Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes launched Fox News 25 years ago on Thursday.
Despite all of Facebook’s scrutiny over the past few days, let’s recognize that Fox is also corrosive, maybe even more so. Fox breeds so many copiers, like One America News, that it’s easy to imagine a whole right-wing media universe with the creation of Murdoch as its foundation. Fox’s quarter-century anniversary is therefore an opportunity to examine its impacts on the country.
But for families who feel like they’ve been torn apart by Fox, it’s not a happy birthday.
Rupert deserves credit …
Back then, nine months before launch, Carter’s story for the NYT was perfect. But I wondered how Carter, now a CNN media analyst, felt seeing his newly invoked old story, so I emailed him, and here’s what he said:
“The television landscape was obviously very different 25 years ago. When I wrote this article, many sources doubted that another cable news channel was viable – and they were right. And Rupert Murdoch was clearly agree with them because he didn’t start another news channel, he started a conservative opinion channel. And he deserves credit for realizing that there is a market for that. decision has generated untold wealth for Mr Murdoch, as well as untold side effects for the country. But no one really thinks that 25 years ago, or now, it has anything to do with the “news.” .
Trump says congratulations
“Congratulations to Fox on 25 great years,” said Donald Trump in his vignette recorded for the channel. Despite all his reproaches, rants and insults towards Fox, it is clear that his candidacy was authorized by the channel and that his presidency was scheduled by the channel. Trump is Fox’s greatest contribution to American history to date.