect His Client

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The attorney for the woman whose sexual misconduct allegations led to the termination of longtime Today show anchor Matt Lauer tells NBC News that the network has not done enough to protect his client. In an interview aired Friday on Today, attorney Ari Wilkenfeld said his client is “terrified” and lives “in constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is.” "She doesn’t want to be known. She feels terrified for herself, and she feels badly… Read

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Omarosa: Robin Roberts Declared “Black Woman Civil War” After ‘GMA’ Interview

Soon-to-be-former White House staffer Omarasa Managault-Newman says ABC News’ Robin Roberts has declared “a black woman civil war” on her. And, being Omarosa, she did so via text message – to Inside Edition. It all started when ABC News’ Good Morning America snagged the first interview with the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison on Thursday morning. The White House announced Wednesday she will be leaving January 20, after resigning to "pursue… Read

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Neil Cavuto To Anchor Two Hour ‘Cavuto Live’ On Fox News Channel’s Saturdays

Neil Cavuto is expanding his Saturday footprint on Fox News Channel, anchoring a two-hour program starting January 20. Cavuto Live replaces his Saturday half-hour program, Cavuto on Business, as well as the three other half hours in the block of time: Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin’ In. Cavuto’s new program will feature a breakdown of the week’s headlines impacting business and politics, and a rotating panel of industry experts. “As I have always said, it's not… Read

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Donald Trump Accusers Score Ratings Boost For ‘Megyn Kelly Today’

Megyn Kelly Today on Monday clocked one of its highest-rated broadcasts since debuting on September 25. Kelly’s show that day featured three of the more than a dozen women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment or assault. Monday also was the day Kelly’s 9 AM hour of NBC News’ Today show got preempted in the country’s top TV market. New York’s NBC station instead covered that day’s breaking news about that morning’s botched subway bombing in… Read

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Donald Trump Tweet Tries To Block Boomerang After Doug Jones Wins Alabama Race

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About eight hours after tweeting grudging congratulations to Alabama senate race winner Doug Jones (“A win is a win”), Donald Trump wanted you to know he had predicted this outcome all along. Trump had endorsed Tuesday night’s loser Roy Moore, recorded a robocall for him, and campaigned for him (from same market though different state). In total, Trump endorsed two Republicans in the election in Alabama, which Trump said is his top state, and which he had won by 28… Read

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Roy Moore Will Not Concede In Alabama Senate Race After Doug Jones Win

Roy Moore, Alabama’s GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, declined to concede Tuesday night after election results came in showing Democrat Doug Jones had won. Moore did not concede even after President Donald Trump tweeted grudging congrats to Jones. Hanging on for dear life, Moore’s campaign insisted the vote was too close to call, that the state required a recount if the vote was within a half a percentage point, and Alabama’s secretary of state and God would have to… Read

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Alabama Votes Dem Doug Jones To U.S. Senate In Stunning Upset

For the first time in a quarter of a century, Alabama elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones's stunning come-from-behind win over Roy Moore puts Dems just two seats away from the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2018. The vote had been so close, Fox News waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in. CNN followed; MBNC held off about 10 minutes. In a head-spinning defeat for President Donald Trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their perfect… Read

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White House: Those Calling Trump’s Tweet Harassment Have Minds “In Gutter”

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Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sniffed today when asked by reporters about Donald Trump’s vulgar morning tweet about New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Sanders would include in that category Gillibrand, who called Trump’s tweet a “sexist smear” intended to shut her up, the day after she had said Trump should step down when three of more than a dozen women who had accused him of sexually… Read