Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Furious Greta leaves FOX as new CEO pushes Shep Smith and Gutfeld to stardom, hates the perception of bias

 Greta quit FOX and the network won’t even let the 14 year veteran say goodbye to her fans.
A furious Greta VanSustren, the reporter who is loved by both Democrats and Republicans is leaving FOX.
 Greta Van Susterenon Tuesday
Yes, I have left the Fox News Channel.
Last Thursday night, I made my decision and informed Fox News of my decision at that time that I was leaving Fox News Channel per my contract.
Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now. The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.
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Greta Van Susteren, one of the top anchors at Fox News, has suddenly left the channel after 14 years.

And she will not have a chance to say goodbye on the air.

On Tuesday Van Susteren took to Facebook to explain her exit.

Fox “has not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now,” she wrote.

The contractual clause to which she referred, a so-called “key man clause,” was triggered by Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ resignation in late July amid a sexual harassment scandal. Once Ailes left, she had a chance to leave too.
According to multiple sources, Van Susteren sought to renegotiate the terms of her contract after Ailes resigned.
Fox executives refused to negotiate, one of the sources said. So she chose to activate that clause.

The sources said Van Susteren had been unhappy with the way Ailes ran the network the past few years, and with the way the network was perceived

“It didn’t appear it was getting better” after Ailes left, one of the sources said, so she looked to the exit.

Van Susteren said on Facebook that she gave notice to Fox last Thursday.

Kimberly Guilfoyle filled in for her last Friday. Brit Hume, the former 6 p.m. host who now serves as a Fox political analyst, is taking over Van Susteren’s 7 p.m. time slot until election day.

Van Susteren said that she hopes “to continue my career in broadcasting.” A former criminal defense and civil trial lawyer, she joined Fox News from CNN in 2002 and hosted “On The Record” for 14 years.

Greta was always “fair and balanced,” and may have been upset to see that Murdoch was playing games with GOP nominee Donald Trump as early as August of 2015:

Sundance of Conservative Tree House has exposed this and has been talking about it since last year:


(NY MAG) […] Murdoch was not a fan of Trump’s and especially did not like his stance on immigration. (The antipathy was mutual: “Murdoch’s been very bad to me,” Trump told me in March.) A few days before the first GOP debate on Fox in August 2015, Murdoch called Ailes at home. “This has gone on long enough,” Murdoch said, according to a person briefed on the conversation.
Murdoch told Ailes he wanted Fox’s debate moderators — Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace — to hammer Trump on a variety of issues. Ailes, understanding the GOP electorate better than most at that point, likely thought it was a bad idea. “Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee,” Ailes told a colleague around this time. But he didn’t fight Murdoch on the debate directive.

On the night of August 6, in front of 24 million people, the Fox moderators peppered Trump with harder-hitting questions. But it was Kelly’s question regarding Trump’s history of crude comments about women that created a media sensation. He seemed personally wounded by her suggestion that this spoke to a temperament that might not be suited for the presidency. “I’ve been very nice to you, though I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me,” he said pointedly. (read more)
This is interesting on many levels, but more importantly for a few very specific confirmational aspects.

Last year many people were struggling to understand what was going on within Fox News. Many people saw the bias; even more people grew outraged at what they were witnessing; but unfortunately many people would not (or could not) accept what was brutally obvious.
Additionally, when CTH outlined the specifics of the factional alignment that was coming from this directive, multiple entities within the “conservative blog-o-sphere” claimed we were advancing some form of ridiculous conspiratorial analysis.


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