Fox News has gone from a conservative favorite to a “well, it’s better than CNN” cable news destination within a very short period of time — thanks in part to a massive reshuffle and exodus of beloved personalities.
Oddly enough, just yesterday I ran a live poll asking our fans if Bill O’Reilly should launch his own news network. The response was overwhelming to say the least.
Imagine my surprise this morning when bombshell news leaked that a cable news network for conservatives might rise from the ashes of the burning building we know as Fox News.
Mediaite has the exclusive report:
On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.
A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.
The potential aim? Putting “the old band” back together. There are certainly plenty of (out-of-work?) conservative powerhouses to pick from that could star on a new network, and perhaps even some executives from within Fox News who might be lured by the new opportunity. Could the new channel include stars like the ousted Bill O’Reilly, who didn’t waste much time hitting the podcast waves after he was fired amid a sexual harassment scandal? Could Tomi Lahren, the conservative mega star, who was recently sidelined at The Blaze also take on a prominent role?
“I’m working on it (the new conservative channel) hot and heavy,” the source said. “It’s live, it’s real.” The new channel could come to fruition within the next 10 to 12 months, the executive said.
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