US getting another conservative news channel
Upstart Herring Broadcasting is launching One America News to take on Fox News in the cable market and provide 'another platform.'
The company, which also owns Wealth TV, believes that a "business case" can be made for its channel -- dubbed One America News -- because the views of independents, libertarians and conservatives aren't being heard, said Charles Herring, the company's president (pictured).
"There is Fox, of course," he said in an interview with MSN Money, adding that the market has room for One America News. "This will be another platform for independents and conservatives to express their views."
One America will launch July 1. It will feature straight news programs and political talk shows that come from the conservative perspective. Herring declined to provide any information on the hosts or on the state of carriage agreements. However, he did take pains to say One America's shows won't be the shout-fests that are all too common on cable news.
The Wall Street Journal estimated that the channel's expected distribution will be between 10 million and 15 million homes. Fox News, by contrast, is available in 90 million homes. A spokesperson for Fox couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Fox, which is owned by News Corp. (NWS), generally is the most watched cable news channel in terms of the highly targeted demographic of viewers ages 25-54.
Though these channels tend to attract their biggest audiences during major news stories, they still make big money. Fox's 2011 profit was about $869 million, far exceeding the $596 million earned by Time Warner's (TWX) CNN and the $187 million earned by Comcast's (CMCSA) MSNBC, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Current TV, which was recently sold to Al-Jazeera, failed to attract an audience for its liberal programming. Glenn Beck's The Blaze offers more conservative fare. The channel is distributed by the Dish Network (DISH) and is seeking a wider audience, The Journal says.
Herring said he hasn't spoken with Beck, but he realizes the daunting challenge that lies ahead for One America News.
"It's a marathon," he said, "not a short sprint."
If he wants to start a news channel with his money, more power to him. His choice and money so what?
I really just wish we could get a news channel with no or as little bias as possible. Just report the facts for crying out loud! Then if needed or if bias is present and unavoidable give both views, on equal ground as possible. Also outside/global views when needed. Again report facts, no hype, and little bias as possible, then let the viewer decide. Though I know many couldn't handle making the choice for themselves or that without the "entertainment" part stuck to it, likely wouldn't survive. Some people's heads would probably explode at the thought of an honest fact based news broadcast where they form opinions on their own.
I think its time
In the immortal words of Jack Webb:
"Just the facts Mam".
I just want a news show that doesn't take sides, doesn't cover-up, doesn't lie or distort the truth and doesn't use their news program to try to belittle, humiliate, backstab anyone they don't agree with.
Fox, which is owned by News Corp. () generally is the most watched cable news channel in terms of the highly targeted demographic of viewers aged 25-54.
The liberal people at msn must've been sick to their stomachs while typing this statement.
I caught a little bit of a show at an airport bar the other day I thought I was watching the new series "Freakshow" but it turned out to be MSNBC news.
"Fox's 2011 profit was about $869 million, far exceeding the $596 million earned by CNN and the paltry $187 million earned by MSNBC. Current TV, which was recently sold to Al-Jazeera, failed to attract an audience for its liberal programming"
And last time I checked, the first ammendment still allows freedom of speech, which really gets Liberal's panties in a bunch.
Interesting that FNC earned 5 times what MSNBC did - guess we shouldn't be surprised based on ratings.
It would be great if all the so called news channels would just tell us ALL of the news, not filter out what they don't want us to hear or or put their political preference slant or spin on it. We don't need them to analyze it. Most of us are smart enough to do that ourselves. We just want the raw news.
I can tell if a politician is lying, all you have to do is see their lips move.
FOX and AmericaOne are still outgunned by the leftist news services of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS,
So instead of 5 : 1, it will now be 5 : 2.
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