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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Bolling’

WATCH: ‘The Five’ at 500, Best Moments From FNC’s Hit Show

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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Rupert Murdoch Calls for Gun Control, While Fox News is Told to Stay Silent

By now you know that Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to plead for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. The head of News Corp. asked in a tweet, “when will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” Then Murdoch followed that up by saying that President Obama’s speech to the Newtown residents was “nice,” but asked for “bold leadership action.”

It was all sort of surprising coming from Murdoch. It almost — almost! — made us applaud him. But according to insiders, while Murdoch was saying the right thing, the execs at Fox News were telling staffers to keep their mouths shut. New York quotes several sources that claim David Clark, executive producer for Fox News, was telling staffers not to address gun control policies on air. “This network is not going there,” Clark allegedly told one producer. Another source inside Fox News added, “We were expressly forbidden from discussing gun control.”

As New York’s Gabriel Sherman notes, the two very different messages exposes a rift between Murdoch and Roger Ailes, head of Fox News:

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Lewis Black Slams Mainstream Media Coverage of Whitney Houston’s Death

Lewis Black appeared on The Daily Show last night to lambast the mainstream media’s tasteless coverage of the beloved pop idol’s passing.

Eric Bolling‘s crack pipe remark was a special kind of ick. “Finally, a guy who says what only assholes are thinking,” quipped Black.

Kermit the Frog Responds to FOX Attack

Last month on the FOX Business Network, Follow the Money host Eric Bolling and guest Dan Gainor blasted the Muppets for using “class warfare” to “brainwash our kids” with an “anti-corporate message.” “They hate the oil industry,” said Gainor, referring both to the Muppets and Hollywood as a whole.

A few days ago, while on a UK press tour for The Muppets, Kermit and Miss Piggy responded to the allegations. “If we had a problem with oil companies,” said Kermit, “why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?”

Added Miss Piggy, “It’s almost as laughable as accusing FOX News of being news.”

Via Dangerous Minds.

With Just One Tweet, Bill Maher Has Christian Conservatives Foaming at the Mouth

The above tweet from Bill Maher about the Broncos’ loss to the Buffalo Bills has some Christians spitting mad – particularly those on FOX. Follow the Money host Eric Bolling tweeted that Maher was “vile trash,” and on Monday joined his co-hosts of The Five in slamming the comedian.

A boycott of HBO by Christian conservatives angry at Maher has since been widely reported by the media – though the only evidence of a boycott we can find are a few dozen tweets by people who likely don’t watch the network anyway.

Maher, a vocal critic of religion, is probably enjoying all the free press. Season 10 of Real Time With Bill Maher premieres January 13.

Fox News Commentator Posits Liberal Muppets Conspiracy

On a recent broadcast of the Fox Business channel program Follow the MoneyDan Gainor of the Media Research Center cried puppet foul.

Brought in by host Eric Bolling to address the slant of a bad guy named Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) and a plot where the good guys band together to stop oil drilling in LA, Gainor made his case. Who knew Kermit was being slimed by such concepts as “Liberal Hollywood” and “class warfare:”

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