Departure of Murdoch as Fox leader comes as conservative media landscape is increasingly fractured
The departure of Rupert Murdoch as the leader of Fox’s parent company and his News Corp. media holdings after decades at the helm is unlikely to have as much of an impact on conservative media overall as it would have a decade ago.
Does Electoral College end election for conservative media?
“As conservative media proliferated, it put a lot more pressure on the hosts to move to the right and embrace warfare politics,” Rosenwald said. This is a business.”Hemmer said she expects the Electoral College vote will begin to shift the narrative from “the election is undecided" to “the election was stolen.”The difficulty of that transition was evident in coverage of the Electoral College voting. With Congress meeting Jan. 6 to formally count the Electoral College vote, Kelly said, “the way I read it, we won't have a president-elect until then.”CNN treated it like a second election night, keeping a running tally of Electoral College votes on the screen. The Electoral College vote led Bret Baier's newscast, which was not a given considering COVID-19 vaccinations began Monday. Meanwhile, daytime anchor Bill Hemmer's hourlong newscast didn't even mention the Electoral College.
Behind the curtain: How News4Jax reports election results, calls states
News4Jax also collects race results from counties in our Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia viewing area and the secretary of state offices of both states. In 2016, the AP declared at 2:29 a.m. the morning after the election that Trump had won Wisconsin and, thus, the presidency. “I think the responsibility of the news organizations goes beyond transparency,” said Mark Lukasiewicz, former producer of NBC’s election night coverage and now dean of Hofstra University’s School of Communication. The AP's vote calls were 99.8% accurate in 2016, flawless in calling presidential and congressional elections in each state. The AP’s tradition of counting votes on election night dates back to the Pony Express.
Show your work: AP plans to explain vote calling to public
The AP plans to write stories explaining how its experts make decisions or why, in tight contests, they are holding back. “The general public has a more intense desire to understand it at a nitty-gritty level,” Buzbee said. The closer a race is, the more AP's decision desk relies on actual votes rather than VoteCast. The AP's sprawling election night operation also compiles the vote from across the United States, as it has since 1848. The AP's vote calls were 99.8% accurate in 2016, flawless in calling presidential and congressional elections in each state.
Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett
A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters. As the online criticism mounted, the Girl Scouts deleted their original tweet and posted a new statement. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. There was no immediate reply from the Girl Scouts' media spokeswoman to an Associated Press request for additional comment and for any details on whether Barrett had been in the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts, along with the Boy Scouts of America and other youth organizations, have experienced membership declines in recent years, for reasons ranging from busy family schedules to the lure of online games and social media.
Fox's Tucker Carlson takes heat for Kenosha commentary
Carlson's commentary drew an angry response online because it was seen as sympathetic to Rittenhouse or offering justification for murder. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich tweeted the Fox management is complicit in Tucker Carlson's racist, murderous rants if they take no action against him. ... You should be removed for the safety of our kids.But presidential son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that the left-wing media is willfully twisting Tucker Carlson's words to smear him. Last month his show's head writer quit after it was revealed he was posting racist comments online under a pseudonym. There is no justification for what happened in Kenosha and vigilante justice is a crime and should be punished as a crime.
Megyn Kelly Returns to Work Less Than a Year After Leaving NBC
Megyn Kelly is back at work and this time she's on a new platform. Kelly promises to post the interview on Instagram and YouTube, marking the first independent interview she's conducted since leaving NBC. Kelly first signed on to a multi-million dollar deal with NBC to host her own talk show in 2017 after leaving Fox News. Mid-year Kelly kicked off Megyn Kelly Today, but the show endured a series of setbacks following controversial interviews, public feuds, and a blackface comment that ultimately led to the the show's cancellation. RELATED CONTENT: Megyn Kelly Hints at a Comeback in First Interview Since NBC Exit Embed Code RestartMegyn Kelly Reveals What She's Learned Since Leaving NBC in Fox News InterviewMegyn Kelly Flaunts Her Bikini Body While in the BahamasCharlize Theron Responds to Megyn Kelly's Praise of Her 'Bombshell' Role
Charlize Theron had doubts about playing Megyn Kelly in 'Bombshell'
(CNN) - Charlize Theron is someone who dives into the characters she plays with everything she's got -- whether its an infamous female serial killer or a glossy anchorwoman. Playing former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, however, presented an internal challenge for Theron unlike she's experienced before. Much has been said about Theron's physical transformation into Kelly, particularly her ability to capture Kelly's manner of speaking and overall demeanor. "She's tricky in the sense that there's so much footage...there's a lot you can see on Megyn Kelly, but it's always in that lawyer-y and journalist format," she said. In "Bombshell," Margot Robbie also stars as a young producer who looks to have a future on camera.
'Bombshell' Trailer Sees Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman as the Fox Women Who Took on Roger
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie arent holding any punches in the full-length trailer for Bombshell. The upcoming film tells the story of the women at Fox News who exposed the Roger Ailes sexual misconduct scandal and took down the TV titan. She walked by me at one point and I thought she was mad at me, Theron later recalled to ET. This film is a very powerful film and Charlize really sort of championed getting it made, she revealed to ET. RELATED CONTENT: Charlize Theron on Nicole Kidman's Reaction to Her Unrecognizable 'Bombshell' Transformation Embed Code RestartNicole Kidman Jokes About Her 'Threesome' Relationship With Her 'Bombshell' Co-Stars (Exclusive)Charlize Theron Responds to Megyn Kelly's Praise of Her 'Bombshell' RoleNicole Kidman Jokes About Her 'Threesome' Relationship With Her 'Bombshell' Co-Stars (Exclusive)
Charlize Theron Reveals Nicole Kidman's Reaction to Her Unrecognizable 'Bombshell'
According to Theron, Nicole Kidman -- who co-stars in Bombshellas journalist Gretchen Carlson -- didn't even recognize her after Theron had gotten into full makeup for a scene. "She walked by me at one point and I thought she was mad at me," Theron recalled. According to Theron, despite the strong Oscar buzz surrounding the project, its been a "nerve-racking" experience showing it to screening audiences. "You hope that the thing you emotionally tapped into was the thing audiences will tap to in as well," Theron explained. Nicole Kidman Jokes 'Threesome' With Her 'Bombshell' Co-Stars 'Has Been Going on for So Long' Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:How 'Big Little Lies' Inspired Nicole Kidman to do 'Bombshell'Charlize Theron Responds to Megyn Kelly's Praise of Her 'Bombshell' RoleWhy Meryl Streep Says Convincing Nicole Kidman to Take on 'Bombshell' Role Was a 'No Brainer'