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Roger Ailes: 'Fox Has Won the Cable News Wars'
breitbart ^ | Jan. 8, 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:21 AM PST by PROCON

Roger Ailes, the CEO and Chairman of Fox News, has declared victory over his left-wing competitors, CNN and MSNBC. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ailes points out correctly that MSNBC and CNN have given up on and are moving away from the news business: "That means Fox has won the cable news wars." Indeed it does.

"MSNBC has [already] announced they're out of the news business," Ailes added. "They have several different hosts, but it's always the same show: Republicans are no good." Ailes pointed out that CNN is moving out of the news business and mocked CNN chief Jeff Zucker over the network's bizarre obsession with the documentary Blackfish: "[Zucker] had a big hit with a whale one night [the documentary Blackfish]. I guess he's going to do whales a lot."

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I know a lot of FReepers think Fox isn't conservative enough, with the likes of Bob Bechtel and Juan Williams, but I'm glad they're winning the rating wars.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:21 AM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

proof is in the ratings


2 posted on 01/09/2014 6:22:28 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: PROCON

I don’t mind Bob and Juan. What I mind, especially on Fox and Friends, are the constant stories pandering to the Honey Booboo set... it’s like a TV version of People Magazine. I still like Bret Beir. That’s all I can take though.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 6:24:09 AM PST by Mercat
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To: PROCON
I know a lot of FReepers think Fox isn't conservative enough, with the likes of Bob Bechtel and Juan Williams, but I'm glad they're winning the rating wars.

I think FOX is moderate, not conservative.

But it is clearly better than the communist networks.

4 posted on 01/09/2014 6:24:30 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: PROCON

Anyone else notice that hardly anyone watches CNN in the airports these days?


5 posted on 01/09/2014 6:29:44 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: PROCON

I think it’s because conservatives are the only ones watching cable news. Democrats are too comfortable to bother with such distractions.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 6:30:44 AM PST by sarasota
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To: PROCON
I wish Fox and Fools would have more Real News and less giggling among themselves.

7 posted on 01/09/2014 6:31:36 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: PROCON

The Blaze is going to exceed them soon too

People are hungry for truth in the news instead of Democrat propaganda


8 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:22 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mercat

Your post cracked me up. I’ve said for many years that most TV news has digressed to “The People Magazine Show”.

Fox is not conserviative, but I would call them “in the middle”. That is really where I want to see news organizations.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:36 AM PST by cuban leaf (I'm now in central KY partly due to Revelation 18:4)
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To: Mercat
What I mind, especially on Fox and Friends, are the constant stories pandering to the Honey Booboo set ...
I surf the cable news stations w/ my morning coffee and I see a little of that on Fox.
But the worst offender is Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN.
Nothing but Hollyweird celebrity news and pandering to the brain dead social media losers.
10 posted on 01/09/2014 6:33:10 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PROCON

Their numbers would be sky high if they had not turned left. I use to watch them years. Now they are gop-e bought and paid for. If they see there numbers slip enough, they put on a conservative face. They are just like the others, only not as far left. They still keep chasing the left. At what point are people going to see the moral depravity of leftist ideas? Never for many when they can get a dime from the government. Even there own kids future does not matter as much as their getting money and their pride. The government has become an “idol” to many. God hates idols and will destroy them all one day. Our nation needs prayers and fasting. If only Isaiah or Ezekiel or Joel were around.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 6:33:35 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Notice that most airports have turned the sound down on those TVs????


12 posted on 01/09/2014 6:36:27 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: oh8eleven

I get most of my news from this website.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:37:11 AM PST by Mercat
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To: PROCON

Oh my goodness. No one watches cable news. The numbers that do watch would get any other show canceled. Year in and year out fewer and fewer watch. Those that do watch are so old they almost make me look young. So, yeah, one of the children in the sandbox won a meaningless, small, silly contest.

“News entertainment” is killing us. It’s all crap.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 6:39:39 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: BitWielder1

>> I wish Fox and Fools would have more Real News and less giggling among themselves <<

Yes, and they really should tell all those beautiful blondes to stop showing so much leg. It’s just too distracting!


15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:29 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn
Yes, and they really should tell all those beautiful blondes to stop showing so much leg. It’s just too distracting!

That is not a problem. Enjoy it until the Muzzies have them wear burqas.

16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:49:59 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: PROCON

This morning I as usual steered my television to the cable wall street stations.

However at some point I became bored with all the alternatives, and switched over to the cable news networks.

I clicked on Fox. Then I went to CNN and Headline News. For some reason I decided to watch CNN for a moment and give them a chance.

That choice was short-lived. Almost immediately there I was watching them batter whatshisname about the “scandal” he is allegedly responsible for.

Now I am no fan of who’s-it, but really?

For over five years now we have had the worst president in the history of America, and all these media nitwits have been silent.

Now they’re battering a Republican?

It was all over Headline News as well.

I am watching Fox News again now. Sorry CNN you blew that chance to win me back.

I’m series. You were in the running, and blew it.

Once again.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:50:18 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Mercat
I get most of my news from this website.
What you get here is opinion ... the actual news comes from many other sources.
18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:50:38 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I get most of my news from this website.
What you get here is opinion ... the actual news comes from many other sources.
BOVINE EXCREMEMT .....THE COMPLETE AND HONEST TRUTH COMES FROM THE BLOGS....WHERE YOU BEEN???


19 posted on 01/09/2014 6:56:32 AM PST by jimsin
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To: PROCON
You could compare CNN to a train wreck, but people actually watch those.

LOL

20 posted on 01/09/2014 7:14:07 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: PROCON
Moving rising cable superstar Megyn Kelly to 9pm has not only boosted the network's ratings by 20% in the coveted 25-54 demo but this happened without bumping a single anchor or host.

What about the fagola Shep Smith? He got kicked to the curb and no one noticed, excepting me. lol

21 posted on 01/09/2014 7:16:04 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: PROCON

Since the others are no longer doing news (other than AlJazeera which is drawing a 0.000001% rating), he’s won by default.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 7:21:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PROCON

BTTT!


23 posted on 01/09/2014 7:51:09 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mercat

Ditto to that.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 7:52:11 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: jimsin
THE COMPLETE AND HONEST TRUTH COMES FROM THE BLOGS.
Suuuuuuuuuuuure it does ...
25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:54:18 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

‘THE COMPLETE AND HONEST TRUTH COMES FROM THE BLOGS.
Suuuuuuuuuuuure it does ...’

IT HAS TO BE DUMMY, BECAUSE THERE IS VERY VERY LITTLE CENSORSHIP ON THE REALLY GOOD ONES...YOU JUST HAVE TO BE SMART ENOUGH TO SORT IT OUT....BUT BOTH SIDES ARE THERE UNLIKE THE NETWORKS ...CRACK A BOOK ONCE IN AWHILE..


26 posted on 01/09/2014 8:01:53 AM PST by jimsin
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To: jimsin
YOU JUST HAVE TO BE SMART ENOUGH TO SORT IT OUT
Missed it again, didn't you? (Pssst ... your caps key is on, smarty :)
27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:09:30 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PROCON

I love FOXNEWS though I do not agree with everything I hear from there. I record everything from THE FIVE at 5 p.m. through HANNITY at 10 p.m. and try to watch the major interviews in all the programs. Meghan Kelly is truly a star. She can pick the nuggets out of any story and highlight the importance of any issue. She does not allow any misleading of her audience which guests sometimes try to do. FOX is documenting as accurately as possible the history of the 21st century. The dishonest and the criminal element do not find much comfort over there. The tough questions which the major news media will never cover WILL be asked by someone at FOX and that is why the trust of the American people is growing for that network.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:15:39 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: PROCON

With the exception of Baier, Cavuto, and Wallace there are no news shows on Fox, either. The rest of the schedule is basically infotainment.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:10:04 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: oh8eleven

I’m quite sure the articles posted at the beginning of most threads is considered news.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 9:59:16 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-highlight-media-reacts-admit-it

If you watch this video, you will see why no one watches the news anymore.

31 posted on 01/09/2014 3:51:18 PM PST by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: jimsin
THE COMPLETE AND HONEST TRUTH COMES FROM THE BLOGS.

Where do you think these blogs GET the material from?

Why, they just steal it from the MSM. Recycled crap is still crap, Einstein.

32 posted on 01/10/2014 7:31:13 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Notary Sojac

get rid of cable.
don’t have your dad get punched for a can of soup.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 1:43:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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