Jun 14, 2017

Fox ditches 'Fair and Balanced' slogan

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

"Fair and Balanced" is out as Fox News' slogan, NY Magazine's Gabe Sherman reports. The slogan dates back to the network's founding in 1996, when it was coined by former chairman Roger Ailes.

The decision was made last summer by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the slogan had been "mocked" after sexual harassment claims against Ailes, Sherman reports, but the change isn't expected to impact coverage.

Why it matters: The slogan is a longstanding piece of Fox News' brand that's being dropped because of links to Fox's old guard, three senior members of which (Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Bob Beckel) were removed after a series of scandals over the past year. Aside from those ousters, Fox has yet to roll out any big digital, advertising or marketing changes.

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President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As recently as Saturday night, senior administration officials told me that the designation of a violent cohort of far-left activists, antifa, as a terrorist organization was not being seriously discussed at the White House. But that was Saturday.

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