Things are changing at Fox News, and that’s largely because the big boss, Rupert Murdoch is back in charge. Murdoch has always been keenly in touch with what audiences want, and he appears to be picking up on the fact that the majority of Fox viewers are fed up with the network.
Murdoch’s influence has already resulted in one major change – top news anchor Martha McCallum has been removed from the prestigious 7 PM slot, and relegated to a 3 PM slot in the afternoon.
CNN’s Brian Stelter is hysterical about the change, which means that it’s a good thing for conservatives. Hold your nose for a minute to wade through his description of the changes:
For long stretches in 2020, key Fox News staffers did not feel much of Rupert Murdoch’s influence. That might have been because he was riding out the pandemic at a country estate west of London. But the patriarch is asserting himself again at Fox News — and moving his network even further to the right.
On Monday Fox News demoted Martha MacCallum from the 7pm hour, a very prominent time slot, and moved her to 3 o’clock. MacCallum’s show was conservative in many ways, but it was considered by Fox to be news, not opinion, and it wasn’t “working,” in TV biz parlance. So her show will be replaced next week with a right-wing opinion show, i.e. the type of incendiary programming that Fox viewers overwhelmingly prefer. Murdoch was directly involved in the decision, two sources told me. And he’s not done: Further changes are expected to the programming lineup in the coming weeks.
If Cryin’ Brian is freaking out on CNN, you know it’s good.
I’m excited for the new show in the 7 PM slot – hiring a solid conservative like Mark Levin or even Trey Gowdy would be a great step towards winning back conservative audiences.
Fox fans can only hope that Rupert Murdoch will wrest control from the politically correct mediocrities running Fox into the ground. It’s time to Make Fox Great Again.