Fox O&O’s Are Losing CNN NewsSource

By Brian 

“Fox Owned and Operated stations are going to drop the CNN [NewsSource] when their contract ends this year,” FTVLive says.

The item says Dennis Swanson made the decision. Today’s WSJ say it was Roger Ailes‘ call:

“Recently, Mr. Ailes told CNN that News Corp.’s stations will no longer buy its news feeds, something for which he had long agitated. Some station heads had resisted the move, worried, among other issues, about the relatively scanty nature of Fox News’s overseas coverage.”

Ailes tells the Journal: “We don’t think we need to be in the business of paying CNN.”