The Fox News phenomenon should have been a wake-up call to every TV executive.
The formula couldn’t be more simple.
Create programming that counters the overwhelming mainstream narrative
Count the cash
So the same should hold true with late night television. Every comedy showcase, from “The Tonight Show” to “Desus & Mero,” leans reliably to the Left. In most cases it’s Democratic talking points with the occasional punch line.
Why not attempt a right-leaning alternative? Michael Loftus once suggested just that, but the chilly reaction his pitch received explained everything. Show business executives would rather leave all that money piled high on the table than give half the country a voice.
Enter Fox News, again, along with comic provocateur Greg Gutfeld.