Is Greta Van Susteren's departure from Fox News the beginning of the end?
20 years ago, Fox News' went on the air. At that point in time non-Hispanic whites comprised about 60 percent of all live births in the United States. 19 years later, that number had shrunk to 53, bringing the long predicted end to America's white majority, which is Fox News' largest viewer demography. And now that the demography is steadily shrinking, a Fox news is facing a up hill battle. And it does not look like it is going to get any better.
WASHINGTON MAY 1 - Kim Kardashian and Greta Van Susteren arrive at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner May 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
Gret Van Susteren has left Fox News after working on the network for 14 years. Van Susteren, host of "On The Record" on the No. 1-rated cable news network, had her last show on Thursday. On Tuesday, it was announced she would leave the network. She wrote on Facebook
, “has not felt like home to me for a few years.” In addition, Fox News deleted her blog, Gretawire.
WASHINGTON - APRIL 15: Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren at the tax day tea party rally at the Washington monument on April 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
It's important to point out that Van Susteren did really well in the ratings
but, failed to compare to Bill O'Reilly's "O'Reilly Factor". If Bill O'Reilly were to leave the network Fox's ratings would be suffer a major blow. And the news reporter has revealed that he was getting tired of the daily nightly grind. However, his lucrative side business in the TV industry and book publishing trade, would mean the end of a marketing empire.
Sean Hannity could also leave Fox News, although that might depend on the future of the November election. He has been working closely with Donald Trump and a position within the White House would not be that far fetched, if Donald Trump becomes the next president.
In addition, the Fox News president Roger Ailes quickly left the network last month. Ailes was plagued with controversy after former host Gretchen Carlson sued in July for sexual harassment. That case has now been settled with a reported $20 million payout to the plaintiff.
At the end of the day, all major networks come to an end. One thing we do know for sure is that we will not see Van Susteren reporting on Fox News anytime soon.
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