Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Fox News Kicking Either Greta V-S or Shepard Smith to the Curb


So who’s out and who’s in Fox News? The Drudge Report broke the story that Roger Ailes has given Megyn Kelly the 9pm slot on the bombastic right wing network. That spot belongs to Sean Hannity. But Hannity will stay, no doubt. The really vulnerable show anchors are Greta van Susteren and Shepard Smith. Greta was already thought to be in a contract dispute with Fox. And Ailes said this afternoon at a Fox panel that he’s been talking to Smith about new ways of doing the news. Does that mean like from a different network? Who should stay? Who should go? And will people watch Kelly? There’s no honor among thieves, friends. Fox is gearing up for their big anti-Hillary campaign, so changes are afoot. Let’s also not forget mid term elections in November 2014. The rhetoric is already ratcheting up. PS Would either Greta or Shep go to CNN? Or Al Jazeera? Hmmm…

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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