Up until recently, the Fox News channel was considered the standard in conservative cable news. They hosted conservative names like Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and of course Bill O’Reilly. Their mantra was that they would deliver the news in a “fair and balanced” way and for a while, it looked like the unicorn of news aspirations might have been attained. They interviewed the conservatives and liberals alike and didn’t let anybody get away with any double talk.
The first clue that we might have gotten that there was trouble in paradise over at the biggest news company in the United States was when there was a clash of personalities between, then candidate, Donald Trump and anchor Megyn Kelly. Her bias started to show, and for a while, Trump refused to do any interviews with the company. Kelly eventually found a home elsewhere, but the problems didn’t all go with her.
The most recent and notable problem at Fox has been the scandals surrounding O’Reilly and others. Unfortunately, it looks like somebody has found the Achilles heal, and is hacking away at it. But is this slide away from conservatives all unintentional, and more importantly, unwanted?
A report at Pamela Geller would suggest that it is not.
By Cliff Kincaid, April 28,
When Bill O’Reilly left Fox News he declared, “I am very confident the truth will come out and when it does I don’t know if you are going to be surprised, but I think you are going to be shaken as I am.” Some observers think he was referring not to the sexual harassment allegations against him, but to behind-the-scenes maneuvers by one of Rupert Murdoch’s sons, James, and his very liberal wife, Kathryn. Her bio says, “Between 2007-2011, Ms. Murdoch served as Director of Strategy & Communications for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) where she also managed CCI ‘s partnership with Microsoft in the development of a global greenhouse gas emissions tracking software.”
In short, she is a globalist insider who sees the green hysteria as a viable way to control people and their lifestyles.
We warned back in 2007 in our column, “Rupert Murdoch Picks Liberal Son as Successor,” that James Murdoch was maneuvering to take control of Fox News. We also noted that James Murdoch “buys into global warming hysteria,” and that his liberal philosophy on environmental and other matters “could become the party line” of the Fox News Channel.
It turns out that his wife is more of an environmental zealot than he is.
Accuracy in Media had attended the annual meeting of the Fox News parent company, raising concern about James Murdoch’s increasing influence in the company and his attacks on conservative groups, such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). He wrote an article for the Guardian attacking CEI for dispensing “inaccurate propaganda” about the global warming issue.
The Gateway Pundit website notes that Kathryn Murdoch regularly trashes Trump on Twitter. Indeed, her Twitter feed goes after many different conservative personalities and policies of all kinds. A collection of her most significant Tweets includes attacks on Trump aide Steve Bannon, and despondency over Trump’s election victory. On the other hand, she praised Fox News personality Shepard Smith for criticizing Trump.
Her Tweets have included messages such as:
A vote for Trump is a vote for climate catastrophe.
Can we impeach a candidate? Seriously.
Happy to see this on Fox News. The final argument for Hillary Clinton, based on 3 indisputable facts.
It doesn’t sound like the news giant is going to get to keep their title of “fair and balanced” for much longer at this rate. In a climate where the President of the United States is even calling people out for being fake news, one would think that the credibility of the news would have an even higher premium put on it. Unfortunately, it seems that if you’re a liberal, your first and most important goal has got to be to further the liberal agenda. Truth, justice, and the American way be damned, they’re going to push some pseudo-science and brainwashing down our throats even if it bankrupts them.
If I could say one thing to Fox, it would be to watch their backs. They have already alienated much of their conservative base and ruined much of the trust that we had in them. They’re going to have to tread softly if they don’t want to be relegated in the minds of Americans as one of the irrelevant, agenda peddling mainstream liberal puppets that all of the rest of cable news is looking like. It’s only a matter of time before O’Reilly and others like him get together and give America what it has proven that we want; an actual news station.