Over the past few months, Fox News has witnessed unprecedented movement in its on-air ranks. Tucker Carlson took the ball and ran (with his program outdrawing his predecessors), while Greta Van Susteren — and later Megyn Kelly — found greener pastures elsewhere (albeit for very different reasons). In the Roger Ailes era, major changes at the network were rare, leaving little real chance for movement. So, with this newfound opportunity gold rush at (or from) Fox, who is best poised to make the next meteoric rise? My cable news Ouija board is spelling out Eric Bolling. (Insert eye roll here.) Yes, the conservative pundit has been toiling in only somewhat prominent spots on the Fox farm for a long time, but Bolling’s extensive — and often controversial — track record put him in the perfect spot to become the new Fox News darling. Back in 2006, CNBC was Continue reading "My Pick For The Next Fox News Breakout Star"
More than four million people tuned in to watch Ms. Maddow unveil a portion of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns, in a tantalizingly slow manner.
Rachel Maddow has finally addressed criticism that she and her network oversold the Donald Trump tax return scoop. In an interview with the Associated Press, the ratings empress of MSNBC completely absolved herself of any blame, saying that she had nothing to with with anyone whose expectations were too high. “Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal,” said Maddow. “It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.” External to what we did? …I don’t think so. While Maddow is correct that she never explicitly suggested evidence of malfeasance, she cannot disavow her obvious attempt to over-hype the story in a way that led people to that conclusion. Let’s look at the record.
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Fox News and CNN dramatically boosted their viewership among the millennial generation, according to Nielsen data published by the New York Post on Wednesday. Post correspondent Claire Atkinson detailed how “Fox News attracted the highest number of millennials — famously addicted to their smartphones — with 67,700 of those aged between 18 and 34 tuning in” during the first quarter of 2017, an increase of “250 percent from the same period two years ago.” Fox News’s competitor, CNN, also doubled its number of millennial viewers “to 62,900 from 34,800 in 2015.” Notoriously liberal MSNBC surprisingly didn’t get a similar boost, according to the data: “MSNBC just notched 35,900 in the first quarter versus 20,400 in the comparable period two years earlier.” Atkinson noted that “latest cable-TV figures aren’t big numbers when compared with the hundreds of millions of log-ins that social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Continue reading "Smartphone-Savy Millennials Increasingly Getting News…From Fox?"