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The AM Ticker: Kelly, Stevens, Schweitzer

  • CNN anchor and correspondent Andrew Stevens has returned to Tacloban six months after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines. Stevens was the only international journalist in Tacloban when the storm hit last year.

Bill O’Reilly on ‘Obama Basher,’ ‘Liberals,’ and ‘Anti-Obama Situation’ at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly went up and down the Fox News talent roster last night at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, offering his take on his colleague’s views on President Obama.

“You have Doocy, who’s an Obama basher,” O’Reilly told colleague Geraldo Rivera, who interviewed him. “Then you’re into Shepard Smith, who’s a liberal” (he also labeled Greta Van Susteren liberal). And on the cast of “The Five”: “They don’t like the president so much, but then you have Beckel [Bob] there, and he’s there to stick up for him. It’s not real fair, so I’d say that’s an anti-Obama situation.” O’Reilly credits colleagues Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Jon Scott, Jenna Lee, Bret Baier, and Megyn Kelly as anchors who lack agendas and aren’t ideologues. And his self-evaluation: “I’m tough on everybody.”

Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: ‘History Has Proven That You Got it Wrong’ in Iraq

On “The Kelly File” Wednesday, Megyn Kelly confronted former vice president Dick Cheney about his role in the increased violence and instability in Iraq. Cheney and his daughter Liz penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday that blamed President Obama for the current situation in the region: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” they write.

“Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir,” Kelly said. “You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the last throes back in 2005. And you said that after our intervention, extremists would have to ‘rethink their strategy of jihad.’ Now, with almost a trillion dollars spent there, with 4500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were wrong about so much with the expense of so many?” Watch:


Megyn Kelly to Dinesh D’Souza: ‘I Think We May Have Fallen Off the Deep End’

KellyWhile interviewing conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza last night, Megyn Kelly couldn’t stop laughing in response to a comparison her guest made.

“So America is the child molester in this scenario,” Kelly said while laughing. “I’m just trying to follow Dinesh…I think we may have jumped off the deep end.”

D’Souza had compared still loving one’s serial killer father while simultaneously trying to stop him from doing evil to President Obama thinking he’s doing the world and America a favor by “controlling this rogue elephant that is the United States.”

Earlier in the night, Erin Burnett pushed back against a guest in a slightly more serious tone. Speaking with former American Envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer, Burnett asked him about his credibility on the Iraq issue. “A lot of people are watching you right now and they’re hearing you give your ideas of what to do. And they’re saying, ‘but aren’t you the guy who got us in this mess?’”

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 342 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 181 | HLN: 96

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

180

TheFive:

263

Baier:

206

Greta:

229

O’Reilly:

405

Megyn:

319

Hannity:

298

O’Reilly:

280

Megyn:

307

MSNBC
Wagner:

45

EdShow:

109

Sharpton:

155

Matthews:

167

Hayes:

130

Maddow:

131

O’Donnell:

120

Hayes:

56

Maddow:

65

CNN
Tapper:

126

Blitzer:

101

Blitz/Cross:

105/79

Burnett:

114

Cooper:

123

Sixties:

210

Cont.:

Cooper:

114

Sixties:

119

HLN
News:

30

WWYD:

26

DrDrew:

18

Jane:

50

Grace:

89

DrDrew:

87

Files:

114

Files:

165

Files:

219

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Megyn Kelly Fans Will ‘Like’ This

Megyn Kelly juggles a lot as a Fox News primetime anchor and mother of three, and last night, she added one more title to the list: Facebook user.

Kelly has already posted a throwback photo from childhood and a video from the makeup chair.

And how’s this for some friendly social media competition among TV news stars—since joining Facebook Tuesday, Matt Lauer has drawn 74,000 likes; since her first post yesterday, over 164,000 fans have liked Kelly’s page.

How Cable News Hosts Reacted to Eric Cantor Defeat

Cable news might occasionally be criticized for predictable political coverage, but last night, top anchors and reporters reacted to an unpredicted political stunner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s defeat in Virginia’s congressional primary.

“His loss marks a huge victory for the Tea Party movement,” Sean Hannity said before his exclusive interview with the victorious candidate, Dave Brat, via phone. “If you go door to door knocking, the American people know the country is heading in the wrong direction,” Brat told Hannity.

“This is a huge, huge moment in the Republican Party; it’s also a huge moment in politics,” Bret Baier said as he took over coverage during the 8pmET hour. “One of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill goes down,” Megyn Kelly added later on her show.

“Shocking is an overused term in our political discourse, but this news tonight earns the term,” Rachel Maddow said while interrupting a pre-recorded “All In with Chris Hayes” (Hayes came back live at 8:38pmET). “This is the single biggest political upset I’ve ever seen in my life,” Steve Kornacki, host of “Up,” said via phone. Chuck Todd called it a “major upset,” and suggested an important ripple effect: “immigration [reform]…dead.” Todd interview Brat this morning on “Daily Rundown.”

“A seismic shift,” CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash called it as Anderson Cooper broke the news. “Republicans who weren’t running scared may now start running scared,” chief political analyst Gloria Borger said.

Eric Cantor Loss is ‘Shocking,’ ‘Stunning’ and All-Encompassing on Cable News

VARaceJaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

Cable news networks went into overdrive with the stunning news. At 8:06pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interrupted Chris Hayes‘ show, which had been pre-recorded. Maddow called it “a shocking development in American politics.” (Hayes returned live at 8:38pm). CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the race at 8:11pm and FNC’s Trace Gallagher broke in to the O’Reilly Factor at 8:14pmET, before Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly picked up coverage and filled out the 8pmET hour.

As vote totals came in in the 7pmET hour, the news networks began speculating that Cantor looked to go down to defeat. Dana Perino in for Greta Van Susteren on Fox News reported Cantor was trailing Brat, as did Erin Burnett on CNN, and Lou Dobbs on FBN.

‘The Kelly File’ Tops ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ in Demo Viewers For the Week

megyn kelly kelly file 5“The Kelly File” was the top cable news show in the A25-54 demographic last week, topping perennial leader “The O’Reilly Factor” for only the second time ever. Megyn Kelly‘s program averaged 413,000 viewers to Bill O’Reilly‘s 402,000 demo viewers for the week.

“The Kelly File” has beaten “The O’Reilly Factor” in the demo only once before, on a week when O’Reilly was on vacation (the week of May 5, 2014). This is the first time Kelly’s program has delivered a win when the two hosts were both in.

O’Reilly’s show was out front in total viewers, averaging 2,528,000 to Kelly’s 2,434,000 for the week. Both shows featured heavy coverage of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl‘s release from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan.

The Ticker: Kelly, NBCNews.com, CNNI

  • Fueled by an extended interview with several members of Bowe Bergdahl‘s platoon, Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” topped all of cable news in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic Thursday. It was the third time this week the show has topped “The O’Reilly Factor” in the demo and the first time ever Kelly has beaten O’Reilly in total viewers. It was also the highest rated total-viewer delivery of 2014 for Kelly.

  • NBCNews.com today launched a beta site building off the site’s February redesign. “We believe in experimenting and testing as we develop new products and features,” executive editor of NBCNews.com Gregory Gittrich wrote in a note to staff this afternoon.

  • CNN International has announced four brands — Hublot, Hyundai Motor, Embratur and Nikon — will sponsor multi-platform coverage of the 2014 World Cup.

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