“The New York Times reported Friday that Fox News has not had Donald Trump on its network in over 100 days, which the paper said was part of a larger strategy to eliminate the former president as a major GOP player.
Trump’s last appearance on Fox News came April 13 on “Hannity.”
But, The Times noted, even Trump has complained his longtime friend “doesn’t seem to be paying him much attention anymore.”2
The paper said Trump believes Fox’s strategy of shunning him is an effort in “effectively displacing him” from the news cycle and as de facto leader of the Republican Party.
The decision to shun Trump has been made at “the highest levels” of Fox’s parent company, and is backed by its billionaire chairman, Rupert Murdoch, and his son, company CEO Lachlan Murdoch.
Both are Republicans, but are said to have to developed a strong distaste for Trump.
Earlier this month, the Murdoch-owned newspapers the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal published harsh rebukes of Trump’s actions regarding Jan. 6 while strongly opposing a Trump bid for president in 2024.
The Times said Trump’s failure to accept the 2020 election result was at the root of the Murdochs’ criticism of the former president, a view shared by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Trump has not hidden his new distaste for Fox News. (Courtesy Newsmax.com)”
Marshall McLuhan 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”.
This led to daily diatribes from Juan Williams, Shep Smith, Donna Brazile, and Chris Wallace which 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
Then, they eagerly jumped to declare demented old Joe Biden the President-Elect of the United States of America, when they knew that the election was being contested in court by President Donald J. Trump.
And now, comes the news that they have banned Former President Donald J. Trump from the network for contesting the 2016 Presidential Election and not acting like the Professional Politicians whom I like to call “Vichy Republicans”.
Tucker Carlson? Sean Hannity? Laura Ingraham? Maria Bartiromo? Dan Bongino?
They may as well hire the unwatchable Shepherd Smith back while they are at it.
You had better watch it, Major Pete Hegseth,
Fox News will probably fire you soon.
Fox News has turned their back on and succeeded in alienating their loyal fans who made them into the News Juggernaut that they are.
It most certainly was not American Liberals.
It was average Conservative Americans.
So, Paul Ryan and you other turncoats at Fox News…what happens when your ratings start to plummet?
Perhaps CNN will give you one of their two viewers.
As Popeye would say,
“Tsk. Tisk. How embarrasskin’.”
Until He Comes,