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FOX News Ratings Continue to Take a Plunge

The downward trend for Fox News began in which the right-leaning outlet lost 2020’s fourth quarter to CNN and alienated Trump-supporting loyal viewers by calling Arizona early for President Joe Biden during its election-night coverage.

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The Fox News rating plunge has hit an all-time low as, for the first time in nearly two decades, the network has fallen to third in the cable news rankings, with CNN and MSNBC taking the first two spots, per The Daily Beast.

The downward trend for Fox News began in which the right-leaning outlet lost 2020’s fourth quarter to CNN and alienated Trump-supporting loyal viewers by calling Arizona early for President Joe Biden during its election-night coverage.

“Fox has seen ratings dips before and has always come back. But there’s no denying this is disastrous for them,” said a former on-air Fox News personality.

As ratings take a dip is causing several staffers to panic as they fear it will result in additional job losses after recent layoffs.

Furthermore, with several other conservative media outlets like Newsmax and One America News coming to the mainstream platform, it came at the cost of Fox News losing viewers. “For years Fox has been denying climate change, denying that social inequity exists, denying that Obama was a citizen. So they’ve bred a sizable chunk of viewers who routinely deny the truth–and those viewers punished Fox News the moment they reported that Biden won Arizona, and they haven’t stopped,” Jonathan Klein, the former president of CNN. “It’s like when that chimp you raised from a baby tears your face off. Now the question is, what is Rupert Murdoch willing to do to get them back?”

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Greg Gutfeld: Critics Are ‘Deliberately Trying to Destroy My Career’

He argued that he is “more dangerous” on Gutfeld! than he is on The Five.

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After strong pushback against comments he made about the Holocaust in reference to new Florida curriculum guidelines surrounding slavery, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld believes he survives constant attacks against his character.

During an appearance on The Rubin Report podcast, Gutfeld was asked if it was “bizarre that you’re on a cable news network where everyone is watching you waiting to destroy you at any given moment?”

After mentioning that he believes he has more time for criticism because of his appearances on both The Five and Gutfeld! the self-avowed “King of Late Night” claimed he’s constantly under attack.

“I would assume that at least once a week there is somebody deliberately trying to destroy my career, but I can’t let that stop me,” Gutfeld said after noting that those watching his career are similar to students who don’t aren’t taking a college course but are hoping the professor gives them blackmail leverage. “I’m not blowing smoke up your ass, but I have to say that you (Rubin) helped destroy cancel culture by monetizing the act of being canceled. If you get canceled and there’s another way out, you will always rise above.”

He argued that he is “more dangerous” on Gutfeld! than he is on The Five. However, The Five is generally the most-watched cable news program in any timeslot, which means his statements on the show are widely viewed.

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CBS News President Neeraj Khemlani Accused of Verbal Abuse To Female Execs

Khemlani was accused of directing a “rude” and “disrespectful” tirade towards Chief Financial Officer Stacey Benson and a female executive vice president.

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The new co-president of CBS News, Neeraj Khemlani, has been accused of verbal abuse during an April meeting with two female executives at the company, according to The New York Post.

Reports have emerged of a contentious incident, which allegedly took place during a meeting focused on long-term budget planning. According to The Post, Khemlani, the Executive Vice President of CBS News & Digital, was accused of directing a “rude” and “disrespectful” tirade towards Chief Financial Officer Stacey Benson and a female executive vice president.

“They had a breakdown after the meeting,” an insider briefed on the incident said of the two women. “They were shaken.”

The purportedly tense encounter left the executives taken aback, leading them to register complaints about the treatment they received. In response, CBS appointed Mehmet Dilsiz, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for CBS News & Digital, to closely monitor Khemlani and his interactions with colleagues.

CBS CEO George Cheeks was reportedly briefed on Dilsiz’s appointment, marking the latest development in a series of incidents involving Khemlani’s management style. To ensure a watchful eye on Khemlani’s meetings with co-workers, HR executive Dilsiz has been participating remotely via video in sessions involving the streaming and finance teams.

The situation has drawn attention as the network continues to address concerns related to Khemlani’s approach to management. An investigation was launched late last year into his conduct toward women and people of color.

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FOX Nation Adding OutKick Programming

“OutKick has seen rapid growth over the last two years and we are thrilled to begin streaming our authentic content with the loyal audience that FOX Nation has cultivated.”

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Programming from OutKick — including projects from Clay Travis, Tomi Lahren, and Riley Gaines — has been added to the FOX Nation streaming service.

The subscription service provided by FOX will feature daily episodes of OutKick The Show with Clay Travis, Tomi Lahren is Fearless, and Gaines for Girls.

“OutKick has seen rapid growth over the last two years and we are thrilled to begin streaming our authentic content with the loyal audience that FOX Nation has cultivated,” said OutKick founder Clay Travis.  

Previously, the programs had only been available on social media platforms and YouTube. With the expanded reach, however, the shows will not see a change in schedule. Lahren’s program will continue to air on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:00 PM ET.

Gaines for Girls will continue to be a weekly show that focuses on protecting women’s sports.

Projects currently in development for OutKick will also be available on FOX Nation once launched.

Fox Corp. purchased OutKick in 2021.

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