Increasing fake news on other networks gives Fox News a chance to promote themselves as “real news.”
While MSNBC and CNN have given themselves over to fake news, pretending that anti-Trump “resistance” is news, Fox News is relatively good. It’s not perfect, of course, but in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. So Fox is about to start a new advertising campaign presenting itself as the network of “Real news. Real honest opinion.”
Let’s hope the market punishes fake news sources.
Ad Age reports, “Fox News Touts ‘Real’ News and Opinion in Marketing Push.”
The cable news behemoth will release a teaser for the campaign on Monday […], with additional creative planned to be released next week.
By featuring its prominent hosts like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson along with journalists Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum, Fox News is looking to reinforce its dominance as the most-watched cable channel.
It’s also the chance for Jack Abernethy, co-president of the channel and a Fox News veteran, and his revamped leadership team, which includes programming chief Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, president of news, to put a fresh stamp on Fox News. Scott and Wallace were promoted last May following the departure of Bill Shine, who had been co-president with Abernethy, during a period of turmoil at the network that also saw chairman Roger Ailes and top host Bill O’Reilly exit after the revelation of sexual harassment allegations.
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