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Bill O’Reilly Shoots Down Idea of John Kasich Hosting ‘The Factor’

On Tuesday night, congressman-turned-Fox News host-turned Governor John Kasich joked following his re-election in Ohio that wanted to return to FNC. Speaking with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, Kasich said, “What I’m really bucking for in the short term is to come back and host O’Reilly again at least once or twice. It would be fun.”

Well, Bill O’Reilly shot down that idea on Wednesday night. It’s safe to say that politicians won’t be hosting “The Factor” anytime soon. Check out the video.

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Just Re-Elected Governor, John Kasich Wants to Host ‘O’Reilly Factor’

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 10.32.39 PMBret Baier and Megyn Kelly interviewed John Kasich, a congressman-turned-Fox News host-turned Governor, following his re-election in Ohio. Kelly tried to get him to commit to even higher office.

“It wasn’t that long ago that you were at the Fox News Channel, everyone loved you,” Kelly said. “Now you go to Ohio. the people love you. Are you going to make a pitch on a national level and hope they love you and put you in the White House?”

Kasich: “What I’m really bucking for in the short term is to come back and host O’Reilly again at least once or twice. It would be fun. Tell O’Reilly I might be coming his way.”

“I think you’re one of the few people he actually would allow to take over that show,” said Kelly.

BloombergTV Sources CNN and Fox News With Election Calls

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 8.46.42 PMRule #1 when hosting election night coverage, source your own news organization when calling a race. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, hosting their first election night for BloombergTV, were discussing the West Virginia Senate race when Halperin said, “Two news organizations, both CNN and Fox News, are predicting that Shelley Moore Capito will be the winner.”

A short time later, Halperin added, “Mark it down, Bloomberg Politics is reporting the apparent winner in West Virginia is Shelley Moore Capito.”

A few minutes after that, Bloomberg cited CNN once again, which had called the Ohio Governors race for John Kasich. Isn’t Bloomberg also a news organization capable of calling elections?

A BloombergTV spokesperson tells TVNewser it’s all part of the strategy of their coverage: “Bloomberg Politics is reporting apparent winners of races based on returns, reporting with party committees, campaigns and election officials, detailed analysis of historical voting patterns and demographic data, as well as projections from other outlets.”

‘Ed Show’ Live From Columbus Ahead of Ohio SB5 Vote

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz will host “The Ed Show” on Monday and Tuesday from Ohio, where voters will head to to the polls this week to decide the fate of Senate Bill 5, a controversial re-write of the state’s union laws.

Schultz will broadcast from the Columbus Professional Firefighter’s Local67 Union Hall. Both Monday and Tuesday’s shows will be open to the public.

The trip will mark the second time Schultz has covered the SB5 legislation from Ohio. In September, he challenged Republican Governor John Kasich, to appear on “The Ed Show.” Kasich, a former Fox News host, declined.

Which Sunday Shows Covered the News Corp. Hacking Scandal?

On Sunday, two of the network public affairs shows reported on the News Corp. hacking scandal and two didn’t. “Meet the Press” had Ohio Gov. John Kasich on as a guest. Kasich once hosted a show on FNC before he reentered politics. David Gregory asked Kasich about whether the scandal overseas, could affect News Corp.’s cable news channel here.

They have not been touched by this, they have told me, and I believe them. And we’ll just have to see how this all unfolds. Murdoch’s fired people, you know, he’s quoted as being told his head’s in his hands crying with the family that was impacted. I mean, it’s a terrible thing, and hopefully, we’ll get to the bottom of it and it will change journalism.

ABC’s “This Week” led with the news, as Christiane Amanpour reported the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, then discussed it later with Ken Auletta.

“FOX News Sunday” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” did not report on the story.

Syndicated show “The McLaughlin Group” also covered the scandal, while two other syndicated shows: “The Chris Matthews Show” and “The Wall Street Journal Report” — which gets its name from a News Corp. property, but is produced by NBC Universal — did not cover it.

Here’s how the media criticism shows: Fox News Watch and CNN’s Reliable Sources covered the story.

Heat-Mavs Game 6 Scores 15.0 Overnight Rating

Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat earned a 15.0 overnight rating, the highest-rated Game 6 on ABC, according to Nielsen.

Sunday’s closeout game was the third highest overnight rating for an NBA game on ABC, trailing Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals (18.2 overnight rating, Lakers/Celtics) and Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Finals (15.5 overnight rating, Lakers/Pistons). The game peaked with a 20.9 rating from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

Ratings were up 22 percent compared to Game 6 last year (12.3 overnight rating) and up 35 percent compared to Game 6 of the 2006 Finals (11.1 overnight rating), when these same two teams met.

Locally, Game 7 was the highest-rated metered market rating ever for an NBA game in both Dallas (39.8) and Miami (36.2).

Rupert Murdoch: News Corp. RGA Donation ‘Had Nothing to do with Fox News’

In August, News Corp., the parent company of Fox News Channel, made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. As TVNewser pointed out at the time, media companies routinely give campaign cash to political organizations, though the RGA donation was unusually large.

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was in Washington D.C. yesterday to accept an award from The Media Institute, and he told Politico’s Keach Hagey that the donation had nothing to do with Fox News, or even politics:

“It doesn’t reflect on Fox News,” he said. “It had nothing to do with Fox News. The RGA [gift] was actually [a result of] my friendship with John Kasich.”

Kasich is a close friend of Murdoch, and a gubernatorial hopeful in Ohio. He is also a former Fox News host. News Corp. also recently made a $1 million donation to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

FNC at 9pm: An End and a Beginning

hc_1-9.jpgThe final “Hannity & Colmes” airs tonight on Fox News at 9pmET, and for the first time in 12 years, a new program will air in the slot beginning on Monday.

For tonight’s final show, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich and Lanny Davis will appear as guests. Gary Sinise will also be on to promote his upcoming Iraq special. The final few blocks will be a tribute to the 12 years on the air.

On Monday, “Hannity” will kick off with an interview of President George W. Bush, which Sean Hannity is conducting today. It airs Monday and Tuesday. Elisabeth Hasselbeck will also be a guest. As for the “Great American Panel,” Broadcasting & Cable’s Marisa Guthrie reports the liberal seat will be occupied by Al Sharpton, while Rep. Michelle Bachman is the conservative and Meatloaf is the X Factor. Indeed.