Laura Ingraham and Fox viewers just got some good news.
Laura Ingraham will host her own show on Fox. She’ll hold Sean Hannity’s 10 PM prime time slot. Hannity will be promoted to the enviable 9 PM slot.
Ingraham was a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, has her own radio talk show and is founder and editor-in-chief of Lifezette Magazine.
Last January Ingraham announced that she was considering a Senate run to challenge Tim Kaine of Virginia. She is currently in the “declined” category.
Public push-back and outcry can be a good thing.
Trump supporters have been taking full notice of the war being waged on conservative viewpoints and loudly objected to the assault on free speech.
When Media Matters went after Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling, viewers put Fox on notice.
However, boycotting the network would have been joyless. No one will deny that Fox is Right-leaning, but it’s the only MSM network in place to balance the 24/7 Trump-hate-churning options.
Competition is an even better thing.
Fox may have gotten the memo that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity might team up with Sinclair Broadcast Group to start their own network.
This would surely deal a death blow to Fox.
“New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman said he has sources “in and around Fox” that say Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity and former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly are “in talks” to take their shows to Sinclair Broadcast Group. …
“Bill O’Reilly’s wanted to get back into the game,” he continued. “So, Sinclair really wants to build the future of a conservative media empire, and poaching Fox’s biggest names would help them do that. They already have Boris [Epshteyn], but this again is the groundwork for what I think will be the next conservative media platform in the post-Roger Ailes era.”
The Murdoch heirs might want to keep the money rolling in after all.
A couple of weeks ago Fox tapped young conservative commentator Tomi Lahren to be a regular contributor on “Hannity.” Lahren, formerly of The Blaze and One America News Network, will also have “a signature role on a Fox News digital product currently in development.”
Buttering up angry viewers with Laura Ingraham and Tomi Lahren could be too little, too late.
If Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly were to create an alternative with Sinclair, chances are good that fans would gladly give Fox the axe.
O’Reilly fans are still fuming that he was kicked to the curb. And if Fox thinks that viewers will ever forget what they’ve done to Eric Bollings and his family, they are mistaken.
If Sinclair could offer an alternative would you still watch Fox? Would you just tune in for any favorites who may remain? Comment below!
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