Remember when Fox News was a news cable outlet for Conservatives? Sure we do; however, Bill O’Reilly has always been questionable, and is becoming even more liberal. When recently appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February, O’Reilly called Barack Obama a “Patriot.”
Remember when we automatically assumed that Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox News Corp was a Conservative individual?
Remember when Megan Kelley moved to Prime Time and we saw her begin to push a liberal agenda/gay marriage?
Where is Roger Ailes, Fox’s CEO, in all of this? Ailes reportedly has always been a Conservative. However, in 2011, is when most of us started to notice Fox moving more to the middle when Glenn Beck disappeared. Ailes had the following to say about Beck in a Newsweek interview:
President Obama’s popularity has plummeted and the country has grown increasingly sick of partisan sniping, something unexpected happened. Roger Ailes pulled back a bit on the throttle.
He (Ailes) called it a ‘course correction,’ quietly adopted at Fox over the last year. Glenn Beck’s inflammatory rhetoric—his ranting about Obama being a racist—’became a bit of a branding issue for us’ before the hot-button host left in July, Ailes says. So too did Sarah Palin’s being widely promoted as the GOP’s potential savior—in large measure through her lucrative platform at Fox. Privately, Fox executives say the entire network took a hard right turn after Obama’s election, but, as the Tea Party’s popularity fades, is edging back toward the mainstream.
“…as the Tea Party’s popularity fades….”
That was in 2011, and the Tea Party was and still is increasing in popularity and its momentum is off the charts with the approaching 2014 elections.
And this from the same Newsweek article:
Hours before last week’s presidential debate in Orlando, Ailes’s anchors sat in a cavernous back room, hunched over laptops, and plotted how to trap the candidates. Chris Wallace said he would aim squarely at Rick Perry’s weakness: ‘How do you feel about being criticized by some of your rivals as being too soft on illegal immigration? Then I go to Rick Santorum: is Perry too soft?’
Now, Rupert Murdoch has surprised California Conservatives by donating donating $5,000 to California RINO gubernatorial candidate, Neel Kashkari, also known as “Mr. Bailout,” “Mr. TARP,” etc.; and Murdoch and Ailes didn’t waste any time on having Kashkari appear on Fox Business. He was a featured guest on a show February 25 and again on Cavuto on March 4.
What California needs is Conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly as the next governor. As California goes, so goes the nation.