What started as a rumor a week ago is edging closer to becoming a reality as the possibility of a new conservative TV network to challenge Fox New is gaining traction.
According to Mediaite, serious discussions are underway about creating a new conservative network that would feature conservative hosts who have recently been eased out of their jobs.
Adding fuel to the talk was a series of Tweets from Fox’s remaining most high profile talent, Sean Hannity who warned the Murdoch family not to fire the network’s co-President, Bill Shine.
Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that's the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done. Best Sean https://t.co/W3BJ2wjzRD
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 27, 2017
The new channel could potentially include the former king of cable, Bill O’Reilly, who was recently fired from Fox over alleged sexual harassment charges, and Tomi Lahren, a popular conservative star recently fired by The Blaze. Also in the mix is former Fox News president Roger Ailes, who reportedly has a plan that would launch the new network into 85 million homes via cable.
If Sean Hannity decided to jump from Fox News to join O’Reilly, he could potentially also bring some other Fox talent with him.
In any event, the old Fox News is no more, and there is no doubt that many on the right are disappointed in Fox News.