In Profile: Bret Baier, Ainsley Earhardt, Harvey Levin

By A.J. Katz Comment

A trio of Fox Newsers comprise today’s “in profile.”

Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier sits down with The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins for a Q&A. Baier is asked about Obama administration versus Trump administration from an accessibility standpoint: “Even in the darkest days of the relationship between the [Obama] White House and Fox, I was still getting calls answered. We were still getting information from [former press secretaries] Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs, or whomever. What has changed is the perception that we have this buddy-buddy, chummy relationship because of the Hannitys and the Laura Ingrahams and the defenders of Donald Trump. But it has been equally hard to get, on the news side, some of that access. We’re in the same boat as every other news network when it comes to asking, pressing, trying to get interviews.”

Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt is profiled by Business Insider. On what she perceives as liberal bias in the mainstream media: “I’m calling it like I see it. If I watch other networks it can be frustrating to see a one-sided story. We are inflicting opinion in our newscasts like never before. That was never done and never taught in our journalism classes.”

TMZ founder and host of Fox News’s new interview series Objectified, Harvey Levin gets a profile in the Washington Post. On his roster of celebrity guests, which include Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Mark Cuban, Hulk Hogan, Tyler Perry and Martha Stewart: “Mark Cuban may well run for president. How did all of that happen? Well, you can trace this back to Mark Cuban when he’s 8 years old, and there are reasons for why he is who he is. And I think you get a much better understanding after watching an hour of this, when you hear him kind of connect the dots of his life, to say why he is now at a point where he may end up running for president.”

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