Showtime’s Planned Hit-Job on Fox News

April 8th, 2017 1:50 PM

Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior.

There is no doubt that a majority of media conglomerates in this country have taken a sharp turn to the left in the past few years. One of the few that deserves my sympathy is Disney, which I have covered extensively (and, in full disclosure as a shareholder and longtime fan). Largely thanks to the television division and the live-action movie studio, the company’s reputation as a trusted source for family entertainment has been shattered, putting it in an impossible position.

However, media giants are another story. Comcast’s NBCUniversal and the NYSE-listed CBS Corporation are perfect examples. Both entities have namesake broadcast television networks that are the epitome of establishment media. Not only is their news division so pompous in their so-called “bias towards the truth,” but a lot of their scripted entertainment that aren’t NCIS and Blue Bloods have shoved left-wing ideology down our throats. One example? Law & Order: SVU plans on doing an episode bashing Fox News as an institution built on sexual harassment.

But what SVU has planned is nothing compared to what premium channel Showtime has in store in terms of Hollywood’s hate-fest towards Fox. Variety reported that the pay TV network has recently landed the rights to Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes, an entire series that has the same aim as SVU.

The limited series will draw on reporting from far-left New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman, who had several major scoops related to the sexual harassment scandal that led to Ailes’ ouster last summer. Ailes was accused by hosts, such as Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, of overseeing a culture of harassment and of trying to use his position to exact sexual favors from employees.

One of the reasons you know this is going to be a hit-piece on the only news organization that – unlike CBS – reports stories that Middle America cares about, such as political corruption, illegal immigration, and terrorism threats from radical Islamists. Another reason is because one of the writers and executive producers is Tom McCarthy, the director of the anti-Catholic film Spotlight.

To be fair to Carlson and Kelly, their cases against Mr. Ailes are chilling. No woman deserves to be treated like they say they were in the work place. With that said, Ailes was one person. And what he did should not be painted on the network as a whole.


Before she signed off from her job to join NBC, Kelly actually thanked the network, and even said that her colleagues were like a second family to her, especially the Murdochs – the controlling family of parent company 21st Century Fox. Put simply, the only reason why this Ailes series is being made is for Showtime and parent organization CBS to destroy Fox News for their benefit. That’s what this is all about.

While no one would ever expect Showtime to green-light a dramatization of the testimony of Bill Clinton's accusers, this isn't the first time Showtime has attempted to attack conservatives through a sex-harassment narrative. In 1999 — long before HBO — Showtime made an Anita Hill-glorifying movie called Strange Justice (adapted from a book by liberal journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer). 

CBS, Showtime, Tom McCarthy, and others are still furious that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. As a result, they are taking it out on the majority of the American public they are supposed to cater towards, and especially the only major news organization that had the courage to cover it all without favor or prejudice.

Hollywood has now proven itself as doing anything it can to destroy the conservative movement in the United States, including the one news network that treats it without prejudice.