Drudge Hints That Laura Ingraham Is Next on Fox News’s Shitcan List

Alex Griffing, writing for Mediaite:

The Drudge Report dropped a siren-blaring scoop on Wednesday announcing an imminent shake-up at Fox News, eventually reporting that Sean Hannity will take over at 8 p.m.

“WORLD EXCLUSIVE: FOXNEWS SETS NEW SCHEDULE” read the headline from Matt Drudge on the highly-trafficked website he founded. Drudge eventually updated that headline to note Hannity’s new gig as well as report both Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld would be heading to prime time.

Watters currently hosts one of Fox’s top-rated shows at 7 p.m. while Gutfeld hosts a highly-rated late-night show at 11 p.m. — both co-host Fox’s top-rated program The Five at 5 p.m. Hannity, meanwhile, broke the record for longest-running cable news prime time host in April of 2022, eclipsing Larry King at 25 years, six months, and 15 days.

“FOXNEWS is preparing to announce an ambitious new schedule, the Drudge Report has learned, a schedule where ever hour of primetime will change!” Drudge reported. “TOP SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: ‘IT’S OUR BOLDEST AND MOST FEARLESS LINE-UP EVER’…”

Ingraham isn’t mentioned by name, but there are only three prime-time hours, so if they go to Hannity, Watters, and Gutfeld, she’s following Tucker Carlson out the door. Tomorrow will mark six years since Roger Ailes’s death. It feels like Fox News was running on autopilot since then — but the Murdochs have woken from their slumber and are shaking things up.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023