By Jeff Faraudo | CorrespondentPUBLISHED: April 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm | UPDATED: April 1, 2019 at 12:39 pm BERKELEY — New Cal men’s basketball coach Mark Fox is thinking big, and that’s just the way his new boss wants it. “I don’t want to put a ceiling on what we can achieve. I really don’t,” Fox said at his introductory news conference Monday morning on the court at Haas Pavilion. “I want to get better right now. I want to get better next next year. “I want to keep climbing until we think maybe it’s the top. I don’t want to limit what we can accomplish. That restricts the dreams of these young players.” Getting better will be a modest goal for a program that was 16-47 the past two years under former coach Wyking Jones and finished last in the Pac-12 this season. Reaching the top of the college basketball world will be substantially more challenging. Cal hasn’t played in the NCAA tournament since 2016, … [Read more...] about New Cal basketball coach Mark Fox won’t put a ceiling on Bears’ potential
opinion Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 12, 2019 Will Fox News condemn Tucker Carlson's comments? What to do with Tucker Carlson? That’s the question for Fox News, in light of some truly awful comments Carlson, who hosts his own show on the network, made to the "Bubba the Love Sponge" program between 2006 and 2011. The smart money says the network will do nothing. Or at least not much. Which is certainly its prerogative. That doesn't mean it should do nothing. It should condemn Carlson's comments. At least. But it's complicated. Carlson made the comments before he was a Fox News employee, yes, but to simply ignore them — and the firestorm their discovery has created, as a quick Twitter search for #FireTuckerCarlson shows — is irresponsible. It certainly gives the appearance of supporting Carlson, one of the biggest stars on Fox News. Read more commentary: Tucker Carlson is another victim of the leftist mob … [Read more...] about Fox News probably won’t condemn Tucker Carlson’s comments.
Alita: Battle Angel is on track to become a box office flop. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. After a storied 84-year history, it looks as if 20th Century Fox will conclude its Hollywood run on a low note. The iconic studio will be swallowed up by Walt Disney soon, and one of its last non-franchise releases is shaping up to be an expensive misfire.We have pegged the upcoming action-adventure flick Alita: Battle Angel, produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, as a potential box office flop a few times previously. Now, the tracking numbers for the $200 million–plus budgeted film set in a dystopian future suggest it will really live down to expectations. According to TheWrap, Alita is on pace for a five-day opening of around $25 million and a final domestic total of roughly $50 million. Tracking projections are an inexact science, but social media reactions have been weak during the movie’s promotional campaign, and it currently holds … [Read more...] about Will Fox’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Be a $200M Box Office Bomb?
NEW YORK - On election night at Fox News, big red news alerts lit up the small courtyard outside Studio F where Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum were hosting the channel’s midterm coverage.The rain had just let up and Baier, the channel's chief political anchor, sat square-jawed and sober, resembling a Dick Tracy cartoon without the hat. MacCallum, a new presence as an election-night co-anchor (for the 2016 presidential election, Megyn Kelly was in that seat) appeared sharp in a suffragist-appropriate white jumpsuit with perfectly arranged blond hair.This was supposed to be Fox News' star turn - the big day for its journalists. Instead, the previous 24 hours had exposed the spreading fissures at Fox News, which is in the midst of its own version of a civil war, pitting its news anchors against its big-name pundits, who are avid promoters of President Donald Trump. Baier, who has been at Fox for 21 years, says he approaches every day "with horse blinders on.""I don't spend a lot of … [Read more...] about Will Fox News survive as a house united in the era of Trump?
Sarah Ellison, The Washington Post Published 11:28 am PST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 Fox News Channel's Bret Baier says: "I don't spend a lot of time analyzing what the opinion shows are doing." Fox News Channel's Bret Baier says: "I don't spend a lot of time analyzing what the opinion shows are doing." Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Kristoffer Tripplaar Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Kristoffer Tripplaar Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Fox News Channel's Bret Baier says: "I don't spend a lot of time analyzing what the opinion shows are doing." Fox News Channel's Bret Baier says: "I don't spend a lot of time analyzing what the opinion shows are doing." Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Kristoffer Tripplaar Can Fox … [Read more...] about Can Fox News ﬁnd a happy medium?