From the Thursday Morning Jolt:
Fox News: Clinton Being Investigated by Two Different Divisions of FBI
Last night, Fox News’ Bret Baier brought about a half-dozen scoops to the final days of this campaign. It’s hard to rank them …
The Conservative Media Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf
One of the more interesting developments since the emergence of the Web as a mass medium is the establishment of a conservative media presence. Prior to the Internet, there were basically no large-audience right-wing media operations aside from a few …
Andrea Tantaros Is Not Telling the Truth
Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros suggested yesterday on television that I had called for her resignation because she is a supporter of Donald Trump. This is — how shall I put it? — not true. Not in the slightest. In fact, …
Should Moderators Confront Candidates? Or Is That Their Rivals’ Job?
One more thought on how the style of Fox News Channel moderators Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace differs from other debate moderators this cycle#…#
If you look at the way Fox handled its debates — the first one …
Fox News’ Moderators Were Tough. Maybe a Little Too Tough.
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Fox Moderators: Tough… Maybe Too Tough? Too Confrontational?
As noted last night, the video clips played by Fox News were great journalism – they eliminated the instinctive, “Megyn, I never said that,” or “…
Krauthammer: Trump ‘Brilliantly’ Using Reality Show Tactics to Keep Attention on Himself
In threatening to skip Fox News’s Republican debate Thursday over Megyn Kelly’s participation, Donald Trump is managing to keep attention focused on himself, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.
“I think the prize as Trump defines it always is being the center …
Getting Real With Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson, a Fox News host and former Miss America, is author of the new book Getting Real. She takes questions about the book for National Review. — KJL
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: “I learned from my grandparents that you could …
Watch Jillian Melchior Destroy Charlie Gasparino
For those of you impatiently awaiting Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino’s latest bout of vehemently refusing to let women half his age wear his jock strap, some good news. In yesterday’s episode of Cavuto Coast to Coast, Gasparino continued his …
The Presidential Debate Limit Is Atrocious
Fox News announced last night that it would restrict its first presidential debate to the first ten contenders in an average of recent polls before the debate. RNC chairman Reince Priebus said he approved. CNN then announced that its debate …
Trey Gowdy Responds to NRO’s Andy McCarthy on Delayed Clinton Subpoena
On Sunday morning’s Meet the Press, House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) responded to National Review Online’s Andrew McCarthy, who wrote last week:
Just as Mrs. Clinton did not turn over any of …
Chris Wallace Was Right about How to Moderate a Debate After All
In the run up to last night’s debate, moderator Chris Wallace was widely maligned for declaring that he would not fact-check the candidates during the event; in its aftermath, he’s been widely praised for a performance that easily …
The FEC’s Impulse for Censorship
Three Democrats on the six-person Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted, in secret, to punish Fox News for its handling of a Republican primary debate. Though the vote did not pass, the contentiousness over a matter of such absurdity is reason …
Andrea Tantaros Is Intellectually Dishonest
Andrea Tantaros believes herself to be under attack from mean, sexist Republican men. She counts me among them, though I am not actually a Republican. She claims that I either created or passed on a meme directed toward her featuring “…
Fox News Host Attacks George P. Bush, an Afghanistan Vet, for Not Serving in Iraq (UPDATED)
Well, this is embarrassing:
Curious, will your son George P. be joining the fight embedded in Iraq, Jeb? Oh wait, that’s right, he’s also planning to run for President.
— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) January 29, 2016
Besides being a generally repulsive line of …
Will Trump’s Boycott Play as Tantrum or Principled?
Joe Scarborough announced on MSNBC that “Fox News has walked into the biggest trap ever” by having its tiff with Donald Trump escalate into the Donald’s refusing to show up for Thursday’s Fox debate in Iowa. His view …
Megyn Kelly Rips Obama Administration’s Response to Kathryn Steinle’s Murder
On Wednesday night, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly held the Obama administration’s feet to the fire in a segment on sanctuary-city policies and Kathryn Steinle, the 32-year-old woman shot last week by a criminal illegal alien.
White House spokesman …
Fox News’s GOP Debate Woes: A Modest Proposal
The Fox News GOP debate, the first sparring match of the primary season, has been much discussed here on the Corner, but a development today prompts an additional thought. Via New Hampshire’s Union Leader:
On the same August night …
How Does Charlie Gasparino Define Reporting?
Charlie Gasparino went after Jill Melchior the other day — bizarrely, for not reporting. Thankfully, his jibes didn’t include any references to his jock strap, but perhaps he should read some of Jill’s work, which includes, for starters, this, …
Dem. Congressman Won’t Answer Clinton Emails Question, Tries Desperately to Change Subject
Did Hillary Clinton sign a required State Department exit form (OF-109) mandating the surrender of all unclassified documents related to her work? And, if she did, does the revelation that she may have held back emails mean that she broke …
Gowdy: ‘Huge Gaps’ in Clinton Benghazi E-mails
There are “huge gaps” in the supposedly exhaustive e-mail record Hillary Clinton submitted to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, says chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.).
“We haven’t seen obviously any evidence of a crime, and if we do …