Fox cannot fire Bill O’Reilly because it is not their platform. That belongs to me. And you. And O’Reilly. It certainly does not belong to a couple of trust fund kids and their trophy wives playing dress-up with Daddy’s toys. Nor does it belong to clueless analysts who say no one will notice when O’Reilly does not show up for work this week. "Fox has built a powerful platform that is the go-to place for people with a certain worldview and so to some degree it doesn’t matter who is on,” said Brian Wieser, a senior analyst of advertising, media and internet
"Fox has built a powerful platform that is the go-to place for people with a certain worldview and so to some degree it doesn’t matter who is on...” Considering the lineup of Rivera, Williams, Harf, and Bechel; it is no longer my go-to place.
FTA: Tucker Carlson is a great guy. People like him well enough. But he’s no O’Reilly. I might not watch O’Reilly every night, but when I want something with a bit of a news edge — and yes, something with No Spin — O’Reilly is what I want.
He is so right. Tucker is more of a conservative and a sharp debater, but he is no O´Reilly and not so compelling to watch. Also, I like Dana but she is no Megyn.
Fox has lost its two stars JUST as I re-connect with cable. Bill and Megyn could argue but somehow not generate the palpable tension that turns me off to both Tucker and Hannity sometimes.
That said, there was no choice but to oust BOR. But it´s a shame.
I didn´t watch BOR as he wasn´t my favorite but The Lachlan liberals made a huge mistake. Fox is fading quickly Igor me. Way too many leftovers from the Obama administration and the regular losers, Geraldo, Beckle,Juan Williams, Shep Smith, Dana Perino (who can´t decide whether or not she´s a conservative or a liberal) and lately Abby Huntsman on weekends who gets more obnoxious every time she´s on and finally, Ezekiel Emmanuel the creator of Obamacare. Why waste my time with Fox?
I don´t disagree with the posters but where else does one go for TV news? The MSN are absolute propaganda mills. Does one spend time separating wheat from chaff? You bet! But that is part of being a thinking adult. That being said, if the twerps keep screwing around with a successful format, I may go solely to the internet news sources.
They did fire BOR. He is 67, has hundreds of millions, plenty of fans, and will do just fine. He has been doing this job for 20 years, so a change may be a positive in his life. With his money and following, there are plenty of platforms, and new ones. I hope he starts a new one. I have fired the msm, and Mr. O´Reilly might like to know, I fired Fox 10 years ago.
Seems O´Reilly got caught in his own SPIN Cycle at the Laundromat!
I always hated it when he called his show the ´No Spin Zone´ then sat down with Leftists and let them spout their BS talking points and he would just let them get away with it...barring some inane argument he would toss at them that just made their point stronger.
Don´t let the door hit you in the arse on your way out!
So, that just might be the problem. FNC, according to Forbes, is worth about 12 billion, and they have annual sales of about 14.5 billion. So, what is the vale of FNC to some panty waste kids worth 45 billion when daddy dies? It is the "New York Times Syndrome". The whole network is just a play things to sometimes take out and go speeding up and down the street with. So what if it gets a few dents and scrapes? Then, when they get tired of it, they will toss it aside and go get something else to amuse themselves with. Never mind how much they degrade the neighborhood peace and happiness. It´s not a bother to them at all.
I think we´ve all had that "Neighbor" from time to time.
There seems to be a lot of folks of that ilk going without jobs. I hope that it won’t take too long for something like the Fox of old will spring up. I don’t need to have something that “follows a conservative line”, but I want something that take what conservatives say seriously.
For Republicans, winning never gets monotonous. The Karen Handel victory in the Georgia 6th district special election repeats a pattern depressingly familiar to the left. There have been 4 special congressional elections since the hated Trump took office and Democrats have lost all 4. In each contest, the left predicted victory - largely based on what they perceived was hatred of President Trump by ordinary Americans which would generate "enthusiasm" for the Democratic candidate and drive people in overwhelming numbers to the polls. Each of the 4 Democratic candidates was well financed and received strong support from the national party. Each Democratic
I was in town recently, trying for the fifth time to renew my driver’s license. Rejected, again. On the first attempt, I learned that NM has decided to up the ante for regular folks, and you can no longer go into the NM MVD office and get a driver’s license based on the fact that you simply needed to renew the old one. New Mexico was one of the states, in a frenzy of political correctness and deference to illegal aliens, that passed a new law to give driver’s licenses to people they knew were in the state illegally. (snip)They
“If they want civil war in this country, they will probably end up getting it,” Tweeted actor and conservative James Woods, last week. The “they” are an array of Democrats and leftists. Woods posted his Tweet just hours after James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders’ groupie-turned-gunman, opened fire on Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and others at an Alexandria, Virginia ball field. (snip)ivil war in modern America could be more along the lines of “Bleeding Kansas” -- times 50. Bleeding Kansas was a precursor to the greater national civil war. The Kansas-Nebraska Act had overturned the Compromise of 1850. Henceforth, popular sovereignty
After two weeks of hype and controversy that preceded it, the episode of Megyn Kelly’s prime time NBC program Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, featuring Kelly’s profile of and interview with Alex Jones, finally aired on the network Sunday night at 7 PM ET. The network’s executives, NBC’s competitors, television critics, journalists, and many interested viewers who have been following the story are now awaiting the overnight ratings – the ultimate bottom line – that will be available on Monday afternoon. Kelly and her producers at NBC News obviously presumed that their decision to focus on Alex Jones,
The Washington D.C. nomenklatura advanced forward last week with its slow-moving coup d’état against America’s constitutionally elected President. But even after the federal bureaucracy’s further progress toward undoing the 2016 election, I confess to a faint hope that Special Counsel Robert Swan Mueller III -- supposed embodiment of upper class, non-partisan, lawyerly virtue -- might actually conduct a fair, focused and swift inquiry into the matter assigned him. In the end, though, the sensible old lawyer’s voice in my head whispers that this hope is more pipe dream than prediction of events.
Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea. Multiple systems exist to prevent this. Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder. The USS Fitzgerald, an anti-ballistic missile destroyer that was part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea, should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the
Like a Black Widow spider, infotainment sensation Megyn Kelly has advanced both her personal and career life sniffing out testosterone and then feeding off male prey. Prior to her meteoric rise to fame, Megyn was married to an anesthesiologist named David Kendall. Mr. Kendall said that on the day the couple married, the priest counseled Megyn on the importance of ‘taking care of her husband.’ Megyn responded to the advice by asking, "What about him taking care of his wife?" The ambitious celebrity enhanced her résumé, transforming from a rookie news anchor into a self-impressed show boater with the same self-regard. Unlike the
Pop the champagne corks, set off the fireworks, former FBI Director, James Comey nixed the "Russian collusion." (snip)How did we get here? Well, let´s give credit where credit´s due: the left has its ducks in a row. Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government. Oh, it´s not soldiers bursting through the White House gates to forcefully remove the president, or, as the left says, not yet. No, they´re using a form of behavior therapy, systematic desensitization, to numb the American people to their insurgence. Systematic desensitization is a technique used to treat phobias.
Yesterday’s news, aside from the usual Trump obstructing, colluding, and making money on his investments, included a ship collision. As described by ABC, a “Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan.” NBC had a similar headline, “Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japan.” (snip)The headlines, by saying the US Navy ship collided with the Japanese container ship, imply that the Navy ship hit the container ship.What do the pictures say? This first photo is of the US Navy destroyer.
The New York Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has once again thrust the works of William Shakespeare into the headlines. (snip)there is another player on the national scene whose career does appear to perhaps mirror a number of Shakespearean characters who rose and ultimately fell as a result of their overriding ambition. That person is James Comey. Shakespeare was influenced by the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose seminal work, The Prince (1532), laid out his ideas on how the prince of a country could achieve power and, more importantly, retain it, utilizing devious and at times
There are few political commentators that come up to the level of Dr. Charles Krauthammer, but yesterday he managed to say something very intelligent, reasonable, superficially correct, yet wrong-headed. In his appearance on Special Report yesterday, he blamed multiple factors that involve both parties for the horrendous violence enacted on a baseball practice field (snip)There is something unique in the current era, as far as my historical knowledge goes. Fantasy political violence against political opponents is not limited to the fringe, but rather has been embraced by the heights of cultural and institutional power: Shakespeare in the Park and the
What’s a newspaper to do when it ostentatiously refuses to cut funding for a high-profile play in Central Park depicting an obvious President Trump-themed Julius Caesar being assassinated, and then a left wing extremist attempts to assassinate a group of GOP congressmen? The answer is obvious: lie! The New York Times editorial today about the attempted assassination yesterday in Alexandria is one of the most despicable acts of the newspaper since its Russia correspondent Walter Duranty actively covered up Stalin’s crimes in deliberately starving Ukraine. (snip) the Times is forced to lie, and claim that the problem is with the
Turns out…money can’t buy you love. Or a House seat in Georgia’s 6th District. Democrats pulled out all stops in their effort to show that the #Resistance isn’t just about marches and slogans and insulting the president, but also about flipping the House in 2018. They poured tens of millions of dollars into what became the most expensive House race ever, trying to elect 30-year-old nonentity Jon Ossoff to fill the seat of HHS head Tom Price. They cast the race as a referendum on Donald Trump, and a bellwether for 2018. Republicans will be elated with the outcome, and hopeful
On June 8, Lisa Durden, a producer, filmmaker and media commentator, arrived at Essex County College in Newark to teach her speech class. It was the closing days of the summer session and Durden was already set for the fall semester. She was listed as a returning adjunct professor to teach mass communication and popular culture and two effective speech courses. Two days before, she had appeared as a political commentator on the Fox News show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," invited to give her opinion as to why Black Lives Matter organizers held a Memorial Day event in Brooklyn for black people only. When
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Video of a woman demanding for her son to be seen by a "white doctor" at a walk-in clinic in Ontario has gone viral. CTV Toronto reports the four-minute argument was recorded by a patient in the waiting room at the Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic on Sunday. In the video, an employee is heard explaining to the woman that a "white doctor" would not be available until 4 p.m. to see her child. To which she responds, "So you´re saying in the whole entire building there isn´t one white doctor? You´re telling me my kid has chest
Jon Ossoff was on a trajectory to defeat Karen Handel narrowly, poised to deliver a humiliating blow to the White House in a race billed as a referendum of Donald Trump’s early months in office. Then the Republican voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District unexpectedly showed up in droves. Pollsters say sky-high turnout drove Handel, the GOP nominee, to a nearly 4-point victory on Tuesday, despite most pre-election surveys showing Ossoff with a small-but-shrinking lead. Mathematically, a 4-point loss for a Democratic House candidate in a district that has traditionally elected Republicans by wide margins is an encouraging result for
(Facebook) - Former President Barack Obama took to Facebook to ask Republicans to reconsider their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party," Obama wrote. "Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did." He argued that the Republican health care bill
A city on Mars with a million inhabitants could be achievable within 50 years, the space entrepreneur Elon Musk has forecast, as he laid out plans to turn mankind into a multi-planetary species. The SpaceX founder warned that humans would need to venture away from Earth to avoid a ‘Doomsday event’ and our ‘eventual extinction.’ But he said that a huge Martian city could be established this century, which would not just be an outpost, but a fully functioning society with ‘iron foundries and pizza joints.’
Ed Morrissey may be on vacation but he’s still keeping his ear to the door of American politics. He popped up on Twitter this morning, searching for his dictionary to look up the definition of “chutzpah.” The reason for his apparent confusion was a rather off-putting interview with Georgia-06 Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff conducted by NPR’s Rachel Martin. The subject of the massive, record-breaking amount of cash dumped into this race couldn’t be avoided, so Martin asked Ossoff to weigh in. He did so, but his take on the subject rang a bit hollow to say the least. (Emphasis added
As a resident of Hollywood, CA, I didn´t exactly see crying in the streets, but I did "feel their pain," as the saying goes. According to (where else?) Variety, the local entertainment industry went in big time in support of Jon Ossoff, the jejune sometime documentarian, in his quest to win the election in Georgia´s sixth congressional district. Rosie O’Donnell [ je suis shockay], Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Sean Daniel, Connie Britton, Sam Waterston and Kyra Sedgwick are among those who have donated to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign, while others have been participating in phone banks to get out the vote and
Despite receiving an invitation to meet with President Trump, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have reportedly chosen to decline, per Politico. Both Trump and the Congressional Black Caucus met in March to discuss issues important to CBC members, yet many in the Caucus felt as if little to no progress has been made since that meeting three months ago and that any subsequent meeting would be merely lip service. One Democratic aide illustrated the thinking of some in the Congressional Black Caucus saying, “No one wants to be a co-star on the reality show.” Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault,
SANDY SPRINGS, Georgia—After $50 million and a congressional contest bigger than some presidential primaries, the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to replace Rep. Tom Price ended up where it began, with the Republican House seat still in Republican hands and national Democrats still looking for a way to turn the resistance to Donald Trump into a victory at the polls. (Snip) On the Democratic side, the combined efforts of the Ossoff campaign, the DNC, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee help build a monster operation unprecedented in Georgia Democratic politics. By the end of the race, they had
Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of the essentials, let´s finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people´s money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who´ve abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. So as the politicians meet in Springfield this week for another round of posturing and gesturing and blaming, we need a plan.
President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years. At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night he said ´the time has come´ for ´new immigration rules´ that would require those seeking admission to the country to be able to support themselves financially and would bar the use of welfare for a period of at least five years. He said his administration would be ´putting in legislation to that effect very shortly.´ It is unclear, however, how Trump´s proposal would change the current situation.