What to Expect from Fox Business Network
From Media Matters for America, October 12, 2007
The Fox Business Network will launch in 30 million homes on October 15. According to Multichannel News, Neil Cavuto, the managing editor and senior vice president of business news for Fox News Channel and host of Your World, will “oversee content and business coverage” on the new channel.
Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp., which owns Fox News, reportedly said that the Fox Business channel would be “more business friendly than CNBC.”
Fox News chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes said, according to The New York Times: “Many times I’ve seen things on CNBC where they are not as friendly to corporations and profits as they should be.”
TV Week recently reported that the anchor lineup of the Fox Business Network will include: Forbes on Fox host David Asman, Fox News business contributor Stuart Varney, Bulls & Bears host Brenda Buttner, Cashin’ In host Terry Keenan, and business news correspondent Dagen McDowell.
As Media Matters for America documents below, if these anchors’ reporting on Fox News is any indication, viewers can expect from the Fox Business Network team: rampant falsehoods, statements praising the Bush administration, suggestive questioning, scantily clad women, and celebrities discussing the news of the day.