There's no doubt that the Fox News you watch today isn't the Fox News you watched two years ago.
It was a cable channel dominated by its conservative commentators, such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin. Those people are still there (except Beck, of course) but Fox has re-branded itself as of late.
Some say the channel is making a shift to the left, or at least away from the right.
The grumblers were picking up on a strategy that has been under way for some time — a “course correction,” as Fox chief Roger Ailes put it last fall — with the network distancing itself from the tea party cheerleading that characterized the first two years of President Barack Obama’s presidency. Lately, Fox has increasingly promoted its straight-news talent in the press and conducted some of the toughest interviews and debates of the Republican primary season. Just last week, it hired the openly gay liberal activist Sally Kohn as a contributor.
All along, Fox watchers warned that it risked alienating conservative true believers as it inched toward the center.
Well, consider them alienated.