The Suicide of Fox News; Now What?

Bookworm has a question many of you may be asking, “Where will you go without Fox News?” It’s a very valid question, as she says.

Fox News didn’t shoot itself in the foot. It dealt itself a death blow. With it out of the picture, what are you watching?

I watch Tucker Carlson every night. I think he’s intelligent, funny, moral, honest, and genuinely conservative. I watch a little bit of Sean Hannity because he comes on immediately after Tucker, but usually don’t stick around. Sean’s a true conservative, but I don’t have the time to watch more TV than 1 hour per day, and Tucker gets that hour. For the same reason, I don’t watch Laura Ingraham, another consistent conservative.

I’m not currently boycotting the rest of Fox News when I don’t watch it. I’ve never watched it.

Having said that, if I had been watching other Fox News shows, I would be boycotting them now. I think the Fox News corporation’s behavior has been heinous. Chris Wallace’s debate performance was a disgrace. The Outnumbered panel’s decision to censor Newt Gingrich when he discussed George Soros was a disgrace. And Fox New’s election night coverage went beyond disgraceful.

We knew when Roger Ailes got pushed out and Rupert retired in favor of his sons that the station would struggle to remain conservative. Sadly, it didn’t struggle much. It put Paul Ryan on its board, hired Donna Brazile, and let its left-leaning people know that they didn’t need to pretend anymore.

According to reports, with its ratings crashing, Fox News has hired an expensive PR firm to help it out. It can pay me the money, instead, and I’ll tell it what to do.

She gives her list in the article, and it’s a good one. I mostly gave up Fox News when I cut the cord several years ago, even then I was occasionally yelling back at it. I don’t miss it, and doubt I would go back under any conceivable circumstances. I often watch Tucker as well, someplace on the web, don’t mind Sean and actually like Laura and a few of the weekend people. That’s not even close enough to justify a cable bill again.

Besides, as many of you know, I’m a reader, not a watcher, and always have been. I read the Economist for years until it fell in the left ditch and US New & World Report. But now, it’s all online for me. Now? These: (and note there is no pretense of balance here, no real order, either.)

  • Ace of Spades, especially The Morning Report, a good summary of what’s going on.
  • The Other McCain, measured and rational analysis from a real journalist and southern American Patriot
  • The Powerline Blog, like the two above it a veteran blog, which does an exceptional of reporting current events
  • American Thinker. one of the best sites for reasonable analysis
  • Town Hall, another really good site
  • Second City Cop, what’s really going on in my old stomping ground, where the city administration is trying to kill the police department
  • Chicago Boyz, good rational thinking
  • The Duran, in a sense the Russia Today of the internet. Lots of videos and a different (but mostly conservative) take on events
  • Althouse, interesting, but often frustrating look at many things. About as middle of the road as one can expect, especially from Madison.
  • Samizdat, Anglo-American blog named after the subversives in Soviet Russia, and serves the same purpose for us.
  • Watcher of Weasels, where I stumbled across and often read Bookworm
  • Victory Girls, news and analysis, from all over the country.
  • The Conservative Woman.co.uk, one of the best conservative British sites
  • The Salisbury Review, another British site, this one founded by Sir Roger Scruton
  • The Spectator, British, Australian, and American editions, the electronic form of the world’s oldest magazine, and still fairly conservative.
  • Guido Fawkes, The big British aggregator
  • And many others, often through The Morning Report
  • Plus whatever videos Audre sends over, since she a visual type which I’m not as stated above.

I do watch some Newsmax, and events on RightSide broadcasting

That should be enough to keep you out of trouble, although not the re-education gulag.

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21 Responses to The Suicide of Fox News; Now What?

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Good list there, Dave, aside from Guido. It was once conservative with a small c but became conservative with a capital C and many true conservatives left, one of which was a guy who calls himself Swiss Bob and who set up his own site, Going Postal. Guido represents the party and is in favour of much of what it does, including the lockdowns.

    With regards Fox, it should be obvious what they do. Look at the success of Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham and build on it. It’s not rocket science.

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    • Neo says:

      I know, but old habits die hard, and he reports over a wide range, and habit. It doesn’t bother me as much in an aggregator as in a blog. At some point it will, and then I’ll change.

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  2. Alys Williams says:

    For Brits there is also the relatively recent The Critic magazine available at good newsagents or as a subscription. The webpage carries a lot of the major essays and features and also specially commisioned pieces. No comment section though. Editor Michael Mosbacher has also kept on David Starkey after his cancel contretemps and banishment from just about everywhere else.

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  3. audremyers says:

    The news videos are really a memory compensation. It seems I remember things better from a video. It wasn’t always so – I used to be a voracious reader but I seem to remember less from what I read these days. It’s not bad or drastic, it’s a little obvious to me now that my memory is not what it once was. Besides – videos are probably a welcome break for your eyes!!!

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  4. Nicholas says:

    I’d also recommend The Stream, which Timothy Furnish writes for, and Frontier Alliance International.

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  5. JessicaHof says:

    I am with you, a reader, not a watcher. I agree with Alys, the Critic is not bad. The UK Spectator is very good, but I don’t want to live in a solipsism, so I read the New Statesman, which is also good. The Church Times is essential. Beyond that, Radio 3 and that’s me sorted. I admire your strong stomach to follow the news – I gave up some time back. Neo keeps me updated 😊 xx

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    • Neo says:

      With both of you saying so, I’ll have to try The Critic. The Speccie isn’t as good as it used to be, in my opinion, but still good. Radio 3 I rarely bother with, the UK 40s station is more to my taste.

      Well that’s nice, you’ll either get all the news, nor an unbiased view of it, but you know that, dearest friend. 🙂 xx

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    • Alys Williams says:

      The New Statesman is very left and was responsible for the egregious sacking of Roger Scruton as a buildings adviser to the government thanks to the deliberate misrepresentation of an intervuew he did with deputy editor at the time, George Eaton. It was only thanks to the efforts of Douglas Murray that the truth was outed, Scruton was re-instated and Eaton shown to be the liar and thoroughly nasty piece of work that he is.

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      • JessicaHof says:

        It was a bad business, but of course, it was the Government which panicked and sacked Sir Roger. Most of the time, it is good, and I like to get a rounded view, not just an echo chamber.

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        • Alys Williams says:

          Each to his own of course but it’s not for me although I used to cast my eye over it from time to time. It is mostly the usual left wing fodder. A kind of slightly more refined version of The Guardian for the middle class socialist. An echo chamber of its own.

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        • JessicaHof says:

          It carries good pieces by Simon Heffer, who is hardly left-wing, but yes, it is left of centre. It depends what one means bu socialist, I guess. It did not support Corbyn, which was in its favour. It did not fire Eaton, which isn’t. It carries some wonderful reviews by Rowan Williams, which is another reason I read it.

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  7. R.C. Smith says:

    Look, conservatism has lost, America as America has lost. Both finished. The future is a one-party state like California or New York. It won’t happen right away but it is inevitable due to mass immigration. The corporate rats are fleeing the sinking ship whose hull they helped gnaw through, they’re going with the winners. Fox might take an immediate hit for this flip-flop but they’re looking at the long term where the left takes complete control due to demographics.

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    • Neo says:

      I disagree, we may lose this election, we have lost Fox. So what, we came close in the house, we will likely hold the Senate. We gained in the Statehouses and Legislatures, We will redistrict most of the country next year. And we have made great strides in the judiciary.

      Above all, we have learned to fight, not acquiesce to the left. We have only lost if we leave the field, you may if you choose of course. But for me, and those like me, our directions come from Captain Parker who faced much worse odds, that day in 1775.

      “Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

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