Serious Discussions of a New Right-Leaning Network Are Taking Place – Updated

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A person familiar with private talks among media bigwigs says there is “serious” discussion of launching a rival conservative news network, Mediaite reports.

The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting was held on Saturday with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network, according to Mediaite.

Axios claims he’s one of the people meeting with “high-powered television executives and potential funders” to talk about a new network.

Roger Ailes is said to be involved in the talks.

The “pitch is that the network could immediately reach at least 85 million homes,” Mediaite writes.

There are certainly plenty of conservative powerhouses – some out of work – to pick from that could star on a new network. They might even be able to lure some executives away.

The news that Fox is moving left comes from a number of sources. Gabriel Sherman has reported on “sweeping management changes” to soon take place and the NY Times published a report of a Fox News cable overhaul that would move the channel away from the anti-politically correct tone and produce a friendly Fox.

The latest potential victim of the Murdoch boys’ firing appears to be executive Bill Shine. He is integral to conservative news continuing on Fox.

Hannity has tweeted about it.

 “I just don’t see Fox News and Sean having a long relationship. If Sean becomes available, you have 100 percent turnover in primetime and a huge opportunity,” a television executive, who didn’t want to be identified, but is involved in some of the talks, told Mediaite.

“I’m working on it (the new conservative channel) hot and heavy,” the source said. “It’s live, it’s real.” The new channel could come to fruition within the next 10 to 12 months, the executive said.

It’s quite a niche that needs to be filled though many believe the trend is for younger viewers to flee cable for alternative over-the-top live streaming platforms like Hulu, Amazon, Roku and YouTube TV.

There is no place left for the right-leaning viewers to go if Fox moves left, which is what the left wants. They want to inundate Americans with left-wing news and opinions all day long because they think they are the only ones who have the correct opinions.

Fox News does not appear to be left-wing yet. Tucker Carlson has been promoted, along with Eric Bolling and Jesse Watters. Hannity is still on at 10pm. Lou Dobbs isn’t softening his conservative stance. A full 25% of 21st Century Fox’s operating income of $6.6 billion last year came from Fox News cable. Are they really going to give that up? Some say ‘yes’.

The Murdoch boys are Progressives as are their wives. They had planned to use Megan Kelly as their reconstituted US Sky News cable station but now that she is gone, it’s unclear they can do it. The left-wing media is exploiting the turmoil and the FBI investigation. Should a new network be formed, the same left-wing attack dogs will declare war.

 

The article was updated to include further analysis.

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  1. My opinion on Fox News changed drastically after 9-11 when they aired a number of reports that accused Israel of being behind the attack.

    It was a little later I learned that Arab money finances Fox and it became apparent they slant in that direction.

    It would be a welcome change to see a network that is more conservative by nature. Fox may give conservatives a voice but it certainly cannot be called a conservative network.

    Media conservatives are much like the Republican Party itself. There is no unified purpose to the party and so, in kind, are the media conservatives.

    There are many voices out there and each are vying for apparently their own empires. The first I knew of was Beck’s Blaze TV. Now there is Mark Levin, Dennis Lynch and even Milo.

    I would have doubts in this succeeding because of the different personalities that are involved and the need to put aside individual egos.

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