For reasons that are not readily apparent, the Rupert Murdoch family seems determined to bring about the downfall of Fox News, the reigning cable news network.
With the departure of Bill Shrine, Fox has ended an era that saw the conservative news channel rise to the top over CNN and MSNBC.
Now, the key players that brought Fox News to the top have departed. Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were forced out over sexual harassment charges that, while never proven, scared the key executives into becoming pagans of political correctness.
Greta van Susteren and Megyn Kelly left for greener pastures and more money. The last remaining ‘superstar’ at the network, Sean Hannity, made it clear last week that he would be very unhappy if Bill Shrine were forced out and many folks are wondering of Hannity will soon follow, as Variety reported.
The Fox News of a few years back would have ignored the unproven allegations against Ailes and O’Reily and would not have let talent like Kelly and van Susteren leave.
But now the “old man” Rupert Murdoch has ceded control of his media empire to his sons, and they seem to be committed to following a line of political correctness.