Even Fox News wants to distance itself from Fox News

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Media Matters for America—Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Fox News has a rebuttal for those who point out the network’s long history of bigoted commentary: That was all in the past. “Fox News has repeatedly pushed anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, hosted numerous Islamophobic personalities and consistently weaved in blatant hate and bigotry in its coverage of Muslims,” writes HuffPost’s Rowaida Abdelaziz in a lengthy report documenting numerous examples from across the right-wing network’s programming. She provides this...

‘Even Fox News is afraid of the Fox News audience’: Watchdog explains why Jeanine Pirro has not been fired. Fox News is unable to hold their hosts accountable — even as advertisers leave, because they are scared of their audience, the head of the watchdog group Media Matters for America (MMFA) explained on Saturday. The comments came after the network apparently benched former Judge Jeanine Pirro one week after the network had to condemn her Islamophobic smear of Rep. Ihan Omar (D-MN). CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter reported “the circumstances suggest that Jeanine