MSNBC Has Frequently Taken Fox's Number One Ranking
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Fox News is desperate. Since April the conservative cable news network has frequently lost its number one ranking to MSNBC. "The Rachel Maddow Show," which has focused on the Trump-Russia saga, has often beaten Fox News' "The Five," but at times MSNBC has beaten all of Fox News in total viewers, which literally has never happened before. For July and August, Maddow had the most-watched cable news show show.
In the past year or so Fox News has parted ways with its co-founder, chairman, and CEO, Roger Ailes. It parted ways with Bill O'Reilly. It parted ways with Bill Shine, its co-president. Last week Fox News parted ways with Eric Bolling. It lost Greta Van Susteren, who later popped up at MSNBC, only to lose her job there after a few months. And it lost Megyn Kelly.
So Fox News is doing what it does best: appeal to its base.
Laura Ingraham is about to be promoted from a Fox News commentator to her own show at 10 PM, according to CNN. The caustic conspiracy theorist Sean Hannity, which Fox News apparently sees as a foil to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, will move to 9 PM. Tucker Carlson stays at 8 PM.
Ingraham represents everything that is wrong with Fox News, and America.
Ingraham has expressed anti-gay, anti-trans, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and anti-Hispanic views. She's also come out against affirmative action.
Nick Fernandez at Media Matters reports Ingraham "has a long history of extremely offensive rhetoric." Here are some quotes from Ingraham Fernandez offers:
"A lot of minorities ... just voted for [President Obama] because he was, you know, half-black.”
Mexicans "have come here to murder and rape our people."
The US should accept only those refugees who “we can verifiably say are Christians,” and Muslims should “stay in the Middle East.”
Ingraham referred to Planned Parenthood as an “ongoing criminal enterprise” that employs “heinous, Hitlerian freaks.”
Ingraham likened gay marriage to “polyamory” and incest.
"The NAACP has become a push organization for racist sentiments in many ways."
“I don’t think of Jewish people as minorities because they're so successful.”
Ingraham suggested that people wear diapers rather than share restrooms with transgender people.
Ingraham has said that she will not let her daughter use transgender-inclusive restrooms by herself.
Terrorism is "the price ... to pay for multiculturalism."
Is this what Fox News thinks America is about? Is this what Fox News thinks Americans want?
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