Monday, May 01, 2017

Who Killed Fox News?

And thus the end begins:
Shine’s exit is expected to fuel the speculation within the network that a bigger housecleaning is coming, as owner Rupert Murdoch cedes more power to his two sons, who were widely believed to have been behind the ouster of longtime host Bill O’Reilly among sexual harassment allegations.

“Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today. I know Bill was respected and liked by everybody at Fox news. We will all miss him,” Rupert Murdoch wrote in a memo to staff obtained by POLITICO. "Suzanne Scott becomes President, Programming and Jay Wallace President News. Fox News continues to break both viewing and revenue records, for which I thank you all. I am sure we can do even better.”

Scott, who has been with Fox News since 1996, becomes one of the highest ranked women in Fox News’ history, alongside recently appointed CFO Amy Listerman, whose first day was Monday.

“Suzanne and Jay are recognized industry leaders," Murdoch said. "They have both played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and journalists. They will lead FOX News to an even more successful future.”
Or, the way things are going, maybe not...

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