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InlandPolitics: FoxNews continues to dominate cable

Fox News

Saturday, October, 5, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

FOX News has, once again, dominated cable news in the latest ratings sweeps. CNN’s somewhat ideological shift, from the left to the middle, has not helped the struggling network.

CABLE NEWS VIEWERSHIP
Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Reuters: Attorney general signed off on Fox phone records subpoena

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By Mark Hosenball
WASHINGTON | Tue May 28, 2013 11:32pm EDT

(Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved a decision to subpoena Fox News telephone records as the Justice Department investigated an unauthorized leak regarding North Korea, officials said on Tuesday.

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Fox News

News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel.

By AMY CHOZICK
Published: May 26, 2013

News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel.

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The NewYorker: How Prosecutors Fought to Keep Rosen’s Warrant Secret

The New Yorker

May 24, 2013First
Posted by Ryan Lizza

The Obama Administration fought to keep a search warrant for James Rosen’s private e-mail account secret, arguing to a federal judge that the government might need to monitor the account for a lengthy period of time.

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Reuters: Justice Department defends journalist email search

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee in Washington

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on ”Oversight of the United States Department of Justice” on Capitol Hill in Washington May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON | Fri May 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT

(Reuters) – The Justice Department said on Friday that senior officials including Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose story on North Korea prompted a leak investigation.

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LATimes: FBI spied on Fox News reporter, accused him of crime

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The FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to read Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal emails in a leak investigation.

By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
May 20, 2013, 9:15 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The FBI obtained a sealed search warrant to read a Fox News reporter’s personal emails from two days in 2010 after arguing there was probable cause he had violated espionage laws by soliciting classified information from a government official, court papers show.

In an affidavit, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate that the reporter had committed a crime when he asked a State Department security contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, to share secret material about North Korea in June 2009.

The affidavit did not name the reporter, but Fox News identified him as its chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen. He was not charged, but Kim was indicted on espionage charges in August 2010 and is awaiting trial. He has denied leaking classified information.

The case marks the first time the government has gone to court to portray news gathering as espionage, and Fox News officials and 1st Amendment advocates reacted angrily Monday after the secret warrant was reported by the Washington Post.

“We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter,” said Michael Clemente, Fox News executive vice president of news. “In fact, it is downright chilling. We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”

The development emerged days after the Justice Department notified the Associated Press that the agency used a subpoena last year to obtain phone company records for 20 telephone lines used by more than 100 reporters and editors in three cities. The subpoena was pursuant to a grand jury investigation of an alleged leak of classified information about an Al Qaeda plot to bomb a U.S. aircraft.

Neither Fox News nor the Associated Press was told in advance about the government actions or had a chance to challenge them in court, the usual practice. The government ordered Google not to disclose that it had given the FBI access to Rosen’s Gmail account, and Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia confirmed in a September 2010 ruling that the government did not have to notify Rosen.

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NationalJournal: Sarah Palin and the End of an Era

Sarah Palin

The former Alaska governor’s split from Fox News highlights the fade of the Tea Party as well as her own diminishing role.

By Jill Lawrence
Updated: January 27, 2013 | 12:48 p.m.
January 26, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.

The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but it’s hard to imagine she’ll find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 10:15 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this weekend.

Unemployment claims rise sharply

First-time claims for unemployment benefits climbed sharply last week.

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InlandPolitics: An embarassment for the other cable networks

Friday, September 28, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.

It’s becoming quite embarassing for the cable news networks these days.

FoxNews is continuing to build its viewership at the expense of CNN and MSNBC.

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InlandPolitics: FoxNews political menu sweeps viewership across the board

Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 09:55 a.m.

Is there really any point in cable news networks MSNBC or CNN when it comes to political dialogue?

Based on the most recent viewership numbers the answer is probably not.

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