Men of Fox News

BILL O'REILLY
BILL O'REILLY

BILL O'REILLY

Bill O’Reilly has been hosting the top rated program by far on cable television for seven years straight, its name; The O’Reilly Factor.  He was reared on Long Island, where he was a star player in both baseball and hockey while still just a young man.  Bill O’Reilly, 60, is of Irish descent on both sides of his family, and his father was an accountant.  He graduated from Marist with a degree in History before earning his Masters Degrees in Broadcast Journalism at Boston University and Public Administration at Harvard.  O’Reilly taught high school English in Miami before he decided on a career in television news.  He had worked in Scranton, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Hartford, Boston and New York City before he becoming the first host of the network television program Inside Edition in 1991.  After his stint on Inside Edition, O’Reilly moved to Fox News in 1996; a move that has garnered three Emmy Awards.  He calls himself “your humble correspondent” on his program, which he dubbed “The No Spin Zone.”  Besides his television prowess, O’Reilly has a radio show broadcast on more than 400 stations and over 300 newspapers carry his syndicated column.  O’Reilly has written four non-fiction books that went straight to # 1 in sales, and in 2005 he published the top selling children’s non-fiction book, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America’s Families.  

GREG GUTFELD
GREG GUTFELD

GREG GUTFELD

Greg Gutfeld, 35, hosts the 3 AM comedy news show Redeye.  He hails from San Mateo, California, and he graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English.  Greg Gutfeld went on to become editor-in-chief of the magazines Men’s Heath, Stuff and Maxim, before landing his current job with Fox News in 2006.  

SHEPARD SMITH
SHEPARD SMITH

SHEPARD SMITH

Shepard Smith is the lead news anchor for the Fox News Channel.  He was born and reared in the state of Mississippi.  Shepard Smith, 46, first worked in television as a reporter in Florida, where he was employed in a total of five cities during the 1990s, these cities included both Miami and Orlando.  Smith has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996.  He has hosted what is the top rated evening news program for eight years running, and draws more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

Judge Andrew Napolitano has served as Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News since 1998.  He graduated from Princeton before earning his Juris Doctor at Notre Dame.  Judge Andrew Napolitano, 59, then went on to become the youngest tenured Superior Court Judge in the history of New Jersey.  He is an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at Seton Hall; works the national lecture circuit; writes for various major newspapers around America; and has written five books including one best seller.  

SEAN HANNITY
SEAN HANNITY

SEAN HANNITY

Sean Hannity, 48, whom I have met, was born and raised on Long Island. His grandparents on both sides were immigrants from the country of Ireland. Sean Hannity worked as both a bartender and General Contractor before beginning his career in broadcasting. He has been married for 17 years. Hannity hosts a talk radio program that is heard on 500+ stations by 13.5 million listeners; it is the # 2 such program in the world.  He also wrote two best-selling books.  Hannity has been working for Fox News from its inception, and his nightly show is rated second among all cable news shows, doubling his competition’s combined efforts. 

BRET & AMY BAIER
BRET & AMY BAIER

BRET BAIER

The esteemed Fox Evening News anchorman Brit Hume handpicked Bret Baier as his successor when he stepped down a year ago.  Bret Baier, 39, graduated from a Catholic high school in Atlanta before earning his degrees in Political Science and English at DePauw. He then worked in television news at Raleigh, NC; Rockford, IL; and Beaufort, SC.  Fox News hired Baier as a correspondent in 1998.   Hume describes Baier as “Attractive, able and honorable.  Sunny but serious.”  Fordham University media professor Paul Levinson wrote, “I would say Bret Baier is probably one of the best people doing that kind of newscast at any of the cable operations. He’s friendly; he’s relaxed, but he is also engaging and objective.

NEIL CAVUTO
NEIL CAVUTO

NEIL CAVUTO

Neil Cavuto has been the managing editor and anchor of Fox Business News since 1996.  He was reared in Danbury, Connecticut; he graduated from St. Bonaventure, and he earned his Masters Degree at American University. Neil Cavuto, 51, served as an intern during the Jimmy Carter White House.  He is a cancer survivor, and is currently afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis.  Cavuto has been married for 26 years.  He has also authored two best selling books in addition to hosting the # 1 cable business news program.  Cavuto was named "the best interviewer in broadcast business news" by both The Journalist and Financial Reporter, and he has interviewed all "Fortune 500" CEOs.  

DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD
DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD

DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD

Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., is known as “America’s Doctor.” He has worked as a cardiologist for 50 years at various hospitals in New York City. Isadore Rosenfeld, 82, is a professor of medicine at Cornell, and health editor for Parade magazine (82 million readership). He has a reputation for exhibiting both grace and humor. Rosenfeld urges people to be proactive about their health. He has written nine best-selling books (and a textbook for doctors), including the 1982 book “Second Opinion” that popularized the notion in its name. "Through his works on health, which have been translated for worldwide audiences, and his foundation, which supports research internationally, Iz Rosenfeld has helped to improve the quality of life for millions of people across the globe," said former President Bill Clinton.

GLENN BECK
GLENN BECK

GLENN BECK

Glenn Beck hosts a daily show at 5:00 PM on Fox News, which is part commentary, part entertainment, and completely controversial. He was born and raised in the state of Washington. Glenn Beck, 45, became the youngest person to ever host a morning top-40 radio show at the age of 18 in Tampa, Florida. Once a troubled individual, he has been clean and sober since 1994.  Glenn, a Mormon, has been married for 11 years. Beck takes a stand for personal responsibility, gun rights, private charity over government welfare, the right to life, religious freedom, limited government, and the family. His radio show is heard on over 300 stations, and he has written five # 1 selling books. He came to Fox News in 2008 after three years during which he hosted his own program at CNN. The Glenn Beck Program draws more viewers than all of his competitors on cable news networks combined.

CHRIS WALLACE
CHRIS WALLACE

CHRIS WALLACE

Chris Wallace, 62, is the son of legendary newsman Mike Wallace.  He is the host of Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace is from Chicago, Illinois.  He worked a total of 14 years each for NBC News and ABC News before moving onto his current position with Fox News in 2003. Wallace has remarked in the past that his work at Fox has opened his eyes to what critics cite as bias in the mainstream media.  He stated, "Fox News wouldn't exist if it weren't for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media. That's why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they've gotten it for years - the bias in the so-called objective press.”  Wallace has been described as an “equal opportunity inquisitor” by the Boston Globe; an “aggressive journalist, sharp-edged and solid” by the Washington Post; an “equal opportunity ravager” by the Miami Herald. He has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting; these awards include three Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award.  

JUAN WILLIAMS
JUAN WILLIAMS

JUAN WILLIAMS

Juan Williams, 55, is a political commentator for Fox News.  He is a two-time Emmy winner for Documentary writing.  Juan Williams was born in Panama to a boxer and a seamstress.  His family moved to Brooklyn when he was 4 years old, and he excelled in baseball, basketball and cross-country during his years in high school. Williams earned his Bachelors Degree in Philosophy at Haverford.  He then went on to write columns for the Washington Post from 1976 to 2000, and he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  Williams continues to write for the Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various other magazines. He has authored many books as well. Williams went to work at CNN on the program Crossfire in 1990; moved to Fox News in 1997; and also hosts a top rated show on NPR since 1999.  He calls on black Americans to take responsibility for their actions, and to re-visit the work ethic that he contends, has been lost in recent years; he urges them to begin to reemphasize stigmatization, at least in certain forms, as a way to promote policies that he sees as conducive to black development, such as renewed focus on education, monogamy and marriage, and self-sufficiency.

FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS
FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS

FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS

Father Jonathan Morris, 37, has been analyzing current events in regards to morals and ethics for Fox News since 2005.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and he holds degrees in Classical Humanities, Philosophy, and Theology. Jonathan Morris is the Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City, and is working on his doctorate in Rome. He is fluently speaks English, Spanish and Italian.  Father Morris served as the theological advisor for Mel Gibson during the production of The Passion of the Christ, the 11th highest grossing film ever made.  In responding to the violence of the film, he said in a Franciscan University interview, "Yes, the suffering and pain in this film is hard to watch, and just as hard to forget. What we remember, however — what sticks with us — is not the senselessness of gratuitous violence that we find in other films, but the high price of sin and the immensity of Christ's love." Morris wrote to his viewers at Fox News, “Your notes tell me that you are not all Catholic, not all Christians, not all religious or even spiritual, but that you share my interest in, and concern for, preserving the traditional values that have made our country great; values of freedom, tolerance, respect for law, for one another, and for human rights, especially the rights of those who have no voice." Regarding the outcry about the Da Vinci Code, he said,  “Dan Brown is capable of passing fiction for fact because Christians don't know their faith -- what and why they believe.” Father Morris argues that atheism was behind the Holocaust, as well as the Stalinist and Maoist regimes—revolutions that persecuted and oppressed in order to create and maintain religion-free utopias.  

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This Hub is published by the request of a pair of ladies who had read a previous effort of mine entitled Women on Fox News. I had the pleasure of touring Fox News a few years ago, where I also had the opportunity to lunch with the network’s creator and current President, Roger Ailes.

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Jeff May profile image

Jeff May 6 years ago from St. Louis

Nice that you have a personal connection to Fox News and this is informative. Unfortunately, I receive it just as you might had I written a bio piece on Rachel Maddow and Kieth Olbermann.


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dusanotes 6 years ago from Windermere, FL

I'm happy to be second, James. Another outstanding Hub by a great writer. That's not just an accolade thrown around lightly, I admire both your writing and your abilities outside of writing.

I watch Fox avidly and can see that it has changed over the years. Why the other networks are waning in popularity while Ailes' Fox is becoming stronger has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with giving the customer what he wants. The entire world is now awakening to the fact that America is far more conservative than liberal, 40 percent to 21 percent. Give them what they want is the mantra of those on radio and TV who make the most money. When will the other networks do their research and stop following things by what they believe in? Many of them are far left liberals - but that doesn't mean we mainline Americans are liberal. Thanks for being on Hub and such a strong contributor. Don White


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

James..Excellent Hub with great cameos of the men at Fox...I had no idea the Cavuto had MS...He has never mentioned it or talked about the various MS orgs working to rid us of this terribly debilitating disease...Thanks again for an interesting read...Larry


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Wanderlust 6 years ago from New York City

Fox News is the only news channel I watch since last presidential campaign, which was so poorly presented by other channels. I was so upset with CNN, that I haven't even watched them once for a last year. I love Hannity and O'Reilly. I find Glenn Beck is very interesting and his attempt to educate American people (in history and geography) is very honorable. However, the way how he delivers his message could be very perplexing for most of American population. He is criticizing everybody, except Abraham Lincoln and maybe Ronald Reagan. I saw him at the party a couple of month ago, unfortunately didn't have a chance to talk, but if I did, I would say " Pick a side, Glenn ! Pick a side! "


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii

These newsmen rock! More than intelligence, and good looks, they are decent. Bill O' Reilly is my no 1! Another fine hub James. Thanks.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Jeff May--- Sorry! I actually was a fan of Olbermann when he was doing sports on ESPN. That must have been before he dropped acid and entered an alternative universe. :-) Thanks for coming by anyway.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

dusanotes--- I'm glad you're here, Don. Thank you for your gracious compliments and you are quite welcome. I agree that giving the people what they want (as Chris Wallace says) is the main factor of Fox News' success. However, the talent level is impressive to me. This is quite a cast of characters. You are right, America is not a nation of social liberals. Why not? Simply put, too many of us see much greatness in our nation worth CONSERVING! :D


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

Thanks for this hub James. I didn't know much about the lives of these men, and I spend many hours with all of them as my tv is usually on Fox News Channel.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

maven101--- Thank you, Larry. I appreciate the visit and you are welcome, too.

James


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Thanks for the introduction to them James


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Well, James, now we are talking hahaha. Thank you for such an informative hub. You have done a great research there.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Thank you for a presentation of some and introduction of others. My favorite is O' Reilly. Nice read.

Forever His,


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Wanderlust--- There is always MSNBC, where the announcer might proclaim before the election that one of the candidates sends a tingle up his leg. I love O'Reilly. I used love Hannity back when he was humbler. I still like him OK. Beck is an absolute hoot! Yea, pick a side, Glenn. That's funny.

Thanks for coming by and leaving your fine comments. au revoir


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

IslandVoice--- What a pleasure to see your name in my comments section. You are more than welcome and I thank you for coming by and leaving your fine comments.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp--- You are welcome. Well, now you know! :-)

Thanks for coming to visit and leaving word that you did.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

ethel smith--- You are welcome. Thank you for the visit. It's nice to see you.


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ehern33 6 years ago

Great bios on these men at Fox. You seem to watch them and sometimes don't know enough about them. Great job here. I used to watch Hannity alot more, he is very repetitive on his stories. I guess this has its purpose but I still watch O;Reily.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hello, hello,--- I'm glad you approve. :-) Thank you for visiting and you are quite welcome, to be sure.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

RevLady--- You are welcome! Thank you for this visitation. I enjoy O'Reilly, too. And I also really like that priest and the good doctor. Both are great in my book. That's why I included them.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

ehern33--- Thank you. Hannity sort of wore off on me, too. O'Reilly always has an excellent program and Beck? He is surely entertaining if a bit over the top.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

James,

Thanks for the wonderful hub on the men of Fox News. I read your comment on Olbermann and I respectfully disagree. He was always a jerk even on ESPN.


"Quill" 6 years ago

Nicely done, its always interesting to look a bit deeper into the lives of people, gives us a new appreciation for the efforts as we watch them doing what they do best...

http://yukonrolly.com/

Blessings as always


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

James, Excellent hub. I watch fox news and knew some of that information but certainly not all of it. I am particularly fond of the Judge. Thanks.


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

I liked Bill O'Reilly before I boycotted watching the news.....too depressing! But I did like to watch him because he always seemed to ask the obvious questions.


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Everyday_mom 6 years ago

I watched Bill O'Reilly and Dr Rosenfeld regularly before I stopped watching TV altogether.

The comprehensive knowledge that Bill has has never cease to amaze me.


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Moonchild60 6 years ago

LOL...OH wow, Why am I not the least bit surprised that you would be a fan of Fox News? Not surprised at all....


Hxprof 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Good summary here James. I watch Fox from time to time and see these men, but I didn't know name or background for many of them.

I knew Beck way back in the late 90's when he had a local show here out of Tampa. He has indeed gone in a different direction since those days. He commented recently that the turning point for him was Bush's refusal to do anything about the border.

I've seen the comment by Wanderlust regards Glenn not chosing sides. Huuummm....let's see. Do I side with Republicans who helped spend us into semi-oblivion during the Bush administration (many Repubs in both houses of Congress commented that they were, "spending like drunk sailors"). NO. Do I side with the Dems who've been co-opted by the far left? NO.

Though Beck is a bit over the top, I empathize with his overall attitude. James, I was in a border security org. and a civilian anti-terror org. for a few years. If even 25% of Americans knew and believed what I came to know and believe in that time, there would be, uh, some 'civil discord'.


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cheaptrick 6 years ago from the bridge of sighs

WOW James!

I'm in the most humble state of mind I've been in for a long time.

YOU are an AMAZING writer!I'm embarrassed to have you read my Hubs after reading this.

Great,just Great!


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

Hi James,

Excellent hub to know many of distinguished writers. Thanks.


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

James, your spotlight is very informative and telling of what makes Fox #1. Hannity has worn off on me as well, Beck is a blast to watch, but I favor Cavuto. He doesn't hold back. With the closing of Air America, and Fox's constant ratings, the American people have spoken. Great Hub as always! Glad to see you're back!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Tom Whitworth--- You are welcome, my brother. Thank you for coming by and leaving your words for me to read.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

"Quill"--- Thank you. I am glad you found it interesting. I checked out your website "yukon rolly" and I really liked it. It must be quite different to live way out there where you do. Thanks for that link, my friend.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Pamela99--- Thank you and you're welcome. I enjoy the judge every time he comes on. I appreciate the visit.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

advisor4qb--- O'Reilly can surely get to the bottom of it and he doesn't let people evade the issue by obfuscating either. The news is depressing and I don't watch as much as I used to. Thanks for coming.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Everyday_mom--- I have enjoyed Bill immensely for years and Dr. Rosenfeld is a guy who makes me out down what I'm reading to listen intently to what he has to say. I find him that interesting. Welcome to the HubPages Community!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Moonchild60--- They're the greatest, aren't they? :D

Thanks for reading my Hub and leaving your compliments.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof--- Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit my Hub and leave your remarks. The lax security at our border has long been one of my chief concerns. It is a sham. You should write a Hub about your experiences there. That would be a fascinating read.


Hxprof 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Well, I might do that James. One thing that has stopped me from doing so is that the most interesting 'stuff' is 'stuff' that is better left alone now-a bit on the sensitive side.

Evenso I'm considering your suggestion. Thanks James.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

cheaptrick--- I am gratified to read your laudatory words here. Thank you very much. I like your Hubs. Keep on writing them.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

H P Roychoudhury--- Thank you and you are welcome. I'm glad you came!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

jiberish--- America has indeed spoken! I enjoy Neil Cavuto very much as well. And you are right, he pulls no punches. Class act. Thank you for welcoming me back. It's always great to hear your voice.


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

I was surprised to see that my son (a 33 years old with a master in political science was watching ONLY Fox news). Visiting him for two weeks at the beiginning of the year I gave Fox News a try and I can see that for a more balanced view in today's political jungle is good and healthy to have such opposing views.

I am not a fan yet, but I will be switching channels more often


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof--- I think it would make for great reading. You are welcome and thank you, my friend.


Annie4 6 years ago

I rarely watch Fox as my political views don't coincide with their spin, but I do appreciate knowing more about the men who host the show. Thanks for a well-written hub, James.


Robert 6 years ago

James,

Thanks for introducing my favorites to those who may not know them. Fox and Friends in the morning with a good dose of Glen after work and I am good to go. I believe Glen did pick a side, OURS the land of the FREE and home of the BRAVE. I don't hear him being critical as much as I hear him state the historical facts. Anyone is free to challenge anything he says and I believe he will correct it. Great Hub.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Petra Vlah--- Balance is always good to have. I enjoy Fox News. They have people on with all sorts of views throughout the day. Thank you for reading my Hub and letting me know you were here. It's nice to hear from you.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Annie4--- You are welcome. I appreciate you coming by and leaving your compliments even more since it is not your cup of tea. That is kindly of you.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Robert--- You are welcome, my old friend from Clearwater. Always great to see your name here. Glenn does welcome dissension right on his show. He is surely entertaining as heck. Thank you for this visit and your ongoing encouragement.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

James-

Glad to see some gender balance here:)-I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently familiar with US networks to make any comment of value-but as always an informative and interesting hub.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

itakins--- I surely appreciate you coming by to visit and I thank you for your kind comments. :)


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

James,

a good introduction I'm not familiar with as I don't watch the telly, I suppose I should during these times. I find asses like oberman good reason not to. I do the streaming video and radio on Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck now I'll look into the rest. Thanks and well done!

PS check this out, http://hubpages.com/technology/Reddit-Today


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I'll only make one small correction; O'Reilly has actually been hosting "The Factor" for 9 years now. Other than that...very fine hub from an avid viewer of the Fox Network. :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

50 Caliber--- Thank you for that link. I read the Hub and bookmarked it. I will try Reddit and let you know what happens.

You are welcome. Thank you for coming over and reading my Hub. Always great to hear from you, my friend.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Springboard--- You are correct. I should have worded that better. The seven years refers to the years that O'Reilly has been the # 1 show on cable news. It had not yet achieved that distinction the first two years. Thank you for reading and for your compliment.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I have a question for you but totally off the subject! How do you get the photos for celebs that are okay to use freely? I hesitate to use images because I'm so afraid that they are copyrighted. Great hub though aside from the question.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

James as you know I am a regular watcher of Fox News and am very familiar with all those mentioned. But the women there are just awesome !!!!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Great information James, I watch Fox News myself. and I enjoy several of the above mentioned fox news shows. I do wonder about you meeting Shaun Hannity, if he is as real and down to earth as he seems, as opposed to someone like Kieth Oberman. I learned some things I did not know about Neil Cavuto and Chris Wallace. Well done, thanks.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

akirchner--- If they are subject to copyright they will have that right on the photo UNLESS you find them on the page of another blogger of Hubber who has used them. For that reason, I pay close attention to who has the photo. Half of these came right from the Fox News website. Universities, museums, associations and companies are great sources.

Thank you for reading my Hub and posing an excellent question.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

tony0724--- I have to agree with you, my West Coast friend. The ladies are indeed awesome. The Hub on the ladies is still drawing as many viewers as any of my Hubs seven weeks after I published it, and is currently the 6th most popular Hub of mine all time out of 121.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Truth From Truth--- Thank you and you are welcome. When I met Hannity, well nigh five year ago, he was very personable. Cavuto and Wallace are a pair of aces.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great work. Very fascinating gentlemen and an educated group they are. Degrees, Berkly, Harvard, and excellent credentials. Makes you proud to be an American when you see what our country harvests in it's educational wheat fields.

Grand they are, and I wonder if they arm wrestle too. Fantastic is your hub. God Bless You.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi James, gotta love them all LOL, specially O Reilly, Thanks for the well researched hub and personal info as well, Maita


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Thanks so much for answering me - appreciate it - I just always try and stay inside the lines and all that jazz.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

stars439--- Thank you. I love the way you said that about the harvest from our "educational wheat fields." That's very poetic, my friend. I don't know if they arm wrestle. I'll have to email that question to Bill O'Reilly. :D


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

prettydarkhorse--- Hello my friend, Maita. It is always a pleasure to read your words and see your face. You are surely welcome. Thanks for coming.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

akirchner--- No worries. It is always my sincere pleasure to answer questions for another Hubber.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Those are great person who lead the best news. Thanks for showing me their ability in leading the great media. It become my inspiration and give spirit in working.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

prasetio30--- You are welcome. Thank you for coming by and leaving your fine comments. I'll be over to read your Hubs soon.


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Moonchild60 6 years ago

Oh James, why do you always make me laugh? You comment on my comments and they always make me laugh!! I think you do it on purpose! :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Monchild60--- Laughter is great medicine for the soul, my dear. I've long been fond of you. I think I have found my special purpose! :D


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~Kimberly Kay~ 6 years ago

The O'riely factor is about all I watch on the news -- when I do watch the news. I love Bill! He tells it how it is, and some people just can't take it. LOL! Glen beck, he scares me and makes me think it's the end of the world. LOL! But no he's good too, it's just hard for me to sit and watch because of the way he scares me. LOL! I will say though, Glen Beck is one of the most genuine people out there, right up there with Sarah Palin. I really wish she would run for president. She is the only honest person in politics I have seen. LOL! I don’t get Obama; He’s pretty fake.


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someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

James,

Bill ,O Reilly is number one when it comes to attitude,he shows his all the time.I would hate to have had him as an English teacher in high school though The last thing I needed in high school was another teacher with an attitude.I haven't read any of his books,maybe I should.He may be a great writer.He definitely has character.I can't tell you if,that's good or bad,but it's good for ratings.

I'm on the fence when it comes to having a U.S. Supreme court Judge work as a reporter.

Doesn't that give the impression that "FOX" has the inside track when it comes to knowing what the U.S.Supreme court thinks about politically sensitive subjects.I for one have the impression that when the Supreme court says ,that corporations have the same legal rights as a person ;what they are really saying ,is that people "are" corporations for all intent and legal "tax" purposes and "that" information is not disclosed in a public forum in such a way that the average person can understand it.

If, "FOX" news is a conservitive news organization that believes in freedom,liberty,tolerance and justice ,which Oberman,appears to champion from what I've seen of his broadcasts,on youtube ,concerning George W. Bush with which I agree then men ,like O'berman and Glen beck are the perfect reporters for the job.They know when we are being taken for a ride.Or,at least they appear to be doing that.Maybe it's for ratings,I don't know for sure if,they are what they seem. .Maybe FOX is living up to it's name and is what it claims to be.Maybe it's all performace for the publics sake as well as ratings.How are we really to know for sure?Where does reallity start,and fiction end?

Religions are "cult"-ured from what we "believe" or assume is true,based on our life experiances or what we are told to be facts rather than what we personally know to be facts.

As,for respect for the law ,such as the TEN COMMANDMENTS ,I respect them.

However ,all other laws that are man made, many of them are not respectable.

Any law that takes away human dignity ,such as life ,liberty and the pursuit of happiness should not even be considered a law.

We as a country we have broken many laws.Civil laws concerning our neighbors ,both domestic and foreign.The forcing of The American Indians out of land they occupied for centuries ,because we saw them as savages.So,we treated them as savages.People of different cultures from every race color and creed from all over the world have been looked down upon at one time or another .Black and white,red,and yellow,brown.All nationalities,all races,all places,almost without exception.The japanese,Chinese ,Korean,Jews and Gentiles.Many of,these transgressions have come and are still with us.Some are gone.Some through recompense,such as the Japanese,but the Indians ,at least most of them were and are being taken advantage of by those running things no only here in the united states ,but all around the world.If,it weren't for the Black civil rights movement,even the people who were here on the American continent since the beginning of,colonization of America would have less rights.

I know there is no such thing as a utopia without spiritual values of some kind.

Spritual values did not spring from Religion.Religion,sprang from spritual values

Even Satanists have spiritual values ,just not the kind of spiritual values most of us would find appealing. But,even Satanists did not come into existance without first having formed spiritual values,however depraved they are.

No one goes around saying lets come up with some spiritual values ,for our Religion,it is quite the opposite.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

~Kimberly Kay~ Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. I enjoy Bill, too. As you say, he tells it like it is. Not much gets past him. That's funny--what you wrote about Glenn Beck. I do like me some Sarah Palin. I'm not sure what kind of President she would be but I think her a great person who should have been celebrated by feminists for her accomplishments--not vilified as she was. Thank you for reading and writing to me.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

someonewhoknows--- Whew! Look at the size of that thing!

I'll bet O'Reilly would have been tough as a teacher. He surely puts on a good show. I like his format and his wit.

I enjoy Napolitano very much. He gives insights to not only us but to the newspeople as well, I think.

Reading Supreme Court decisions is an interesting venture.

I'm sure that Olbermann and Beck are ratings-conscious. They be foolish not to be. But I also think they are genuine about what they believe. They are good watchdogs and we need watchdogs.

I am part Indian and the American Indians were a backward lot. They had not yet discovered the wheel, for gosh sakes. That is no excuse for this mistreatment they endured. But it was also nothing new. History is full of people mistreating each other, in big and small ways. The United States government was guilty of breaking countless treaties with them.

The Black Civil Rights Movement was needful and created great changes. Sadly, I'm not sure the results are what was desired.

Manmade Utopias have a long history of failure.

I thank you for your insights. They are a pleasure to read.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

Love Bill, Sean and Glenn also the quotes from Father Morris are fantastic...but where is the guy posing in his swimsuit???!!!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Cari Jean--- AH!! LOL! Funny! I will look around for some cheesecake photos of the guys. I, too, love Father Morris and his quotes. The guy has some insight. Thanks for your comments. :D


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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

I used to watch Fox News for a while, when my schedule was different. It was fine. I watch/listen to a number of different channels. Neil Cavuto has always been my favorite. I'm not a fan of either of being rude or whining (even if someone does say something I think may make sense), and I'm assuming people can guess which folks I don't watch.

I have no problem with the fact that they're Conservative, but I do think they ought to dump the "fair and balanced" thing. In all fairness, they really aren't "fair and balanced". :) Can we at least be honest about that? :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Lisa HW--- I like Neil, too. I hear you about the rudeness and the whining. It is a bit much sometimes. For a couple of these guys, success may have gone to their heads. Fair and balanced? I think that is a bit tongue-in-cheek; but I think they are more fair and balanced than any other network. So, yes and no.:-)

Thanks a lot for coming and I enjoyed reading your comments, too.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Ah yes. That would clarify it. :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Springboard--- Thanks for checking back, my friend.


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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

Great Hub!!!!

The information regarding Men of the fox news is worth to read. All the people (i.e., Bill O’ Reilly, Greg Gutfeld, Shepard Smith, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Sean Hannity, Bret Baier, Neil Cavuto, Isadore Rosenfeld, Glenn Beck, Chris Wallace, Juan Williams and Cavuto Isaddore), whose short description made in the hub is highly knowledgeable. I watch Fox News and like the presentation made. Thanks for providing so fruitful information. I await your future hub with great curiosity.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

stephensaldana--- Thank you!! How I appreciate your ongoing support on HubPages. You are quite welcome. Thanks for your excellent comments.


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

I enjoyed finding out more about the men at Fox News. I'm a Fox News junkie and keep my t.v. tuned to Fox most of the time.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

lovelypaper--- I am pleased to meet a kindred spirit. Thank you for tuning in and leaving your remarks.


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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Well I guess I get to be the odd man out again. I don't like Fox news or any for that matter. Bill O'Reilly is anything but fair and balanced. He is the rudest man on television. He could use some of your etiquette lessons. I like guys like Dan Rather who like to get at the truth. Of course, the good guys always get canned when they expose corruption. I do like Ann Coulter tho. Bet you never expected that one!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

lisadpreston---I understand. I think Rather got canned for using documents he knew were fraudulent. That is taboo in Journalism. :)

I didn't expect that! I like Ann. A bit caustic but very witty.

Thanks for coming and sharing your thoughts with me.


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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Are you kidding me? Dan Rather is a seasoned reporter of 60 years. 60 years, 60 years. 60 years. There is no way he would willingly use fraudulent documents. You're telling me this is taboo in journalism as if I'm some kind of moron. I don't recall reading anything about Dan Rather regarding a sexual harassment lawsuit. O'Reilly isn't even a real journalist. He got his fame off the back of Bill Clinton for getting a blowjob. Funny how O'Reilly settled a major bigsum sexual harassment lawsuit with a White House intern-turned-producer. But who would want Bill O'Reilly? Makes me wanna puke. Her, too, obviously. So I guess she wasn't impressed by his loofah talk. Haha. Off the top of my head, Dan Rather covered three major news events: he was the first TV reporter to break the JFK assassination; he reported on the My Lai massacre and Watergate. What news has Bill O'Reilly broken that was important? And by the way, Dan Rather won his lawsuit against CBS for $10 million.


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William F. Torpey 6 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

A good hub, James, about a bunch of losers.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

lisadpreston--- According to the ultra liberal Huffington Post Dan Rather lost the lawsuit.

www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/dan-rather-lawsuit-agains_n_303134.html

I'm never said O'Reilly had the credentials or experience that Dan Rather had. I certainly didn't mean to imply you are a moron, either. Rather had a fantastic career that he chose to throw away over his obsession with sullying the name of President Bush because Dan Rather can't stand Conservatives. Dan Rather's appeal of his lost case was denied:

blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2010/01/dan-rather-lawsuit-over-cbs-scandal-denied-appeal.html

Here is a pretty good recap as to why he got fired. And let's remember that a news organization doesn't fire a 60 year ace over nothing. It would be like firing Walter Cronkite. What Rather did was gravely wrong:

wizbangblog.com/content/2005/01/10/panel-found-dan-1.php


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

William F. Torpey--- Surely thou dost jest!?


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Very informational, thank you James!! YOU ROCK! Blessings!!!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

drpastorcarlotta— You are welcome, my dear. Thank you for the encouragement!


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kimh039 6 years ago

James, I found a cheesecake pic of Glenn Beck if you're interested. I didn't like the beauty pageant pic on your article about the women of fox news either. I did enjoy reading all of their bios - the men and the women of Fox news. Thanks.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

kimh039— You're welcome! Thank you for your fine comments. Perhaps I should change the cheesecake pic for something else. I appreciate your appreciation. :-)


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susanlang 6 years ago

James:

Did you know most (not all) news-broad casters have law degrees? All the news stations have ups and downs as far as I'm concerned and some nights I prefer watching one station over another because of a certain news story I'm following. But, nowadays one can always get the news right over the internet.

As for Fox News, I love Bill's show (The No Spin Zone), he teaches you how often many people spin the facts and truth about a story by using words as a weapon. Mostly to confuse people and try and sway their opinions on a subject.

I love how Bill will often set the spinners stright. He's a no nonsense guy.

Thanks for the sharing of this information James.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

susanlang— I had noticed the broadcasters do have law degrees. I view some of the other news networks occasionally.

I love Bill's show, too. He is an excellent teacher. Thank you for your insightful comments. And you are welcome.


Walt 6 years ago

Fox news is not a new organization at all but a propaganda machine for the right wing of the Republican Party.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Walt— You have made an interesting comment. Thank you.


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bskinny 5 years ago from US

Cavuto worked for Carter?! Say it aint so... Well, I remember seeing a bumper sticker one time that read "I used to be a democrat; then I grew up" . Let's hope


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

bskinny— I love coffee. And my daddy's from Tennessee. And I used to bskinny. :D

It's true about Cavuto. You know what they say: If you are a young conservative you have no heart. If you are an old liberal you have no brain.


amin tsdasfASDAD 5 years ago

I didn't realize you had a hub about your interview or I would have read it! Amazing! I think that is soooo cool! I hope I get that opportunity some day! hahha we all know I am way too radical conservative even for FOX haha, Good job and congrats! thanks for sending it to me! I forwarded this to others! My brother just got home from Iran for the second time, he is an air traffic controler, and a career military man.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

amin tsdasfASDAD— You are welcome. Thank you for your kind regards. I do appreciate you forwarding this to your friends. God Bless You!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Quite an impressive lineup, and a big part of the reason FOXNews now overwhelms the competition and has become America's go-to source for news. There's much more to a successful news channel than just pretty faces.

Well done, James!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

WillStarr— Thank you! I agree wholeheartedly with your remarks.

Welcome to the Hub Pages Community! Your stories are magnificent. I hope they find wide readership. You deserve it.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Thank you James!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

WillStarr— You are quite welcome, my friend!


funky23 5 years ago from Deutschland

this post is awesome


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

funky23— Thank you!! Thank you very much! :D


JIm 5 years ago

Hannity is the Man..thanks james


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

JIm— You are welcome. Thank you for visiting and commenting.


lareuski 4 years ago

Love the Hub on the men of Fox! Part II please w/ Steve Doocey, Brian Kilmeade, Bill Hemmer, Jon Scott, Britt Hume, Mike Huckabee, Dave Briggs, Clayton Morris, Rick Folbaum, Steve Harrigan, Adam Housley, Jonathan Hunt, Greg Jarrett, Mike Emanuel, and Andy Levy to name a few. Equal time please!!!!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

lareuski— I am well pleased that you loved my article on the Men of Fox News! I think you are right that a part two might be required.

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my article. I appreciate it! :D


Mamie 4 years ago

Love the ladies on fox"."..but....Gretchen gets on my last nerve..CACKLING !!!!!!!! Yikes!!!"


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Mamie— She is not my favorite. I do appreciate your comments. Thank you for visiting my Hub!


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napetv 4 years ago from Somewhere in Sarasota

Just don't let slick Billy O'Reilly drunk dial any female interns.

Ah, water under the bridge. (And some settlement $)

Very smart man. Love him and Miller together.

Peace. Good Hub.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

napetv— Thank you very much for taking the time to peruse my Hub. I also love O'Reilly and Miller together. In fact, Dennis Miller by himself never fails to amuse and entertainment me. :D

I appreciate your comments.

Peace, Love, Dove.


Marini 4 years ago

I noticed that only a couple of the guys had information on their marital/child status, but almost all of the girls had that information in their profile. Wondering why that info was left out in the men's profiles? I'd like to know the same info for the guys.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Marini— Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article and post your comments. You ask an excellent question but one for which I have not the answer. I used every bio I could find and it didn't hit me until you brought it to my attention but the bios around the internet do talk about the families of the females more than they do the males. Maybe it is because family has always been more important to women. :-)


Carmen Otero 6 months ago

Is the GOP crazy or what? They need to get behind the candidate "who ever it is!" Otherwise, you are giving Clinton a victory! Wake up and smell the coffee; we can not allow for her to win; we need to win and bring America back. Rights to gays, black Americans, etc. what about white rights? Do we have any rights? We are already a minority; have anybody thinks about that?

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