Gene Simmons Declares Fox News Has ‘Won’

No stranger to controversial statements, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons shared his opinion yesterday about the current state of cable news, alleging via Twitter that CNN has “given up” and Fox News has “won.”

CNN/HLN have given up, and Fox, it seems, has won..CNN has quit hard news. It’s all Bourdain food & Forensic File shows..Pathetic

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

According to a Mediaite report, Simmons then defended his views, engaging in a few Twitter “spats” with some of his followers.

RT @fran_the_man: @genesimmons When Fox News wins, we all lose.–PEOPLE DECIDE–THEY WATCH FOX IN THE MILLIONS–CNN? HALF A MILLION. — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

RT @JPatrickEllis: @genesimmons Fox has won? Not news but republican propaganda –MAYBE, BUT THE PROPLE DECIDE WHAT THEY WILL WATCH

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

RT @TheTVGod: Except Fox, rarely, reports news…opinion is not news..legit news is the #PBS News Hr–BUT HARDLY GETS 100,000 VIEWERS — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

RT @JeffG1974: wasn’t fox the leader in news?–I DON’T HAVE A HORSE IN THIS RACE–BUT STATS TELL US FOX IS BIGGER THAN CNN & MSNBC COMBINED

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

As Noisecreep has reported, Simmons’ bandmate in Kiss, Paul Stanley, has expressed embarrassment with Simmons’ outspokenness on political matters.

“It’s absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie. Not to deride Gene, but I just think he’s part of a symptom of absurdity where you’ll see somebody on television whose only criteria for being there is success in a field far away from what they’re being asked about. I really don’t know who is more ridiculous, the celebrity answering these political questions or the person asking them.”

Despite the ire of some of his followers, Simmons stood by his argument, claiming he was stating “fact, not judgement.”

RT @redrkr: @genesimmons That was your judgement against CNN. I’m right.–NO, YOU’RE WRONG FOR SPREADING LIES–I STATED FACT, NOT JUDGEMENT — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

RT @ChristineStergi: ok..Gene respect Ur opinion but Fox is like watching à soap opera. CNN is news –PERHAPS, BUT WHY DON’T PEOPKE WATCH IT

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 1, 2014

RT @AtomicD_: Gene, are Usaying @FoxNews a good news source because they are popular? –I’M SAYING MORE PEOPLE WATCH FOX–PERIOD @PBeeodd — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 2, 2014

The outspoken bassist was inducted, along with his fellow Kiss members, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, as The Inquisitr reported. Widely known for his success as an entrepreneur, Gene Simmons will release a book about his business acumen, Me Inc., in October.

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