As Fox O&Os Revamp News, No Sign of FNC Influence

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Hollywood Reporter

Fox Stations Group president named Keith Olbermann‘s ‘Worst Person in the World,’ but so far few signs of Glenn Beck-type agenda in radically altered news format.

Local news is losing viewers at an alarming rate, so News Corp. executives during the summer directed the company’s owned-and-operated stations to try something different: roundtable discussions, guests, analysis — the sort of thing Fox News Channel does.

Left-wing bloggers reacted immediately, saying that the directive — which came from Fox Stations Group president Dennis Swanson — was a nefarious attempt to demand that O&Os mimic the likes of Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck on a local level. More…