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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bill O'Reilly nails Fox News

In a commentary couched as a pox on all three cable news operations, Bill O'Reilly lit into his former employer: Fox News.

And he was dead on.

O'Reilly wrote, "All three cable networks basically stopped covering the news, devoting most of their presentations to Trump. Unending Trump. Always Trump.

"Many viewers became exhausted.

"So, Fox News has begun losing viewers especially in the 25 to 54 years old category. MSNBC is actually beating FNC in prime time on some nights which rarely happened in the past.

"Correction, it never happened."

He wrote that MSNBC hated Trump more than CNN did, and reaped its reward.

O'Reilly wrote, "Fox News allows some of its on air talent to hate Trump too, and that is not sitting well with its core audience who now have alternatives on radio and the net.

"But the basic problem with FNC is a lack of entertainment value."

I used to like the Bret Baier report's all-star panel. But it became predictable and insulting.

The lack of commitment to a conservative president shows. Say what you want about Chris Matthews, but he did get a thrill in the leg over Obama. Outside of Hannity, no one on Fox News seems to like our president.

How odd that the media has gone all in on President Trump, a man they cannot stomach. They are some of the dullest people on the planet.

O'Reilly ended with a prediction -- one that I agree with -- "When Donald Trump leaves the national stage, all three cable news operations will likely decline in a major way. Covering the news fairly and accurately is difficult. Today, cable news doesn’t even try. If you are looking for accurate information and honest perspective, you better bring a strong microscope.

"Americans know that. They clearly see what’s happening. And when the blood sport of Trump-era politics finally ends, viewers will not be back for an encore.

"They have had it."

My take is that this is freedom. We are liberating ourselves from the control of the truth by small cartels. President Donald John Trump has illuminated their failings. O'Reilly has described them well.

28 comments:

  1. Spot on indeed! Always appreciated the perspective FNC would bring to the breaking story, but I get more insight from Rush L than Fox. Haven't watched either of these three weak sisters for the last 3 years as they've displayed their feelings more than their facts.

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  2. Amazing, ain't it, what electing a non professional politician can do.

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  3. I never bother with the MSM, so I'm not really informed about what they're saying, unless I hear sound biteson Rush, or see clips on FOX or on the NET. FOX is beginning to make me groan, growl or snarl back, of late. They've changed, for sure.

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    1. To paraphrase the immortal Samuel Clemens if you don't watch the msm you're ill informed. If you watch the msm you are misinformed.

      And it's so much worse than that.

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    2. Their pundits are boring and/or inaccurate. Most of their insights are old news. I read a lot of blogs and plenty of news websites so I already know what they are spewing with their personal spin. I used to be a FNC guy but I haven't watched fox for months now. It's just a waste of my time. BTW: I'm old enough to remember dropping everything you were doing to turn on the TV to watch Johnny Carsons monologue before going to bed. Haven't watched a late night monologue in Years. They just aren't funny anymore.

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  4. I miss bill. He was interesting, even if I didn't agree with everything he said (he was actually more anti gun than he realized IMHO). I almost never watch TV news at all now, including Fox. It's dull.

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  5. FNC still claims to not be part of MSM... But I think Alex Jones is more insightful than all of them all put together. Rush too. Thank God we have some alternatives to "news."

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  6. Heh. It's touching to hear sob stories about how the propaganda channel you normally watch doesn't confirm your bias enough as members of the Comrade Trump cult.

    O'Reilly would know about cashing in on scandal. It was much easier to feign disgust at President Clinton's immorality than defending GWB's ineptitude and act as head cheerleader for unnecessary war.

    News channels came into their own during GHWB's Gulf War. They managed when it ended.

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    1. As long as waterheads like you exist, cable news will always have an audience.

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    2. It's touching to hear how a border wall will drive the price of your much needed meth through the roof. Never mind that the day will come when Donald John Trump is no longer President and George no longer has need of you. Not that you have bias, you just sell your azz to the highest bidder for cash.

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    3. Was there a cogent point in your post?

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  7. Me, I just hit Big D first thing every morning and feel totally up to speed. Thank you Don for the fantastic work you do every day.

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    1. Agree. Between Don Surber, Legal Insurrection, Knowledge is Power (sondrakistan), Grouchy Old Cripple, Twitchy and Stilton's Place I've got my information needs well covered. But Don is always first!

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    2. Same here. I add Conservative treehouse and for laughs, Knuckledraggin.

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    3. Conservative Tree House is where I go for understanding the whole deep state coup. It's really 'in the weeds' so needs lots of reading but well worth it. I also come here first in The AM with my covfefe and thru the day. Never watch TV 'news'.

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    4. Megadittos to all this. I see now why Don keeps allowing nonny space to rant. He brings a smile to my face just to read his absurdities. Keep on truckin' creep!

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  8. I used to watch MSNBC for entertainment value. I can’t stay for more than 30 seconds anymore. I never watch the others, and reading posts like this make me glad I don’t. If I see anything from them, it is a small clip inserted into a story of a host or guest making a bigger fool of themselves than they usually do, such as Acosta’s fine report about the border fence.

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  9. I listen to Rush, Tammy Bruce and Larry Elder. I read Don, Instapundit, and Ace of Spades. I will scan and review articles in some of the British and International publications, for topics I cover. FNC lost me pretty much during its Nov. 2018 Election Night coverage. Now, I only turn it on for Judge Janine and Greg Gutfeld. When Trump leaves office, it is my intention to completely tune out the news...so it Bill O'Reilly's thoughts here make sense.

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    1. PS. As I write for Legal Insurrection, I also must note that I read it too. My bad for not listing it.

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  10. Cut the cable or satellite. Your fees only serve to subsidize stuff you disagree with. Install a streaming device to your TV and have absolute control over what you watch and listen to and cut down on the money available to the propagandists at the same time. You won't miss traditional TV in the least.

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  11. Fox Business' Lou Dobbs is pretty good. As for FNC, Greg Gutfeld is pretty much the only reason I watch.

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  12. In my view the only watchable person on Fox is Tucker Carlson. And who knows how long they'll keep him around.

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  13. My television has been turned off for 9 months now. I don't miss it.

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  14. Bill Hemmer in the morning is my fave Fox News anchor. Don, you’re my go-to columnist every day!

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  15. My TV has been off for 10 years. Just finally through the thing out the other day. Must have weighed 100 pounds. Sure glad they don't use cathode ray tubes in laptops.

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  16. I think Tucker Carlson, not a huge Trump fan but certainly not a Trump-hater, will become more important at Fox -- or somewhere. His Jan 3 monologue on normal families, and men working to make more money than their wives, so the wives can also be mothers -- it's great.

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