Fox News Primetime officially launched Monday, with a six-person roster of highly opinionated hosts: Brian Kilmeade, Maria Bartiromo, Katie Pavlich, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Trey Gowdy and Mark Steyn. "By trading an hour of news for opinion, the network quietly shifted the balance of programming, from one that gave a slight majority of its time to news — 11 hours compared with nine for opinion — to an even split," explains The Washington Post's Jeremy Barr. (Fox considers its afternoon panel show Outnumbered part of its news division, even though it often focuses on culture-war topics, like Monday’s segment on “cancel culture,” because lead panelist Harris Faulkner is a news anchor.) The prime-time shift has rattled some staffers at the network — 'a message that they care about opinion more than news,' said one news-side employee who was not authorized to comment publicly and so spoke on the condition of anonymity. There was particular concern voiced Monday when Bartiromo’s name became public as a potential replacement, considering the criticism she has faced for comments she made questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election."