Rupert Murdoch is using all of his platforms to trash Trump. He is even deploying Fox News to Truth Social to call Trump a loser.
Rupert Murdoch Drops The Hammer On Trump With Shattering Editorial
Rupert Murdoch's New York Post published a brutal editorial about Trump after the latest 1/6 Committee hearing that shatters the strongman myth.
Opinion: How The GOP Used Trump, And Why They Can Dump Him And Still Harm America
They aren’t dumping Trumpism, just Trump. Indeed, what some pundits have termed Trumpism is really just what mainstream Republican politics have been for decades.
WATCH: Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Slams Rupert Murdoch Over Fox’s Involvement in 1/6 Insurrection and Vaccine Hesitancy Push
While politics are certainly different in Australia than they are in the United States, Malcolm Turnbull would still be considered to be a Conservative. He is also acquainted with fellow Aussie Rupert Murdoch, having known him since 1974.
The former Prime Minister recently appeared on Mehdi Hasan’s show to discuss Murdoch and how his news network is currently poisoning America.
The host asked, “You mentioned dangerous, you mentioned devastating. So let me just ask you straight up. Do you believe Fox and the Murdochs, by creating what you’ve called in the past a “market for crazy,” by pushing not just election lies and white supremacist propaganda — but also anti-mask, anti-vaccine conspiracies — do they have blood on their hands?”
Turnbull answered, “Well, they certainly have contributed to blood being shed. January 6 could not have occurred without the Big Lie about the election having been promoted and pumped out, as it was by Fox News.”
The former Australian PM continued:
“He knows the vaccines work. But he’s making billions of dollars out of a, you know, a news channel, a news platform, Fox News, which is promoting and enabling all of this vaccine hesitancy. I mean, surely — surely, you would think you would have enough affection for your viewers, not to encourage them to follow a course of action that is likely to result in their illness and death.”
Fox News CEO Lachlan Murdoch: Joe Biden’s Presidency Will Be Good For Our Ratings
For nearly it’s entire history, Fox News success has been built by two men; Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch was at the top of the chain as the owner of Fox. Ailes was in charge of running the network until his resignation in 2016.
Ailes has since passed, dying of a subdural hematoma in 2017. And while Murdoch is still alive, he is now 89 years old. The everyday operations of the channel have been turned over to his son Lachlan.
And the early returns are not good. After 20 years of dominance, Fox is now trailing MSNBC in the ratings and CNN has regularly challenged Fox as well. Lachlan Murdoch sees light at the end of the tunnel, though, as he thinks Joe Biden’s presidency will be good his network’s ratings.
Murdoch made the comments during a Morgan Stanley Tech, Media and Telecom conference on Thursday. In regards to Fox’s rating dip he admitted, “our audience was disappointed with the election results.”
+ Lachlan Murdoch in addressing dip in Fox News ratings post-election says "our audience was disappointed with the election results…"
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 4, 2021
The Fox CEO also said that he expects things to turn around for the network. “The main benefciary of the Trump administration from a ratings points of view was MSNBC… and that’s because they’re the loyal opposition… that’s what our job is now with the Biden administration, and you’ll see our ratings really improve from here.”
Murdoch then continued, “75 million people voted for a Republican president, sometimes in spite of his personality at times… that’s what we represent. We’re going to stick to the center-right. That’s where our audience is.”
+ "75 million people voted for a Republican president, sometimes in spite of his personality at times… that's what we represent. We're going to stick to the center-right. That's where our audience is." – Lachlan Murdoch
Chris Hayes: Rupert Murdoch and Fox News Have “Waged War on Public Health”
On Friday, News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch was vaccinated against COIVD-19. The media mogul received the inoculation in England, where due to his age, he qualified to get the vaccine early on.
The 89 year-old man receiving the treatment would not be a big deal if Murdoch didn’t own Fox News. He is, however, is in charge of a network that has done everything in its power to spread misinformation about the coronavirus.
During his Friday night broadcast, Chris Hayes ripped into Murdoch and Fox for the hypocrisy. The MSNBC host began, “For the past nine months or so, Rupert Murdoch-owned media entities have by and large waged a war against public health and the scientific consensus on containing the coronavirus.”
Hayes continued, “And what makes it all the more infuriating is that, as we have noted, while Fox hosts have been dismissing the experts and suggesting that lockdowns don’t work and ridiculing people that avoid the office, and follow public health guidelines, many Fox News employees have been working remotely, literally at the same time.”
Chris Hayes blasts Rupert Murdoch for getting COVID vaccine as his Fox anchors push misinformation. pic.twitter.com/7ZmBnijj63
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 19, 2020
James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Over Editorial Decisions
Rupert Murdoch, the Australian billionaire who owns the Fox Corporation is all in on the regular contact seen on Fox News. His sons, James and Lachlan, however, have tried to pull the channels content closer to the middle. It hasn’t gone well.
James Murdoch, at one point, worked on the Fox News side of things. He moved over to the print news side in 2019. But he wasn’t comfortable there either and has announced his resignation from News Corp.
The youngest son of Rupert Murdoch leans to the left when it comes to politics. He is deeply concerned about climate change and donated this year to the Presidential campaign on Pete Buttigieg.
James Murdoch didn’t mince words in his resignation letter to the News Corp. board. He wrote:
“I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Director of News Corporation, effective as of the date hereof. My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.”
James Murdoch’s resignation letter 👇 pic.twitter.com/AW4h1zfJtA
— David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim) July 31, 2020
While News Corporation doesn’t include Fox News, it does include The Wall St. Journal and the New York Post.
The Wall St. Journal has long been seen as a conservative leaning news source. The Editorial Board, though, has been willing to stand up to Donald Trump on certain occasions.
In June, the Journal blasted the President for his inability to articulate a plan for his second term.
The New York Post, though, is extremely friendly to Trump and regularly writes fawning articles about the President.
EXCLUSIVE: Rupert Murdoch called AT&T CEO about CNN twice in the last six months
Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc
Britain says Fox bid for Sky gives Murdoch too much power over news
Britain intends to refer Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky to a full investigation because the deal raises concerns about the amount of influence the media mogul would wield.
Rupert Murdoch Says Make Exception For “Proven Christian” Refugees
Rupert Murdoch has joined Jeb Bush in wanting only Christian refugees, but upped the ante by demanding they be "proven" Christians
Republican Loving Media Shamed As Publisher Forced To Make Revisions To Clinton Cash
The Republican activist and consultant who wrote the hit piece that is Clinton Cash and his publisher HarperCollins have changed "seven or eight" inaccurate passages in the Kindle version of the book. Amazon alerted readers, "significant revisions have been made."
Friday Fox Follies – For What Ailes You
As FFF is fond of pointing out, ratings is not truth. It's ironic that Ailes compares Fox "News" to 2 fictional channels and a sports network, the models of which Fox resembles far more than a "News" channel.
Friday Fox Follies – Angels With Dirty Faces
While you were sleeping Fox News and Dish Network Have Reached a Deal. This truce came after Fox News goes full Fox News in its contract dispute with Dish Network promoting The New Big Fat Lie By Fox News: 'DISH Is Censoring Us!'.
Republicans Have Been Secretly Helping To Elect Bill and Hillary Clinton By Watching Fox News
By watching Fox News, Republicans were helping to get Bill and Hillary Clinton elected as Rupert Murdoch has donated $3 million to the Clintons.
You Built That: Why the Conservative Base Will Ignore Rupert Murdoch’s Immigration Advice
In a recent op-ed, Rupert Murdoch made a case for comprehensive immigration reform. However, due to is own Fox News network, that possibility does not seem likely.
The Religious Right Champions Moral Relativism in Defense of Phil Robertson
All this fuss about Phil Robertson comes down to the Religious Right's insistence that they have a right to say nobody else has rights
Rupert Murdoch Spews More Fox Style Evil In Tweets about Jewish Owned Press
Rupert Murdoch's tweets about the 'Jewish owned press' explain a lot.
Right Wing School Voucher Guy Howard Rich is Buying US State Legislatures
Howard Rich is one of a number of extremely wealthy old men who are not only buying congressmen and women, but state legislators was well.
Murdoch is Unfit to Lead in UK, But What About Here?
The British House of Commons concluded in a report released today that Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead a major company. He might lose his BSkyB deal, but what about his holdings here?
Rupert Murdoch Admits Cover Up, But Claims He Is The Victim
Murdoch testified that there was indeed a cover up in the hacking scandal, but claiming he was victim in the hackings, Rupert said he was "misinformed and shielded.”
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Goldilocks Gingrich vs Richie Rich Romney: Is This the Best You Got, GOP?
This feature assesses the ethics of the two Florida primary frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Both leave much to be desired.
Let’s Help Rupert Murdoch Investigate Fox’s Support of the Tea Party
When asked at a forum last night by Media Matters if it was appropriate for Fox News to be so openly supporting the Tea Party, the CEO of Fox's parent company Rupert Murdoch said that Fox should not be supporting any party, and that he wanted to investigate the matter, so as an attempt to help along Rupert's "investigation" here are some videos of Fox's Tea Party advocacy.