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Losing Ratings Battle, CNN Head Spouts Off At Fox
Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2014 | Kevin Glass

Posted on 01/11/2014 6:24:16 AM PST by Kaslin

Fox News chief Roger Ailes released a book recently and has been on a book tour promoting it. In the process, Ailes gave an interview to the Hollywood Reporter in which he suggested that CNN was "out of the news business" due to its increased reliance on human-interest and sensationalism.

Those comments apparently didn't sit well with CNN head Jeff Zucker.

Zucker today spouted off about Fox News' political influence, saying "the Republican Party is being run out of NewsCorp headquarters, masquerading as a news channel."

Considering that part of Ailes' initial interview was that he was not particularly worried about CNN, it's doubtful Ailes would consider this outburst particularly meaningful.

Still, Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus set the record straight.

Hey Jeff Zucker, we're the Republican Party and we speak for ourselves, pal. Have a great weekend. cc: @CNN @FoxNews
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 10, 2014


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cnn; foxnews; rogerailes
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1 posted on 01/11/2014 6:24:17 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Takes one to know one. They really don’t like us to play their game.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 6:28:37 AM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Kaslin

Zucker is a left wing media stooge who is riding CNN on its plunge to the ground. Good luck with that, Rat Face.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 6:29:36 AM PST by twister881
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To: Kaslin

And the democrat party isn’t being run out of the headquarters of CNNABCNBCCBSMANBC? Thanks I really needed a great laugh to start the day


4 posted on 01/11/2014 6:30:39 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Kaslin

uckers response is SO typical of a RAT—it’s always somebody elses fault. They can NEVER take resonsibility for screwing up.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 6:33:40 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Kaslin

CNN...and most liberals...do not realize Fox News keeps moving towards the left.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 6:34:11 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: twister881
Only a matter of time before Obama authorizes a federal bailout of media companies...
7 posted on 01/11/2014 6:37:54 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yeah and ABCCBSNBC and CNN are moving to the right /SARCASM>


8 posted on 01/11/2014 6:39:06 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: McGavin999

Exactly


9 posted on 01/11/2014 6:40:18 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
If there was anything believable from Zucker's CNN you'd think they would be number 1 in the ratings game!
10 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:52 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: SIRTRIS

Exactly


11 posted on 01/11/2014 6:54:35 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Only a matter of time before Obama authorizes a federal bailout of media companies...

Who are you kiddin'? He'll nationalize them! Then they can get the appropriate label they have lived for decades: Government Information and News Ministry.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 6:59:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yes Fox has and is heading westward.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 7:07:09 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Kaslin

Let’s see....one person keeps having record high numbers and the other keeps having record low numbers.......so who would one think is the genius and which is the moron!!!


14 posted on 01/11/2014 7:12:33 AM PST by ontap
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To: Kaslin

CNN, I know you will never do this because it is an incurable genetic flaw in your organization, but— if you adopted a professional, 100% honesty policy; showed all sides of major issues; didn’t have a leftist biased attitude; didn’t ignore important facts; didn’t fear to fairly investigate any politician; showed the same respect for conservatives, Christians, and Jews as you do for special interests such as homosexuals and lefties; showed respect for the principles upon which this country was founded; and didn’t have any clowns on your staff, you would blow Fox away. You would be the heroes of America by exhibiting old style integrity in reporting. It would be an exhilarating breath of oxygen for America.

You won’t do any of these, and that is the reason Fox has no need to fear you at all.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 7:14:50 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: SeminoleCounty; Conspiracy Guy

Don’t want to have a big argument about it but Fox news has never claimed to give conservative or liberal views but that they would report the truth and let the cards fall where they might. That is what a news station should do!!!


16 posted on 01/11/2014 7:16:44 AM PST by ontap
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To: Kaslin

To which I say, “the democrat party is being run out of the headquarters of ALL the other major networks, masquerading as news channels.”


17 posted on 01/11/2014 7:17:03 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Lazamataz

“Who are you kiddin’? He’ll nationalize them!”

Why bother paying for something when you already have it.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 7:17:54 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Kaslin

Jeff, I have an idea! Move CNN even farther to the left! That should be the ticket to a roaring recovery!


19 posted on 01/11/2014 7:19:04 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

BTTT


20 posted on 01/11/2014 7:19:23 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Right Wing Assault

If you listen to NBC Nightly News closely, you can plainly tell that the focus and order of the news stories follow the daily marching orders of the DNC.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 7:19:34 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Kaslin

But CNN tells me that the GOP and especially the Tea Party are dead. There aren’t any Republicans left. If that’s true, how can Fox or Newscorp be running the Republican Party, and still trounce CNN in ratings? That makes no sense.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 7:20:39 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
You sure have the perfect handle. I bet you believed in Y2K too

*rme*

23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:21:40 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ontap

Exactly


24 posted on 01/11/2014 7:22:34 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Lazamataz
"Who are you kiddin'? He'll nationalize them! Then they can get the appropriate label they have lived for decades: Government Information and News Ministry."

ABCNNBCBS MEDIOTS = OBAMAGANDA 24/7/365 WITH 0 REAL NEWS!

25 posted on 01/11/2014 7:22:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: ontap

Compared to the others you’re right. But there has been an increase in parroting administration talking points. Fox is still the best.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 7:24:32 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Kaslin

Fox is taking over the news business, and holds market share which eclipses all others.

CNN once led the market. Completely.

Hmm. How in the world did that change happen?

I happen to think it is, that CNN has a liberal bias, along with the other “mainstream” networks.

Though I think Fox still has a bias, it is nowhere as bad as everyone else’s.

Fox’s bias is toward RINOs. They really need to climb down from that. Otherwise they are pretty darned good.

Fox is in the lead because CNN stood down on the primary job. Which was supposed to be DELIVERING NEWS.

Now you go to Fox for real news.

It is disgusting how mamby-pamby CNN has become.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 7:25:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: ontap

Bump


28 posted on 01/11/2014 7:26:51 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Gee everyone you disagree with is a RINO. *rme*


29 posted on 01/11/2014 7:29:40 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

No the Y2K alarms were as bogus as global warming/climate change. Fox is much better than ABCCBSNBCCNN. But I to see an incremental shift. It may be I tune in at the wrong times and catch isolated incidents of DNC talking points reported as news. I get most of my news from other sources since I am not a TV Guy. I am not condemning Fox by any meas.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 7:30:06 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Best post of the day!


31 posted on 01/11/2014 7:31:41 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Kaslin

Fox News is RINO.

Big time.

Do you think they are out there, advocating for a true alternative?

I don’t. I see far, far too much party orthodoxy on Fox. Still they are light-years ahead of CNN and the other leftist pablum out there, but Fox is far too RINO for my liking.

I wish Fox would throw caution to the wind, and start broadcasting support for the Tea Party, myself.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 7:34:48 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Kaslin

motherzucker is almost right... CONSERVATIVES are being run out of fox news but republicans that are progressive and fall inline with ailes and murdoch... along with flaming progressives from satan’s party... are doing quite well at fox. Yes. Sarah is back but she and hannity are just token Conservatives... juan williams is fox news mainstream today.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 7:38:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Hear! Hear!


34 posted on 01/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The tea Party will start making news in 2014 and Fox will cover it…you have to make news……the others only hide the bad news about the democrats…look at New Jersey…Christie is al over the other networks… and the former governor who should be in jail for fraud is walking the streets...
35 posted on 01/11/2014 7:45:15 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: twister881

In aviation terms it’s called CFIT, controlled flight into Terrain.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 8:00:51 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Rappini

Perhaps CFIT, but looks more like a lumshevak to me. ;)


37 posted on 01/11/2014 8:15:57 AM PST by twister881
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To: Kaslin

It was Jeff Zucker himself who recently announced that CNN would be turning to more entertainment programming — a policy he’s already adopted by hiring Anthony Bourdain to produce prime-time shows.

Anthony Bourdain is not a news anchor, he’s a celebrity chef.

So when Roger Ailes states that CNN is ‘’getting out of the news business’’ he’s telling the truth. But, of course, nothing infuriates liberals like Jeff Zucker more than a Conservative who tells the truth.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 8:18:35 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: SeminoleCounty

I find Fox way left..until I catch a glimpse of CNN.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 8:18:45 AM PST by Luke21
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To: SeminoleCounty
CNN...and most liberals...do not realize Fox News keeps moving towards the left.

Fox moves toward the ratings and that is what businesses should do. If they go too far left they will start to drop and as a business move back the other direction until they find equilibrium. That's the capitalist system.

40 posted on 01/11/2014 8:24:26 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Kaslin

Communist propaganda is still a hard sell with hardworking, taxpaying Americans. There are still a lot of us out here.


41 posted on 01/11/2014 8:42:04 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

CNN isn’t competing with Foxnews. It is competing with the other network and cable leftist news organizations. The audience of CNN is the same as MSNBC,CNBC,ABC,NBC,CBS etc.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 8:44:09 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

You make a great point. You’re right.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 8:45:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: Kaslin

begs the question what he is masquerading as... uhhhhh


44 posted on 01/11/2014 9:00:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Foxnews has no competition, they are the sole source news service for half the US population.


45 posted on 01/11/2014 9:01:28 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: McGavin999
And the democrat party isn’t being run out of the headquarters of CNNABCNBCCBSMANBC?

Actually I think it's the other way around. The media are dutiful underlings to the 'rat-left.

46 posted on 01/11/2014 9:26:08 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

Hey Reince, I’m A Republican but the RNC doesn’t speak for me, I speak for myself.


47 posted on 01/11/2014 9:26:55 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Kaslin

“the Republican Party is being run out of NewsCorp headquarters, masquerading as a news channel”

If he was talking about the big government crony capitalist amnesty promoting GOP elite, he may not have been far wrong. Newscorp has been promoters of amnesty for some time, via their print venue at WSJ, and the GOP elite IS “following” them.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:38 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Kaslin
FOX wins the rating wars because:

Viewers see it as more credible

It presents multiple viewpoints

It does not ignore newsworthy stories

The folks there are charming, entertaining and attractive

Based on it's ratings, is FOX was the voice of the Republican Party, then you would wonder why the GOP doesn't control every branch of government!

Anyway, it doesn't bother me if FOX moves somewhat left, exactly because it is NOT part of the government - it's a media company. And as long as they keep doing the things I've mentioned that have made them so popular, then I'll keep watching.
49 posted on 01/11/2014 10:20:40 AM PST by zencycler
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To: Kaslin

http://nypost.com/2013/08/08/cnn-president-jeff-zuckers-teenage-son-resigns-from-cushy-consulting-gig-as-millennial-adviser-at-cory-booker-start-up-waywire-twitter-critics-blast-hire-as-gross-nepotism-alert/

more on Zucker


50 posted on 01/11/2014 10:24:13 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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