Skip to comments.Losing Ratings Battle, CNN Head Spouts Off At Fox
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
Takes one to know one. They really don’t like us to play their game.
Zucker is a left wing media stooge who is riding CNN on its plunge to the ground. Good luck with that, Rat Face.
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
uckers response is SO typical of a RAT—it’s always somebody elses fault. They can NEVER take resonsibility for screwing up.
CNN...and most liberals...do not realize Fox News keeps moving towards the left.
Yeah and ABCCBSNBC and CNN are moving to the right /SARCASM>
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.
Yes Fox has and is heading westward.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
To which I say, “the democrat party is being run out of the headquarters of ALL the other major networks, masquerading as news channels.”
“Who are you kiddin’? He’ll nationalize them!”
Why bother paying for something when you already have it.
Jeff, I have an idea! Move CNN even farther to the left! That should be the ticket to a roaring recovery!
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.
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.
ABCNNBCBS MEDIOTS = OBAMAGANDA 24/7/365 WITH 0 REAL NEWS!
Compared to the others you’re right. But there has been an increase in parroting administration talking points. Fox is still the best.
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.
Gee everyone you disagree with is a RINO. *rme*
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.
Best post of the day!
Fox News is RINO.
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.
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.
In aviation terms it’s called CFIT, controlled flight into Terrain.
Perhaps CFIT, but looks more like a lumshevak to me. ;)
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.
I find Fox way left..until I catch a glimpse of CNN.
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.
Communist propaganda is still a hard sell with hardworking, taxpaying Americans. There are still a lot of us out here.
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.
You make a great point. You’re right.
begs the question what he is masquerading as... uhhhhh
Foxnews has no competition, they are the sole source news service for half the US population.
Actually I think it's the other way around. The media are dutiful underlings to the 'rat-left.
Hey Reince, I’m A Republican but the RNC doesn’t speak for me, I speak for myself.
“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.
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