Ailes moves to “reposition” FOX News. Huh? Into what?

BEN SAYS: I’ve stopped watching FOX News because the only conservatives on the network now are Hannity and Cavuto. The others are just talking heads. So FOX has lost me.  In fact, I’ve canceled my cable service completely. I can learn what I need to know from the Internet. I also have a subscription to Rush. So I can hear what he has to say anytime I want.  That’s good enough. I’ve found I’m much more productive professionally without having TV at all. Plus I just can’t stand sitting through all the ads. I can still plug in a movie if I want.

HOWARD KURTZ-DAILY BEAST: It was part political spectacle, part American Idol, part YouTube extravaganza, a pure Roger Ailes production—and the latest sign that the Fox News chairman is quietly repositioning America’s dominant cable-news channel.

Hours before last week’s presidential debate in Orlando, Ailes’s anchors sat in a cavernous back room, hunched over laptops, and plotted how to trap the candidates. Chris Wallace said he would aim squarely at Rick Perry’s weakness: “How do you feel about being criticized by some of your rivals as being too soft on illegal immigration? Then I go to Rick Santorum: is Perry too soft?”

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