On my Facebook page yesterday I noted that Freedom Watch, hosted by the great Judge Andrew Napolitano, had been cancelled by the FOX Business Network. I posted a petition that’s going around to have the show reinstated, and there’s now a Facebook group calling for just that. I recommend both signing the petition and joining the group. The Judge has stuck his neck out for us so many times; the least we can do for him is a petition signature.
Courtesy of Lew Rockwell’s Political Theatre, you can also contact Irena Briganti, Senior Vice President Media Relations Phone: 212-301-3608 Fax: 212-819-0816 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (SEE UPDATE BELOW.)
The whole thing is bizarre. Ratings for the show were good, compared to other programs on the network, so that wasn’t the issue. And the Judge wasn’t doing or saying anything they couldn’t have expected him to say. He was going after the libertarian demographic that has no home on any cable news network. So after having good ratings and grabbing precisely the demographic the network wanted him to, they cancel him? Not adding up.
UPDATE: People are reporting that the Irena Briganti email is not working. Thanks to EconomicPolicyJournal.com, we also have these contacts:
Kevin Magee (Fox Executive VP) is the person who made the decision to cancel the show. Write him at Kevin.Magee@foxnews.com.
Roger Ailes assistant, Gena Dellaquila at Gdellaquila@newscorp.com.