Fox News is changing a lot. With the loss of a flagship host (Bill O’Reilly) and others under investigation or on “vacation,” the optics surrounding the network aren’t looking pretty.
A television insider just leaked that a new conservative cable news “in the works”.
A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.
The potential aim? Putting “the old band” back together.
For starters, the first person that comes to our minds who also happens to be a free agent is O’Reilly, and so is Tomi Lahren.
According to Sean Hannity, Fox News boxing out Bill Shine will be the end of the network, so is it possible that a new network anchored by Hannity, Tomi Lahren and O’Reilly could give Fox News a run for its money?
We believe that it is possible.
Reports from Thursday coming from Gabe Sherman of New York Magazine claim that “sweeping management changes” may be coming from Fox News, which could clearly be seen when Shine made a request asking the Murdoch sons to release a statement in support of him amid the whole rolling lawsuits and scandals, but he was vigorously denied. After this was made public, Hannity immediately stood up in defense of Shine.
I just don’t see Fox News and Sean having a long relationship. If Sean becomes available, you have 100 percent turnover in primetime and a huge opportunity,” stated a television executive who demanded that his identity to not be made public.
“I’m working on it (the new conservative channel) hot and heavy,” the source said. “It’s live, it’s real.” The new channel could start working within the next 10-10 months according to the executive.