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AHe answered them, "No-man has sued me, No-man has fired me."
Then they said, "If no man has fired thee, thy trouble is from the gods, and we may not interfere. Bear it patiently, and pray to them."
AShe could have said "Yes" but she's clearly weaker and more dishonest than the women she lambasts for coming forward "years later" and "looking for a paycheck".

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/sarah-p...-fox-news/

What a sad, grotesque parody of a human being. A picture perfect profile in cowardice.

Black employees of Fox News allege that executives had them arm wrestle white people for entertainment:



http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/201...inues.html

I hope this is the beginning of the end of FoX News. Burn it all down!

AThey'll survive, but I've heard for a while now that James Murdoch wants to take the company to a more center right position, so if I were Hannity, I'd be making plans for life after Fox in the next two - three years.

Also, I hope protesters keep up the pressure on Carlson and dig up some of his old, racist, sexist shit.
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They'll survive, but I've heard for a while now that James Murdoch wants to take the company to a more center right position, so if I were Hannity, I'd be making plans for life after Fox in the next two - three years.

Also, I hope protesters keep up the pressure on Carlson and dig up some of his old, racist, sexist shit.


James Murdoch was brazen enough to attack the BBC publicly in an interview for its 'monopolistic practices' and how unfair that was (the BBC!). Anyone from Australia knowing how much of the media they own here finds that doubly ludicrous.



Here's an article, I believe you call this chutzpah?



https://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/a...v-festival



"James Murdoch tonight launched a scathing attack on the BBC, describing the corporation's size and ambitions as "chilling" and accusing it of mounting a "land grab" in a beleaguered media market."



Brazen, I'll give him that.



Then the phone hacking scandal happened and he had to sit down and shut up at least for a while.

O'Reilly's settlement from Fox could be 25 million dollars. This is proof that good things happen to bad people.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/busin...v&_r=0

O'Reilly is supposed to launch a new Podcast tomorrow. I'll admit I may give it a listen. Unlike the O'Reilly Factor, which I managed to avoid for 20 years.

To add, it's not hard to see why James Murdoch among others is pushing for a more centre-right position. As said earlier in this thread, the average age of the viewing audience is something like 67, right? The writing is definitely on the wall if they don't attract more viewers to replace them. That's going to be even harder with a splintering audience due to the available options nowadays even before we get into the fact that you can only deviate in your reporting from reality so far and for so long before reality smacks you down in the same way you're not going to fly if you jump out a window unassisted because gravity has something to say about that.

Then, of course none of this helps.



Alisyn Camerota Says She Faced Sexual and Emotional Harassment by Roger Ailes While at Fox



http://jezebel.com/alisyn-camerota-says-...1794578043



7 More Black Employees Plan to Sue Fox News for Racial Discrimination: Report



http://www.theroot.com/more-bodies-pile-...1794572892



and a lot more.

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To add, it's not hard to see why James Murdoch among others


I've never regretted my username before today.

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To add, it's not hard to see why James Murdoch among others is pushing for a more centre-right position. As said earlier in this thread, the average age of the viewing audience is something like 67, right? The writing is definitely on the wall if they don't attract more viewers to replace them. That's going to be even harder with a splintering audience due to the available options nowadays even before we get into the fact that you can only deviate in your reporting from reality so far and for so long before reality smacks you down in the same way you're not going to fly if you jump out a window unassisted because gravity has something to say about that.



There's only so many Squatty Potties that demographic can buy!

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Oh shit, is it happening?



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sean-ha...li=BBnb7Kz



Hahaha they find the one photo that makes him look guilty!

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Oh shit, is it happening?



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sean-ha...li=BBnb7Kz



Burn it all down.

A[quote name="Jmacq1" url="/community/t/149438/fox-news-this-is-not-satire/250#post_4275576"]Oh shit, is it happening?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sean-ha...li=BBnb7Kz
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If she ends up as the only one who comes forward (she's apparently been at him for a while), then I think not. He's going to carpet bomb her until she caves in.
AYeah - and unless there's more to her allegations than is being touched on in the news coverage, it's tasteless as fuck but seems like it'd be hard to make into a career-ender.

Then again, if we've learned anything from this debacle, it's that it's never just a one-time thing with these guys.

Plus Hannity is not by any stretch the ratings juggernaut O'Reilly was, and even that couldn't save him in the end, so there's that.

So I was right...this is a generational changing of the guard within the Murdoch clan and Ailes and O'Reilly are collateral damage...



http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mi...ews-995800


There is also a huge deal pending where Fox and Sky News merge...and I understand that in the UK there are regulations if not laws against the kind of shit O'Reilly (apparently, because again I never watched him) spouted.

*sigh*



http://jezebel.com/bill-oreilly-didnt-ha...1794642695



Pro-tip for Fox viewers, if you're going to call someone stupid or variations of thereof, make sure you spell the words in the sentence doing so correctly. Have a read of the article, there's one such example which is a real doozy.

There is some amazing grammar in those emails.

I believe the Twitter joke usually goes something like this:



James Murdoch: "At least, all of this shit is in our past and we can move on...."



Jesse Watters: "Hold my beer."



https://twitter.com/yashar/status/857086655622246400

So, guess who's going on vacation?



http://www.businessinsider.com/jesse-wat...ump-2017-4



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Fox News' Jesse Watters is reportedly taking a vacation, one day after making what was seen as suggestive remarks about Ivanka Trump.



CNN's Brian Stelter and the CNNMoney Media team reported Wednesday that Watters, who co-hosts "The Five," would be missing two days of his first week in the network's 9 p.m. timeslot.



How'd that O'Reilly vacation work out again?

AAt this rate, who're they going to have left?
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At this rate, who're they going to have left?


I think you might be missing the bigger picture here which is that at this rate, they're going to have no-one left.

AThey'll have to replace the empty set of Fox & Friends with reruns of Shining Time Station just to keep President Baby amused.

So alongside this pressure from women, why don't we get pressure from civil rights groups about the constant denigration of people of color coming out of Fox News? Pressure advertisers to drop out of Fox & Friends and whatever the fuck Tucker Carlson's show is. Is absolutely no one trying to do this? It's clearly been effective.

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So alongside this pressure from women, why don't we get pressure from civil rights groups about the constant denigration of people of color coming out of Fox News? Pressure advertisers to drop out of Fox & Friends and whatever the fuck Tucker Carlson's show is. Is absolutely no one trying to do this? It's clearly been effective.


Because people of color aren't the main viewing group of Fox News, so advertisers don't care if they're offended/there aren't enough of them to worry about.  There are, however, a lot of women that watch it.



Or put another way, the ads aren't there to cater to a market segment that isn't watching.  Why would you pull them on behalf of people that wouldn't have seen them to begin with?

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Because people of color aren't the main viewing group of Fox News, so advertisers don't care if they're offended/there aren't enough of them to worry about.  There are, however, a lot of women that watch it.



Or put another way, the ads aren't there to cater to a market segment that isn't watching.  Why would you pull them on behalf of people that wouldn't have seen them to begin with?



That was my first thought, but also as I've understood it, the advertisers aren't responding ot actual decreases in revenue, so much as noise from consumer groups saying that they've noticed where they are advertising and will organize boycotts if things don't change.  It doesn't really seem like it would matter much what quadrant that noise was coming from, since there aren't many companies that don't want to be hitting them all.

Could Bill Shine be out at Fox soon?



http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/201...-news.html



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But privately, Shine is expressing concern about his future at the network. According to three sources briefed on the conversations, Shine has told friends he recently asked Rupert’s sons James and Lachlan — the CEO and co-chairman, respectively, of network parent company 21st Century Fox — to release a statement in support of him, but they refused to do so. The sources said Shine made the request because of withering press coverage of Fox News in recent weeks. A source added that Shine has privately complained that Rupert “isn’t fighting for him” in the press, which is why he wanted explicit support from the sons.



Through a Fox News spokesperson, Shine denied personally going to James and Lachlan for a statement. A Murdoch spokesperson said Shine did not directly ask for a statement.



Hannity seems troubled by the news:



https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/8...2884430849



https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/8...4236107776

Ahttps://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/a-one-man-gas-chamber-heres-why-neo-nazis-love-bill-oreillys-replacement-tucker-carlson/

The most illuminating bit here is the alt-right dickhead who uses the term "red-pilled" (connecting cock-challenged MRA's to Neo-Nazis), juxtapose that with another Neo-Nazi using the pejorative "trannies" and you have the makings of a seriously stupid slice of irony.
A"Less cuckservative." Backhanded compliment of the day.
A[quote name="Iron Maiden" url="/community/t/149438/fox-news-this-is-not-satire/300#post_4278110"]Could Bill Shine be out at Fox soon?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/201...-news.html


Hannity seems troubled by the news:

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/8...2884430849

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/8...4236107776
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Just like replacing O'Reilly with Carlson, I believe what we're going to see is a purely cosmetic change at Fox News. They'll replace their roster with people who are less of a financial and liability, but who are no less odious.
ACarlson looks like a eunich, so it's unlikely that his libido will get the better of him.