Fox Exec: Tina Brown Shouldn't Lecture About Ratings

Ouch! MediaBistro's blog TVNewser (or Brian Stelter) drew a Fox News executive into responding to Tina Brown's rant in yesterday's Washington Post about how Rupert Murdoch needs to shift Fox News "to the center" for the sake of ratings with the following:

"Tina Brown discussing ratings is like Courtney Love dispensing advice on how to stay sober -- neither one knows how to achieve it."

Brown's show scratched 52 times out of 66 episodes [came with below an 0.1 Nielsen rating] during her 15-month run of "Topic A with Tina Brown" on CNBC.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis