February 15, 2013 |
Fox News announced Friday that it has hired Herman Cain, the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Cain joins former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the latest addition to the network, which has shuffled its supporting cast in the wake of last year's presidential election. Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice president of programming, said in a statement that Cain “brings an important voice to the nation's debates,” framing him as a “political expert with business savvy.” Cain heralded his own hiring in the same statement.
October 23, 2012 |
Fox News always dominates in its competition against CNN and MSNBC, but last week the cable channel managed the unusual feat of beating all other cable networks in viewers, including juggernauts ESPN, USA and TBS. In prime time, Fox News averaged almost 3.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was almost a million more than ESPN averaged. Fox News also won the total day crown with an average of 1.66 million viewers, nipping kids channel Nickelodeon, which averaged 1.63 million viewers.
February 6, 2014 |
The ragin' Cajun is back. A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
September 20, 2012 |
Fox News has seen more than its fill of stories about Mitt Romney's purported missteps on Libya and on the deadbeat 47%-ers. The right's favorite news outlet has responded with a ferocious round of counter-programming. The key feature: flames, lots of flames. Flames, in particular, of American flags being burned by Mideast extremists. The none-too-subtle message: Commander in Chief Obama can't protect our people, assets, or stars and stripes around the world. The alternative Fox mix contains many other things, such as pictures of President Dilettante hobnobbing with pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z at a fundraiser, or yukking it up with David Letterman.
November 8, 2012 |
For viewers with a taste for schadenfreude, Fox News was the only place to be on election night. From Karl Rove's refusal to believe the network's own projection that Mitt Romney had lost Ohio , to Bill O'Reilly's assertion that the “white establishment is now the minority,” to Sarah Palin's enormous new Joan Collins hairdo, there was a panicked and slightly unhinged quality to the evening's proceedings. Not surprisingly, Jon Stewart had a field day with the material on Wednesday's “Daily Show.” He was especially delighted by the fact that it was left to co-anchor Megyn Kelly to force Rove to face the music, via a long walk through the bowels of the Fox News offices and a meeting with their in-house nerds.
August 7, 2012 |
After weeks of quiet but intense negotiations, Time Warner Cable and Fox News have struck a new long-term affiliation agreement. The talks between the two giants remained mostly under the radar, unusual in today's media environment where loud and often nasty battles between programmers and distributors have become commonplace. Last month, Viacom pulled its cable channels from satellite broadcaster DirecTV for almost two weeks and the two ran public campaigns criticizing each other until a new accord could be reached.