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I can hear all the naysayers already telling me is just one person on Fox News. It’s how a dam brakes, first there’s a crack and then a small Trickle and then it breaks open. I have watched this movie once before and it was called Nixon in Watergate. I heard all the pundits tell me that the Republican Party would never turn against him. Until they turned against him. And this Republican party will turn against this President once they get a decided loss in the midterms.
So yes, it’s only one Fox News host who has the gumption to speak out the truth but even if 1/10 of that audience believes it it’s a beginning and eventually the dam will break.
I hope the reports turned out to be true . This could not have happened to a more deserving man. He has single-handedly taken the fourth estate which was always there to make sure the other three branches of government did their job and turned it into nothing but Trash journalism looking for the highest ratings. I hope this is the beginning of the decline of Fox News because they don’t deserve the tagline “news” in their name.
40 million dollars for a man who has destroyed American Media, if not the media across the world for Generations. This tabloid journalism will eventually come to an end I hope, but until then it all rests on the fat shoulders of Roger Ailes.
Something else to mare the already despicable Republican National Convention crowning of Trump. I wonder if Fox News is being told not to make the announcement about Roger Ailes until after the convention so that there will be no distractions.
I’m all for competition especially competition against Fox News. You have to understand these people want to be even more batshit crazy than Fox News already is. Jon Stewart may decide not to want to put the Daily Show now. too easy a gig. The network that went from fair and balanced to hating facts. AVB
Last week, Mickey Kaus quit The Daily Caller after roughly four years with the news organization. The conservative blogger gave his resignation after the site’s co-founder and editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a piece critical of Fox News, where Carls
on also serves as a contributor and weekend host.
“We can’t trash Fox on the site,” Carlson allegedly told Kaus. “I work there.”
Kaus joined CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday to elaborate on his grievances with The Daily Caller, and to reiterate his assertion that those on the right are “scared of Fox.”
Host Brian Stelter wanted to know if Kaus thought it was even possible for Carlson to both work at Fox News and run a credible news site at the same time.
“Well, he can run a website if he wants. He can run a website saying that Roger Ailes is the most handsome man in the world,” Kaus said. “But at some point it stops being journalism.”
Kaus also maintained that conservative writers and pundits are afraid to criticize the right-leaning news channel because it may limit the possibility for career advancement.
“Fox is basically the only means, or the main means, the dominate means, of upward mobility for a whole bunch of pundits and writers and want-to-be pundits,” he said. “Even if you don’t have a show on Fox, like Tucker does, you want to have a show on Fox.”
“There are a bunch of competing liberal outlets, but Fox has a monopoly,” Kaus continued. “And there’s a huge opening for a competitor to Fox on the right that is righter than Fox, because Fox does wuss out on a bunch of issues; immigration is the most obvious one.”
The segment Sunday sparked criticism of its own, however. Later that day, Mediaite’s Joe Concha wrote a column blasting Stelter and his “non-stop Fox bashing,” claiming that “Reliable Sources” had aired segments critical of the cable news channel in eight of its last 10 shows and become “a mix of Olbermann’s old Worst Persons segment and The Daily Show in terms of consistent focus on Fox News.”
What came next was a series of mildly contentious tweets between Stelter and Concha, with the CNN host rejecting the idea that “Reliable Sources” had been piling on Fox News.
“I think every media reporter can agree that ‘covering’ news about a network is not the same as ‘bashing’ that network,” he wrote.