Fox was in a scramble post debate. Roger Ailes seems to have calmed the waters, but not the fears. I know, maybe Bill O’Reilly will come to Fox’s rescue with “Killing Fox”?
REPORT: DONALD TRUMP’S GRASSROOTS SUPPORT CAUSED ‘RARE MOMENT OF WEAKNESS’ FOR FOX NEWS
11 Aug 2015 | Breitbart
In recent days, Ailes got a glimpse of what a Trump-less Fox News would look like. On Sunday, Trump called in to the four other public-affairs shows; this morning he gave interviews to Today and Morning Joe. Inside Fox, this was alarming. Inside Fox, this was alarming. “This thing with Megyn got way ahead of Roger and bigger than he must have thought,” one Fox personality said. “Roger wants this to blow over,” another source added. “He’s upset that conservatives are mad at Fox.” Online, Ailes also took flak. Both the Drudge Report and Breitbart News carried pro-Trump headlines. [more]
Well, all I can say is you play with fire, you get burned — not if but when. They sought to appease the Left and take advantage of the exuberant ratings Trump gave them. It’s now clear even MSN cable knew that going into the debate. Eugene Robinson told MSNBC host that “Megyn Kelly throws a mean punch” about a week before the debate.
Fox wanted to show how tough and relentless they could be against conservatives to their skeptical, flash-mob of viewers. It worked MSM was thrilled, including the NY Times. But Roger wasn’t happy with results — well, except the ratings part — and Trump marginalized Fox. Ratings were nice while they lasted.
Here is a hint to Fox: if you really want to prove something positive in the greater news media, to viewers and would be skeptics, then suppose you find an anchor(or pundits) who actually break the liberal wall of talking points progressives erect? For instance: Tuesday after the debate Megyn, promising not to mention the Trump dust up, broke the news Hillary’s server was being seized and that Clinton had top secret info on it. What to do? So she had Obama adviser Bill Burton on letting him waltz over her with his scripted talking points. Was she not prepared… being that the server is such a new story and all?
Why not show Fox is capable of breaching that liberal sound-bite wall, a much more constructive, respectable task? Sensational ratings are not the answer to systemic failures in politics and media. I think we learned that. Though they can’t seem to crack the code of Democrats’ talking points, something done daily on the Internet.
Give them a trial to cover, they’re on it. Give them a car chase and they are all about that with live eyes in the sky. But put progressives’ talking points memo of the day in front of them, in black and white, and they can’t seem to dissect it no matter how many resources at their disposal. [/off rant] Or maybe they just don’t want to?
Truth, not fair and balanced, should be the goal. Seems when Fox reports and we decide, Fox doesn’t like what we decide.