Fox News to Shut Down for ‘Maintenance’ During the Inauguration [updated]
It seems to me that the inauguration of our president is newsworthy, but not according to Fox News, which is shutting down for “routine maintenance” on Monday and will resume programming on Tuesday:
Fox News Channel announced Saturday it would shut down for “routine maintenance” Monday morning at 11:30 E.T. Fox News president Roger Ailes said the network wanted to pick a time when nothing was happening that their viewers wanted to see. President Barack Obama’s Inauguration is scheduled to take place during the maintenance. The only other time Fox had considered shutting down was exactly four years earlier on January 20, 2009. “It turned out that no Fox viewers wanted to watch TV that day. And I mean none,” Ailes said. “Regular viewers of Fox probably won’t notice anything unusual.
But I thought Fox News was a Serious News Organization? I thought President Obama was too scared to take questions from said Serious News Organization? Oh, it’s not and he isn’t?
Right. Carry on.
Imani Gandy (ABL)
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