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Obligatory: Shake Up At Fox News (Reader Poll on new line up)

Obligatory: Shake Up At Fox News (Reader Poll on new line up)


Sweeping the internets, based on Drudge exclusive, not yet confirmed by Fox News:

Drudge - Megyn Kelly in at 9

If true, it would mark a shift away from opinion coverage as we approach 2014-2016. If, that is, Hannity is out.

This doesn’t exhaust all the possibilities, but includes the ones that came to mind.

Reader Poll open until Midnight (Pacific Time).

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: I guess it depends on what the meaning of “stars” is:

FNC CEO Roger Ailes, being interviewed by Fox Business News anchor Neil Cavuto at a 21st Century Fox investors confab this afternoon, said, when asked about the report Megyn Kelly was getting Sean Hannity’s 9 PM timeslot: “All of our stars will be back.” Ailes gave Hannity a ringing endorsement, calling him a brand loved by viewers.

UPDATE 6 p.m.: Hmmmm…..

“Shep and I have been working quietly on something we will roll out in September on how news is presented, a new way to deliver news,” Ailes said, according to TVNewser. “Shep is the premiere newsman in the country. Everyone wanted to hire him, he stayed with us.”


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Can we have a “Don’t watch Fox, don’t care” button?

Well, it doesns’t matter too much to me. I watch Larry Kudlow (CNBC) at 6:00 CST and Neil Cavuto (Fox Business) at 7:00 CST.

I did vote to move Hannity to 8 and O’Reilly out.

I stopped watching Fox a long time ago. I don’t have anything against it, I just don’t care for all the drama, people yelling at each other, etc. I prefer blogs. I don’t think that’s a very complimentary photo of Kelly. It really doesn’t look like her. Something with the lips.

Midwest Rhino | August 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I record them all and can usually get through the guests I want to hear in an hour, fast forwarding through most. Megyn is the best of them all by far. Greta is pretty good too. FOX Business has some good content.

O’Reilly should go, but he has the ratings, always willing to take a middle position, like when advocating registering all guns. Now Megyn won’t have to put up with his interruptions and doting tone.

They repeat O’Reilly at 11pm, so could just push that back an hour and not drop anything.

Carol Herman | August 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

There’s this book, “Our Town.” Written by a “NY Times=man” … And, it starts out at Tim Russert’s funeral.

So, you might ask “who was Tim Russert?”

Someday, kids will ask “A TV that’s not flat against the wall?” “Grandpa’s TV was inside a box?” The “improvement” was called a “remote control?” Or “remote” for short.

And, yes, little children, there were wonderful shows inside that box!

Too bad for Ailes that there’s no Johnny Carson.

But if Drudge is running the story, he’s got a grip on “insider information.” He doesn’t do stocks, though.

2nd Ammendment Mother | August 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Not sure why everyone is so excited – Her last day on air, Kelly said when she came back from maternity leave she would be in prime time….

I guess everyone thought it was going to be as a guest pundit?

In my very long and consistently held view, Shepard Smith needs to go to @MSNBC or @CNN where he will fit in with those of like closed-minds.

You don’t have to guess how I voted.

LukeHandCool | August 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Piers Morgan: “Bring it on, Megyn Kelly.”

A Branco cartoon just flashed in my mind.

If a TV Show host falls in the ratings, and no one is around to hear him, does his challenge to Megyn Kelly make a sound?

Am I the only one that is not thrilled with Megyn Kelly having a prominet role? I’d much prefer Laura Ingrham if gender-apepal is the issue.

I find Megyn to be unintelligent (often cringe-worthy) and highly plastic looking. why did she have to have all that plastic surgery??

But Fox needs a shake-up. Hannity has gotten very stale. I really don’t want to see him throwing the football again.

And, just to continue, i dislike O’Reilly. He is without a doubt a total creep.

but it really does not matter much to me… I get most of my news from Drudge and otehr Internet sites (here :-))… and watch the Food Network at night.

    Lady Penguin in reply to george. | August 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Megyn Kelly is not unintelligent and in fact, does excellent interviews with controversial guests. She doesn’t let them wiggle off the hook. Laura, while also an excellent option grows a little tiresome – at least as I’ve listened to her on the radio. Maybe she would be a little different with a full hour newscast, but I don’t think so.

    My vote would be to get rid of Shep Smith.

If Hannity was taken off 9pm I might stop watching Bernie Lo on CNBC-World, and then I wouldn’t know nearly so much about Australian politics and Hong Kong property prices.

Half the people on AM talk radio could do a better job than Hannity. Heck almost anyone at Fox could as well. I’d rather watch Greg Kelly, he’s never said kids shouldn’t play football.

Fox? Meh, too left-wing for me.

I NEVER watch the arrogant, self-absorbed, harvard elitist “ted baxter” oreilly, and from what I’ve seen of kelly, I won’t watch her show either. “The Schlep” smith is a d-cRAT whose distortion of the news isn’t worth watching and greta is a blithering nit-wit who loves to have AMNESTY-JUAN McRINO and his ventriloquism dummy lindsey grahamnesty on just about every show. In other words, if Hannity isn’t there, then bye-bye Fox News.

I stopped reading past “9 pm – Megan Kelly.” YEAH!

I watch FNC for Brett Baier, too. Those two define quality TV journalism. Greta has interesting legal insights, so I would keep her as well. Hannity and O’Reilly can duke it out for the remaining time; Hannity is too tied to the RNC to be effective and O’Reilly tries too hard to market himself as “The People’s Pundit” (and I, personally, will not forget his soft glove interview of Obama). Shep Smith should go.

Henry Hawkins | August 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I only watch the ‘All Star Panel’ at 6:30ish ET, part of Bret Baier’s hour. O’Reilly is the only man in America with a bigger ego than Obama – or a lesser reason for it. The rest of the evening is mostly an ongoing regurgitation. If it weren’t for sports, I’d drop TV altogether.

I think Greta is going to be the odd-person out. What I’d really like Fox to do is move Gutfeld’s Red Eye to 11:30, to compete with the other late night talk shows. There could be a half-hour news bumper between the end of the 10:00 show and a 11:30 Red Eye.

    Bruce Hayden in reply to McCoy2k. | August 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Red Eye is good, but I think that The Five is better. Last month, I think that it was 2nd to O’Reilly, beating Hannity, and that is in the 5 pm (Eastern) time slot, coinciding with rush hour on the east coast. In the Mtn time zone, it is on at 3 p.m., and then midnight (followed by Gutfeld on Red Eye). I see an awful lot of synergy on The Five, and Gutfeld seems to do even better there playing off of stronger liberals. It is typically the one “news” show that I watch pretty regularly when I have access to a TV, and when I don’t, often listen to it in the afternoon on XM.

    Still, out west (Mtn and Pacific time zones) they have a lot of room to expand their line up, with O’Reilly, Hannity, and Greta all being repeated. Seems an awful waste.

Neoconservative drama. Fox has been as consistently wrong, as steadily evil as CNN, MSNBC, and CNN. How do I know this? I read what they report and view short clips on the net. TV is a mindsucking instrument that delivers a rancid yet controllable culture into the hive mind. Why should we care who the next mouthpiece will be or how they look or what they “think”? We should only be working to disconnect the instrument at the least, and to destroy it at best. Get outside. Run. Bike. Read a good blog. Check your kids homework. Just don’t stare into the eye.

Carol Herman | August 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Piers Morgan’s career has hit the crapper, you say? Maybe, he should hook up with Dee-Dee? She’d bring up his ratings.

Does the show need a name?

Well, you could advertise it as “lying on the stand” and never going to prison. While Martha Stewart could come on afterward as an example of how you go to prison because of a witch hunt.

Ripe with ideas.

And, I just make them up as I go along.

Carol Herman | August 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Don’t these people have contracts?

Even if their slots are moved from here to there … Haven’t their lawyers protected them with contractual obligations so that they get paid, whether they go to work, or not?

And, ya know, I thought Hannity had a radio program. What happened to that?

Once Rush Limbaugh used to be on TV. (And, Drudge used to be on Sunday night radio). But both of them got cancelled. And, I remember Rush saying he was so glad! He hated having to be up so late at night … While, here in California, his radio show was on at a very decent hour. (I can remember the sounds of him popping open soda cans.) And, yes, I felt bad when he went off the air. He didn’t, though.

Shep Smith is the PREMIER NEWSMAN IN THE COUNTRY???? what country? not the one I live in! He is a goofy lttle creep who thinks too much of himself and his opinion. He is ILL INFORMED and doesnt know what he doesnt know.

    Lady Penguin in reply to sdharms. | August 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Not only is he ill-informed, he is a lefty and slants his reporting, unacceptable to me for FOX to have him on at all.

Tucker Carlson in any major slot.

V likable and fearless. And on the right side of reason.

Carol Herman | August 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Wasn’t Ailes selling Fox News as “fair and balanced?”

Does he have to change the slogan if Maddow goes?

Now, if Ailes were really smart he’d go “outside the box” and hir Robert Zimmerman (George’s brother). Who is fantastic on TV. You know doing that would really make the competion plotz.

Megyn? She’s not McCain’s daughter, is she?

And, Diane Sawyer has seen better days (back in the 1990’s). Tricks. And, lighting. Works with good bone structure.

David R. Graham | August 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

IMO, the support this poll shows for O’Reilly is bad news for the country, unless, in part, a gang of left wingers have love-bombed the poll. O’Reilly is a RINO-type or worse. That he tops the sweeps is as bad news in re the intellect of the American voter and poll respondent as that the liar in the WH can get in the WH. It traces back to that voter and the professionals in various fields whose duty it is to help that voter, and themselves, bind their consciousness to truth. O’Reilly is why I regard Fox News as crypto-statist and don’t have a subscription for it.

Megyn’s okay; I prefer Hannity. Cannot abide Shep. But my opinion doesn’t matter; I don’t watch Fox. (Actually, that’s nothing against Fox, I no longer have cable. By choice.)

Oh! Forgot about this until I read the poll, but I read a while back that Greta is going to be “cutting back” significantly to “spend time with her family”; the speculation was that Megyn would take her slot. This is probably that. Greta gone, Hannity bumped up to Greta’s time slot. Just guessing.

HELLLLOOOOOOOO…! Trust me, Hannity ain’t leaving Fox. He gets the BIGGEST audience of all.

Uncle Samuel | August 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Well, I voted on the side of the (conservative) angels yet again.

Yesterday I heard Shep state the following about the little girl whose mother sued to get transplant rules changed for children.( She received her transplant and is up and walking finally.)

“Remember that little girl who got a couple of double lung transplants?”


    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Uh Huh. | August 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

    What is wrong with his statement . She DID receive a couple of lung transplants.

    The first in early August failed hours after surgery & she was put on an an artificial lung machine until they got another one.

    This time they had to accept one with pneumonia hence the 7 weeks in ICU.

    Duh uh.

I believe O’Reilly will retire or will be given another role. Hannity will go to 8.

What is on Megyn’s nose in that photo, it looks like she changed the oil in her car before she came into makeup.

Don’t have cable and don’t care. That should be a vote.

Though for MSM web news, Fox is the only one I bother to look at. The rest are DNC propaganda.