Last night Fox News ousted Lou Dobbs from his Fox Business Channel show, even as Dobbs is in the process of being dismantled by the voting machine companies he lied about. But it turns out Dobbs isn’t the only Fox News host who’s having a rough go of it.
Sean Hannity, who has the coveted 9pm eastern time weeknight slot on Fox News, has seen his ratings go off a cliff over the past few months. In fact he’s lost roughly forty percent of his audience. He’s likely bleeding from both sides of the spectrum, as his most deranged far right viewers flee to even worse cable news networks, while his least deranged viewers have perhaps seen the spell broken by the fact that nothing Hannity predicted about Trump remaining in power came to pass.
To be clear, Hannity isn’t merely suffering because of some post-election cycle dip across the board. In fact his direct competition, Rachel Maddow, is still fetching a large audience and is bulldozing Hannity in the ratings department, according to entertainment industry news site Showbiz 411.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is also trouncing his Fox News competition Laura Ingraham. While MSNBC has issues of its own, it’s infinitely more honest on the whole than Fox News is. We’re glad to see more of the viewing public choosing truth over lies. This is a healthy trend and we hope it continues.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report