One bit of ironic news is that one of the major causes of our current national dysfunction, Fox News, is not doing very well. Roger Ailes, the creator of the greatest faux news propaganda machine in our nation’s history, is long gone.
And now, Megyn Kelly has announced that she is leaving Fox News and joining NBC. Which is an even more ironic choice of new home, since Kelly is now one of the most credible critics of Donald Trump, and Trump is still the executive producer of “The Apprentice” on NBC.
Kelly’s show on Fox News was their second most popular show, behind Bill O’Reilly. But O’Reilly has been talking about retiring sometime in 2017. So what happens to Fox News next? Rupert Murdock’s sons, who now run News Corp, want to take the channel in a new direction in order to appeal to a younger audience, as their current base demographic — old angry white men — is starting to die off.
Could this be good news?