Fox News Cleans House Of Those Responsible For Election Night Debacle
Earlier this week Fox News made some sweeping changes and they needed to, they are taking a beating in cable news ratings.
The once ratings powerhouse of cable news has fallen like a hot rock after their biased Election Night coverage in which the network was almost in a hurry to call states for Biden.
Fox News is currently in third place as of last week and they are laughably getting their clocked cleaned by CNN. 2.5 million. During 2020, up until election night Fox News was having a record year drawing in 3.5 million viewers in primetime during the second quarter of 2020 and 3.2 million in the third.
It appeared that Fox News had committed the unforgivable sin of turning on their audience that just decided to stop watching the network. Even, primetime ratings king Tucker Carlson was being beaten by CNN for a couple of weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Fox had to make a change and purged those responsible:
Fox News Digital is laying off staff, as a continuation of restructuring plans the company first announced last fall. The new cuts also reflect a news cycle that may be less intense in the aftermath of the election, and with Joe Biden set to take office tomorrow. […] Among those let go Tuesday was Chris Stirewalt, the politics editor for Fox News. A 10-year veteran of the company, Stirewalt was also a key member of the Fox News decision desk, which drew the ire of President Trump after becoming the first network to call Arizona for Biden.
Including Stirewalt, 20 other Fox News employees were let.
“As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era,” a Fox News spokesperson told THR. “We are confident these changes will ensure the platform continues to deliver breakthrough reporting and insightful analysis surrounding major issues, both stateside and abroad.”
Not only is it bad for business to be in last place those at Fox News are humiliated that they are losing to of all networks CNN.
Almost 75 million people voted for President Trump and they felt that Fox News wasn’t being fair so the majority of viewers just stopped watching. When a chunk of 75 million people stop doing something it makes a big difference, just ask Twitter and Facebook their stocks have been in a free fall.
On a side note, how many weeks before Stirewalt either starts working on CNN or is interview about the culture at Fox News by CNN?