Fox News to launch streaming service, because 24 hours a day of defending the rich isn't enough

You wouldn’t know it if your social media feed mostly consists of Trump hair memes, but Fox News had a damn good year in 2017. Whether because of a loyal fanbase or a President who tweets policy decisions based on whatever the channel aired five minutes ago, Fox stayed profitable in an era of shrinking viewership,…

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Who is Form Submission 1649, and why do they hate Sean Hannity's Twitter account?

The Deep State got even deeper (and more stately) this weekend, when Sean Hannity’s Twitter account—the only place to find all the hottest car crash vids to distract ourselves from the objective existence of truth—was briefly taken down. It’s back, now, but people have already gone full pizza-parlor-pedophile ring in…

God sends 2 more ex-employees to test Bill O'Reilly with defamation lawsuit

In October, Bill O’Reilly spoke out about the sexual harassment allegations that got him fired from Fox News by announcing that he’s “mad at God” for not giving him enough “protection.” Unfortunately, God isn’t done testing O’Reilly just yet, as Variety is reporting that he has summoned two former Fox News employees…

Bill O'Reilly's Fox News contract had a clause allowing him to harass women with virtual impunity

Out of the many revelations—mostly depressing and dispiriting—that came out of the sexual harassment scandals that got first Roger Ailes, and later Bill O’Reilly, kicked out of their Fox News dens, one of the most notable has been learning just how disconnected the cable news network is from the wider 21st Century Fox…

Fox News host thinks getting shot at church is a pretty lucky break, actually

In a display of moral contortion we must begrudgingly admit is rather impressive in its myopia, Fox News—which spent the morning of Paul Manafort’s indictment talking about cartoon cheeseburgers—has managed to put a positive spin on mass murder. And because we are forced to clarify which mass murder we’re talking…

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Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Fox News’ desperate Trump-Russia distraction tactics

If there’s one principle a good political comedian like Seth Meyers operates on, it’s intellectual honesty. Which makes Fox News—cable news’ black hole of intellectual dishonesty—a prime source of material. On Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, the host employed Fox News’ kryptonite—Fox News broadcasts—to show…

Trump is still very proud of inventing "fake news" even though he definitely did not

This week, during an interview with Fox News in which Lou Dobbs somehow manged to keep brain matter from leaking out of his ears while he told Donald Trump that he’s “one of the most loved and respected” presidents in history, our beloved and respected commander-in-chief reiterated the totally stupid and pointless lie…

Bill O'Reilly "mad at God" for not protecting him against sexual harassment claims

The nature of God has vexed theologians and philosophers for millennia. “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him,” the Bible tells us. “Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not,” Saint Thomas Aquinas once wrote. And so it is that we can…

Megyn Kelly calls bullshit on Bill O’Reilly’s claim that nobody complained about him

Over the weekend, The New York Times published a piece saying that Bill O’Reilly had paid $32 million in a sexual harassment settlement with a Fox News legal analyst just before Fox News renewed his contract, indicating that the network was well aware of the many sexual harassment complaints that had been made against…

Fox defends the time it re-upped Bill O'Reilly's contract right after his biggest harassment settlement ever

Six months ago, The New York Times published a longform piece of reporting that functionally ended Bill O’Reilly’s TV career, an extremely detailed accounting of at least five different settlements the Fox News star had made with women over various harassment claims over the years. The report set off a firestorm of…