Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fox News Concedes Obama Winning in Swing States as MSNBC Makes Ratings Inroads


Fox News must be having a stroke. They’re actually reporting this afternoon that President Obama is polling better in the swing states than their candidate, Mitt Romney. Talk about a cold day in hell. Add this story to the news that on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow bested Fox News’s Bill Reilly in the key demo ratings, and you can officially say that weird things are happening– pigs are flying.

In the Fox News story out this afternoon, it’s conceded that more voters trust Obama over Romney to fix the economy in Ohio, Virgina, and Michigan. Fox reports that people aren’t happy with the way things are now, but don’t think Romney can make significant changes.

Meantime, all the MSNBC shows are making headway suddenly against Fox News. It could be that Romney’s series of unfortunate incidents have caused a lot of trouble for him and for the conservatively pitched network. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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