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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
 

VTRAN reprimand in 3....2....



WTF are you talking about?



I'm talking about having Ailes being involved with a POTUS that was impeached....

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Hannity's gloating about how Mr. Ailes is waiting in the afterlife to kick all our asses.  God is love, I guess.


It makes sense that Fox News would consider the afterlife a paranoid, life-and-death struggle.

It's a shame such things don't exist, because I'm up for kicking the ass of such a man, 77 years old or not.  Also, I miss my cat and wouldn't mind hanging out with her again.

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I don't see how liberals being motivated would stop conservatives from watching the news, but I certainly do see how jamming fingers in one's ears and shouting "nanananana not listening!" may not be as interesting as actually covering the news of say, the brewing impeachment of a president.



It's not necessarily that normal Fox News viewers are watching less, just that MSNBC and CNN are playing catch-up because of recent circumstances.

...Yeah, Ailes had a rotten soul, but even the biggest left-wingers have to admit that he had the body of a fucking Greek god.

Also, paraphrasing Bette Davis:



"You should only speak 'good' of the dead. Roger Ailes is dead. Good."

Fox News says it fired co-host Bob Beckel after racist comment



To be clear, this is the 2nd time he was 'let go' from FoxnotNews

While at Planet Fitness earlier today, I saw that the topic of discussion was Anthony Wiener pleading guilty to sexting a minor. Now I'm not going to defend Carlos Danger or say that it isn't news worthy, but it does seem to be a safe bet that they would rather talk about Weiner than Trump being investigated and possibly impeached.

Bill O'Reilly's op-ed on Roger Ailes' death is dumb:



https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...101846434/



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We are living in a rough age, with technological advances changing behavior and perspective. The downside of that is turning us into a nation where hatred is almost celebrated in some quarters.




Roger Ailes experienced that hatred and it killed him. That is the truth. But he would not want to be remembered that way. He did both good and bad in his life and in that, he has something in common with every human being.



Actually, Ailes died from internal bleeding from a fall, but how fitting is it that even the cause of Ailes' death is a fake news event?  Talk about going full circle.

Ouch.  I barely avoided dying from internal bleeding when I was young and strong and 30.  I don't imagine Ailes' final hours were pleasant ones I hope.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
 

While at Planet Fitness earlier today, I saw that the topic of discussion was Anthony Wiener pleading guilty to sexting a minor. Now I'm not going to defend Carlos Danger or say that it isn't news worthy, but it does seem to be a safe bet that they would rather talk about Weiner than Trump being investigated and possibly impeached.



It's the sad apex of what Ailes and many before him have created: an environment where politics is life, where anyone on the "home team" is to be defended, and anyone in the enemy camp is to be destroyed.

Conservative Bret Stepehns has been a controversial hire over at The New York Times, to say the least, but his Roger Ailes op-ed is worth a read:



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opini...pe=opinion



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What Fox is mainly in the business of doing is hating the left. In the manner of Ailes himself, its convictions stem from its resentments — and shift accordingly. It is sympathetic to military intervention when the left is against it (Iraq) and hostile when the left is for it (Libya); anti-Russia when President Obama was reaching out to Russia, pro-Russia when Obama started getting tough on the Kremlin.


More recently it has discovered the virtues of economic nationalism and the evils of “globalism” in the service of the Trump electorate.


All this makes for a terrific business model — a matter of being attuned to the changing tastes and inclinations of your core audience. But it also means that the network Ailes built was never a vehicle for conservative views.


It was a danger to those views. Populism is not conservatism, which by definition entails resistance to public whims. Conservatives who seek to use populism for their own ends inevitably make a Faustian bargain.


We are now living with the consequences of that bargain in the form of Donald Trump’s presidency. No network has put itself so wholly in the service of a political candidate and the resentments he espouses as Fox.

Fox News apologizes for their Seth Rich coverage - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/23/statement-on-coverage-seth-rich-murder-investigation.html 

It's sad that this news organization consists of a bunch of libtard snowflakes who can't handle Sean Hannity's truth.

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https://twitter.com/christianmccrea/stat...6494093312



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Attn: Me-maw and Pe-paw.

This is why you never see your grandkids. Change the channel to Matlock.
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Fox News apologizes for their Seth Rich coverage - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/23/statement-on-coverage-seth-rich-murder-investigation.html 

It's sad that this news organization consists of a bunch of libtard snowflakes who can't handle Sean Hannity's truth.


Hannity, in fact, has just doubled down.



https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/867107353866457088

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Hannity, in fact, has just doubled down.



https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/867107353866457088


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Kelsey Sutton
@kelseymsutton
Hannity: "I feel so badly for this family & what they have been through & what they are going through.” (family has begged Hannity to stop)

What kind of hell awaits the worst person at Fox News?



EDIT: Fox News' website giving the Rich retraction prominent coverage:



Early retirement to one of their several multi-million dollar homes, I imagine.  Strange world, isn't it?

Roger Alies's son threatens the women his father harassed.


https://twitter.com/deathandtaxes/status...2296193026


He actually says Hell is coming with me. By the looks of him, he seems to be writing checks the rest of him can't cash.

AYOUNG CHARLIE McCARTHY: THE RECKONING.

Fox News sees biggest rating slump in 17 years - http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/fox-news-ratings-donald-trump-cnn-msnbc-a7752941.html



Good.

While I'm sure O'Reilly's departure has a lot to do with it, I like to think some of it is Chicken Little coming home to roost.  After peddling conservative hysteria for decades, their audience just doesn't have the palate for the "all is well, nothing to see here" approach to the tire fire that is the Trump administration.  Maybe the "conservative" part wasn't as vital to the package, and if MSNBC or CNN is serving a different flavor of hysteria, they still prefer that to conservative gruel.



I like to think this, because I've always detected/projected a certain smugness from Fox about how they cracked the code to shape the news toward the LCD, and now they can't put the genie back in the bottle.  They trained the audience to want certain things, and it made them strong enough to withstand anything except the total political victory of "their team".  It's downright poetic.

FoxNews/republicans need a boogie man to focus all their energy on in order for them to be successful.  Without that, they are rudderless.



They (GOP/FoxNews) don't stand for anything....they are only viable when they stand AGAINST something.



I wouldn't be surprised to see them slowly turn against DJT, especially if the congressional winds start blowing against him.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see them slowly turn against DJT, especially if the congressional winds start blowing against him.



I'd be surprised if it was slow.  It may take a long time for them to decide to jump ship, but once the mandate comes down, the turn will come on a dime, from top to bottom.  Everyone will just wake up one day pretending their refrain all along had been "well, Trump was never a real Republican..."

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I'd be surprised if it was slow.  It may take a long time for them to decide to jump ship, but once the mandate comes down, the turn will come on a dime, from top to bottom.  Everyone will just wake up one day pretending their refrain all along had been "well, Trump was never a real Republican..."


If they do play that card, then there better be someone to scream, "Why the Hell didn't you say that back in 2015!" every time they try to do it.

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And here we go:



https://thinkprogress.org/first-advertis...4e1e4ce5e9



Fuck yes.


It seems advertiser loss was FOX News achilles heel all along, wasnt it?

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Fuck yes.


It seems advertiser loss was FOX News achilles heel all along, wasnt it?



Foxnews and it's viewers embrace an ideology where financial greed is considered an admirable character trait....it only seems fitting that this pursuit of $$$ would be their downfall.

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Foxnews and it's viewers embrace an ideology where financial greed is considered an admirable character trait....it only seems fitting that this pursuit of $$$ would be their downfall.



Also, some of these advertisers products definitely arent in the network's demographic buying power.

So apparently Hannity started his Memorial day vacation early....?

A[quote name="VTRan" url="/community/t/149438/fox-news-this-is-not-satire/360#post_4295648"]So apparently Hannity started his Memorial day vacation early....?
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Depending on how many more advertisers leave, it may stretch to Labor Day and beyond.
AWell that's not good. I imagine Hannity will weather the storm. At this point, what choice does FOX News have?

Out of all the things I was expecting out of this election, the fall of FOX News wasn't one of them but here we are. I bet everyone there wishes Hillary won now. There would be a boogyman to hate and Trump would either be back in the food or have his own network.

"Back in the food"?  This must be an Earth saying.

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Well that's not good. I imagine Hannity will weather the storm. At this point, what choice does FOX News have?

Out of all the things I was expecting out of this election, the fall of FOX News wasn't one of them but here we are. I bet everyone there wishes Hillary won now. There would be a boogyman to hate and Trump would either be back in the food or have his own network.

They could try to be hip and give Dennis Miller his own show. While he is 0-2 as far as talk shows go, his HBO show ran for awhile.

AFelt like watching some 90s episodes of Dennis Miller but HBO NOW has only one season of Dennis Miller and its from 2002. Damn, it is rough. He was worn out, super bitter, did not seem to even being enjoying being there.