NEW YORK, NY — In a surprise announcement, Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson has been named the new co-president of Fox News, replacing the embattled Bill Shine.
“He’s going to add a real spark to our organization,” said Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp, the parent company of Fox News.
Never has the head of a print news organization taken over a major television news network. This has left many wondering how he landed the role with no television experience.
Sean Hannity cheered the announcement calling the hiring “a decision that will keep Fox News on top of the ratings by focusing more on America’s issues and not superhero propaganda.”
Despite the lack of industry experience, Jameson is an odd choice for this position because of his brash behavior and reputation as a provocateur. At a time when it appeared Fox News was going in a new direction, hiring Jameson seems like business as usual for company.
“I promise no more knick-knack grabbing or whatever else was going on here,” Jameson said as he was leaving the mid-town building with Sean Hannity. “This is a new day at the Bugle!”
Hannity jokingly corrected Jameson’s mistake in public, which did not go well. “What?” Jameson screamed at Hannity. “You’re fired!”