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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Failure at Fox News

As a general rule, when your management decisions are being met by the news that your competitors "smell blood in the water" and "are moving to take advantage", you should probably rethink your overall strategy:
The profitable, influential, seemingly impregnable Fox News is suddenly vulnerable.

In a massive disruption for right-wing media, Fox talent is on the market, the purge of the old-boy clique may continue, and there's huge internal paranoia about further lawsuits and revelations.

On top of that, there are episodic pushes from the next generation of Murdoch leadership for changes in culture and personality.

So at a time when all of cable is vulnerable as viewer habits change, Fox is caught between the America-first instincts of its base viewers, and the globalist impulses for Rupert Murdoch's sons.

A woman to run Fox News? The Hollywood Reporter reports that James and Lachlan Murdoch have quietly put out feelers for a new head of Fox News to replace Bill Shine, the Roger Ailes consigliere.

"[T]he preference ... is that the new leader be female."

And competitors are moving to take advantage.
Perhaps they could hire Marissa Mayer. I understand she is available these days.

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70 Comments:

Blogger JACIII April 30, 2017 8:12 AM  

Looks like Rupert is a failure as a father.

Blogger NO GOOGLES April 30, 2017 8:16 AM  

These changes at Fox seem like a good example of top down SJW convergence. Does SJWAL have a section covering institutional convergence from different vectors? For example, I have personally seen that some corporations are converged by a process that starts with being pressured to hire and promote more female managers - generally such pressure results in the first of these new quota hires going directly where their incompetence will do the least damage (a lot of executives think that Human Resources or Recruitment is the best place) and from there on the portion of new female HR personnel that are SJW work to infect the host corporation.

It seems like it would be useful to catalog the different ways in which institutions are converged (eg, top to bottom like it appears at Fox News, or middle-manager first like a classic HR SJW takeover). Does anyone know if this has already been done? I'm wanting to get SJWAL but my funds are a bit tight for now, and I haven't seen any mention of it. Might be a worthwhile research project for me to do if it hasn't already been done.

Anonymous Luca Brayson April 30, 2017 8:20 AM  

Imagine if a company ever said, "The preference is that the new leader be male."

Anonymous Lawyer Guy April 30, 2017 8:28 AM  

I always wondered when one of the kids bobbled Firefly in being canceled because they made silly decisions.

However, this is really stupid and has been for months. You would think they would accidentally make a correct call at some point, but it almost feels like they want to destroy their legacy on purpose.

Not sure what their end game really is.

Anonymous BBGKB April 30, 2017 8:41 AM  

On top of that, there are episodic pushes from the next generation of Murdoch leadership for changes in culture and personality

Dildos they always want more dildos!

Anonymous Anonymous April 30, 2017 8:51 AM  

" "Imagine if a company ever said, "The preference is that the new leader be male." "

When are we going to see an end to this line of thinking? Anyone hopeful it'll be gone in less than fifty years... and won't result in anything to drastic?

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 30, 2017 8:53 AM  

Ellen Pao is also available.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales April 30, 2017 8:55 AM  

" "Imagine if a company ever said, "The preference is that the new leader be male." "

Anyone got any odds on what the time frame is looking like for feminism to be completely wiped out... and is anyone confident it'll be so without horrible foreign invasion by the mujaheddin or a terribly grand scale civil war?

"I always wondered when one of the kids bobbled Firefly in being canceled because they made silly decisions."

To be fair though, Firefly stunk, and Joss Whedon is a horrible SJW cuck who would agree with the Fox upper-management's decisions and 'preferences' here, so, Firefly would have likely gotten even more terrible than it already was if it had been allowed to continue. Think Star Trek: TNG levels of SJW convergence.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore April 30, 2017 8:59 AM  

I can envision a future moment in which Fox attempts to retain declining conservative viewership by replacing Juan Williams with Michael Steele.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 30, 2017 9:09 AM  

@4

Not sure what their end game really is.

They want to sit with the cool kids.

Little Jimmy is the inadequate second son of a giant who built an empire. He is what he was sadly born to be. The product of an education system that served as the surrogate parent for the father who didn't have time for him. As a result he isn't half the man his father is. The ratings crash is completely inevitable. There will be no difference between Foxnews and the alphabet soup of American SJW media companies, CBS, CNN, MSNBC...Fox.

It doesn't really matter, no under the age of sixty watches Fox anyway. Demographics is destiny.

Anonymous antipater_1 April 30, 2017 9:18 AM  

I believe it was Z-Man's blog that said that when an organization is going into its death throws, the smart guys quickly cash out and a woman is put in charge.

Anonymous p-dawg April 30, 2017 9:23 AM  

I wish I could cancel my cable service again.

Blogger Salt April 30, 2017 9:29 AM  

Fox is actively seeking a hen? Used to be the worry of the fox getting in the hen house.

Blogger Lovekraft April 30, 2017 9:31 AM  

SJW fake victimhood, restitution demands, entryism etc all fall flat to anyone other than a moonbat for this simple reason:

They failed to make their case. A case which has to be completely transparent, have realistic goals and verifiable. What I have seen so far about Marxists, is not only haven't they made their case, their actions demand that we shut them out of any discussion until they learn basic ethics.

Blogger Stephen Davenport April 30, 2017 9:37 AM  

FoxNews will end up being another left wing media arm soon and then there will be no TV voice for the right. it is coming.

Anonymous europeasant April 30, 2017 9:38 AM  

"Marissa Mayer"

There are people out there with some real F*&%#n serious money.

"[T]he preference ... is that the new leader be female."

It could be worse. They could want a minority female.I worked at a place where the boss was a minority female.She was a European female who married a Hispanic/Latino(whatever that means) and instantly became a minority female.

Blogger Lazarus April 30, 2017 9:41 AM  

Stephen Davenport wrote:FoxNews will end up being another left wing media arm soon and then there will be no TV voice for the right. it is coming.

NRATV?

Blogger phunktor April 30, 2017 9:41 AM  

You win two (2) tobacco pouches. But they're small.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 30, 2017 9:49 AM  

People love their cocoons, FOX is an extension of the old Lib/Con fraud anyway. The conservatives at FOX like all conservatives have over my lifetime been reduced to childlike "love me Mommy Liberal" quests for respectability.

But now since "Liberalism" has been taken over by prescription drug addled androgynous drones who have weaponized psychobabble the entire fraud is losing legitimacy.

Blogger Skyler the Weird April 30, 2017 9:49 AM  

The Murdoch offspring think there must be money in turning Fox News into Air America TV.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt April 30, 2017 9:50 AM  

I really enjoyed Firefly the first time I watched it. The captain was a man's man, doing what he had to do to survive, but with a rough code of honor to guide him, and his team was usually fighting against enormous odds. On second viewing though, the liberal poison became more obvious. It wasn't the future as a sort of Chinese/American hegemony that bothered me - that seemed reasonably plausible, and I was happy to discover that the future contained no trace of Islam. But Christianity was warped into some sort of Buddhist amalgam (maybe that was supposed to follow from the political merging) except on the planet where it was a toxic fundamentalist throwback. And the idea of a civilization where licensed prostitutes are at the top of the pecking order was just ridiculous. The tougher-than-any-man black female second in command was totally believable in comparison to that.

Blogger Student in Blue April 30, 2017 9:51 AM  

As a general rule, when your management decisions are being met by the news that your competitors "smell blood in the water" and "are moving to take advantage", you should probably rethink your overall strategy

What's the difference between this situation, where your opponents are saying 'they messed up!' and should possibly rethink your strategy, and Trump's election campaign, where his opponents were constantly saying 'he messed up!' but he really shouldn't rethink his strategy?

Is it because one's business and the other's politics?

Blogger Student in Blue April 30, 2017 9:52 AM  

I mean in both cases you're essentially taking advice from your competitors seriously.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 30, 2017 10:10 AM  

Since the West has been stuck in the Feminist fantasy loop for decades now and by my estimation the believability factor about out of magic pixie dust perhaps some plain speak would sell outside of our blogoshpere.

Well muslims don't believe in our crap anymore, read at Gab about breast flattening in Britain and the Left is silent. And I am really supposed to take women seriously?

Blogger LonestarWhacko April 30, 2017 10:12 AM  

There's nothing accidental about the changes at Fox news. The Murdoch​ boys are certainly killing the Golden goose. Bound to happen. O'Reilly didn't help, but the writing was on the wall. Don't really Care.

Blogger Orville April 30, 2017 10:14 AM  

I hear that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is looking for a gig after prison, but Caitlin Jenner is also being considered at Estrogen Sports Network. Speaking of It, did you see where some wag put up "It" posters at bus stops around LA with Bruce's face on the clown's body?

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/04/23/street-artist-depicts-caitlyn-jenner-clown-posters-around-l/

Blogger YIH April 30, 2017 10:18 AM  

Perhaps they could hire Marissa Mayer. I understand she is available these days.
I don't think she minds being unemployed these days.
If any woman not called Carly Failurina or moldylocks was justly deserving a generous application of the pimp hand, it's her.

Anonymous teapartydoc April 30, 2017 10:19 AM  

Perhaps another instance of an institution passing its peak and being progressively converged during a long ignominious decline.

Blogger Shimshon April 30, 2017 10:20 AM  

The Murdoch boys' goal is to be acquired by Disney. At a fire-sale price.

Blogger Jack Ward April 30, 2017 10:21 AM  

When Hannity is let go the time might be ripe for him, Colter, maybe even O'Reilly, and others to do a start up news channel. Perhaps with the help likes of Cernovich, Milo, Ivan, etc. This could actually work. Through in Vox as a regular contributor. Should it happen shame that Bane wasn't there for off beat color.

Blogger James Dixon April 30, 2017 10:23 AM  

> Ellen Pao is also available.

I think they'd probably rather get Carly Fiorina. She has exactly the credentials they want: Loyal cuckservative, former failed presidential candidate, former failed CEO. What's not to like on their part.

Blogger Mike Wallens April 30, 2017 10:24 AM  

As others have said, the Murdoch boys are probably doing it for the money. They are counting on a return of real sponsors like GE, GM, Ford, Pfizer, etc. instead of the current Gold Bond Powder and "Handy Man in Can" spray sealants that Fox currently gets. Since big business has converged there is an un-official boycott of right wing media from big sponsors. It has nothing to do with ratings, otherwise why would Rachel Maddow have GM running commercials during her relatively low rated show.

Anonymous Mark Auld April 30, 2017 10:27 AM  

Fox is dying a relatively quick death;while rumors swirl about a new conservative network being formed.

Anonymous Man of the Atom April 30, 2017 10:35 AM  

Cable News Delenda Est.

Blogger Cail Corishev April 30, 2017 10:40 AM  

FoxNews will end up being another left wing media arm soon and then there will be no TV voice for the right.

Didn't that already happen years ago? Maybe it hasn't gone as far left as the others, but I don't think it's been a "voice for the right" in a long time, if it ever was. It was just the best of several bad options, if you insisted on watching TV news for some reason.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora April 30, 2017 10:40 AM  

I hope Fox does die. I don't know if its 70 year old audience will actually be able to adapt but there must be younger people in its audience whose time would be better spent watching Molyneux videos or something. I think I felt neurons dying hearing Juan Williams talking on the Five.

Blogger James Dixon April 30, 2017 10:40 AM  

Speaking of convergence, Mozilla's self destruct spiral continues (via LXer):

"I’m thrilled to announce that Mohamed Nanabhay and Nicole Wong have joined the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors."

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 30, 2017 10:41 AM  

While I loath TYT...okay I don't loath them. I think they're hilarious.

But regardless, Cenk Ugeyer (SP and I don't care) has probably called it right. The future of news is narrow-casting on a subscription basis.

The future isn't here yet but it isn't far off either.

Blogger Patrick Wilson April 30, 2017 10:47 AM  

I'm under the impression the girls are running fox.

Blogger Antony April 30, 2017 11:21 AM  

OT - but something you may find relevant ; Europe's youth don't care to vote - but a ready to join a mass revolt ; https://qz.com/971374/europes-youth-dont-care-to-vote-but-theyre-ready-to-join-a-mass-revolt/

Blogger tuberman April 30, 2017 11:30 AM  

Fox, obviously, has been a joke for years, but now even my Boomer friends will know it. So, they will snear at it and still keep watching.

The only thing they are failing at is the controlled opposition game.

Blogger Lovekraft April 30, 2017 11:45 AM  

And socialists in a hundred years, when touting the female achievements of this current era, will conveniently skip over the fact these are usually underqualified, affirmative action plants.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( don't trifle with me, son. i'm a professional, certified 4th degree black belt in the ancient Hebrew martial art of Kibitz Maga ) April 30, 2017 11:47 AM  

12. Salt April 30, 2017 9:29 AM
Used to be the worry of the fox getting in the hen house.



and now the worry is the hen getting in the fox den?

ah-hey! i'm a poet and don't even know it.

Blogger Cecil Henry April 30, 2017 11:48 AM  

Fox may be going down for awhile.

I'm sure it will be a complete mystery why. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Blogger frigger611 April 30, 2017 12:11 PM  

FOX News has always been too left wing for me, and mostly staffed with pretty talking heads who I suspect might've used their feminine wiles to get ahead. Not all, but many. Me-again Kelly was a revolting example.

And then you have the true conservative believers and hasbarists like Hannity and O'Reilly (who are beyond tiresome), but at least were something of an antidote to the harder left CNN and the like.

At best I would rank the network as "barely watchable."

However, Tucker Carlson is now the best they have, and I like his show. He demonstrates some knowledge and affinity for alt-rt, though must keep up the mostly conservative face for now.

But if he shows too much love for the alt-rt, the Whack-a-Mole mgmt will find some unhappy dame who was offended at some point in the past, and he'll be shown the door.

Blogger Lance E April 30, 2017 12:18 PM  

I'm sure some of my traditionally cuckservative family and friends will think this is a big deal, even though everyone who's actually on the right (and I don't only mean alt-right) has been seeing the writing on the wall for years. They purged Drudge, Crowder, Horowitz etc. years ago. They've never been able to stomach any genuine controversy.

I can't quite explain it, but Fox News always had a kind of Wheel-of-Fortune-like feel to me. Washed-out, bleached, monotonous, repetitive, clearly only appealing to much older demographics. And the Murdoch spawn, like the dribbling morons they are, naturally assume that the best way to reach younger demographics is to go Full Cuck, because gender fluidity and overall depravity is what the kids are into these days, right?

The problem isn't exactly ideology, as some here would like to believe. Sometimes it's ideology, but when you have aging demographics involved, the more likely explanation is out-of-touch executives who live in an echo chamber and still think that we're living in the 1960s where Marxist hippie scum were the dominant youth movement with disposable income. They either have no idea or don't want to believe that the culture (and counterculture) has changed.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 30, 2017 12:32 PM  

Rich woman has an urgent need for establishing her self-worth.

Nurturing kids is too proletarian.
Must.
Save.
The.
World.

For at least 10 generations this has meant eliminating "sin," and every wealthy wife has joined the cult bandwagon.

Everyone has their assigned role to play as this long fantasy flames out at apogee.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales April 30, 2017 12:44 PM  

@47

Ironic (or fitting, possibly) considering the leaning of most of these chicks.

Blogger Sheila4g April 30, 2017 12:48 PM  

Stopped watching t.v. years ago {Fox was what I watched back in the late '90s and early 2000s} but hubby still watches some Fox. He knows it is getting converged and often relies on me for updates on what is happening {based on my online reading} since he doesn't have time to read or check things at work other than catching tv crawlers occasionally, and at home he doesn't want to sit in front of the computer and won't use my laptop. I don't know anyone else who gets their news from t.v. The cuckservative boomer demographic will be hardest hit, but they'll just go back to NPR or network stuff or listen to Hannity on the radio. Television audience is a dying demographic {my kids don't watch and neither do any of their friends} and losing out to tablets and phones.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales April 30, 2017 12:50 PM  

Question to Vox: Is it okay if I posted the first draft of a response to one of our ideological enemies here for feedback since it seems right up your alley with your work on The Irrational Atheist, or is it not okay given the off-topic nature in relation to your article. If the answer is no, then I'll just be quiet then.

Blogger Lew Rand April 30, 2017 12:50 PM  

People are waking up. Standard article on USA today about how tech is horribly racist and misogynistic.

90% of the comments start at red pill and are working towards black pill.

My very liberal mom is confused because she is taught Fox is the devil's network but every time she surfs there she is agreeing with most of it. Can't quite get that it isn't her (as much as I would like) but Fox that is changing.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 30, 2017 1:11 PM  

@8 Al From Bay Shore
I can envision a future moment in which Fox attempts to retain declining conservative viewership by replacing Juan Williams with Michael Steele.
----

Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Beckel - these are the personalities of Fox News that make it unwatchable.

When I see Juan Williams, I always think "wow, they are forcing him onto these shows to fill a quota or something".

I have no idea how Geraldo gets on every show and craps it up for 30 minutes all day every day.

Bob Beckel probably has some Clinton connections that keep him in the game.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 30, 2017 1:28 PM  

Since big business has converged there is an un-official boycott of right wing media from big sponsors.

Maybe, but this weekend I ended up listening to a local ESPN (The Fully Converged Sports Network! Now With 90% Fewer White Males...) radio affiliate. It was NFL draft weekend, and I needed something to listen to doing some landscaping.

A Gold Bond ad would've been a big step up for them. Any ad wouldn've been. They went at least a full hour with nothing but PSAs.

I think the advertising business may be collapsing before us. How much does GM actually pay for their Mad Cow spots?

Blogger JWM in SD April 30, 2017 1:48 PM  

Stephen Davenport wrote:FoxNews will end up being another left wing media arm soon and then there will be no TV voice for the right. it is coming.

Someone else asked what their end game is. The post above is their end game. They want to undermine a conservative platform that still exists within their sphere of influence. They can't have the genuine media outlet in the same universe or it will generate too much polarization thereby exposing their weaknesses.

Anonymous Mathias April 30, 2017 2:45 PM  

@54,

It's damage control, ultimately. They will win the fight, but the overall war is already lost, their sphere of influence has been discredited in the younger generations. They are thrashing around, but at this point it's mostly irrelevant, the real action starts when they realize this and start to make a desperate beachhead into enemy territory.

At this point, they are their own worst enemy, driving out every White Man from every public area at once will only drive them together. As has been said before, they will be the ones who will build the alternatives, and then the big media heads will find out what was really the power behind their throne.

Blogger Mark Cook April 30, 2017 3:10 PM  

It's time for Alt-Right News (Truth)

Blogger dc.sunsets April 30, 2017 3:39 PM  

Truth really doesn't matter. The Narrative matters, and if only the Left Narrative is carried, all carriers will simply be ignored.

Anonymous Bz April 30, 2017 4:19 PM  

I get the impression of rudderless drifting. They should have found a new CEO before they started firing the old guard. Nevertheless, if they abandon the right side of the market, it leaves an opportunity for someone else to pick up, just like Fox did.

Blogger Southern Man April 30, 2017 4:55 PM  

Fox was never "right-wing media" but was merely a bit to the right of the competition - and was wildly successful at that, for a time. There's a lesson in there, somewhere.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable April 30, 2017 5:17 PM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:Since the West has been stuck in the Feminist fantasy loop for decades now and by my estimation the believability factor about out of magic pixie dust perhaps some plain speak would sell outside of our blogoshpere.

Intersectionality is rape culture.

And that's by the *feminist* definition of hushing it up, minimizing it, and giving light sentences (or even none) despite the facts not being in dispute. Easily demonstrated.

Intersectionality is rape culture, and mark my words, that plain statement of observable fact will ultimately bring the whole rotten edifice of the transnational "elite" crashing down.

They're running on the memeplex of a dead empire's cultural saboteurs. It should not surprise you that it would only take four words to defeat them.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable April 30, 2017 5:29 PM  

Basically, I just pulled a Doctor Who.

And trust me. It will work.

Anonymous DirkH April 30, 2017 5:36 PM  

59. SciVo de Plorable April 30, 2017 5:17 PM
"Intersectionality is rape culture."

How about, Being White Is Not Consent.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 30, 2017 5:41 PM  

@SciVo.
"Intersectionality is Rape Culture"
Dialectic
Truth=100%
Effectiveness=20%

"Immigration is Rape Culture"
Pseudo-Dialectic
Truth=90%
Effectiveness=60%

"You have to go back"
Rhetoric
Truth=20%
Efefectiveness=100%

Blogger dc.sunsets April 30, 2017 6:26 PM  

@ snidely, your juxtaposition of truth vs rhetorical effectiveness is a reminder that while objective reality exists, people with different premises don't see it the same way.

It's not about truth, it's about premises, whose are more potent and whose are aligned with the idea whose time has come.

The Left is past. The Right is future. The present is battle.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 30, 2017 7:05 PM  

It's about eliciting the correct emotional response. The few who care about intersectionality will never care that you call it rape culture. They will simply label you crazy.
They will never examine the truth value of the statement. That's why it will be amazingly ineffective.

Blogger JACIII April 30, 2017 7:31 PM  

I still miss Laurie Dhue.

Blogger Lee Madison April 30, 2017 9:53 PM  

OAN

Blogger JP April 30, 2017 11:01 PM  

@Wanda for what it's worth that was somewhat true in the old west, entirely because they were the only women around. The moment there were enough women for the average guy to start a family, that changed.

Since the show was basically trying to make a western in space, that kind of makes sense.

Blogger Kentucky Headhunter May 01, 2017 8:35 AM  

@ JACIII

Laurie Dhue was hot. I used to think that her and Jane Skinner used the same tube of lip gloss that was kept in the leather jacket they would trade back and forth being going on air.

Anonymous Ain May 01, 2017 3:23 PM  

"[T]he preference ... is that the new leader be female."

From what's been said, it's already being ran by their wives.

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