IT IS 9:32 PM ET. FOX NEWS SUNDAY PRESENTS … CHRISTOPHER WALLACE on the resurgence of President Trump at CPAC, just 27 days before the 2020 general election, where he speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, tomorrow, Friday, March 1.
(editors note: Paul Farhi in Washington for NYT.)
For three years, President Donald Trump has described life as a working president, and for three years we have all been reporting and writing that he’s been an unreformed real estate mogul.
So since the president has always believed in the power of opportunity, now, with his biggest moment in history approaching, he must be hiring to be a cartoon or child entertainer.
Sorry, Rex Tillerson. No more Fox News Sunday, either.
For the last two and a half years, one of the largest employers of office workers in the United States has been Fox News. On June 13, the network is selling the premises where many of its luminaries and intellectual stars have been gracing viewers a nightly dose of coverage called “Fox News Sunday.”
According to an inquiry by The New York Times’ Ravi Somaiya, in the last four years the cable news network has sold this interview space to a number of celebrities. Among them have been Glenn Beck, who interviewed former Speaker of the House John Boehner; Ben Carson, who sat down with the president for an interview that showed him talking about faith in public; the Koch brothers, who had a man on staff “in a white, bubble-puffy robe helping them facilitate a ‘noiseless, high-tech’ salute to cameras”; and one segment included Pamela Anderson in her underwear.
“Cleaning house,” as the president called it last month.
Now, according to documents provided by sources of the Times, who also verified the sales price, we know that the sale of Sunday’s broadcast is to a private investor.
So, we must wonder: are there, like, really wealthy celebrities who want to have their hands washed by Brit Hume?
For three years, it has been observed that the network’s ratings bottomed out during the Bush years.
But it’s this Sunday that will mark the true end of Fox News on the day we are all sworn in for the next few years.
Hume’s departure, although it gives viewers a clean bill of health after months of media assessments of the network’s numbers, is a loss for the readers of the Sunday Styles section.
But it is a victory for future generations, many of whom will know the true name of this place.