I’ll be perfectly honest — I’m thrilled at the response that people have had to the interview. You can’t buy this kind of publicity.Author and scholar Reza Aslan • Discussing the success his mind-boggling interview with Fox News has had in expanding the audience for his book, “Zealot.” Aslan admitted that he knew what he was in for before the interview, having read a piece by Fox News columnist John S. Dickerson published earlier in the week, which had the side effect of surfacing some negative reaction. The result? Aslan was ready for his clueless interviewer, though he probably didn’t know the clip would reach as many people as it did. (Side note: Slate totally called that.)
Some of the most successful recent start-ups are basically ersatz tabloid journalism,” Robert Thomson, the chief of the new publishing division, which will retain the News Corp name, told FT. “If we can’t do it better than they can, then we’re not as good as we think we are.News Corp to take on BuzzFeed
The business model of Fox Nation — of all of Fox News, really — is to encourage this sort of paranoid ignorance. The business model is to make people crazy and stupid, because it builds viewer loyalty and fuels outrage toward the Democratic Party.
it’s worth noting that Fox News as a journalistic entity does employ countless professional, first-rate journalists and reporters. That can get too easily get lost in the bombastic partisanship and presentation of its cable news side. Fox Nation, on the other hand… we’re not quite sure which adjective to use, so we’ll just remind everyone of this old classic.
I would have remembered getting a fax from the Justice Department. These are not the kinds of things that happen every day.Lawrence A. Jacobs, former News Corp chief legal officer • Denying a Wall Street Journal report, which claimed the Justice Department notified News Corp that it had seized James Rosen’s phone records, during an interview with the New York Times. News Corp officials also claim that a review of their official records turns up no mention of the investigation. source