The Murdoch family has big plans for Fox News. Things went in a completely new direction after the termination of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes. Many thought that the network will lean to the left due to the new policy. Some even said that conservative fat cats are already working on a new network that will remove Fox News from the top. But, something else changed, and Baier is loud and clear about it.
Bill O’Relly was fired after Murdoch led an internal investigation into the sexual harassment scandal. Things got a bit messy, because O’Reilly’s lawyers found evidence suggesting that liberals did a smear campaign to take the host out of Fox News. First, advertisers cancelled their term in O’Reilly’s show, and then he was kicked out. Many said that O’Reilly will join the new administration, and even take the position Sean Spicer holds in the White House. None of this was true, and O’Reilly is working on his own network.
James Murdoch, 21st Century Fox CEO plans to “fix” Fox News to his liking. His radical moves led to the termination of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes. James was the one who pressured Fox News CEO to fire O’Reilly.
Murdoch is working on Fox News, but his activities don’t actually go in favor of the network. Viewers are disappointed, and the ratings have dropped significantly. Many disapprove his idea to fire O’Reilly, and now people are furious for his decision to change the network’s slogan. Host Bret Baier decided to say a few words on this one, and Murdoch won’t like any of these.
The “Fair and Balanced” slogan was used since 1996, but now it’s been removed forever. Murdoch has a temporary solution, and the network uses a new slogan. “Most Watched. Most Trusted.”
“There’s a real difference between the news reporting and news gathering and the opinion shows — the sort of talk shows that occupy prime time. They are certainly provocative … but they are opinion shows, and they’re labeled that way,” Murdoch said.
Baier disapproves this change, and said that his show “will still end with ‘Fair-Balanced and Unafraid.’”
I am. My show will still end with "Fair-Balanced and Unafraid". As it has since the day I took over 8 1/2 yrs ago Not changing my tag line. https://t.co/EA9m2FsC6W
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) June 14, 2017
What do you think about this change? Will Murdoch come up with a new slogan?
(h/t Los Angeles Times)