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An October 8 Associated Press report, titled "Clinton Server Hack Attempts Came From China, Korea, Germany" outlined how "at least five cyberattack tries were apparently blocked by a 'threat monitoring' product that was connected to her network in October 2013." Fox News immediately began using the AP report to support spurious claims regarding Hillary Clinton's email server, but a Washington Post reporter recently explained that failed hacking attempts such as these are a routine occurrence online.
Just weeks after his return to the network as a political contributor, Fox News figures are promoting the idea of Newt Gingrich becoming a 'caretaker' Speaker of the House now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the leadership race. Fox hosts have been talking up Gingrich's political record in Congress and proclaiming confidence in his ability to unify the Republican party, completely whitewashing his well-known history of bigoted statements, including about President Obama.