Thursday, October 27, 2016
Conservatives Look For a New Network
With the far-left Huffington Post proclaiming openly gay Shepard Smith as “the future” of Fox News, many conservatives are looking elsewhere for news and information. Almost on cue, it has been announced that a new digital conservative TV channel called CRTV is launching this December that will be featuring Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn. There is also talk of “Trump TV.”
Since the forced departure of Roger Ailes, reports Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post, Rupert Murdoch’s two sons, James and Lachlan, “have taken a bigger role inside the network.” In a reference to host Sean Hannity, a hard-core Trump supporter, Grim says they intend to jettison “some of the knuckle-dragging, opinion-heavy approach to politics,” and give more leeway to Shepard Smith, Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly.
It has been rumored for years that James Murdoch, the liberal Murdoch son who buys into global warming hysteria, is the real heir to his father’s media business. The New York Times has described him as “steadfastly liberal” and notes that he “has supported Bill Clinton and Al Gore, whose daughter he befriended at Harvard.”........To Read More....
My Take - With the exception of a few personalities, Fox News isn't all that conservative. Shepard Smith is a flaming liberal, Bill O'Reilly is a phony, Meghan Kelly is a fraud, Chris Wallace is still his father's son - although he at least gives the impression he's trying to be impartial, but the act isn't all that good.
Brett Baier gives the best impression of impartial reporting, "The Five" have difficulty being the rock in the liberal current. George Will and Krauthammer are both arrogantly ego-centric, both are atheists, both transition to leftist thinking, along with leftist posturing on occasion, such as this election. The only real conservative is Judge Jeanine Ferris Pirro, who won't tolerate spinning, and Laura Ingram and Hannity coming up close.
Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Greg Gutfeld are conservative moderates, but lacking the historical foundation or intellectual ammunition to shut down the logical fallacies of the leftists who appear on the show., although Gutfeld is the best of the lot now.
Dana Perino is a Bush Washington insider who would be comfortable with Will and Krauthammer's views. Andrea Tantaros was the only real conservative on The Five with Gutfeld running second. And they got rid of her.
Juan Williams is a leftist loon. He and Geraldo are experts at logical fallacies and self delusion. Kristen Powers, an apologist for the left in almost every occasion, claims to have converted from atheism to Christianity but remains a Democrat - a Party Platform defending every form of abortion and gay marriage. Since both those positions are antithetical to Christian ethics does that make her a heretic?
Her "conversion", along with Bob Beckel's, who I never found to be anything but contemptible, is questionable, which makes me wonder how scarred their conciences must be to continue on their paths. They've all breathed the air of the leftist fever swamps so long they can't argue without logical fallacies, misdirection, obfuscation of the facts and outright propaganda.
I missed a bunch of Fox characters I know, but no matter, Fox isn't conservative nor did Ailes want it to be. He wanted it to make money and he saw a market that would meet that criteria. That market was a very large conservative population in this nation that came of age and realized the news media was nothing more than a propaganda machine for leftists and Democrats. So he provided a news service that wasn't a complete socialist propaganda machine. And that market wouldn't have been obvious to Ailes, or anyone else in the media, if it wasn't for Talk Radio and Rush Limbaugh. He created conservative media. Like it or not - that's the story.