Is Breitbart Planning Rival Network to FOX News?
Despite what people think, FOX News is not “conservative”.
FOX News has benefited from the label, and dominated cable news. However, the list of Lefties at Fox is as long as a polish man’s last name.
Megyn Kelly was outed as a Leftist, and now finds herself on another network destined for failure. I know of others at Fox who are solidly Leftists, though they hide in plain sight. So it’s not wonder the plot thickens on a rival network.
Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network.
Bannon’s friends are speculating about whether it will be a standalone TV network, or online streaming only.
Before his death in May, Roger Ailes had sent word to Bannon that he wanted to start a channel together. Bannon loved the idea: He believes Fox is heading in a squishy, globalist direction as the Murdoch sons assume more power.
Now he has the means, motive and opportunity: His chief financial backer, Long Island hedge fund billionaire Bob Mercer, is ready to invest big in what’s coming next, including a huge overseas expansion of Breitbart News.
When you consider the meteoric rise of Breitbart, why should they not consider their options?
I suspect their online presence rivals Fox News. And frankly, online will soon overtake network views in TV. If they’ve played their cards right, they could come out of the blocks with a dominant presence in TV.
Prior to Ailes’ death, there was speculation that he and others exiled from Fox News might make a play. Axios continues