With the departure of Megyn Kelly from Fox News this week, many people, both within Fox News and outside the organization, hoped that Fox would shift from its role as a hyper-partisan cheerleader for the right to a more balanced and reputable news organization.
Not so, according to New York Magazine. “Rupert Murdoch moved swiftly and unexpectedly to fill the void opened up by Megyn Kelly’s departure for NBC. Thursday morning, Fox News announced Tucker Carlson is taking over Kelly’s 9 p.m. slot. Carlson’s ascension to prime time is significant in several ways, the most crucial being this: It’s another sign that Murdoch is pushing Fox News in a more pro-Trump direction.”
The article continues: “[Carlson’s current] show has been broadly in line with the Trumpian wing of the GOP. Whereas Kelly was all but blacklisted by Trump, Carlson scored more than a dozen interviews with Trump during the campaign.”
Looks like another four years of partisan screaming from Fox News.