Donald Trump is already upset that Fox News is insufficiently worshipful of him nowadays and Rupert is being mean and won’t do anything about it, and he thought they were pals. But when Trump gets wind of Murdoch saying, “After all that has gone on, people are ready for Sleepy Joe,” that will be his Julius Caesar moment. He will feel the knife, right between the shoulder blades. Daily Beast:

President Trump’s influential supporter Rupert Murdoch is telling close associates he believes Joe Biden will win the election in a landslide.

The Australian-born billionaire is disgusted by Trump’s handling of COVID-19, remarking that the president is his own worst enemy, that he is not listening to advice about how best to handle the pandemic, and that he’s creating a never-ending crisis for his administration, according to three people who have spoken with Murdoch. […]

While Murdoch believes the outcome of the election is a fait accompli, his New York tabloid has been doing everything in its power to help Trump’s re-election chances, publishing a screaming page 1 story on Wednesday under the headline, “Biden Secret E-Mails.” The supposed “smoking gun” emails purported to show that Hunter Biden had introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman when he was vice president, though the Post relied on unverified documents given to them by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. (Biden’s team denies that such a meeting took place.)

Whatever Murdoch thinks is going to happen on November 3 is one thing, and making money from Giuliani’s latest conspiracy theory to help Trump is quite another. But it does look like the Trump/Murdoch bromance is over.

Murdoch had long prized having unfettered access to the White House, much like the direct line he has enjoyed to leaders in Australia and the U.K. But people familiar with the matter say the two men have not spoken in several weeks after Murdoch grew tired of Trump’s endless complaints about what the president viewed as negative coverage on Fox News.

When Trump first began having his falling out with Fox News, he tweeted them, “Remember who put you where you are.” Maybe Murdoch should say those exact same words to Trump. Or, maybe he already has. Just as it has always been certain that Mitch McConnell would cut Trump loose one day, it’s been more or less assured that Rupert Murdoch would know when he had been able to get all the mileage out of Trump that he was able to get and cut bait before he became too much of a liability. It appears that both those days have come.

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16 Comments on "Et Tu Rupert? Fox News’ Murdoch Predicts Landslide Win For Joe Biden"

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Tin woman1
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“Dropping like flies” rings a bell.

Wrangler
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For whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee, Donald…

BJeanT
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I was thinking about this, when Biden wins they are going to have to disinfect the entire White House, West Wing, East Wing before the Bidens can live and work there. It is a COVID hotspot and in January COVID will be bad, especially with the flu around too.

Bareshark
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Well, there’s Blair House until that fumigation is over.

Meg Corrigan
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BJ, I said this even BEFORE tRump contracted Covid. I wouldn’t want to move into the White House after tRump moved out unless it was fumigated and repainted. That is, of course, unless tRump sets fire to the place on his way out!

Carol O
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I’d also ask that it be swept for listening devices and other bugs. I’m sure Vlad would love to continue keeping tabs on White House residents and guests after the flaming pile of dung is gone.

mae
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Two Kamala Harris staffers have tested positive, Kamala is cancelling events. All because of Trump, and his gleeful disregard for reality. I am sure he, and his other gross enablers are cheering this on.

Bareshark
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Kamala herself is still clean, right? And I think it safe to assume Uncle Joe is in the clear by now as well.

Meg Corrigan
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mae, that’s really awful news!

JoannaFSmith
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hi

Denis Elliott
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I’m not sure how much Putin (who seems to be dealing with some issue of his own over in Russia) has been screwing around other than turning loose his cyber folks to run their disinformation campaign. What I do know is what he is capable of, and what’s he’s demonstrated a willingness to do AND capabilities his country developed and employed going back to his days in the KGB, which have surely been improved upon as technology has improved. I’m talking bioweapons. Putin has employed chemical weapons against enemies including when they are residing in western countries. Novchick is particularly… Read more »
Scott Jackson
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There is no loyalty among thieves.

Bareshark
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Be interesting to see what happens to Rupert Murder’s business after all this is over. I hold him just as responsible for propping Trump as any elected Republican official.

Concinnity
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It’s well past time to bring back the fairness doctrine.

Joseph
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I don’t quite understand this, Ursula: “When Trump first began having his falling out with Fox News, he tweeted them, “Remember who put you where you are.” Maybe Murdoch should say those exact same words to Trump.” How did Trump “put [Murdoch] where [he is]?” Is this a reference to something that Trump did (or might have done) for Murdoch several decades ago or something? I mean, if it hadn’t been for the Murdoch organization creating Fox News in the first place, Trump wouldn’t have gotten even half as far in 2016 as he did. Between all the *free* airtime… Read more »
Karen
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Playing defense for an erratic, would-be autocrat has always been a challenge for Fox News. It’s much easier to oppose Democrats, BLM, etc., and they will relish going after Biden and Harris. Whatever credibility Fox has left will really be tested by their coverage of the looming intra-party war among Republicans. Will they endorse a return to “traditional ” Republican values, or go all in for white supremacy and anti-government extremism?