You can practically hear the angels sing every time Fox News mentions Ronald Reagan's name. But Reagan's son and the president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, Michael Reagan, suggests his father might not be returning the admiration were he to be still walking amongst us. In a blunt, no-punches-pulled column for Newsmax, Reagan suggests Fox change its slogan from "fair and balanced" to "stale and predictable."
Complaining he can "barely tune in anymore," Reagan writes:
Night after night on Fox, it's the same issues, the same arguments, the same lame liberal guests showing up to be browbeaten by Hannity and O'Reilly.
...Can't Fox find anyone better than Big, Bad Bob Beckel to go 1-on-4 with (The Five's) conservatives, who, except for funnyman Greg Gutfeld, are like watching Hannity II, III and IV?
...I think even loyal viewers are starting to notice that Fox's slogan should be changed from "Fair and Balanced" to "Stale and Predictable."
...People outside the Beltway are desperate for solutions to our economic and social problems, but Fox and talk radio seem more interested in giving them arguments — tired arguments.
Yesterday, I posted about how Roger Ailes is hindering Republicans from moving forward. Clearly, the same sentiments are being felt by the GOP rank and file, too.
As far as being stale, Faux’s declining ratings are proof of that. Even a big bunch of the dedicated just can’t listen to the same crap day after day after day. Made-up crisis, rehashing Benghazi and F&F day after day, night after night even bores most of the cons to death, especially their over-60 viewing audience. And I don’t think having Ben Carson on constantly and saying what a wonderful Pres. he would be, with 3 yrs. and 10 months to the next election is putting a tingle in their aged audience.
Michael Reagan also smacked down High End Hannocchio on Twitter. Let’s see how this former KCSB station nightmare handle that one.
Hannocchio is fearful of Reagan. If he attacks Reagan on either radio or television, the backlash against him would be massive. Reagan can easily out debate Hugh’s little boy.
Let’s recap the Best of the GOP Civil War:
1. Trumpster vs. Malkin
2. Rove vs. Palin
3. Reagan vs. Fox “News”
4. Rove vs. Trumpster
5. Tea Party vs. Fox “News”
6. Geller vs. CPAC
Coming down the pipe next week:
1. Hannocchio fans vs. Reagan
2. Ailes vs. Reagan
3. Billy vs. Reagan
4. Reagan fans vs. Fox “News” hosts
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” HOSTS AND AILES
You don’t have the courage to address the Tea Party’s boycott. You are scared of the Tea Party because you know they can take you down, cowards.
The rightwing GOP Civil War continues . . .
(Excuse me, I have to pop some popcorn)
So it seems like every week, we get another recycled attack from 1-2 years ago. Now they’re trying to repeal the ACA, again. Now they’re trying to get even more answers about Benghazi, again. Now they’re trying to dredge up Fast & Furious, again. Now they want to argue about who proposed a budget when, again. Now they want to shut down the government, again.
It’s no wonder that people like Michael Reagan are frankly getting fed up with Roger Ailes’ approach, particularly seeing as how it didn’t get them very far. From where I sit, it’s at least some good entertainment. Get a bag of popcorn and enjoy the show…
And they say Trash TV is dying off…