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Open War Breaks Out at Fox News

Prominent on-air news and opinion hosts at Fox News are going at it tooth and nail, as ailing 86-year-old Rupert Murdoch moves to hand the reins of the network to his liberal son Lachlan.  In early February, I got wind of an internal war bubbling below the surface at Fox News.  The combatants included several prominent on-air personalities, and there were growing signs that they were gearing up to engage in a serious battle with one another. The conflict pitted representatives of the daytime hard news department against several stars who are faces of the channel during prime time, when opinion-themed shows dominate.  Like many Americans in the workplace, beliefs in different opposing ideologies were pushing these people apart.  Adding fuel to the fire in the highly competitive hothouse environment of cable television news were jealousy […]

 

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