February 14, 2019


Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right (Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, Feb. 13, 2019, NY Times)

One call was made to Lou Dobbs, a favorite of Mr. Trump's whose Fox Business Network show he often tries to catch live. Another was placed to Sean Hannity, the Fox host who regularly talks with the president. [...]

Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, contradicted the White House line and declared that the agreement was "a bad deal for the president."

"Only in Washington, D.C., can we start out with needing $25 billion for border security measures and expect applause at 1.37," he said Tuesday on Fox News. "I mean, only in D.C. is that a winning deal."

Mr. Meadows and his allies were among those targeted by the White House in hopes of avoiding a more threatening conservative revolt. A meeting with members of his Freedom Caucus in the Oval Office was partly aimed at urging them to hold their fire in television interviews when talking about the bill, according to a person briefed on the effort.

Fox News Rejects National Ad for Oscar-Nominated Anti-Nazi Documentary (Jeremy Barr, 2/13/19, Hollywood Reporter)

Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism after an ad sales representative said network leadership deemed it inappropriate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. [...]

A Fox News national ad sales representative told the distributor's media-buying agency on Wednesday that CEO Suzanne Scott ("our CEO") said the ad was "not appropriate for our air," according to email correspondence viewed by THR.

Can't attack your own viewers and hosts.

Posted by at February 14, 2019 12:02 AM