With Donald Trump out of the White House, Fox News is taking a hard-right turn in an effort to win back an audience that it lost, said CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday.
“Every move Fox makes is a move further right,” Stelter said.
But replacing news with opinion could inflame tensions more between Fox’s news division and its opinion programs, which so often veer into conspiracy theory territory.
“They’re not moving further right. They’re moving further into BS,” said The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief Noah Shachtman said on “Reliable Sources.” “They decided to have layoffs on their hard news unit, and to go further and further into the crazy.”
Fox News, however, rejected suggestions that the lineup change was a result of post-election trouble, pointing out that the network said in October that it “regularly considers programming changes, including to its daytime lineup, and will launch new formats as appropriate after the election.”