Fox News just went a bridge too far and they aren’t going to know what hit them soon.
Fox News is about to join the ranks of organizations like the cable network A&E or the once conservative Drudge Report who both turned on their base.
A&E had amassed a vast loyal audience all centered around their show LIVE PD, during the weekends they were the most-watched network on TV. The show spawned several spins off including LIVE Rescue a show that followed EMTs and firefighters. Then George Floyd died and the network got caught up in a controversy in a police-involved shooting.
An Austin City police department vehicle chase ended in an African American man being dying in Police custody in March of 2019. Live PD’s cameras were present and recorded the incident (the show was not on the air at the time).
As policy A&E did not hold on to the video that was recorded unless it was subpoenaed and it never was. The purpose was so that the show would not be used by police agencies as a means of gathering evidence. Ironically (not really), the show was sued by the family of the black man who died in police custody just a few weeks after George Floyd’s death (over a year later) and A&E canceled the show.
Almost a year later the network has not recovered losing at least 49% of its audience.
The Drudge Report has suffered the same fate. Since betraying President Trump almost a year ago the website’s traffic has dropped almost 45%.
Fox News host, Leland Vittert must have been auditioning for a job at MSNBC because he was flat out disrespectful to Trump campaign spokeswoman, Erin Perrine.
Throughout the exchange, Vittert yelled, cut off, and rolled his eyes at Perrine. If she was a liberal Vittert would have been canceled for “mansplaining.”
Heated exchange on @FoxNews over vote counting & election fraud.
Leland Vittert: “I don’t know who you guys are.”
Erin Perrine: “I’m Erin Perrine, I work for the President of the United States.”pic.twitter.com/A9iRL08BNy
— Dana Alexa OAN (@DanaAlexaNews) November 14, 2020
As soon as Tucker, Hannity, and Ingraham move on the network will be toast.
November 15, 2020