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Dick Cheney Scheduled For Meet the Press

Meet the Press with Chuck ToddAfter describing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture as “full of crap” on Special Report with Bret Baier last evening, former VP and Emperor Palpatine impersonator, Dick Cheney, is scheduled to appear on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd this Sunday — most likely to spread some holiday cheer.

Although the former Vice President told Baier that he “hadn’t read it,” Cheney shamelessly defends the torture program, comparing it to the Iran-Contra affair (another proud moment in the history of US foreign policy…).

Discussing the imprisonment and torture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Sith Lord stated, “He is in our possession, we know he’s the architect, what are we supposed to do? Kiss him on both cheeks?”

Tis the season!

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Special Report with Bret Baier Tops Several Evening Newscasts

New Bret HeadshotAccording to Nielsen, FOX News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier surpassed ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir in five key markets across the country in household viewers including Baltimore, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Providence and St. Louis. As a cable news program, this is quite an impressive feat for Special Report, as its rival World News Tonight is a broadcast program.

With more than a double-digit advantage over Muir, Special Report easily beats World News Tonight. Baier also outperforms the broadcast program CBS’ Evening News with Scott Pelley in both Atlanta and Austin in household viewers.

In cable news, Baier ranks #1 in the 6PM/ET hour, beating CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined in both demo and total viewers. Averaging more nearly 2.5 million in total viewers, Special Reports ranks #3 with P2+ only behind primetime shows The O’Reilly Factor and The Kelly File.

Special Report with Bret Baier will continue its new series on Thursday with “The Contenders – 2016.” The series profiles nearly two dozens potential presidential candidates and will examine a broad range of possible contenders including familiar faces like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Governor Scott Walker, along with potential nominees like Senators Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren. This Thursday’s segment will include Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as well.

Hey, Isn’t that…

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CNN’s John King was spotted at the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks game last night. King, a fellow Wiz fan, is one of many recognizable faces from the DC press that are regulars to the Verizon Center, including FOX News’ Bret Baier and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer .

Unfortunately, the Wizards fell to the Hawks 106-102 in somewhat of a sloppy performance.

Let’s go Wizkids! #dcRising

Bret Baier Helps ‘Break the Internet”

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FOX News’ Bret Baier got in on the social media buzz surrounding yesterday’s release of Kim Kardashian‘s Paper Magazine Cover.

This morning, tweeting out ”mystery finally solved” next to an article claiming Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back” was inspired by J.Lo’s posterior and while Kim’s is “nice,” Jen is still the queen of booty.

I guess Bret is more of a Team J.Lo kinda guy.

I would be remiss if I did not have at least one post relating to Kimmy K’s “Break the Internet” campaign, so thanks Bret!

 

Bret Baier Talks Election Night Coverage with NYTimes, and (Why Not?) Megyn Kelly’s Hair

FOX News anchor Bret Baier spoke with with The New York Times’s Jennifer Steinhauer ahead of the network’s election night coverage, which he’s co-anchoring with “The Kelly File’s” Megyn Kelly.

Asked who’s hair is more difficult to manage, Baier answered with honesty.

“Probably Megyn’s. Mine its just Lego Hair. You snap and go. It’s been through a lot.” See the rest of the Q&A here.

But for those unfamiliar, the topic of Baier’s “Lego Hair” is nothing new. The FOX News host has tweeted about it before.

Fishbowl Five with FOX News Channel’s ‘Campaign Carl’

BUMP_300DPI_CARL_CAMERONAhead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, FishbowlDC’s latest five question and answer series is with FOX News Channel’s chief political correspondent Carl Cameron.

Cameron has reported on every major election for FNC since he joined the network in 1996, earning him the nickname “Campaign Carl.” Since 1988, his coverage of presidential candidates runs the gamut, from President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), to former President George Bush and former President Bill Clinton. He also served as the network’s chief White House correspondent from 2004 – 06.

On Tuesday, Cameron will report from Kentucky for the network’s coverage of the midterm elections, starting at 6 pm with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly in the anchor chairs.

In the meantime, check out our latest FishbowlDC Five with FOX News Channel’s ‘Campaign Carl.’

 

FishbowlDC: What has been the most surprising story you’ve covered on an election night?

Carl Cameron: “Election night upsets are always surprising. This year’s primary ousting of former House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a stunner. Republican Scott Brown’s 2010 special election victory to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in liberal Massachusetts is another example. The all-time winner to-date of course is the 2000 election recount and all that followed.”

 

FishbowlDC: What are your plans while on the ground in Kentucky tomorrow, November 4th? Read more

Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly to Co-Anchor FOX News Channel’s ‘America’s Election HQ’

BUG_BUMP_SUPER_TUESDAY_2Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election HQ,” FOX News Channel’s November 4 midterm election night coverage starting at 6 pm. Bill Hemmer will operate the network’s electronic “Bill-board” with Martha MacCallum focused on exit poll data.

Also slated for camera time: senior political analyst Brit Hume, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, and contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will, and Juan Williams. Read more

‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ Live from Colorado for Denver Senate Race

FOX News Channel’s Bret Baier anchored “Special Report” last night live from Denver, Colo., with a mountainous background much different than his usual in DC.

Baier and his team hit the road to cover the upcoming Senate race between democratic Sen. Mark Udall and GOP challenger Rep. Cory Gardner. A Real Clear Politics poll has the candidates nearly tied, with Gardner at 45.2% and Udall at 44.6%.

During the program, Baier brought in a panel including local KDVR anchor Eli Stokols, The Denver Post’s John Frank, and the AP’s Nick Riccardi.

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Monday’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ Earns Second Highest Ratings for 2014

bretfourMonday night following Carol Leonnig‘s Washington Post piece that the September 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of the White House, FOX News Channel’s ”Special Report with Bret Baier” posted its second highest rated program of the year with nearly 2.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Monday’s broadcast numbers were the program’s second to the July 17 coverage of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine.

“Special Report” had 2,583,000 total viewers and 371,000 in the A25-54 demo Monday night, more than the combined numbers of CNN’s “Situation Room” and MSNBC’s “Politics Nation.”

Ratings: Monday, September 29, 2014

FNC’s “Special Report” : 2,583,000 in P2+ (371,000 in A25-54)
CNN’s “Situation Room” : 611,000 in P2+ (184,000 in A25-54)
MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” : 518,000 in P2+ (95,000 in A25-54)

FOX News Channel Wins Weekday Primetime Basic Cable for 3Q 2014

FoxNewsChannel_1For the third quarter of 2014 and the first time since the network’s debut in 1996, FOX News Channel was the most watched network on weekday primetime basic cable (7 – 11 pm), ahead of ESPN, USA, and TNT, according to Nielsen Media Research. FNC was also number one in basic cable from 8 – 11 pm for the first time since the first quarter of 2003.

Additionally, FOX News Channel was third in total day viewers among all cable networks, behind Nickelodeon and Adult Swim, while CNN and MSNBC ranked 18th and 26th, respectively.

“Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” were both the top watched program in their respective time slot during Q3 2014 across all of basic cable, as was “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

For a full look at third quarter 2014 ratings, click on over to TVNewser.

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