Fox News Channel Won’t Carry Coverage of January 6th Hearings

Fox News Channel Won’t Carry Coverage of January 6th Hearings

Prime-time Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday mocked critics of the network who have this week expressed outrage that the conservative media company will not carry live coverage of the first hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol live on its main cable channel.

“They’re all upset that Fox’s isn’t covering it live,” Ingraham said on her show. “We actually do something called, ya know, cater to our audience. Our audience knows what this is. We’ll cover it, and we’ll do plenty of coverage … but it’s the theater, total theater.” 

Fox earlier this week announced it would provide coverage of the hearing on six of its eight platforms, including live continuous coverage on Fox Business Network and on its streaming platforms. It will also make its live coverage available for its various local affiliate stations throughout the country.

But the top-rated network will not preempt its prime-time lineup of opinion shows on its primary Fox New Channel, each of which draws millions of viewers a night and dwarfs the audiences of competing networks and Fox’s the other platforms.

Source: The Hill