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Friday, June 30, 2006

AILES CRACKS WHIP AS FOX NEWS SLIPS

Slackers at FOX NEWS Channel, you're on notice! FOX NEWS Chairman Roger Ailes is on the warpath following his network's ratings slump, and he won't hesitate to clean house to turn things around.

So far during the second quarter, the No. 1 news channel's schedule has dropped 22% in its core 25-54 demo and 8% in total viewers. The first quarter was even worse.

Chief rival CNN has also dipped in recent weeks, but less dramatically, off 18% in the demo and 2% in total viewers.

Insiders say that, even though FOX NEWS remains No. 1, Ailes is fuming over the complacency he senses among staffers.

Production values are slipping, and bookers aren't competitive enough, relying heavily on the same pool of faces and settling for authors after they've already been on CNN or...gasp...MSNBC.

A full-page "Now Hiring" ad that ran recently in a trade magazine asked, "Can you make the cut?" Says one FOX staffer, that questioned was not addressed to outside applicants: "That was aimed inside."

Commenting through a spokesman last week, Ailes left no doubt: "Anyone who displays launch-type intensity will continue to have a job at FOX NEWS. Those who don't will not. And that includes talent."


***Whenever you turn to FOX NEWS, it's like deja' vu. Over and over and over again, they say the same thing. What a great job the Bush administration is doing. Their breaking news is only what they get from the White House. Any leaks that they get are from the White House. I find it awfully strange that FOX NEWS is the first ones there when something blows up, don't you? But the U.S. always claims that they had nothing to do with it. Just because the White House tells FOX NEWS something, they think it's the truth. Watching FOX NEWS is like picking up the Enquirer, only worse! You watch it when there's nothing else on!


Source of Information: Broadcasting Cable
June 29, 2006

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