Fox News may dominate the ratings, but their glory days are dying. Actually, they’re already dead. Thus, it’s no surprise to hear they banned President Trump.
I feel like we’re living in the Twilight Zone. Howard Stern is no longer a shock-jock. No, he’s the poster boy for normal. It’s the truth that is rarely spoken out loud, at least on TV.
It’s no secret that Americans are sick and tired of the political mumbo-jumbo dominating the airwaves. In fact, we recently dissected the many reasons viewers are tuning out.
Engagement with news content has plunged during the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2021 and in some cases has fallen below pre-pandemic levels.
The level of news consumption in 2021 took a nosedive following historic highs in 2020. Despite a slew of major stories, readers have retrenched further in 2022.
Sadly, I am among those who are sick and tired of the news. So much so that the hum of Fox News in the background hasn’t been heard in my “office” for over a year. Actually, it’s been much longer than that. The day Fox News fired Kevin Jackson for calling Christine Blasey-Ford a skank on his own personal Twitter, I knew they no longer cared to be purveyors of truth.
Now, Fox News seems to have banned President Trump from their airwaves.
As one articles points out:
For over 100 days, Fox news has not had Donald Trump on its network, which according to the sources was a part of a strategy to eliminate the former President as a major GOP player. April 13 was the last time Trump appeared on Fox News on “Hannity”.
The fact that Trump’s old friend “doesn’t seem to be giving him any attention anymore” has caused him a personal disappointment, according to Trump. The sources claim that Trump thinks Fox’s avoidance of him is an effort to “effectively dispose” of him as the de facto leader of the Republican Party and from the news cycle.
The billionaire chairman of Fox, Rupert Murdoch, and the CEO of the company, Lachlan Murdoch, support the decision to stay away from Trump. They both identify as Republicans, but it is said that they have come to strongly loathe Trump.
The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, both controlled by Rupert Murdoch, sharply criticized Trump’s actions on January 6 earlier this month while adamantly dismissing a Trump presidential bid in 2024.
The Times reported that Donald Trump’s failure to recognize the results of the 2020 election was the reason behind the Murdochs’ condemnation of the former president; Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, agreed.
With elections looming, I constantly hear media personalities asking “who will be the king, and who will be the kingmaker?” Well, I have news for you all. Trump is THE kingmaker of all kingmakers. And no matter who silences him, if Trump chooses to be king again, it will happen.
Because this time, we have our eyes on the prize. And we are determined to protect the integrity of our elections. You can rest assured that we won’t sit back while countless voting machines report errors. Nor will we stand by while mail-in ballots are misused. Outright cheating won’t be allowed. In fact, I’m so confident that Republicans will finally stand-up to the Dumbocrats, that I believe if another “big cheat” is attempted, we face the real possibility of another civil war.
As for Fox News, their decision to distance themselves from Donald Trump will backfire. We learned long ago that conservatives voice their opinions with their wallets. Remember when Macy’s dropped it’s Trump line of men’s suits? They ended up closing stores. Starbucks is another company that had to learn the hard way.
As I wrote in 2017:
Five straight quarters of decreased sales prove that the Conservative dollar matters. Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schulz’ repeated attacks on Conservatives hit the coffee giant where it hurts the most…in the pocketbook.
Once the conservative boycotts started, corporations across the country were forced to reassess their public politics. However, Fox News didn’t get the memo. I wonder what will happen to Fox News when Trump officially gets the Republican nomination in 2024? If history is the indicator, they might end up sitting next to CNN in the land of oblivion.