Newsmax.com reports that
Rudy Giuliani has been banned from appearing on Fox News for several months, and only learned of the “from the top” order on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Son Andrew Giuliani, a New York gubernatorial candidate, has also been banned.
And former NYPD Commsissioner Bernie Kerik, a close adviser to Giuliani, is rarely booked on Fox News, Politico Playbook reports.
Rudy Giuliani and Kerik were prominent New York City leaders on 9/11 as mayor and NYPD commissioner.
“They’re not doing us any favors,” a Trump aide told Politico.
The rejection on hosting the Giulianis “comes from the top,” sources told Politico.
Fox began distancing itself from Giuliani shortly after Trump left office and in the wake of Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit against the network. The suit cited Giuliani’s appearances and statements made on Fox in its $1.6 billion defamation case.
Newsmax was also sued by Dominion over its election coverage, but the network continues to have Giuliani, his son, and Kerik on as guests.
“Rudy is really hurt because he did a big favor for Rupert [Murdoch, founder of Fox News’ parent company],” a source close to Giuliani told the outlet. “He was instrumental in getting Fox on Time Warner so it could be watched in New York City.”
Rudy Giuliani learned of being bumped from Fox News on the eve of this 9/11 anniversary, with “Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth having to call to apologize for being cut from the show, according to the report.
Kerik was reportedly also un-booked from “Fox & Friends” on 9/11.
“I could not have been more disappointed with the Fox coverage on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11,” Kerik said in a statement to Politico. “Then they chose to intentionally ignore Mayor Giuliani who was, and who, according to their own coverage for the last two decades, was America’s hero on the day and in the aftermath of the attack.
“Regardless of reasoning, I think this was another demonstration of Fox’s cowering to the far left.”
A source close to Giuliani tells Newsmax that the former mayor and his circle view their banishment from Fox as part of the network’s strategy to reduce and restrict Trump’s influence in the Republican party.
Marshall McLuhan once wrote that
The media is the message.
Well, in the past couple of decades, the Main Stream Media has become not just the message, but also judge, jury, and political executioner.
And, unfortunately, thanks to the influence of the Liberal daughter-in-laws of Rupert Murdoch, Fox News began overcompensating to the Left in keeping its programming “fair and balanced”.
Daily diatribes from Juan Williams, the now-departed Shep Smith, Donna Brazile, and Chris Wallace made me more than once turn the channel to reruns of…well…just about anything.
Then, came the night of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Fox News stripped away its veneer of “Fair and Balanced” to join CNN and MSNBC as servants of the Democratic Party.
That was not a very smart move.
And, they have been making mind-blowingly stupid moves ever since.
However, this one is the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae of Cable News Channel Programming Stupidity.
I’m so old that I remember when Fox News Channel was not a member of the Main Stream Media.
According to the Old Testament Book of Proverbs,
“Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
That scripture has never been truer than in the case of Fox News.
Americans have noticed that Fox News has been traveling in a Liberal direction ever since Rupert Murdoch left the running of the channel to his sons.
There are more Liberal Pundits and Anchors on Fox News than there have ever been in its history.
And, those who were not known until recently to be Liberal seem to be relishing the opportunity to drive away the audience which made Fox News Channel number one in the ratings for many, many years.
What is maddening to me is the fact that Former President Trump went out of his way to be kind to them, helping their ratings over his time in office through live phone calls and exclusive interviews, including one morning when he made a spontaneous appearance on “Fox and Friends”, consenting to a live on-the-spot interview with Steve Doocy.
So, why has Fox News repeatedly bitten the hand that feeds them?
The change in political viewpoint at Fox News has to be the worst marketing decision since “New Coke”.
And, just like New Coke, it has left a bitter taste in the mouths of millions of Americans.
So, are the powers-that-be at FNC bright enough to apologize to the millions of Americans who made them number one in the cable news ratings for years and made them all wealthy in the process?
They just keep doubling down on stupid, like AOC at a MENSA Meeting.
Fox News not only jumped the shark…they continue to gleeful feed the crocodile known as the Democratic Party , along with the “Never-Trumper” Wing of the Republican Party, hoping that it will eat them last.
Their arrogance is exceeded only by their stupidity.
Until He Comes,
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