Fox News Interview Implosion? Host Stuart Varney Kicks Off Anti-Fracking Guest


“The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a long-awaited draft report on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) which concluded that there is no evidence that fracking has ‘led to widespread, systemic impact on drinking water resources in the United States,’” writes

“A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing has found no evidence that the contentious technique of oil and gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday,” writes The New York Times.

“Nevertheless, the long-awaited draft report found that the techniques used in hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, do have the potential to contaminate drinking water.”

Recently, host Stewart Varney interviewed anti-fracking activist and producer of the documentary Gasland Josh Fox about the recent EPA report.

It always seemed like Fox doesn’t interview liberal guests very often, because the interviews boil down to chaos. Often, they choose to interview their own people – Fox News contributors, analysts, other hosts, etc.

What is FOIA?  FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act.  According to Wikipedia, it is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, and grants nine exemptions to the statute.  This amendment was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, and went into effect in 1967.  FOIA allows groups to petition the government to release certain information on an ethical basis.

The excitement begins around the 3:10 mark.

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Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert Claims FOX Series Stole His Character – And Girlfriend Teyana Taylor’s

The FOX show “Empire” has shaken up prime-time television on Wednesday nights, says

It’s a successful musical drama television series centered on family members competing at all lengths to gain control of Empire Enterprises, a family-owned record label company.

“Empire” provides a genuine glimpse into what it’s like behind the scenes of the music and entertainment industry.

But according to, maybe the characters are almost too real. asked Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert if he checks out the show and if he thought that he bears a striking resemblance to the character Hakeem (played by Brysherer Gray), the rap artist.  Hakeem is the youngest son of the CEO of Empire.

Hakeem has the mannerisms, the look, and the sound of Shumpert, according to He even has a similar high-top fade haircut.

Shumpert told Northeast Ohio Media Group he doesn’t watch the show.

What he would reveal next caught completely off guard.

In the series, Hakeem has a girlfriend named “Tiana” (played by Seraya McNeill), who’s an R&B singer and dancer signed to the record company.

Ironically, the fictional character “Tiana” has a strangely similar persona to Teyana Taylor, a real-life R&B singer, dancer and actress.

Aside from having the same name and likeness as Taylor, the fictional character, Tiana, has an identical hairstyle.  Teyana Taylor is widely known for her signature appearance.   It’s hard not to see the similarities.

But there’s more.

Shumpert is dating Teyana Taylor, and Hakeem is dating Tiana in the show. They’re a real-life couple and believe “Empire” is hijacking their character without permission or compensation.

“They’re using my girl’s character, her style, her look and she’s not getting anything for it,” Shumpert said. “They didn’t even change her name. They could have at least let my girl audition for the part instead of stealing her character completely.

“And come on man, they’re really using a guy with a flat top like me. Come on. That’s ridiculous,” says Shumpert.

“They never called us. We were blindsided. We found out by our family and fans when the show aired.”

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Congress Plans On Food Stamp Cuts

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House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a revision of the food-stamps program after its sharp expansion during the recession.

The effort kicks off Feb. 25 when the House Agriculture Committee holds the first of several hearings scheduled this year on food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Also, several Republicans in Congress are proposing legislation that would require a person to show photo identification when using food stamps.

Jets Haven’t Requested Interview With Ex-Denver Broncos Coach John Fox

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According to, there are conflicting reports as to whether the New York Jets have requested an interview with former Denver Broncos coach John Fox.  Some sources claim the Jets actually have not yet requested an interview with him.  Moreover, Fox would be willing to speak with the Jets if they do reach out, according to a source with knowledge of Fox’s thinking.


Former Denver coach John Fox has declined the Jets’ request to interview for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It seemed likely that the Jets would at least try to contact Fox, who parted ways with the Broncos earlier Monday, because he is now the most experienced head coaching candidate available. However, sources say Fox said no thanks immediately.

Charley Casserly, the former NFL general manager who is consulting Jets owner Woody Johnson on his coach and GM searches, went on ESPN New York radio on Monday and said he was not surprised that Fox and the Broncos had a mutual split.

According to, John Fox is out at Denver, but don’t expect him to be in with the Falcons. The team has no plans at this time to interview him.

That could be a mistake.  Fox has coached two franchises (Carolina, Denver) to Super Bowl appearances, and he’s the only proven veteran head coach on the market and he’s familiar with the NFC South from his years with the Panthers.

However, Fox is going to interview with the Chicago Bears.  They seem like a perfect match to some sources, and it would be surprising if they didn’t make a deal.

Fox Affiliate Station Caught Altering Protester Video

Does the media ever “adjust” it’s footage to fit its story?

According to TYT and other sources, Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF has played a misleadingly edited clip from last week’s National “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.”

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Bill O’Reilly’s “Mercenary Army” In Syria

Bill O’Reilly came up with a “plan” to defeat ISIS that consisted of creating a “mercenary army” of hired fighters that are “English-speaking.”  Bill conveniently omitted some questions about law, supply, logistics, and intelligence.  O’Reilly has never served in the military.

According to Media Matters, “U.S. military experts and veterans are slamming Bill O’Reilly’s proposal to create an American-backed worldwide mercenary force to battle Islamic State militants and other extremists, calling the idea ‘an outrageous thought’ that is ‘fraught with problems.'”

Dennis Laich, a retired U.S. Army major general who served in Kuwait and Iraq said, “If a mercenary military commits atrocity in the name of the United States, is that a war crime?”

Retired Lt. General Edward Anderson, a West Point graduate with 39 years in the U.S. Army, had a reaction that might be described as “luke warm.”  He said, “My initial reaction is that I am not too enthusiastic about the idea. I can’t think of a time when that has worked in the past, not on a scale you are talking about here.”

Jamie Barnett, a former U.S. Navy rear admiral with more than 30 years of experience, also served as Director of Naval Education and Training at the Pentagon. “This is going to be a long-term fight,” he said.  “That would be expensive enough, but the idea of putting English speakers on the ground just invites problems. We need indigenous fighters who see this as their homeland. We need to concentrate on the approach we have done in the past, which includes training people to fight their own fights.”

Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk takes a look at it.