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Fox News’ Misogynist Audience Turns Uglier

August 12, 2015

One of today’s must reads.

“In the fallout since the first GOP debate, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has found himself caught between Donald Trump, who has the full backing of Fox’s misogynist audience, and Megyn Kelly, the star anchor whom Ailes has nurtured and sees as the key to reaching younger viewers. … [H]e made the same choice he always does: follow the ratings, and mend fences with Trump. But that process has meant that Fox has had to mute its defense of Kelly, who is now watching uneasily as the Fox audience turns on her … Kelly has told Fox producers that she’s been getting death threats from Trump supporters. While Trump barnstormed rival media outlets over the last few days, dissing Kelly and Fox at virtually every turn, Ailes remained surprisingly restrained in his response.”

2 Comments
  1. July 20, 2016 10:10 AM

    That makes for a worthy thing to ponder. I think the Murdoch family is much akin to the Trumps and have far more in common that not–so your comment needs to be considered. I am just glad the old puke is rumored to be leaving. Did someone get marching orders to make it happen? Now there is a news story if it were true!

  2. Matthew permalink
    July 20, 2016 4:33 AM

    I am laughing heartily knowing the working conditions that have existed for women at FOX News and also hearing that Ailes is soon to be jettisoned. Do you think this is Trump at work given Ailes was not a fan of the racist?

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