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Geraldo Rivera Declines Invitation to Perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has politely declined an invitation to be on season 17 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” A bad foot is keeping him on the sidelines. Other TVNewsers have blitzed the ballroom in the past, including HLN’s Nancy Grace in 2011 — where she may or may not have had a wardrobe malfunction — and Tucker Carlson in 2007, at the time with MSNBC.

 

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Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

Tucker Carlson Fly Fishing in Central Park

Do yourself a favor and spend 5 minutes watching this video.

Self-described “media terrorist” Joey Boots, who goes around New York City videotaping people, happened to stumble upon Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson … fly fishing … in Central Park Sunday afternoon just a few hours after he left the “Fox & Friends” couch. Boots didn’t know who Carlson was, which makes their conversation that much more priceless.

“So when you videotape people, and I don’t mind, but I suspect some people do,” asks Carlson, before Boots jumps in: “Yeah. They assault me sometimes.”

The conversation takes a fascinating turn when they start talking about media. “I like CNN. I also like Current,” says Boots. “Do you like Olbermann?” Carlson eggs on. Just watch:

(h/t Gothamist)

Chris Hayes in Primetime: Shorter Segments, Slower Speech, Still No Ties

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes would like to see more hosts of color on the cable networks – including his own.

“It’s a problem,” says Hayes, a lifelong Caucasian. “People’s opinions, interpretations of news, journalistic instincts, editorial concerns are the product of the people they are, the experiences they have, the way they move through the world.

“It’s why organizations, companies, the Senate, the U.S. Supreme Court benefit from diversity. … Diversity produces people with a specificity in their world view, and it benefits the product.”

Hayes’ product, ‘All In with Chris Hayes,’ debuts Monday in the 8 p.m. slot formerly occupied by Ed Schultz. Rachel Maddow (Hayes’ mentor) follows at 9, with Lawrence O’Donnell at 10.

It is a Murderers’ Row of liberal brainiacs. It is also, like the prime-time lineups at CNN and Fox News, blindingly white – a state of affairs to which Hayes says he has given “obsessive thought.”

Diversity is his top priority, he says. ‘All In’ will feature a wide variety of guests, especially conservatives. Hayes followed the same practice on his MSNBC weekend show, ‘Up with Chris Hayes,’ which debuted in 2011.

“I can’t control my gender, race or sexual orientation,” says Hayes. (He and his wife, law professor Kate A. Shaw, have an 18-month-old daughter.) “I can control who we have on and what voices we introduce to viewers.”

Those voices will be streamlined on ‘All In,’ Hayes says. Discussions will run up to 17 minutes, less than half as long as the marathons on his two-hour ‘Up.’

“I want to create a show that a lot of people watch, and produce really good TV,” says Hayes, who never met a complex sentence he didn’t like. “I want it to be high-quality journalism – compelling, dynamic and addictive.”

Hayes’ admiration of Maddow borders on hero worship. She gave Hayes his first shot as a guest anchor.

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Tucker Carlson Hired As ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ Co-Host

Fox News Channel has named Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson the co-host of the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends,” the network says. He will make his “Fox & Friends” debut Saturday April 6

“We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the FOX & Friends Weekend team where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show,” says FNC executive  VP of programming Bill Shine in a statement.

In his new role Carlson will serve alongside current co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris, and will also remain a Fox News contributor, appearing on various programs for the channel. He has been a regular fill-in host on the program since the departure of Dave Briggs.

Carlson is a cable news veteran, having served as a host on both CNN and MSNBC.

Carlson told MediabistroTV in 2011 that “live TV is like crack”:
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Candy Crowley: ‘Goodness I Hope They Get Back to One Another’

Candy Crowley, who’s still being hit for her “terror” fact check at last night’s Town Hall — from VP nominee Paul Ryan on “Good Morning America” to Tucker Carlson on Fox News — hopes the attention turns back to the candidates and away from her. “Goodness, I hope the get back to one another,” Crowley said on CNN’s “Starting Point” of the criticism of her.

“I was trying to move this along,” Crowley says. “The question was Benghazi … there was this point they both kind of looked at me, you know, Romney’s looking at me, the president is looking at me, and I wanted to move this along.”

Crowley also said she’s not backtracking. Watch:

ABC News Launches Preemptive Defense Of Martha Raddatz

The moderator for Thursday’s Vice Presidential debate is ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz.

According to Andrew Sullivan, conservative news site The Daily Caller is planning an article about Raddatz, in an apparent effort to discredit her before the debate. The site previously wrote a story about Raddatz back in August.

The gist of the alleged new story: Raddatz’s ex-husband is Julius Genachowski, the current FCC chairman and former Harvard Law classmate of President Obama. The “new” information is apparently that President Obama attended their wedding.

“Andrew Sullivan is a nutcase. Please quote me,” Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson told TVNewser when asked if the site was working on a story. We will have to wait and see if the site is actually writing the item.

An ABC News spokesperson released a statement on the matter this afternoon, strongly dismissing the alleged claims.

“This is absurd. Martha Raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting, which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside ABC News that she was chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates for this assignment. Barack Obama was a law school classmate of Raddatz’s ex-husband Julius Genachowski at Harvard. At the time Barack Obama was a student and president of the Law Review. He attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went onto successful careers including some in the Bush administration. Raddatz and Mr. Genachowski divorced in 1997 and both are now remarried.”

Update: The Daily Caller story hit just after Midnight Wednesday morning.

Tucker Carlson: ‘I can’t get the Romney campaign to call me back for an interview’

Former MSNBC anchor, CNN contributor and current Fox News contributor and Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson is profiled by Brian Stelter in the New York Times.

The recent 2007 Obama video that was played on “Hannity” and hyped on “The Drudge Report” is a big focus of the story, though the infamous 2004 “Crossfire” incident came up once again. If you don’t recall it, “The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart was a guest on the CNN show “Crossfire,” and proceeded to ridicule the hosts (including Carlson) for “Hurting America.” The show was canceled not long after:

“I still to this day don’t understand what his point was,” Mr. Carlson said. “If his point was, I’m abrasive, I think that’s an entirely fair point. But I’ve never been partisan, ever.” He added, “I believe in ideas, not candidates.” To that end, he said his release of the Obama video was not coordinated in any way with Mitt Romney’s campaign. “I can’t get the Romney campaign to call me back for an interview,” he said, adding, “Please quote me. I can’t.”

Pres. Obama to Daily Caller Reporter: ‘I Didn’t Ask For An Argument’

Pres. Obama wasn’t expecting questions during his Rose Garden appearance announcing partial reform to current immigration laws. But he got one. And it got heated. Just as the president was telling the crowd, “it is the right thing to do,” a member of the press corps interupted with a question. “Excuse me, sir,” said Obama. “It’s not time for questions, sir. Not while I’m speaking.”

A few minutes later, the president got back to his questioner:

“The answer to your question, sir, and the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask this question is this is the right thing to do for the American people. I didn’t ask for an argument,” said Obama. “I’m answering your question. It’s the right thing to do for the American people.”

The questioner is Neil Munro a reporter at Tucker Carlson‘s Daily Caller. Munro, interestingly, was not born in the U.S., but in Ireland. The changes to the immigration law will cease deportations of anyone who was under age 16 when they were brought to the U.S. and raised here without legal documentation.

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Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Guest Who Called Tucker Carlson a ‘Bow-tyin’ White Boy’

At the end of her show today, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly apologized for FNC analyst Jehmu Greene who, during a debate about democratic Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, referred to Tucker Carlson as a a “bow-tyin’ white boy.” Greene and Carlson were going at it over how Warren’s claims of Cherokee ancestry have become a campaign issue. Greene, a democratic strategist, said, “To question this woman on her qualifications is going to be something that does appeal to folks like you, voters like you bow-tyin’ white boys, but at the end of the day….”

“Hey, hey, hey,” Tucker jumped in, “You can use name-calling all you like, but you’re ignoring the truth.” Carlson was known for donning bow ties during his CNN days. Not so much anymore. But he is white, and not at all Cherokee.

(h/t J$P)

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