Fox News Pays the Price for Betraying Its Viewership

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Fox News Pays the Price for Betraying Its Viewership
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While it was under Roger Ailes, Fox News was conservative through and through. But when he left, and Rupert Murdoch turned it over to his sons James and Lachlan, things started changing. James left Fox News this July, which leaves his brother Lachlan, who is married to a fiery leftist, at the helm, aided by Paul Ryan and others on the board.

Things started going downhill from the moment Chris Wallace “moderated” the first presidential debate and made Trump go against him and Biden together. Still, viewers gave Fox another chance — which they wasted.

Many viewers were disappointed when Fox News hired a hard leftist to run its election desk on Election Night. Arnon Mishkin, with hundreds of thousands of votes still left uncounted, called Arizona for Biden. He did the exact opposite with Trump by refusing to call pro-Trump states such as Texas and Alaska.

Things just got worse since then.

On Monday, during a press conference, Neil Cavuto purposefully cut off Kayleigh McEnany as she summarized and outlined information from thousands of affidavits that Trump’s campaign has collected from all over America. The affidavits supposedly show election misconduct in swing states.

Offended by the information that McEnany was releasing, Cavuto announced to the viewers, “Whoa, whoa, whoa.  I just think we have to be very clear.  She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting.  Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”  And then he turned off Kayleigh’s feed.



And still, there’s more. On the same day, Fox News’ Sandra Smith let loose when a guest said that the media’s calls for a given candidate do not make that person president. Smith was unaware that she was being filmed and recorded, which is why she didn’t hold anything back.

She told someone in the studio how important she thinks she and the rest of these leftists are. “What? What is happening? Trace, we’ve called it.”

Fox News has the ratings to show how well they’ve done this year, too. 

The numbers show that on November 6th, Fox pulled 2,266,000 viewers, while CNN saw nearly twice as many at 4,009,000 viewers. Similarly, MSNBC, per Fox’s internal numbers, counted 2,983,000 viewers, beating Fox by over 700,000 viewers.