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wait. >> will be in front of my tv at 5:00. >> and popcorn and blanket. nachos. watch and enjoy. >> nachos, what else. >> on the buzz beater, the daily beast provides an old allegation from a nasty divorce that donald trump "raped abc7 news ex his wife but she said that is not true. >> it is a total false thing put out by a website that is fail askings thering a last money and going down the tubes. it is amazing what the press is allowed to get away with. actually you should not be asking the question after reading her statement. >> was this fair game for the republican frontrunner along with a story that he lashed out on a breast pumping lawyer? mike huckabee's refused to apologize for posing the iran income deal by invoking the
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holocaust. >> it is despicable and terrible. he should apologize. >> a dealbreaker. it should be over for him. >> you don't say that. >> do comments like these warrant so much coverage? >> four days until the first follow debate. how much could it help or hurt for those going up against the donald? >> jon stewart takes me on over a report his secret white house meetings with the president. >> i understand in there are folks who are concerned that a meeting i have with a powerful individual should be mentioned. >> you don't think that is a problem, jon? >> was the president of the united states trying to influence or intimidate or flatter me? my guess is, yes. did it work? it might have. >> that was precisely my point. i am howard kurtz and this is
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"media buzz." >> i covered the tabloid battle between donald trump and his wife as a reporter in new york in 1990 and it got ugly. now that bitter divorce has been dragged into the presidential campaign by a daily beast story with this headline "ex-wife trip made me feel violated during press," based on a knee book citing a divorce deposition great ivana which used "rape," which she walked back that the first mrs. trump said has in merit. >> we have been unfairly and i have been and it never happened obviously. actually you should not be asking the question after reading her statement. if you want to ask it is fine. >> it is a fair question because you are a public figure, you are running for president, it is a question that was raised and --.
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>> i hate to say "fair," question. >> the story has gotten plenty of media attention especially after trump's lawyer made threat being comments to the daily beast reporter who stands by the story. >> you are under fire for writing about a plan's divorce allegations made in it from three deck aids ago. why did you think this was relevant? >> it is relevant because donald trump introduced his president am campaign by making the accusations against mexican immigrants saying many of people would across the boarder were rapists. >> joining me now mercedes schlapp political consultant and official bush white house official. and chief congressional corporate for the "washington examiner," and fred francis former nbc count now with www .15-seconds. >> your take? >> it was a fair analysis of the
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written deposition where they got the source and presented both sides of the story account story got into the michael cohen approach that you cannot rain your spouse so it really turned into the two elements of the story. >> trump has had three marriages and three marriages which is fair but why bring up something that was said in the heat of a divorce battle which the woman who would be the victim now said she is fullly supporting donald. thank you is right. they defend up, because it was written, what she said and why not put it out there to the public for the public to decide. she came out clearly with the thing and said she supports her ex-husband and he would be a great president. >> fred, people are saying things in the heat of contested divorces is this relevant in the presidential campaign? >> half of what is said about donald trump in the campaign is not relevant.
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i think most of it is a black eye for journalism. i disagree with mercedes. >> the fact is they are bringing up stuff that is not downhim but look at the front page of the "washington post" this morning the trump platform because i said so, that is not journalism, that is an ecuador they put on the front page 1,868 words and only one trump supporter is quoted in an article that long. my point is, many, many reporters have gotten away from downism in this coverage. i don't think trump cares frankly. >> i argue that it benefits donald trump. >> exactly. >> being attacked, because republicans and a lot of voters do not like the media. but mercedes, michael cohen was mentioned and he said things like i will mess up your live for as long use are on the
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frickin' planet and i will be blanking disgusting and apologized. did that change the story? >> no, it should have. it is disturbing were the in service this. reporters can report it and we can decide if it made a good story, a fair story fine, but if the information there and we want to report it that a lawyer is threatening that is not the right thing. that is against our right to publish articles and be reporters. this is a threat. >> colorful. >> in this case people are again, do not seem to care. trump has this teflon coating with these situations where the public is saying, that is okay, we know that is how it is with the trump camp and are accepting of it. >> another deposition reported in the "new york times" a legal dispute being questioned by a lawyer named elizabeth beck who asked to take a break so she could use a breast pump.
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>> his face got red he shook his finger at me, and he screamed, you are disgusting, you are disgusting, and he ran out of this. >> she wanted to take a break so she could take out the pump. >> i may have said that or something else, i thought it was terrible. she is a horrible person, knows nothing about me. >> who got the better of exchange? >> that argument, hands down, you do not want to get define a mother and her breast pump, let me tell you. >> that is roar soundbite of the day? >> for trump it is very offensive. it started going through the parenting.com and the mommy blogs. they all jumped open this and it is something that more than the rain story this is something that has legs that could if he became the presidential nominee something that could be brought
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up. >> i thought it was a legitimate story and the not that went through a decade of depositions. >> he broke the coat long ago on how to make news and he doesn't care what he says. you know that. >> the one time i springfield him i got halfway through and it was something i disagreed with him and he said, i was a kiss administration for the other side and walked away. >> you are cleaning it up a little bit. >> fact is he knows how to make news. that is what he is doing. everyone is falling for it. when something leak this happens and he is underfire for comments or something like this, he doesn't go hide or have his p.r. person put out a statement he takes on the person who is criticizing him. >> he saids well, maybe i did say that but the public is fairly decided on the public display of breast feeding and pump issues and we do not know if she threatened to do it in front of him so --.
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>> she said she was to leave the room. >> he says something different. and clearly the public doesn't care. >> this is about immigration in another sound bite, donald trump 's interview where he tried to describe his approach to illegal immigration. >> we have a law. right? you are supposed to come in legally. i would get people out. i would have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal. >> hold on, hold on do that point. you say "get people out," are you talking about a mass deporting? >> we don't know who the people are. we have to find them. >> does that hurt him? >> it complicates matters nor him. he is giving different answers to different media outlets and he starts with building a wall to now mexico is going do pay for it. >> it is now mass deporting and bring them back if an expedited
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process. last weekend an coulter said i hope he does not change his position on immigration so it is raising a red flag. >> this doesn't hurt him. we are 15 or 16 months away from election if he is the nominee. this plays -- he has struck a nerve in this country. >> went it hurt another kind of candidate would suddenly said, we are going to take all the 11 million or 30 million immigrants and debt them out of the country and bring them back. >> that has been said before. it would hurt another kind of candidate. he is not another kind of candidate. that is why the poll numbers are as they are. reporters would look at the poll numbers and said, these are just sloopy summertime polls... they are not sleepy summertime polls this is a nerve. >> and a new "wall street journal" poll shows him leading the republics with 19 percent and another he is ahead in iowa and in new hampshire and on three sunday shows abc cbs
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and nbc and sucking up the oxygen. >> on everything but "sesame street." we know what he things about mention can't immigrants he has been candidate about that and what he thinks about breast pumps what about the cincinnati how does he reduce federal spending or deal with the trade deficit? he talks about china what is he going to do? >> we are talking about other things. >> the point of the "washington post" piece --. >> the "washington post" is not on anything substantive but treating him as a nflty -- as a novelty candidate. >> he is touching a nerve. you go across the country and talking to activists and they are intrigued by him and the key is going to be the debate. that debate and how he is studying the low expectations and the low bar but that is where the race could start. the will's are too early. it is not indicative of what will happen at the end of the
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year. >> what is fascinating to me is all the pundits that joke, clown, the side show are grappling with why is donald trump conducting with the republican base and when he says something or gives an interview this is it, three is imploding it is not happening and this criticism helps donald trump. you set me up for the debate tease so we do that. do not for get to send me a tweet @howardkurtz. the fox news debate and the second forum for those that do not make it, will it transform the campaign? and jon stewart hits back at me with secret meetings with the president. president. our final dust up in moments. ♪ [music] ♪ defiance is in our bones. new citracal pearls. delicious berries and cream. soft, chewable, calcium plus vitamin d.
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four days until the first presidential debate. fox face-off in cleveland. lots of questions about who will be on that stage and how donald trump and other contend w four days until the presidential pair off on fox and how everyone is preparing for what they will say. is this media creating this as entertainment? >> it is entertainment frankly to a degree. on thursday night the party -- the party nominee next year in 2016 when it goes into presidential debate will be presidential but on thursday, those candidates are going to be how to look plausible and to look plausible you have to be the number two person talked about on friday morning. the number one person will be donald trump no matter what. number two will be the one that
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gets off the best line about truck. >> it will be a fight over joking for the break out moment for a one liner. >> with temperature person on stage maybe there will not be a break out moment. >> this will be. >> you think the hype is justified basically? >> absolutely. everyone will be looking at donald trump and how the candidates spend to donald trump and what is governor jeb bush's one liner when donald trump attacks him? what is going to be senator rubios line and how do they stay above the fray? all lines are on the questions of how they spend to donald trump. >> also have to see how of coverage the 5 p.m. debate gets for those who do not make the top ten according to the national polls televised by fox from cleveland. now a lost chatter, "new york times" lead step is saying that joe biden according to sources actively or exploring presidential campaign and "new
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york times" had a piece saying that paiden's laid son urged him to run before the death s in basically media chatter? >> it is media chatter if you read the article a lost it is based on people reach out to the vice president after his son died first being a candidate who can compete. reporters would like nothing more than a competitive democratic primary which we have not seen since 2008 an exciting primary, hillary clinton versus obama and this would be an incredible big fight and the democratic party ducked this. >> the "washington post" reports, fred francis biden has not taken any steps to a candidacy or making any decisions but, at the same time, people are not shutting down the talk. >> they are not shutting it down but it is just talk. the money has gone elsewhere and i say it is 16 months away but it is almost too late to raise that kind of money.
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talk of joe biden being in the race is hopeful talk on a lot of people the. >> and a 72-year-old vice president? >> they refer talking about joe biden than bernie sanders? >> why? >> they view biden as a more formidable candidate than bernie sander whose could win a broader coalition. >> it would be a "real," race? >> yes. >> fred francis mercedes, susan, thank you for stepping by. >> and jon stewart cannot joke that there was an unfair shot by fox.
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you might think all of the air is out the deflategate
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trauma but when the nfl upheld tom brady's suspension this week the media were pumping it up. the quarterback said he just had his phone destroyed for no specific reasons. this is distracting from the fact they have no evidence of wrongdoing and then coach bell belichick who treats press conferences like root canals met with reporters. >> we're going to take it day-to-day. just like we always do. it's already been addressed. it's already been addressed. i talk to the team every day. i talk to the team every day. >> he was so emotional. joining us now from new york is fox news contributor and host of fox's online show "sports court." the afc championship game was last winter. it's august. we're sweating. why are the media fixated by
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deflategate? >> it's tom brady. we can't get enough of the patriots and their lies. this hasn't just been eight months of lying. this has been a pattern and practice by the patriots for years now. this isn't their first go around with goodell and with being punished for their behaviors. they're always stretching the rules and it's just a never ending cheating scandal after cheating scandal whether we're talking about the team cheating or brady cheating on his girlfriend and then leaving her for gisele. >> you bring in the personal life. >> i know. >> it's inadmissible in this court. >> everything is admissible in the nfl. >> so did tom brady fuel this and give it more media oxygen with that absurd explanation about the cell phone and now he fought back? >> i think the one thing that needs to be deflated are the egos here. you have tom brady who went to
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facebook as you said and within moments there were hundreds of thousands of likes and there were thousands of comments and it was interesting to see because a lot of people were beating him up on his facebook page. then you have the press conference saying he regrets putting his faith in the league which was bizarre because kraft and goodell are buddy-buddy. >> he and the nfl commissioner roger goodell. >> it seemed like there were possibly this undertone of a quid pro quo agreement that kraft expected from roger goodell being if we accepted your $1 million fine and the loss of draft picks, then you wouldn't continue to punish our quarterback who we need to win games. >> it's just amazing to me that the st. louis cardinals hack into houston astros data base and media yawn largely. tom brady puts up an angry facebook post and they go crazy.
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you put it on the table that the press doesn't like tom brady but does that lead to unfair coverage because it's a personal hostility? >> there are people in the press that like tom brady and don't like tom brady just like fans. if we talk about it on your facebook page or on twitter after the segment, people are going to go one way or another. they drive so much emotion or tom brady drives so much emotion. the astros and the cardinals and the cubs and whatever it's tiring. it's baseball. who watches baseball? >> we haven't even got to the controversy about brady's wife and the plastic surgery and wearing the burqa but we're out of time. thank you for joining us this sunday. >> thank you. >> good to see you. ahead, mike huckabee gets hammered by the media for invoking the holocaust in the iran nuclear debate. first, i pop up on "the daily show" again as jon stewart tries
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stewart making fun of vladimir putin. >> i believe as russian troops gathered obama summoned me just in case he needed help turning young americans against putin. >> after a long segment mocking the criticism, stewart says he's often summoned to meetings by various big shots and got around to what happened at the white house. >> we spent about five to seven minutes with obama kind of scolding me not to turn young americans cynical. then i spent five to seven minutes explaining to him i'm skeptically idealistic and the general thrust of all those meetings or phone conversations are the same. basically it's this. jon, why are you such a [ bleep ]? >> joining us david, television and media critic for "the baltimore sun."
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the secret meetings with obama, does this dent his halo a bit? >> i think it absolutely does. i've been writing for a long time about jon stewart serving an ideology. at first when he came out and even in 2004 when he attacked "cross "crossfire" he was doing media criticism in his own way. since president obama came in he's become more and more and more a tool really of the obama administration. look, i don't care if you're an actor, a writer a poet songwriter if you serve a politician's ideological agenda you are a propagandaed iss. he goes after me and fox for raising critical questions about this. he says obama was trying to
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influence or flatter or intimidate him and it may have worked which was my point. he positioned himself as truth teller against pundits while he himself in this case i think was at least it looks like he's getting spun like everyone else. >> he immediately makes this into him against fox. he loves this kind of -- polarizing. he knows now he doesn't have to have an intellectually satisfying argument. he wins it with many of his viewers just on the shape of that. but "the new york times" was just as hard on him in his own way and use the word secretive and drew a connection between what was going on between the president's agenda and his visit and didn't attack them. >> why is that? >> he doesn't want "times" coming at him and they share a business. that worries him. that's in a way how shifty -- shifty is probably the nicest word i can use for stewart because he's so smart he gets away with it.
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by the way -- >> nicest word you can use without us having to bleep you like we did jon stewart. let me get in another point at which jon stewart took a little swipe at me. >> there was one particular meeting that was actually secret until howard kurtz blew the whistle on it. >> the insinuation is that i am reporting differently on jon stewart than i did before i came to fox news. i've praised him for changing nature of television news and criticized him at times for being too much of out and out liberal. we've been on each other's shows. we both benefit from it. that's the game. you know how i found out about this other secret meeting he flashed there up eded up there came from an interview with roger which i said in the piece. >> howie, honestly again, i've said the same thing.
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culturally a hugely enormous figure is jon stewart. really this taints him because more and more he's become an operative and this shows there was a link. he let himself be used by obama just as you said. he should have disclosed. and to get into fox and all of this stuff is just a dodge because he doesn't have an intellectually defensible defense for what he did. >> for jon stewart to say and others picked this up these weren't secret meetings because his name was among tens of thousands in the white house visitor log. nobody else knew about it. at the same time anchors on state of the union day and reporters go to off the record sessions did with president bush and president clinton, there's a debate about that but usually it's in groups. jon stewart says i'm just a comic. >> that's his big dodge. you should also disclose. if he wants to be treated -- remember how he mocked politico for getting the name of his executive director wrong, that
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doesn't stop the truth of what they wrote. if he wants to be seen as a press critic then behave by the same rules. when i go and talk to the president of cbs sports on the phone, i disclose it in a piece when i write about cbs sports. you go see the president all he has to say is i saw the president today. that's it. simple. million ways to do it. >> as much as he says he's just a comedian the white house took jon stewart very seriously. they talked about him. he had an hour with the president on one of these occasions. that's taking somebody pretty seriously. i was asked on friday who will ask jon stewart more, you or president obama? i think the president with his seven appearances. i was only on "the daily show" once. it's been fun. always good to have you on david. thanks very much. >> thanks howie. to update a story we've been covering intensively, "rolling stone" managing editor will dana is resigning eight months after that bogus story charging gang
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any politician that references the holocaust -- >> n this of the oven. >> huckabee got plenty of attention. president obama called the comment sad and ridiculous and media reaction pretty intense as well. >> you cannot cannot be compared, the slaughter of six million jews to anything other than the slaughter of armenians or something else in history. i beg you to apologize. >> i will not apologize or recan't because the word local cost was invoked by the iranian government. they used that word. >> are we going there then? >> was this fair or was it over
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the done? joining me is betsy woodruff and julie roginsky fox news contributor and democratic strategist. everyone the media right saying what mike huckabee said was offensive? >> without a doubt. it really is indefensible to make a compare son to the holocaust. look israel's ambassador to the united states the most energetic foes of the iran deal came out and said mike huckabee was out of bounds the when the ambassador said you need to cool it you should probably cool it. >> when a politician invokes the holocaust for anything other than discussing the murder of six million jews it overshadows anything else. thank you is what mike huckabee wanted. he got the attention that donald trump was getting before for a brief shining moment. people were talking about mike huckabee a coincidence, a week out from the debate and he is someone trying to get into the debate. so it serves hung how's cynical agenda to get the press talking
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about him and the same kind of attention that the republicans except for donald trump have been clamoring to get. >> the traffic to his website went up 100 percent and he got on a bunch of tv shows. >> you previous this is part of trump affect for the fact that he had to use something that he knew would be inflammatory? >> in question. i am disgusted that he used the murder of six million jews to do it but he accomplished his cynical political goal. donald trump has raised the bar for people he has allowed other candidates to try to compete as saying outrageous things such as minimum -- action -- as mexicans rape and there is never an excuse to talk about the home cost unless you talking about the homicide or general side of
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six million jews. >> he has been an an point of the iran and nuclear deal which could endanger israel, but the wording was if he said if the deal goes through obama would be leading the israelis to the ovens. >> he is saying obama is hitler. that is out of bounds. hung hundred's fundraising numbers are not good. he is hurting for cash and cannot afford tv ads. >> is it place of journalists to say, why don't you apologize? >> it is fair. yes. given that so many are calling on him to apologize including major national jewish organization and the rnc major republicans, it is an open question. >> julie now turning to a joe biden stories saying the 72-year-old vice president actively exploring a campaign although this is in hardest he will launch one. do you think all of the sources being quoted by the press is
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basically fueling a lost speculation? >> look, it was kicked off by writing a detailed column about what was going on in biden's head and i ai'm she does not invice president it. someone probably leaked a play-by-play of the considers and the vice president is not refuting this so partly it is based on something and second, the press is dying for a real democratic primary. we have a huge one in the republican side. right now the press thinks hillary clinton is getting a coronation on the democratic side and biden would shake that up which sells newspapers, gets clicks on the web and gets people to tune in. >> is the biden camp, in a way responsible for this by not knocking it down but, at the same time, like any politician he sees hillary clinton as struggling with the trust issue and maybe he is just keep his options open. >> the biden camp is behind this. look, in the column, the course is a big question she describes
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a conversation define joe biden who passed away and joe biden. where did they get that? there is no way she would have the gal to include that until the sourcing was good and that had to come from the biden family so that make me thing they are testing the waters. >> using the press to testify the water is not unknown but the "washington post" today said that he is taking no serious steps to candidacy and is far from a decision. are the media allowing themselves to be used for this potential and maybe possible biden candidacy or is it good reporting by penetrating the bubble? >> color me cynical but many times the media allow themselves to be used and this is not the first time. it serves both purposes and allows joe biden to test the waters and it allows the media to break stories and maureen got more attention than in a long
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mornings. wonderful, crazy mornings. we figure you probably don't have time to wait on hold. that's why at xfinity we're hard at work building new apps like this one that lets you choose a time for us to call you. so instead of waiting on hold, we'll call you when things are just as wonderful... [phone rings] but a little less crazy. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. for all the focus on which ten republicans will make the primetime fox debate in cleveland this thursday the toll will be set by the questioners, a team that's worked the debate circuit before. >> if you were president and you got a call at 3:00 a.m. telling you that pakistan had lost control of its nuclear weapons
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at the hands of the taliban, what would be your first move? >> they used words like dangerous, outrageous and totally irresponsible. are they wrong? >> are you suggesting that he a s . >> the secret weapon is bill who is the best at team cohesion and keeping everyone on point but in crafting the questions. >> washington bureau chief a great editor and great mind so that is a big help. the idea is that people forget what we do in the discussion about this debate we hear, what will transfer say to bush? what will walk are say to rubio?
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they are forgetting, if you look at what we did and you remember you covered it, what we did in 2012, we have build tough questions that are difficult to answer. we are not going do hear any of us go out and ask remember the question from cnn in 2012 to gingrich about the swinger wife allegation and just, terrible, you will not hear that we will hear what matters to republican primary voter as they try to make the choice. asince you mention donald trump enormous attention going to him bret baier said he woke up in cold sweats thinking of how to deal with truck true on same and not listening. is this in danger of becoming the trump show? >> no, that is where there is a system. the system is, the candidates have a minute to answer the question. they have 30 seconds to rebut roughly speaking. obviously, this is our telecast so we will do what is necessary.
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i am not worried about donald trump now. i am not concerned he is going to do something reckless. i --. >> maybe you want him do be on the debate because it is better for ratings? >> i don't wore about that stuff and fox news is a profitable enterprise whatever donald trump does. >> this is enormous attention and criticism too tore follow using national polling averages to limit the prime time debate, not the first one, to the top ten. isn't having continue people on a stage going to be somewhat difficult for a debate that is a division show in terms of how much time? >> obviously sure, ten is more than eight. eight is more than four, four is more than two and you have two next year. you have two next fall as people choose between the candidates of two parties. >> is it more of a challenge? >> of course more to do ten than eight. we have heard a lot of complaints and suggestions some of them offered constructively, you audit to do these polls
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state polls people on the group different things our job is not to decide who was on same but at the going and it remained setting up the criteria that let people's opinions heard and get out of way. >> we will be watching. chris stirewalt thank you for joining us. >> fox news is partnering with facebook for a full night starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern with the first debate and the prime time debate coverage at 8:50 eastern hosted by bret and chris and megan. you can send your questions for the candidates to facebook.com/fox news. your top tweets msnbc gets owe the wrecking ball and "new york times" spanked over the hillary clinton mail story. hi my name is tom. i'm raph. my name is anne. i'm one of the real live attorneys you can talk to through legalzoom. don't let unanswered legal questions hold you up, because we're here we're here and we've got your back. legalzoom. legal help is here.
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in our press picks a tip of the had to margaret sullivan the "new york times" ombudsman for being tough on her own
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paper. she called the "times'" story of a possible criminal probe of hillary clinton's e-mail which warranted two corrections and an editor's note a mess. too much speed and not enough caution, plus a failure to explain the changes and mistakes to readers damaged the paper's reputation for accuracy sullivan says. editor time baka took the blame saying they should have explained what was said right away but instead got whipsawed. was ivana's trump now retracted charge of marital rape against her husband fair game for the media. >> katherine j. hernandez, everything is fair game in politics same in war, saul fair. let the best candidate win. >> best the golfer. a pattern every time a powerful republican dems and media attack so hillary clinton won't have to face. >> allegations were in court document and a book not dug out of a trash can and the reporter did everything right, contacted the campaign for comment before going to press, not blindside. citizen campbell no that story
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should not have been written. i think trump is outrageous but that was an attempt to smear him. msnbc has just axed the rest of its afternoon lineup of liberal talkers, ed schultz, alex wagner and "the cycle." >> and you may or may not know that this is the actually very last "cycle." >> this is the last "now with alex wagner." >> the problem with such shows is that things got kind of dull because almost everyone agreed with each other. the ratings so disastrous that the channel is trying to pivot back towards news giving a show to chuck todd of "meet the press" and this month welcoming a chastened brian williams to the cable channel. the problem is msnbc has almost no reporters except what it borrows from nbc and will find it hard, for example to compete with cnn's global resources but good luck because good for country to have three healthy news channels. that's it for this edition of "media buzz." i'm howard kurtz. thanks for watching. hope you like our facebook page. we post a lot of video content
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and video there and respond to your questions and check out our home page as well and send it to our e-mail mediabuzz@foxnews.com. license. >> her dad's a tough one. fox news sunday's next. i'm chris wallace, countdown to the first republican presidential debate. with just four days to go the contenders jockeying for position. >> hopefully will be on the stage, but there's no life or death in politics you do the best you can. >> let's get a pullup bar out there. >> largest field in recent political history, what are the stakes? and what about donald trump? >> i've never debated before i'm not a bedater, i get things done. >> we'll talk with two gop candidates vying for a prime time spot. ohio governor john kasich and former texas governor rick perry. then our sunday group weighs in on what to look for in the

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