Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > The Academy > Tilted Politics


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2004, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Human
 
SecretMethod70's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Chicago
Matt Drudge and Fox News

I saw this post in another thread and it piqued my interest:

Quote:
Originally posted by KMA-628
And, of course, Matt Drudge (remember the problems he had with Fox?).
I've always wondered about this. I remember when Matt Drudge was on Fox, and then I remember when he suddenly was not on Fox. Unfortunately, I think I was in high school at the time and didn't really have the time to look into what happened, and I hadn't found Fark or any of that stuff yet either I don't think.

So, would anyone care to explain to me what exactly the problems were that Matt Drudge had with Fox News? I'm curious.
__________________
Le temps détruit tout

"Musicians are the carriers and communicators of spirit in the most immediate sense." - Kurt Elling
SecretMethod70 is offline  
Old 07-13-2004, 06:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Tilted
 
I believe this was the issue that caused the split.

New York -- Fox News Channel and Internet columnist Matt Drudge are close to parting ways.

After Drudge failed to do his Saturday show, ``Drudge,'' claiming censorship because Fox wouldn't let him use a picture it felt was a misrepresentation, the network gave Drudge an ultimatum: apologize and be let out of his contract, or be fired and sued for breach of contract. As of yesterday afternoon, Fox sources said it looked like the parting was going to be worked out amicably. But they cautioned that nothing was final and that any agreement being hammered out could fall apart.

Drudge declined to say whether he would apologize, saying only: ``I'm honoring my promise to work on an amicable mutual separation.''

Fox spokesman Brian Lewis said the matter ``is in the hands of the attorneys.''

No matter how it gets resolved, Drudge's show of November 6 (rerun on November 7) is expected to have been his last for Fox.

The showdown started last week when Drudge wanted to use a dramatic, widely published picture of a 21-week-old fetus undergoing surgery to correct spina bifida. Fox officials objected because they said Drudge wanted to use it as a jumping-off point to talk about abortion, to which he is opposed.

Drudge, who maintains that he had no plans to misrepresent the photo, then refused to do his show.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...18/DD82562.DTL
cosmoknight is offline  
Old 07-13-2004, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
Human
 
SecretMethod70's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Chicago
Interesting. I wonder what his side of the story is. (Beyond the single sentence the article gives him.)
__________________
Le temps détruit tout

"Musicians are the carriers and communicators of spirit in the most immediate sense." - Kurt Elling
SecretMethod70 is offline  
Old 07-13-2004, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
....is off his meds...you were warned.
 
KMA-628's Avatar
 
Location: The Wild Wild West
cosmoknight,

That sounds like what I remember regarding the FNC/Drudge split.

He seems to have mended things a little bit as of late. I seem to recall he was on FNC a few times quite a while back.

I have also noticed that he does not (at least from what I have seen) post links to any FNC stories. Except for the current story that involves FNC directly, i.e. "outfoxed".
__________________
Before you criticize someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes. That way, if they get angry at you.......you're a mile away.......and they're barefoot.
KMA-628 is offline  
 

Tags
drudge, fox, matt, news

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:39 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62