Former President Donald Trump called on Rupert Murdoch to “apologize to his viewers and readers for his ridiculous defense of the 2020 Presidential Election” in a new post continuing his days-long attack on the Fox Corporation chairman. He also insisted that Murdoch fire the Fox News anchors who “got it wrong, or were afraid to speak up” regarding what he has baselessly called a rigged or stolen election.
To be clear, the 2020 election he lost was NOT stolen. Murdoch and Fox News — currently embroiled in a bloody defamation suit over their coverage of the stolen election claim — will certainly ignore the advice Trump blasted out on social media Thursday morning.
Fox News is currently staring down a potential trial set for April in the defamation suit filed by Dominion Voting Systems. Portions of Murdoch’s sworn testimony were released Monday afternoon and revealed the Fox Corporation chair admitted that some on-air talent endorsed the baseless stolen election conspiracy that Trump continues to promote, despite no reasonable person believing it to be true.
Trump ramped up his criticism of Fox News in the past few days, which almost feels like he’s taunting the network on which he once so regularly appeared and which eagerly promoted his conspiracy theories.
Fox News has not yet taken the bait, perhaps because they are afraid of angering a significant segment of their viewer base that is still loyal to Trump and believe what he says to be true — despite the lack of evidence that so often supports his claims.
Trump appears to sense that concern at the network, which he referenced in another social media post released earlier that targeted former House Speaker Paul Ryan, who now sits on the Fox board.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Mediaite