Friday, January 6, 2017

Why Fox News Keeps Winning

Panning Fox News is a commonplace in the news business, largely because most outlets lean left and Fox leans right, but also because Fox is so dominant in cable news. Are you ready for an exception?

Writing at The Hill, Joe Concha spins a narrative that compares the serial successes of Fox News to the continuing successes of the University of Alabama football program. Written before the announcement of Martha MacCallum as Megyn Kelly's replacement, the tale he tells is one of the Fox organization picking talent and making smart choices.

Concha doesn't say so but perhaps some credit goes to the Murdochs. They own Fox and The Wall Street Journal, along with other media overseas.