Could our beloved Fox News be no more? In a shocking report by Conservative Tribune, the details have been laid out in a scary way. Despite its overwhelming popularity among cable television viewers and its many television journalism awards, Fox News may be coming to an end:
So says Joseph Farah, editor-in-chief of the conservative website WND.
Farah explained that the vision of Fox News has been sustained for 20 years by two people — Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.
However, Murdoch has announced he is stepping back from his leadership of Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox. During the transition, Fox News executives are to report to Murdoch’s sons.
Ailes, however, has announced that he will continue to report to Murdoch.
There is no love lost between Ailes and Murdoch’s sons. Ailes publicly called one son, James, a “f***ing dope,” and he fired the other son, Lachlan. Consequently, Ailes, in all likelihood, will leave Fox News when his contract expires.
With both Murdoch and Ailes gone, Fox News may well be doomed by the Murdoch children.
“They are embarrassed by it,” Farah wrote. “Raised with silver spoons in their mouths, it’s not about the money. It’s about politics and social acceptance. They care more about being invited to the right cocktail parties in New York than they do about the ratings and financial success of Fox News,”
Farah then gave signs that would indicate that Fox News is circling the drain — sudden programming changes and the departure of key on-air personalities, such as Sean Hannity.
According to Farah, the fate of Fox News is not predicated on market-driven forces.
“You can’t buck the cultural tide without strong direction from the top. The inertia from down below is just too strong. It has everything to do with political correctness among the cultural elite,” he said (H/T WND).
If Fox News goes off the air permanently, we will lose a crucial counterbalance to other news media, such as CNN and MSNBC, and the skewed information from these cable stations will go uncontested.
Ugh. I don’t think that I want to live in a world where MSNBC is my only option for so-called news. Let’s hope that we are not looking at the end of an era here, folks. Hope and pray.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at [email protected]