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Congrats to Special Report
with Bret Baier

National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

Original Article

Posted By:Drive, 2/28/2013 3:47:50 PM

The 6 p.m. ET newscast, fronted by the network’s chief White House correspondent and Pentagon correspondent, is finishing up its 50th consecutive month as the cable news leader in its time period. Other than Fox News, the only other news program to achieve such a streak has been “NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams.” According to Nielsen, “Special Report” averaged 1.97 million viewers in February — more than the combined tune-in at the same time for MSNBC’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” (718,000) and CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” (522,000).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: frenesi1, 2/28/2013 4:23:19 PM     (No. 9201430)

I am no longer a fan of Fox but I do like Bret Baier.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 2/28/2013 4:24:09 PM     (No. 9201431)

...quality count...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Melody, 2/28/2013 4:33:10 PM     (No. 9201441)

Congratulations, Bret and all the folks who make the show one to watch. Bret may have a baby face, but we´ve learned that he´s a strong man. And I love to see Jonah on the program.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 2/28/2013 4:51:58 PM     (No. 9201460)

Congrats to Bret for the consistant quality of his evening newscast, which is just THE best on TV! His authentic journalistic approach & earned credibility for delivering factual information is exemplary. His program and that of Cavuto´s are why we watch FOX and are what we appreciate about FNC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/28/2013 4:54:44 PM     (No. 9201464)

Amen to earlier posters. I´m a big Bret fan and watch his show every day. There is still much to love about Fox News.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 2/28/2013 5:11:10 PM     (No. 9201484)

Love Bret and especially love the updates on his son.
Keep on keepin´ on Bret and Paul!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 2/28/2013 5:17:09 PM     (No. 9201493)

Bret, Red Eye, and The Cost of Living financial block on Saturday mornings are it for me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/28/2013 5:26:55 PM     (No. 9201506)

Bret Baier is a serious reporter. Catherine Herridge is at the top of my list as well.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jennie C., 2/28/2013 5:45:51 PM     (No. 9201538)

Full congrats to Bret, but I still miss Tony

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TnEm, 2/28/2013 5:48:53 PM     (No. 9201545)

Love Bret. He is the only reason I pay Directv a kazillion dollars a month.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hot coffee, 2/28/2013 6:10:55 PM     (No. 9201561)

Congrats to Bret, but the real news here is that Wolf Blitzer is a distant third. And to really pour salt into the wound, he´s behind Al Sharpton.

To those posters who claim to hate FNC, I´m curious as to what you watch.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 2/28/2013 6:14:18 PM     (No. 9201567)

Bret is a true journalist and handles guests with professionalism. He keeps the panel moving and never interrupts! I really admire him and at 6pm EST, on comes the tv!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/28/2013 6:29:47 PM     (No. 9201592)

Bret is top notch, Shannon Bream my favorite FOX gal and Catherine Herridge THE best at her niche !!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: brianod1, 2/28/2013 7:20:02 PM     (No. 9201659)

Special Report is about the only news program I miss since cutting the cord a couple of years ago.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dixie, 2/28/2013 7:58:52 PM     (No. 9201708)

I agree with Goldberg...Baier is doing a very good job with Special Report.
It wasn´t easy following Brit Hume and I certainly, in the early days, wished that Hume was back on that job. I still enjoy him when he appears occasionally. He´s the best there is in shutting up Juan Williams.
However, Baier has earned his chops. He´s running a pleasant, information-filled program and either has some control over Williams or Williams has mellowed.
Jonah Goldberg is a good panelist and I´m always glad to see him as well.
I routinely recommend the first 30 minutes of Special Report (the straight news section) to Liberals...and suggest they might watch that and then an alphabet station to see how Fox News is different, and often with more information.
(I do not recommend O´Blowhard and I won´t watch Shepard Smith).

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