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WATCH: The Best Moments from ‘The Five,’ According to ‘The Five’

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.

The Morning Ticker: Greta, Amanpour, BBC

  • Christiane Amanpour and husband, former State Dept. official and Bloomberg editor Jamie Rubin, are moving to the U.K. Amanpour will continue to do double duty as ABC’s global affairs anchor and as CNN International anchor from London.

  • The BBC has received more than 150 new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by dozens of current and former employees since revelations longtime BBC host Jimmy Savile, now deceased, was accused of abusing as many as 300 people over a 40-year-period.

Bill O’Reilly Dedicates His Show To His Own Anger

Cable news loves to talk about itself. The inflated egos and sense of worth assures that talking heads (and, yes, even anchors) will talk about themselves and their competition with some frequency.

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly took it to the next logical step last night, dedicating multiple segments to last week’s argument with Alan Colmes, and O’Reilly’s anger issues. He started with his “Talking Points” segment:


He then brought on analysts Juan Williams and Mary Katherine Ham to get their takes on the matter. Later, he had Glenn Beck on to talk about the incident:
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State of the Union Coverage: Fox News

Bret Baier will anchor Fox News’ State of the Union coverage beginning at 8:55pmET Tuesday. Baier will be joined by Juan Williams, Charles Krauthammer and Nina Easton, with chief White House correspondent Ed Henry reporting from the White House and chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reporting from Capitol Hill.

After the Republican response, which is expected to conclude around 10:40pmET, Greta Van Susteren will take over for an abbreviated “On the Record.” Sean Hannity will be live from 11pm to midnight.

Shepard Smith will anchor for Fox Broadcasting and will be joined after the speeches by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. Additionally, Harris Faulkner will host a live webcast on foxnews.com.

>Update: With the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, Smith will be in Rome Tuesday. Wallace will anchor on Fox Broadcasting in his place.

Inauguration 2013: Fox News Coverage Plans

Fox News Channel’s 2013 Presidential Inauguration coverage will begin Sunday morning and continue through Monday night, with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly behind the anchor desk.

Baier and Kelly will anchor during the private ceremony Sunday at 11 AM, as well as the network’s coverage of the public ceremony Monday from 11AM-3 PM and from 8:40-10PM.

Contributors to the special programming will include Brit Hume, Chris Wallace and “The Five” co-hosts Bob Beckel, Juan Williams and Dana Perino. Karl Rove, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer and Kirsten Powers will also contribute.

On Monday, Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto will anchor their programs live from Lafayette Park. In primetime, Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren will host their shows live.

As has become de rigueur, FNC will also be streaming the event on its website.

FNC and Fox’s Election Night Plans

Fox News Channel will have Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier anchoring on election night, while Shepard Smith will be anchoring on the Fox Broadcast Channel.

On FNC, Kelly and Baier will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes and Kirsten Powers. “O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly  and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren will be providing commentary, and Van Susteren will also interview Fox News contributor Sarah Palin during the evening.

Correspondent Martha MacCallum will report on exit poll data, with Bill Hemmer manning the “bill-board,” FNC’s touchscreen. Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report from Romney HQ in Boston, with Ed Henry and Wendell Goler reporting from Obama HQ in Chicago. There will also be a number of correspondents in the field (after the jump).

On the Fox Broadcast Channel, FNC contributor Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh, and The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard will contribute to coverage.

Online, Jonathan Hunt and Harris Faulkner and Rick Folbaum will anchor video coverage on FoxNews.com, while Rick Sanchez will anchor on FoxNewsLatino.com in Spanish.

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NBCNews.com Publishes Slideshow Trashing Fox News

Here’s something you don’t see every day: NBCNews.com has published a slideshow of political cartoons… all attacking competitor Fox News Channel.

Some of the cartoons are from NBCNews.com cartoonist Daryl Cagle, with others culled from various cartoonists from newspapers and websites across the country.

As an editorial cartoonist, Cagle is effectively an opinion columnist (and his blog an opinion blog), something that every news website is chock full of. That said, it is somewhat unusual for a news organization to publish such a sloppy item trashing a competitor. Fox News Digital’s Fox Nation website is often critical of competitors, but the stories and headlines are user-submitted, and the content doesn’t migrate over to FoxNews.com.

“Cagle is a freelancer whose blog appears on NBCNews.com,” says an NBC News spokesperson. “With the upcoming launch of MSNBC’s online home, we’ll have much clearer lines between news and opinion. We’re still in transition after the acquisition from Microsoft.”

5 Questions for ‘The Five’

Fox News’s “The Five” has gone from zero to 2.1 million (viewers) in just the last year and is now FNC’s third most-watched show. So we wanted to hear from the hosts about what makes the show successful. Here are 5 questions for “The Five” hosts, plus 2 bonus questions for the alternates.

TVNewser to Eric Bolling: What is the one ingredient of the show that is making it click with viewers?

Eric Bolling: I think the secret ingredient is that we all get along extremely well. That’s real, not forced and I suspect the audience can sense that. Mr. Ailes came up with a unique show idea and that was impressive. Then he found a group of people who get along and enjoy each other’s perspective and input. For that Ailes is a genius!

TVNewser to Kimberly Guilfoyle: After your role as prosecutor in a San Francisco dog mauling case, you started getting TV offers from CourtTV, CNN, MSNBC before joining Fox in 2006. What do you miss most about your life as a prosecutor and how often do you find yourself using those skills on The Five?

Kimberly Guilfoyle: I think what I like the most about my change in profession from a prosecutor is that I am able to be an advocate for families, victims of major crimes, or individuals who do not normally have a voice or someone to speak for them and get the story out to the public. As a prosecutor, you are always arriving at an issue or case after the injustice has occurred. As a host and journalist on The Five and a legal and political analyst at Fox News I am able to tackle issues and stories and bring them to the public’s attention especially when the mainstream isn’t covering a story.

TVNewser to Greg Gutfeld: Since the show is live at 5pm (not taped and airing at 3am) how often to you have to check yourself before saying something that might not go over well with the audience or your co-hosts?

Greg Gutfeld: I never do. The whole point of doing something live is the risk. And I figure if you run something by someone, you ruin the spontaneity of the moment.  But If I think that what I might say might hurt their feelings, then I won’t do it.  Like yesterday,  I was going to bring up something that happened before the show. There was a group of school kids in studio for a tour. One of the children had asked Dana if he could take her picture. Dana said, “Do I go to your school and ask to take a picture of you?” Dana had a point, but that didn’t stop the child from crying. I was going to bring that up on the show, but I didn’t want to embarrass Dana, despite her obvious insensitivity towards America’s youth.

TVNewser to Dana Perino: Which do you like better: being a member of the media or keeping the press in check, which was part of your job as White House press secretary?

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Michelle Malkin is Tired of ‘Snotty Condescension from Liberal Elite Journalists Like Juan Williams’

Michelle Malkin and Juan Williams got into it last night on Sean Hannity‘s show over Attorney General Eric Holder‘s leak investigation. The debate devolved into a blogger vs. reporter face off when Williams charged, “Michelle, I’m a real reporter. I am not a blogger. Reporters go to officials…and…in a free society, we want to know what the government’s doing.”

That drew a laugh and sarcastic response from Malkin: “Right, ’cause I’m not a real reporter and you are.”

Added Malkin: “The American people are sick of the kind of snotty condescension from liberal elite journalists like Juan Williams who tell us the rest of us are not doing our jobs.”

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Juan Williams: ‘It’s Not Fun Being Called a Bigot and a Bad Journalist’

Early morning’s Charlie Rose had another late night last night as the “CBS This Morning” anchor moderated a discussion  sponsored by The Guardian called “Commercial Pressures vs. Journalistic Standards.” FishbowlNY was there:

The panel featured someone who knows first-hand about the pressures of journalistic standards. Juan Williams was dramatically fired by NPR in 2010. Williams, who remains a contributor to Fox News, has had time to reflect on his ugly end to an 11-year tenure.

“It’s not fun being called a bigot and a bad journalist,” Williams tells FishbowlNY. “The degree to which it was about assailing my personal reputation, struck me as Kafkaesque. I didn’t know what to make of it.”

(Photo: Getty Images for The Guardian)

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