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New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Story on ‘Reliable Sources’

Tomorrow, CNN’s Reliable Sources is going to examine Fox News’s coverage of the voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party. Host Howard Kurtz will ask whether the story has been over-reported by FNC or under-reported by other media outlets.

Kurtz will talk with Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent and host of CBS’ “Face the Nation” who was criticized this week by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for not asking AG Eric Holder about the case when he was a guest on “Face the Nation” last weekend.

Kelly herself made headlines when she challenged NY Post columnist and FNC political analyst Kirsten Powers over the case:

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

CBS News’ Jim Geraghty and CNN Political Contributor Roland Martin will also be on to discuss the story.

TVNewser has learned Kurtz called Fox News to make them aware he’d be covering the topic. “Reliable Sources” airs Sunday at 11amET.

Megyn Kelly to Kirsten Powers: ‘With Respect, You Don’t Seem to Know What You’re Talking About’

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly got into a heated argument this afternoon with NY Post columnist and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers, who was brought on to discuss the Black Panther voter intimidation scandal.

The two immediately disagreed on the issue, with Kelly soon claiming, “You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.” There were accusations of words being twisted and/or put-into other people’s mouths. Powers argued, “Because I don’t agree with you, I don’t know anything?” The cross-talk became so overwhelming that Kelly at one point warned, “Don’t make me cut your mic.”

“It’s going to be more helpful to the viewers if the next time you come on you have your facts,” Kelly said at the end of the segment. “I’m sorry that because someone disagrees with you, they ‘don’t have the facts,’” Powers responded, to which Kelly came back with, “You can disagree all you want, as long as you get your facts right. Which you don’t.”

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Sean Hannity Wants You To Vote In Our Poll

Two weeks ago, Alan Colmes announced he was leaving Hannity & Colmes, and FNC told TVNewser a decision would be made “probably a week or two” after Thanksgiving as to who would replace Colmes or if Sean Hannity would go solo. So we took a poll. Last week, Kirsten Powers held the top spot after more than 17,000 votes cast, in some part thanks to an endorsement from Hot Air. Then Hannity.com began linking to the poll (and still is). Now after 23,572 votes and counting, “Hannity Solo” has edged to within 40 votes of Powers. There’s still no announcement from Fox News, so cast your vote!

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> Update at NoonET: The link to the poll was just removed from Hannity.com.

Powers Tops TVNewser H&C Replacement Poll

While we await the announcement of what will become of FNC’s 9pmET hour, we want to update you on last week’s poll. We asked, “Who Should Replace Alan Colmes on Hannity & Colmes?” With more than 17,000 votes so far, Kirsten Powers has 34% of the vote, with Hannity solo in second with 25%. An FNC exec told TVNewser that an announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

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The poll is still open. Click here to vote…

“We Have A Democratic President, House and Senate; I Feel Like My Work Is Done”

Colmes_11.24.jpgWhy now?

Why, after 12 years in prime time, five of those years at #1, has Alan Colmes decided to step down from “Hannity & Colmes?”

“It’s a great creative opportunity for me. I feel as though we have a Democratic President, House and Senate; I feel like my work is done,” he tells TVNewser. “I can’t think of a better time to make the transition.”

As mentioned in the release, Colmes will begin developing other programs for FNC. “We’re looking at developing something which would air perhaps on the weekend,” he says. “We’re going to put our heads together and conceptualize very shortly with that.”

He says the program would be “much like my radio show. There would be some symmetry there.”

The unlikely pairing of two men with vastly different political beliefs, Colmes and Sean Hannity, worked well for the network. “We have a good friendship on and off the air, and that’s rare,” says Colmes. “I’m grateful that he’s been such a great partner for so many years.”

As for what becomes of the 9pmET program, Colmes isn’t saying: “I’m not aware of what the plans are and it’s really not my call.”

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