“They said it couldn’t be done. They said there wasn’t enough news to go around. But Fox News Channel, under the leadership of television innovator Roger Ailes, has been the number 1 cable news network for 12 consecutive years and counting,” the teaser for a new Fox News special reads.
Anchor Bill Hemmer delves inside the story of the network’s success in an end-of-the-year segment called “Fox News: Our Story,” which aired Friday and will air again Sunday evening.
From News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch’s vision to launch the new network on Oct. 7, 1996 to Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes’ “clearly stated mission of Fox News: to report all sides of the story – unbiased and unfiltered,” Hemmer said, the “dedication to these principles has continued hour by hour, day by day and year by year.”
Hemmer brings viewers “onto the Fox News Channel’s sets” of some of the network’s all-star super stars – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren, Bret Baier and many others.
One of the more memorable clips shown about Baier was when he laughed with Hemmer and said he could always be a “rapper” if all else fails.
Baier referred to his hilarious, though quite outstanding, rendition of the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” performed in 2011 at a charity golf tournament. He told Hemmer he remembers thinking he hoped he could recall all the words to the song from his high school days.
If you have never seen Baier rap, check it out: