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Greta Van Susteren Slams Stelter’s Comments on Layoffs: ‘Are You Kidding? That’s Cold’

greta-300x168 copyOn Sunday, CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter described last week’s layoffs at the network as “painful,” but part of a media industry trend he called “reshaping.” Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren saw TVNewser’s story on Stelter and called his commentary “cold”:

This is pretty cold to call what happened to so many hard working people – who lost their jobs – “reshaping.” The truth: failed management. Those who got laid off were doing their jobs — you can’t say that for those who manage the place. If they did their jobs, there would not be so much heartache and worry for so many.

What is also cold is the way this is done. Management doesn’t manage effectively…leading to layoffs…or, code, ‘reshaping’ and then it doesn’t even have the guts to do it themselves. They have HR do it….and even worse, the reshapen employee is escorted out of the building. Go figure, right?

By the way, how does Jeff Zucker keep his job?

Stelter responded to Van Susteren’s comments on Twitter:
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Greta Van Susteren Defends Ebola Coverage: ‘I’m Doing My Job, And So Are the Others’

gretaYou don’t often hear a Fox News Channel host defending CNN and MSNBC, but Greta Van Susteren does just that in a sharply-worded defense of Ebola coverage on cable news: “It was the media torch that has ramped up the government’s attention to this predictable crisis and, if further unchecked, catastrophic crisis.”

In a post on Van Susteren’s “Greta Wire” blog, the FNC host (who just reported from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland, interviewing three doctors working on the first Ebola vaccine) suggests critics of cable’s expansive coverage of Ebola–and particularly its arrival in the United States–of deliberately missing the point:

We should have done this so called ‘overboard reporting’ months ago. Maybe if we had, the Texas Hospital would have been ready to deal with Mr. Duncan and maybe two nurses would not be in isolation units, one at Emory, and one at NIH – and others quarantined. Maybe even our government would have been ready?

Just consider this: without the media all over President Obama about ebola, he would not have canceled his fundraising trip to Connecticut to stay home and convene a meeting about ebola at the White House. You can credit the media for that.

Of course the reporting is not perfect but it is getting traction with our government.

And as for the oldest trick in the book? The critics of current ebola reporting are using it themselves! They are criticizing those who are putting a giant spotlight on the crisis and thereby drawing attention to themselves. Some may really need the attention….sagging sales?

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 9

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 248 | CNN: 147 | MSNBC: 67 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 286 | CNN: 151 | MSNBC: 80 | HLN: 62

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

182

TheFive:

316

Baier:

323

Greta:

269

O’Reilly:

335

Kelly:

275

Hannity:

241

O’Reilly:

301

Kelly:

276

CNN
Tapper:

173

Blitzer:

151

Blitzer:

166

Burnett:

207

Cooper:

167

Bourdain:

117

Tonight:

169

Cooper:

191

Bourdain:

107

MSNBC
Wagner:

64

EdShow:

54

Sharpton:

83

Matthews:

104

Hayes:

75

Maddow:

95

O’Donnell:

68

Hayes:

45

Maddow:

82

HLN
Now:

45

Files:

48

Files:

58

Jane:

65

Grace:

70

Dr.Drew:

57

Files:

60

Files:

146

Files:

195

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Sean Hannity: ‘I Don’t Like Bill Maher as a Person But…’

HannityA fiery debate between usual allies Bill Maher and actor Ben Affleck on HBO last week has crossed over to cable news this week, and last night, Sean Hannity had a surprising compliment for the former.

“I don’t like Bill Maher as a person, but I think Bill Maher is good for America,” Hannity said to guests Greta Van Susteren and Bob Beckel. “He says all these outrageous things; he’s almost become an iconoclasm because he’s willing to speak the truth when so many others in the media are scared to death.”

Maher and Affleck got into a heated exchange on “Real Time” last week over radical islam, with Maher suggesting criticizing Islam doesn’t equate to criticizing Muslims as people. Affleck objected, claiming Maher was painting a broad brush on the entire Muslim religion. The sparring match between the two spilled over to cable news: Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC all did segments off of the HBO debate.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, October 6

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 248 | CNN: 129 | MSNBC: 59 | HLN: 82
  • Primetime: FNC: 311 | CNN: 168 | MSNBC: 64 | HLN: 60

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

204

TheFive:

261

Baier:

307

Greta:

331

O’Reilly:

410

Kelly:

300

Hannity:

224

O’Reilly:

254

Kelly:

252

CNN
Tapper:

132

Blitzer:

118

Blitzer:

121

Burnett:

125

Cooper:

137

Cooper:

197

Tonight:

170

Tonight:

132

CNNI:

107

MSNBC
Wagner:

50

EdShow:

57

Sharpton:

69

Matthews:

127

Hayes:

59

Maddow:

76

O’Donnell:

58

Hayes:

41

Maddow:

49

HLN
Now:

45

Files:

16

Files:

37

Jane:

56

Grace:

46

Dr.Drew:

62

Files:

73

Files:

98

Files:

158

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Greta Van Susteren to Muslim Leaders: Come ‘On the Record’

Last night, Greta Van Susteren had an offer for Muslim leaders against extremism.

“I have a message for Muslim leaders,” Van Susteren said. “If they hate this stereotype [that all Muslims are terrorists], they need to help stop it,” she continued, urging leaders to denounce Islamic extremists. “I will give any Muslim leader—of national or international stature—the platform, right here on “On the Record,” to condemn Islamic extremism and to make a calls to arms of every Muslim leader of every mosque to do the same.”


Happy 18th Birthday Fox News Channel

FNC PRIME TALENT 100713 (1)Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, Fox News Channel went on the air.

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, for the first time in 10 years, Fox News Channel shook up its primetime.

Since it launched, FNC has seen viewership growth of more than +4,600%. As for the new, expanded primetime, that’s been a success too. The network finished first among all cable channels in primetime viewership for Q3 2014.

Network chairman and CEO Roger Ailes made the changes last year in order to make room for Megyn Kelly in primetime, which led to Sean Hannity moving to 10pmET and Greta Van Susteren moving to 7pmET. Bill O’Reilly stayed put at 8pm. He’ll mark the anniversary on his show tonight.

Kelly will anchor tonight’s show from Laguna Nigel, CA, site of the Fortune “Most Powerful Women Summit.” She will look back at highlights of the first year of “The Kelly File.”

“When I first got this job,” she tells the OC Register, “I said to myself, ‘Wow, what am I doing here?’ I took a moment to revel in the moment and think this is a real milestone for me. And it wasn’t until I got doing it for a few months that I thought, ‘You know, I deserve to be here.’”

President Obama Calls Out Fox News in Two Speeches

With the ongoing ISIS and Ebola crisis, President Obama surely has a lot on his mind. And yesterday, apparently Fox News was too.

In two separate speeches, the president cited the network during stump speeches.

“There’s a reason, fewer Republicans, you hear them running around about Obamacare,” Obama said during a speech at Northwestern University. “Cause good, affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it turns out it’s working out pretty well in the real world” (watch Greta Van Susteren react after the jump).

To hammer home the point, the president leveraged social media.

Later in the day, Obama was at it again, this time invoking one of the network’s primetime hosts.

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Q3 2014 Ratings: Fox News is Most-Watched Cable Network

fox news logoIn addition to being the most-watched basic cable network for the quarter in primetime, Fox News Channel saw across-the-board growth vs. Q3 2013. FNC was up +2% in viewers and up +4% in the A25-54 demo for total day viewing and up +10% in viewers and up +11% in the demo in primetime.

The ratings for Q3, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,777,000 total viewers / 309,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,045,000 total viewers / 215,000 A25-54

FNC’s all-network total viewer win in extended primetime (7-11pmET) is its first since the network launched 18 years ago. Six of FNC’s programs were number one in total viewers on all of basic cable during their timeslots for the quarter, including “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“On The Record” was up +16% in total viewers and up +8% in the A25-54 demo. Both “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” had their best quarters in the demo for their timeslots since Q4 2012, which included the presidential election.

For the 7th consecutive quarter, Fox News had the top 14 programs among total viewers.

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 247 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 95
  • Primetime: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 96

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

185

TheFive:

314

Baier:

386

Greta:

239

O’Reilly:

291

Kelly:

263

Hannity:

223

O’Reilly:

164

Kelly:

214

MSNBC
Wagner:

65

EdShow:

110

Sharpton:

128

Matthews:

142

Hayes:

148

Maddow:

191

Lockup:

143

Lockup:

238

Lockup:

252

CNN
Tapper:

92

Blitzer:

177

Blitzer:

213

Burnett:

170

Cooper:

154

Bourdain:

123

Spot/Unguard:

143/126

DeathRow:

127

DeathRow:

133

HLN
Now:

74

Files:

34

Files:

64

Files:

125

Files:

105

Files:

128

Files:

96

Files:

156

Files:

199

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