Firestorm of Theories around Fox's Firing of Judge Andrew Napolitano

Earlier this month, Fox News cancelled FreedomWatch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano, and in recent days, his supporters have fanned the flames of speculation and conspiracy theories.

When news of the cancellation came, Napolitano’s fans grumbled, but then the conspiracy theories hit the Net. They cited a segment he did on his show in January of this year and posted it on YouTube on January 6. The video got little attention until after Napolitano got his pink slip from Fox Business earlier this month and his fans claimed it as the reason for the firing. The video: “What if they’re lying to you about Ron Paul?” has gone viral in the past couple of days with 169,972 views at this writing and many thousands of views at other sites where people have posted it.

According to an article in American Free Press written by Pat Shannan, he writes, “In recent days, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano had been drifting dangerously close to the exit doors by providing the American people with simply too much truth.” However, Fox executives claim they made the move because of low ratings.

Napolitano is on record as saying that Israel has been playing a prime role in promoting a war between the U.S. and Iran. His final guest, Michael Scheurer, the former chief of the CIA’s Osama bin Laden-watching unit, also made that claim and still another which Napolitano embraced, and that is that a war between the U.S. and Iran would benefit Israel and Saudi Arabia but be detrimental to the United States. As the conspiracy theories continue to make their rounds across the Net, Napolitano’s fans continue to email Fox News in protest of their decision.

In a Facebook posting, Napolitano said that he had been fired twice before from Fox and after each time, “Fox has rewarded me with more and better work.” He has asked his fans to “PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.”

Whatever the real reason for the cancellation of Napolitano’s show, I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of the judge. Even though the executives cancelled his show, they have kept him on as a pundit and we’ll see him on other shows giving legal opinion and insight. Perhaps Fox will soon develop another show around him, or another network may scoop him up for another project. In any case, we’re sure to see more of the judge soon. His fan base is too big and too loud to ignore.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
how is speculation a conspiracy theory? seems to me your just a parrot who repeats what sounds popular on the news and don't think for your self

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The reason they canceled the judge is because the day his show started many people as myself left oreilly for the judge and fox can,t have that.so it is not because of the judges ratings but because of oreilly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The reason they canceled the judge is because the day his show started many people as myself left oreilly for the judge and fox can,t have that.so it is not because of the judges ratings but because of oreilly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
O'REILLY IS TOO SMALL A MAN TO BE SEEN IN THE SHADOW OF THE LEARNED JUDGE !!! HIS DEPARTURE FROM TELEVISION WAS A VERY BAD DAY FOR AMERICA.....ESPECIALLY WHEN VIEWED FROM HERE, IN CANADA !!

Submitted by Mew (not verified) on
you simply cannot put O'Reilly down like that, everybody has different tastes. everyone at Fox have a specific role to play; Napolitano just happens to be a very awesome judge.. and O'Reilly, O'Reilly just happens to be a very humble, perspicacious man. I've never learned so much from anyone, like i have with Mr. Bill

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
WELL, OK..... BUT "HUMBLE".......ARE WE TALKIN' THE SAME O'REILLY ...PERHAPS V. O' BAMA HE COULD BE CONSIDERED "HUMBLE" !!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Fox is moving in the wrong direction in my opinion, why I do not know. The morning show should have Gretchen and Brian with someone BESIDE Steve, who is all about Steve. The Judge brings credibility to FOX, something sorely needed.... OReilly and Lou Dobbs are not relevant in my opinion, boring to watch and not good interviewers. Erin does well and Krauthammer is someone whose opinion matters. Give me names and I can tell you who I think is worth watching if you care. The Judge is EXACTLY who FOX needs to use more on these comment shows and reports-- spread him around FOX to bring some authenticity to those other programs. He knows the law and really is a great interviewer. I agree that rather than relegate him to his own show you should use him MORE on panels and such. Add him to the 5 panel so that it has some content... those other people on that panel are just gabbing about nothing UNLESS they have a special guest drop in, then there is some content.... really just a time filler type of program. Come on FOX-- get moving away from these girly report talky shows and get more real reporting going on by women or men-- who needs more opinion shows? CONTENT please.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dittos to all who morn the loss of "honesty" on the Fair (sex) and Balanced network. He is a giant among TV interviewers - no doubt from years on the bench where he honed his skills. And, right, left or neither... his Constitutional approach and perspective are just what our nation needs... and less O'reilly nonsense. IMHO, pitting him against O'reilly was a plan, but when he stripped loyal FOXfans away from the arrogant "mr. O" he just had to go. TV politics, PERIOD.

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