“The Fox News Specialists”: Really?

Five O’Clock Somewhere might strike a more resonant chord with long-time Five fans whose show has moved to prime time (9 p.m. ET). The Five‘s replacement show as of Monday (May 1), “Fox News Specialists,” sounds somewhat supercilious at best and downright condescending to faithful, informed FNC viewers who probably know almost as much or possibly even more than the newly named co-hosts Eric Bolling, Eboni Williams, and Katherine Timpf.

Eric deserves the five o’clock slot if anyone does: Eric has held the Five center seat with distinction and promoted The Five diurnally by pointing to his left hand with all five “fingers” (including his thumb) extended at the end of virtually every show–not to mention, he’s a smart cookie who also anchors Cashin’ In on Saturday mornings (11:30 a.m. ET). As for Eboni, she’s has been a regular on Outnumbered who has a sharp legal mind, good common sense, and distinct feminine pulchritude. As to Katherine, she is smart and sexy, too, but she can be annoying with her millennial snark as she frequently has evidenced on Red Eye and the Greg Gutfeld Show.

“News Specialists” sounds more like an obnoxious MSNBC show that might be hosted by Mika Brzezenski  of Morning Joe who infamously said, “[Trump] is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. He could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. That is our job.”

Eric, Eboni, and Katherine, it’s not Mika’s job, and it’s not your job. As you all well know, your job is to report and to let your audience decide. And, when you and your colleagues do it well, every viewer is a “Fox News Specialist.”

Break a leg! Hopefully, it’s “five o’clock somewhere”!

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7 Responses to ““The Fox News Specialists”: Really?”

  1. Karen Says:

    I loved The Five at 5pm ET. They gave the news, had different viewpoints, and were fun to watch. But I don’t want to watch them at 9pm and am not interested in Jesse snarking at Bob (as he’s done in the prior timeslot). They don’t mix well. So I haven’t watched since the switch. They lost me.

  2. Monday Links and Open Thread – johnny dollar's place Says:

    […] Hogue: The News Specialists should be careful to avoid the Mika trap. […]

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The five was nothing more than a Fox version of the view and this Fox Specialists and the guest you had Mark Cuban ought go back and manage his basket ball team–big mouth with nothing really to say –But the way HE does things …I my self am looking for more than a few opinionated people with there own personal views.

  4. gigs Says:

    FOX didn’t spend too much time thinking about how to replace BOR. I hate the lineup now and will probably just watch Hannity, Cavuto, and Maria Bartiromo. I am really starting to hate this channel. Ruined.

  5. SueGencorelli Says:

    Are you serious. The show sucks!!!!!!

  6. P&L Says:

    Katherine Timpf is annoying. She needs to shut up and let Eric and other guests finish their thoughts. I am loosing interest in this show.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Bring back “The Five” with Jesse Watters to Fox at 5 p.m.
    Eric Boling and the Specialists are terrible. I’ve switched to local news at 5 p.m.

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