Americans were shocked to discover that “conservative” news network Fox News is nearly as left-leaning as CNN. The network called Arizona for Biden long before the counting ended. And they are pushing the same left-wing narrative that Biden won the race, even though the process is far from over.
(Not to mention how anti-Trumper Neil Cavuto censored the White House press secretary as she revealed vote fraud accounts.)
This is something commentators like myself have been saying all along. Major news networks are run by corporations who as loyal to the right as the Democratic Party. Fox News had a reputation for being “conservative” only because of standout hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Ratings for the once number one network quickly began to drop after Election Night, as conservative viewers looked for alternative sources. It seems that unless Fox News can prove it is not as bias and corrupt as all the other networks, it will quickly collapse.
In fact, rumors started to grow that outspoken conservative host Tucker Carlson was looking to take his show elsewhere. But Tucker himself address those rumors, giving a glimmer of hope for the embattled network.
Halfway through Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson put to rest supposed rumors that his show would leave his current network.
Instead, Carlson said the show was not leaving, and instead, it was expanding its presence within Fox News.
“Before we get to the next segment, a quick note about this show: Over the weekend, we got a lot of calls asking if we’re leaving Fox News. Ironically, at that very moment, we were working on a project to expand the amount of reporting and analysis we do in this hour across other parts of the company. This show is not going anywhere. It is getting bigger. People who run Fox News want more of it, not less, and we are grateful for that. We’ll have specifics soon. But as always, thank you for your trust in us. We’ll do our best to be worthy of it.” [Source: Breitbart]
It’s ironic that shows like Tucker’s—who refuse to be cowed by the left—have only soared on the network. It’s clear that viewers want more news coverage that people like Tucker can provide, obviously conservative points of view to counter the left’s narrative. Yet over the years, the network has slid more and more leftward.
Trump has said it time and again and you didn’t believe him. Only now are conservatives realizing that the network is not their friend.
But, now that they are feeling the pain, the network is trying to recover some of those lost viewers. They made the wise decision to expand Tucker’s influence over the network, instead of retracting it.
That’s a good start, Fox News. Now how about letting folks like Jeanine Pirro and Hannity have more time and influence? If you want to beat the top network again, stop biting the hands that keep you alive.
We’ll see if they bother to figure that out.