In case you missed it, there are reports that soon-to-be ViacomCBS chair Shari Redstone is exploring launching a conservative media competitor of Fox News:

More from the Hollywood Reporter:

This Redstone plan for a new TV service also would have a streaming component. THR has learned that Pluto, which Viacom acquired in March for $340 million, is about to launch an as-yet-unannounced streaming conservative news and opinion channel. A source says the idea for that network was in the works before the Pluto acquisition.

Redstone has approached current and former Fox News personalities about such a plan, sources say, and she has spoken with former NBC News host Megyn Kelly. A rep for Kelly declined to comment.

As the merger of Viacom and CBS awaits regulatory approval, a Redstone spokesperson confirms that she quietly visited President Trump in the White House recently but denies any plan to launch a conservative TV network (as does a spokesperson for Viacom). Redstone plays her personal politics close to the vest but shortly after Trump’s election she told THR, “He’s always been very good to me and a tremendous supporter of me personally.”

Time will tell whether this hypothetical outlet comes to fruition, but the mere possibility has really got the wheels in Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser’s head turning:

Yeah, Ian! Maybe!

Amazing ThinkProgress didn’t last with that kind of brainpower in their arsenal.

To be fair, Ian seems pretty oblivious to reality in general. So this is pretty much on-brand for him.

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