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Fox Cancels Freedom Watch

February 10, 2012 by  

Fox Cancels Freedom Watch

Fox Business Channel has axed Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, a favorite among American television viewers worried about the constant government disregard for the Constitution and the direction in which establishment politics are taking the United States.

According to AntiWar, ratings were not an issue because the show was one of the top-rated shows on the channel. The article’s author writes: “One can only assume it was the consistent antiwar, pro-freedom, and anti-establishment views.”

The Freedom Watch slot will be replaced with re-runs of shows that run earlier in the day.

In a press release, Fox stated: “Currently one of the leading judicial analysts on television, Judge Napolitano will continue his role on both FOX Business and FOX News, providing key legal insights surrounding the growing intersection between Washington and Wall Street. In addition to co-hosting The Five on FNC, Eric Bolling will also lend his unparalleled expertise on oil and energy stemming from more than 20 years on the trading floor to both networks as a commodities contributor.”

Presidential candidate Ron Paul was a frequent guest on Napolitano’s show.

If you would like to contact Fox to express your displeasure with the decision, you can do so at the address below.

Irena Briganti, Senior Vice President
Media Relations
Phone: 212-301-3608
Fax: 212-819-0816

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • cawmun cents

    Rather than post a comment,I will leave Fox News with a geture of my feelings.
    I am holding up my right hand,palm inward,thumb facing right,one finger extended in exhaltation(jk).Can you guess which finger it is?
    If you ever had any credibility with me Fox News,you lost it today.
    Hey…..not that I had no knowledge that this kind of thing would happen in the face of re-electing the progressive god to office.
    Well aware that ridding the airwaves of his detractors is part of his game(wonder if he does it on the golf course too?).
    Nobody will say these things in public,on the mass media outlets,while looking the man straight in the eye.
    Give me that opportunity America,and I wont let you down.
    I will ask the questions.
    In front of a camera!
    Those FCC bastards dont scare me!
    Neither does the commune-en-chef.
    If he wants to dine on my entrails,let him feast!
    Just let me ask him a few questions in public,in front of the masses.
    Give me a national forum to make my questions heard,live,face to face with the man himself!No commercial interruptions.
    Alas….I am aware of the chances of that ever happening.
    1 to infinity and beyond.
    Look….I understand that the man is smart,has knowledge of things I have absolutely no idea of,and isnt necessarily such a bad guy.
    Personally I find him cordial and concise.
    But that doesnt mean I share his views.
    In fact I abhor some of his idealism.
    Yet the questions I wish to ask,pertain to other things I find reprehensible,not what is common knowledge via media/academia viewpoints.
    In doing my homework,I found things so unbelieveable,as to question my own credulity.Anyone who doubts the insidiousness of the left and the depth of their organizational skills would be astounded to the point of amazement.For anyone to sort through the amount of overlapping organizational dependencies,would consume the lifetimes of thousands!The right and the conservative base seem clueless about the sheer magnitude of connecting the dots.
    It would be like connecting the dots between stars in an eliptical galaxy to be able to formulate a rhythym of order.Bottom line folks,defeating the machine of Obama is going to be much harder than you understand it to be.Good luck with that.

    But what do I know?
    Apparently very little…….

    • FreedomFighter

      Dear Fox,

      I am holding up my hand and have one finger sticking up, please take note.


      Iused Too WATCHFOX

    • Joe H.

      This very much figures!!! I just started getting fox business and they do THIS. Fox, You have lost another viewer!!! Had it been that the Judge wanted out, that would have been different. how dare you cancel the best show you have???

      • Mike J.

        Freedom Watch was my favorite “news commentary” TV show, and I watched it almost every night! I even stopped watching the O’Reilly Factor because Judge Napolitano has better guests, stronger segments, and a great sense of humor! Freedom watch was such a breath of fresh air….

        I even subscribed to a more expensive TV plan just to receive Fox Business so that I could watch Freedom Watch. My days are now incomplete without it, and I am sad…..

        I can’t believe that the greatest network in the world, FOX, would cancel such a fabulous show! Hey, I am not a libertarian or a Ron Paul follower, but I recognize excellence when I see it! Freedom Watch is in a class by itself!!! What a shame that it is off the air now……I still can’t believe it!

  • Angel Wannabe

    I left FOX when Beck left, I watch Becks show on the net. Since the Judge is off FOX, now I’d like to see Glenn Beck offer the Judge a spot on his show or better yet, run for Prez or VP!!__We love ya Judge!__There is sumthin’ better out there for ya! :)

    • Christin

      That’s a good idea, Angel… to get The Judge on GBTV.

    • Joe H.

      Like i been sayin, Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano 2012!!!!

      • Angel Wannabe

        JOeH, That’ll work!!!! :)

  • Christin

    Well, that came as a surprise…

    Can anybody say censorship???

    Even FOX has its limit to FREE Speech… great.

    Looks like evil has been working overtime and is in every corner and crevice of our once great Republic… even “fair and balanced” FOX.

    Judge Napolitano you have done a great job exposing those who have stepped on and violated the Constitution of the United States of America and what FREEDOMS We The People have lost and are loosing…

    God Bless You.

  • TIME

    Again people I bring this up, the ACLU went after the mass media in 1983 thats when there were 50 differant Owners of the media outlets.

    In 1993, just 10 years later that 50 had dropped to 30.

    In 2003, again in just 10 years that number dropped to 18.

    As of 2011 not even 10 years later that number has dropped yet again and now its just 6 people that own all the Media.

    Who owns the base of all media, The Bank of London, aka the ROTHSCHILDS. WAKE UP people.

    There is NO SUCH thing as Fair and Balanced mass media, nor TRUTH on any mass media outlet as in ZERO %.
    Thats why Joe Liberman wants to shut down the Internet so his backers the Rothschilds can control even the net.

    Now keep your eyes open as old Joe has been working on something that will make SOPA and PIPA look like childs play. Oh and keep an eye out on upcoming new Gun LAWS Barrys little helpers are working on..

    Again we don’t have a GOVERNMENT we have a CORPORATION, it wants your MIND and YOUR labor for even less than you make now! Think CHINA.

    • Michael J.

      Most astute observations. Additionally, Rupert Murdoch who happens by no coincidence to be a CFR member and regular Bilderberg attendee by personel appearance or by proxy, is on record stating that “Nations will be redefined”.

      What we have been witness to since the creation of Fox News is simply a business strategy that was designed to acheive optimum market share by cutting to the bone in breaking news stories without actually going for the jugular. Reporting on current and past coruption without fingering the ultimate true culprits.

      Now that market share has been acheived, we are seeing a pull-back to CFR propaganda standards. Soon, if not allready, Fox News will be indistinguishable from network news.

  • s c

    I no longer watch TV. What needs to be said about this farce is the idea that NO ONE can call Fox a ‘conservative’ network. For the hardcore retards out there [utopians], you have NO reason to look at Fox as any kind of ‘conservative’ network.
    At the moment, I am bent over, and my pants are down around my ankles [aka utopian position #1]. I am tapping my cheeks and sending Fox a utopiagram. Unfortunately, I don’t have any excess gas at the moment, or I’d give Fox an old-fashioned one-two.
    Fox, you suck. Utopians, you suck, too.
    Any utopians out there trying to understand what happened when Fox took Freedom Watch off the air?
    Do you still think Fox is owned by a conservative owner? You people are so damned stupid.

    • Angel Wannabe

      Rarely watch TV too sc, I do net news and movies of my own choosing. As far as the Main Stream media goes, if I want Bull Shyte, a cow pasture is just down the road! :)

      • Michael J.

        Right Angel, Fox News and Bull Shyte. If you step in either, the smell follows you all day. Even worse if you are bare footed!!!

  • jopa

    What is this guy the male version of Judge Judy?Never heard of him.The first few comments here I am sure will make Faux change their mind.

    • Joe H.

      That’s ok jopa, as proggish as you are, I wouldn’t expect you to know about anybody interested in preserving our constitutional rights!!

      • Angel Wannabe

        JoeH, These Progs must be paid hansomly to live in a dream world__Geez o pete!

        • JeffH

          …and some are just so stupid you KNOW they could never get paid to be a schill… :)

  • jopa

    Time: When Joe Lieberman talks about shutting down the Internet he is referring to his great great granddaughter turning off her computer at night.He is not very tech savvy.

    • Michael J.

      Sounds a bit like “the pot calling the kettle black”.
      BTW, try not to think, you may hurt yourself.

  • hoser

    CRAP. The only part of FOX News I liked. “Fair and Balanced” my ass. If I want FOX News opinion, I’ll give it to ‘em! I now rank FOX News along side CNN / CNBC / MSNBC….

  • http://personalliberty f gunderson

    All part of the Fox move to the center.

    • cawmun cents

      To moderate fence sitters all over the nation,I raise a toast.
      How middle of the road you are.
      Milquetoast and low fat.
      Full of vitamins.

      You will probably live to a hundred.
      With almost no body fat and lots of time to work for the politburo.
      You will be a credit to society.
      They will spend more of your fiat currency,while you work into your seventies now.But you will be a good producer for them.They want you to live longer and retire later.That way you can pay more into the system,so they can spend more of your gandchildrens futures.
      How nice and middle of the road you are.
      A mealticket wrapped in a moderate sash.
      Voting for your next secular savior.
      Someone who can throw money at Conditions.
      Your hard earned wages will be used for such important things.
      Bailing corporations out of financial difficulty.
      Paying for some poor foreign wretches revolution.
      Propping up wars in faraway places,whose people will hate you for doing it.Bringing the world closer to home,by putting you out of work and hiring foreign nationals in your place because they will work for less money.That is called redistribution of wealth.Not so you as Americans can prosper,but so the whole world can live more equally.
      Is’nt that nice?
      OOOOH!”Sign me up for that!”,you say as you vote for your leaders with a slant to the moderate side of thinking.Better to be luke warm and centrist than to actually have a point of view.”If I am one of the herd,then I will feel as if I have contributed to progress!”,you say to yourself.
      Meanwhile back at the Capitol…….progressives dance and sing and party,knowing that you are their syringe of hope to come to the rescue for their dependencies upon spending more.Co-dependents together,forever supplying their fix,with your happy-go-lucky centrist mindset.
      Cheers ya Mockers!

  • Lawrence

    Fox has lost any real conservatives.

    • Michael J.

      Fox News has lost credibility, only blonde cleavage remains.
      I have a bumper sticker which reads: “I’d rather be Stretchin Gretchin”

      • hoser

        Well Said!

  • jopa

    Michael J;Your bumper sticker gives everybody a clue to your mental deficiencies.However that is the first time I have seen Fox news and the word credibility make any sense when they were both used in the same sentence.

  • Founders

    15 year FOX viewer…finished in a letter to the network:

    Good Morning. I just read your network canceled the ‘Freedom Watch’ Program.

    I just wanted to email and notify you that I’ve therefore ended my 15 years of a committed viewership on TV and readership on the web….DONE!

    If you care, here’s why. I’ve noticed an unfair and unbalanced tilt lately regarding FOX News presentation of the current GOP field, mainly that it is leans heavily toward the ESTABLISHMENT candidate. Outside of attractive appearances and logical presentation, there seems to be little difference between you and the liberal news outlets anymore. Although I’ve noticed that tilt for several weeks now, I continued to watch mainly because of my loyalty and what seemed like no conservative media alternative existed.

    Freedom Watch seemed to go beyond that establishment, good-old-boy favoritism and really tell it like it is. I spent the past 25 years of my life on active military duty serving our OUTSTANDING country and DEFENDING our constitution, I can tell you we have been at a constant state of war since December 1989 (Bush Sr. invasion of Panama). Seriously, 23 YEARS AT WAR ACROSS THE GLOBE….isn’t that enough? We won the COLD WAR only to involve ourselves in every conflict since then. We TOTALLY defeated TWO major evil axis powers simultaneously in WWII, yet we’re still jacking around in Afghanistan…really? The Judge spoke about this type of insanity when NOBODY else in the main stream media has or will. I will miss his nightly sign-offs and his fantastic ability to demonstrate how the Constitution is our countries greatest asset.

    To end our relationship positively, you have an OUTSTANDING staff and after 15 years, many feel like extended family to me. I will always admire The Judge, O’Reilly, Hannity, Van Susteren, Kelly, Guilfoyle, Cavuto, Dobbs, Stossel and so many others. I wish them all well and God Speed.

    Small, Limited Government (with a STRONG Military) + Individual & Fiscal Responsibility + Free Markets = TRUE LIBERTY

    • wolf

      Your right on, and I have noticed the same things right at the time Glen Becks show went off.

  • Thinking about

    What happened to Free Markets? Fox has the right to exercise their decisions to cancel and start programs.

    • vicki

      And we are exercising our power under a free market to no longer watch Fox.

      • Joe H.

        Just like the Dixie Clucks a few years ago when they made all the comments about the president at that time, Bush I think, then they complained when their album sales dropped. A commentator finally had the cahones to look at them and say, ” You had every right to say what you did! They have every right to be offended and not buy your albums!!

  • JeffH

    I just sent off my email voicing my displeasure.

    I am contacting you to voice my complete displeasure with FOX over the cancellation of what I consider the most important pro-liberty and freedom show available anywhere today, Freedom Watch. Be advised that I will also voice my displeasure over this decision with my cable/satellite provider and FOX advertisers. In essence, it appears clear to me that FOX and it’s parent company are, in fact, no different than your competitors and have caved to the pressures from a “higher” authority to remove Freedom Watch from your network.

    With total disgust and disregard,

  • Cherokee

    I assume Obama and/or his thugs greatly contributed to the cancellation!

    Shame on FOX!

  • Mark in LA

    Well either somebody didn’t give the judge the memo of what the truth is or he ignored it. Once a journalist no longer is willing to provide his audience with the truth, he ceases to be a journalist and is just another propagandist.

    • Joe H.

      And once a prog gets drunk on kooaid, he loses all sense of judgment! As in yourself! They more than likely let him go for telling TOO MUCH of the TRUTH!! The news outlets get real nervous when THAT happens!!

  • jopa

    You are all wasting your time sending letters to Rupert Murdoch.He is out of the country trying to clear up the phone hacking, Internet scandals and other invasions of the public privacy.This is the organization that you folks speak of when when it comes to invasion of privacy and other American freedoms.They are the worst of the bunch.When they cancel Hannity and Bob O’Reilly you may have to address your letters to San Quentin in order to reach Murdoch.

  • wolf

    I loved Fox, but now I guess we have to divorce. lol . Thanks for canceling

    freedom and free speach. I aready know you twist the truth and disrespect

    anyone with different views. I tried to let it slide. You were the last hope on

    tv, but now all that is gone. So I just want to know who got to you? What

    was the threat? Oh and it came outside of Fox, i’m shure. I think there was

    some one, you and they didn’t like or felt threatened by. No need to

    educate about freedom, when all the news media contribute to frauding an

    election. Posting winners before all votes are in. Making up polls to reflect

    your candidate. Not even reporting about state election fraud. What the

    sheep see, is all they should know. After all, it is all about control, right?

  • Fed Up

    That’s just great. Do away with the show that is not far right or far left, The Judge is strait up with his comments. See you later Fox!!!!!


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