Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 11/19/21 Season’s Greetings. This weekend sort of unofficially kicks off the movie holiday season. From a faith and inspiration perspective, there’s actually a quite a bit to choose from. Here are some options. tick, tick…BOOM! (in theaters and on Netflix now) Pulitzer Prize and […]
Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 08/02/21
From Mediaite: Seth MacFarlane took a swipe at Tucker Carlson, voicing his utter dismay that Family Guy is still aired on Fox News corporate sibling Fox Entertainment. MacFarlane took to Twitter on Sunday to take aim at Fox News and its prime time host, cracking that his marriage with the network “isn’t working anymore.”
“Tucker Carlson’s latest opinion piece once again makes me wish Family Guy was on any other network,” he wrote. “Look, Fox, we both know this marriage isn’t working anymore. The sex is only once a year, I don’t get along with your mother, and well… I’ve been having an affair with NBC.”
IMHO: MacFarlane’s right. The Fox News and Fox Broadcasting are not in alignment in terms of branding. While Fox News has seen spectacular success by offering a clear alternative to the Woke worldview of its competitors, the broadcast network is nearly indistinguishable from its competition. The result is the brand is sort of at war with itself. Personally, I think the broadcast/entertainment side of the company would benefit greatly in the ratings by adopting the Establishment-challenging voice (yes, Wokism has become the Establishment) of its cable news sibling. I don’t think you could say the same about the reverse.