FAIR TV: Christie’s Temper, CBS on France, Time’s Clinton Cover


This week on the show: Does Chris Christie have a temper problem? Fox‘s Brit Hume has some thoughts. CBS covers French politics–well, mostly a French politician’s sex life. And Time puts Hillary Clinton’s nonexistent presidential campaign on its latest cover.  Watch: 


Chris Christie’s Real Problem? Our ‘Feminized’ Culture


On the question of whether or not Christie is a bully, veteran Fox pundit Brit Hume blamed that perception on our “feminized atmosphere.”


Fox’s ‘Best Journalistic Instincts’ Are Nothing to Write Home About

Fox News' Brit Hume

New York Times media reporter David Carr (11/12/12) had some kind words for Fox News Channel‘s Election Night coverage: On Tuesday night, the people in charge of Fox News were confronted with a stark choice after it became clear that Mr. Romney had fallen short: was Fox, first and foremost, a place for advocacy or a place for news? In this moment, at least, Fox chose news. After relating the story of Karl Rove’s contrarian insistence that Obama had not won Ohio and thus the election–including the oddest part of the story, which is that one of Fox News‘ featured […]


O’Reilly: The Real Problem Is MSNBC

Last night (O’Reilly Factor, 1/10/11), Bill O’Reillytalking to Brit Hume: O’REILLY: We have a network, an entire network that’s built around attacking Fox News and right-wing people. That’s all they do at MSNBC. They have nothing else. HUME: How’s that working out for them? O’REILLY: It’s not working out for them. But it does mean that I have to have 24-hour security. That I have to worry about my children being assaulted. OK? That’s what it means. You talking about nuts? These people ignite those nuts all day long. I don’t see the equivalency of talk radio. I said that […]


Fox Commentators Guarding Bias Henhouse

In a 2001 study, FAIR found that in its regular one-on-one interviews, Fox News‘ flagship news show Special Report With Brit Hume favored Republican guests over Democrats by a greater than 8-to-1 ratio. After the FAIR report, Hume told the New York Times (7/2/01) that if the data warranted, he would rectify the bias: “If it is a reasonable question, and we find that there is some imbalance, then weâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢ll correct it.” A 2002 follow-up study (Extra!, 7-8/02) showed some improvement–a mere 3-to-2 bias in favor of GOP over Democratic guests–but by 2004, FAIR showed, the ratio had crept back […]


Brit Hume Lives Up to His William F. Buckley Award

News Corpse blogger Mark Howard goes deep into the belly of the beast (3/21/09) with a look at some revealing comments from Fox News Washington managing editor Brit Hume upon receiving the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence: “Thanks to Brent [Bozell] and the team at the Media Research Center…for the tremendous amount of material that the Media Research Center provided me for so many years.” Hume’s subsequent admission that “it was a daily buffet of material to work from, and we certainly made tremendous use of it” makes Howard think it sounds like the MRC was Fox […]