Friday, April 23, 2010

A Conservative challenger to Fox News on Cable?

Since it's conception in the late Nineties, Fox News has been the home of Conservatism on Cable, as a successful combination of news and opinion has rocketed the Network to number one, and on most nights the Fox News Network performs better than all of their Liberal Cable opponents combined.

However, it appears the Fox News Network will no longer be the lone Right-Of-Center gun on Cable television, as the Owner of the Philadelphia Flyers has announced RightNetwork, a new Right-Of-Center network that will launch this Summer. It appears the new Network will focus on a lighter side of Conservatism.

According to the RightNetwork website, their mission is to entertain, engage and enlighten Americans who are looking for content that reinforces their particular worldview. Did these individuals contact Glenn Beck about starring on their network? Because his well known "phrase" to those who listen to his Radio program is "The fusion of Entertainment and Enlightenment".

How do I think this is going to workout? Well, Fox News will never leave their "number one" position in Cable Television, and I just cannot imagine another Conservative Network successfully attracting viewers when competing against Glenn Beck, Bret Baier, Bill O'Reilly, Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity.

If progressive and liberal points-of-view cannot attract more than one million viewers per night, I just don't see another Conservative point-of-view competing at all. Unless their main television shows are aired at 3PM, 7PM and 10PM or a major Talk Show Host joins the Network, such as Michael Savage, Mark Levin or Bill Cunningham.

We'll see what happens this Summer when RightNetwork launches, but I will remain a skeptic until their entire news lineup is announced, until I watch the television shows, or until I'm asked on the Network as a regular guest and contributing opinionist to their Website.

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