When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm. Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.
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One man’s cut is another man’s dip is another man’s “Sorry, I’m not hearing anything.”
On Monday NYT‘s Brian Stelter reported on a bit from an upcoming book by Bloomberg View‘s Jonathan Alter. The part in question alleges that just days before the 2012 presidential election, nearly two months after terrorist attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya, FNC CEO Roger Ailes personally called one of his channel’s producers and ordered that Geraldo Rivera‘s mic be cut.
In the segment in which Rivera appeared, he criticized his colleague Eric Bolling for what he said was politicizing the attack. As the segment droned on for seven minutes, Ailes ordered the muzzling of Rivera, according to Alter’s book.
Stelter wrote that he sought comment from FNC, which never returned his request (not unusual for the channel’s illustriously choosy PR department). Instead, a spokesperson for FNC went to Mediaite and gave them their side: It was that FNC Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine, who called up the producer and ordered not Rivera’s mic be cut, but that the show’s hosts move on to another, less emotionally-charged subject. (The next segment was on immigration, not at all an polarizing topic).
Rivera denied Alter’s account in a tweet. Alter replied, asking why Rivera’s “office” didn’t deny the claim when he called to ask about it. “Specifically to Jonathan Alter, I like you mate,” Rivera countered, “but you never spoke with me about Benghazi and you never asked if Roger Ailes cut my mic.”
Mediaite‘s Andrew Kirell posted the full video from the segment in question, noting that “At no point during the segment is Rivera inaudible.”
What you can take away from watching and listening to either clip… Read more
Where we watch MSNBC’s The Cycle and Fox News’ The Five so you don’t have to…
As the election neared its conclusion, each host on The Cycle predicted how the electoral map would shape up on election day. They all had their own bets going on whose map would end up closest to the results.
If you want political insight with a conservative point of view, you should follow Fox News’ Dana Perino on Twitter. If you like compromising photos of people’s pets, you should also follow Dana Perino on Twitter. It’s a mixed bag with Perino. One moment, she’s criticizing Congress for not having put forth a budget, then she’ll tease Greg Gutfeld, co-host of “The Five,” then she’ll tweet out occasionally pornographic pictures of her beloved pooch, Jasper.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) September 17, 2012
Dana then waded into the recent NFL replacement refs controversy by tweeting:
I can’t believe these refs. I mean c’mon!! Oh wait, that outrage has subsided? Anyway, i’ll be on @foxandfriends re: politics, not football
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) September 30, 2012
Luckily, she acknowledged that she was only joking because the referees she was complaining about were the real, reinstated refs.
But just like Skynyrd has to play “Free Bird”, Dana knows her hits. It didn’t take long for her to tweet out the picture of her pup, Jasper, seen above in a compromising position. Dana tweets, “Can not bear the anticipation of the debate – wake him when it’s over!”
This actually works on a lot of levels because Jasper is doing a really good job of summing up how I act when I see people tweeting about their pets.