I will repeat what I said before: No Muslim students coming here with visas. No more mosques being built here until you stand up and denounce what’s happened in the name of your prophet.Fox News co-host Bob Beckel went off on American Muslims on Monday, demanding that no more mosques be built until moderate Muslims “denounce” the recent mall attack in Kenya. - POLITICO (via brooklynmutt)
My team is really good at news. They are really good at programming. For me one of the best things we can do is raise the wall between news and programming even higher. We need that wall high. We serve different functions.Fox News host Shepard Smith • Discussing his new role with the network, which will have him host a daily 3 p.m. newscast and then break in throughout the day with any breaking news that arises. Beyond adding more separation between news and opinion like Smith is suggesting above, this would help solve the problem Fox is currently having with its programming (no, not that one; nor that one; not that one, either; really, anything on this site)—the fact that Sean Hannity is about to lose his time slot to Megyn Kelly. See, Smith (who has a better rep than most of his co-workers) has long held down the 7 p.m. slot—now he’s going to get pushed back.
Most media outlets are having a difficult time properly covering the Chelsea Manning story, working hard to balance sensitivities, but not Fox News, which played Aerosmith’s classic rock staple about misgendering, “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” under a news report about Manning this morning. Ugh.
Like the GOP, Fox News can’t depend solely on older white males.Keith Wagstaff, writing in “Are conservatives getting tired of Sean Hannity?” (via theweekmagazine)
In case you haven’t caught Fox News lately, you missed Sean Hannity complaining about how “not that popular” singer-songwriter Ryan Adams made fun of him on Twitter. Side note: When “Liberal Twitter Tirade” is a show segment of yours, you’re clearly making a mountain out of a … uh, tweet.
I’ll be perfectly honest — I’m thrilled at the response that people have had to the interview. You can’t buy this kind of publicity.Author and scholar Reza Aslan • Discussing the success his mind-boggling interview with Fox News has had in expanding the audience for his book, “Zealot.” Aslan admitted that he knew what he was in for before the interview, having read a piece by Fox News columnist John S. Dickerson published earlier in the week, which had the side effect of surfacing some negative reaction. The result? Aslan was ready for his clueless interviewer, though he probably didn’t know the clip would reach as many people as it did. (Side note: Slate totally called that.)