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Bill O'Reilly's show, "No Spin News," which currently airs on his website and across YouTube, will be broadcast twice daily on The First, a conservative digital television network that runs on several platforms, including ViacomCBS-owned Pluto TV.

Why it matters: The Trump era has given rise to a number of newer, right-wing outlets, including The First, which leverage big names in conservative media to gain traction.

Details: The show will air twice daily at 8pm and 11pm ET from Monday.

  • It will be the same show that O'Reilly currently produces, just broadcast on The First.
  • O'Reilly's show, as well as other programming from the network, can be viewed for free on The First's owned and operated channels, as well as Pluto TV, the free, ad-supported video channel owned by ViacomCBS.
  • It will also be available on Sinclair Broadcast Group's streaming network STIRR, and DistroTV, a free streaming service.
  • The First network produces over 45 hours a week of original content, as well as rebroadcasted content, like "No Spin News."

Be smart: O'Reilly was forced out of Fox News in 2017 after being accused of sexual harassment. He's maintained a relationship with his loyal following, primarily through a fee-based membership-based access to his content.

  • Prior to exiting, "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News was one of the highest-rated cable news broadcasts for years.

The big picture: The First is one of a few networks bringing on big-name conservative talent to gain traction during the Trump era. It also added popular conservative pundit Dana Loesch to its daily lineup in January.

  • OANN (One America News Network) is another conservative networks that has risen during the Trump era. It's gotten special treatment by the White House during press briefings.
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group hired a slew of conservative pundits last year to elevate its lineup.
  • Newsmax, a conservative outlet run by Trump ally Chris Ruddy, hired O'Reilly's right-hand producer at Fox last year. There were rumblings last year that it was looking to hire former Fox News star Megyn Kelly.

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Aug 29, 2020 - Politics & Policy

2020 elections: TV ratings were down for both the RNC and DNC

Data: Nielsen; Note: Night one of the 2008 and 2012 conventions were pushed due to hurricanes; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Increasing partisanship, competing streaming options and the mostly virtual nature of this year's programming may help explain why TV ratings for both conventions were way down compared with 2016.

Why it matters: Ratings are not a proxy for popularity or voter enthusiasm, but they do provide a loose sense of which party and figures are capturing the attention of the country.

Aug 28, 2020 - Podcasts

CNN's Brian Stelter on the Trump-Fox News "hoax"

The dividing line between Fox News and President Trump has become blurred, with each increasingly relying on the other to accomplish their goals.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Brian Stelter, the CNN media critic and author of a new book about Fox News called "Hoax," about the network's evolution, who really calls the shots, and what Sean Hannity thinks about Trump.

DOJ watchdog to probe whether officials sought to alter election results

Donald and Melania Trump exit Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 20. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

The Justice Department's inspector general will investigate whether any current or former DOJ officials "engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome" of the 2020 election, the agency announced Monday.

Driving the news: The investigation comes in the wake of a New York Times report that alleged Jeffrey Clark, the head of DOJ's civil division, had plotted with President Trump to oust acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen in a scheme to overturn the election results in Georgia.