The Media

Fox News Moving Away from Far-Right

Roger Ailes spilled some news about his ridiculous network:

He made a big admission to Newsweek, saying that he has made a "course correction" at Fox News, veering it away from the hard-right line it took in the earlier days of the Obama administration. [...]

He also spoke openly about many of his anchors, saying that Bill O'Reilly "hates" Sean Hannity because he's jealous of his radio success (and thus confirming years of rumors about the animosity between the two).

Ailes also called Hannity "predictable" and said that he sometimes has to have a word with Shepard Smith when Smith says things that may not go over well with the Fox News crowd.

Obviously he still plans for the network to remain conservative, just not as wingnutty. But the ideology of the network was never really the issue. Fox News Channel's biggest flaw is that it's so divorced from reality. They fabricate the news and attack anyone -- civilians, high school administrators, noncombatants -- with whom the hosts have a beef. If it was a conservative network, fine, be conservative. But stop lying about the news.