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“Fox Wants To Be Paid”

Check out Aaron Barnhart‘s take on the FNC cable deals:

“This summer at press tour,” Roger Ailes “told a reporters’ scrum that he was getting by on a much smaller budget than CNN… At the time I assumed it was because Rupert Murdoch wasn’t giving him the money, and Ailes replied that no, other networks just waste more money than he does. Anyway, he said, ‘We’ll be fine.’

But as it turns out, Fox is not ‘fine’ operating on a smaller budget than CNN, which was once derisively called the ‘chicken noodle network’ for its low-rent look and feel before going on to become a cash cow for Ted Turner, later Time Warner. Now, Fox wants to be paid. If it can get paid CNN money, and starts to invest in newsgathering on a CNN scale, then CNN is really done for…”

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