It was a steamy love affair, it was a marriage made in Hell, and now it’s going the way of all unholy unions: divorce. We learned back in 2016 just how hot and heavy it was when Donald Trump admonished us, “Ask Sean Hannity.” That lifted the veil and gave us a glimpse into something we had never seen before, a television network bending facts in the service of a presidential candidate.
We saw the separation, when a spurned Trump challenged Fox News to “remember who put you there.” Now things have ratcheted up since Rupert Murdoch’s two papers, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post have both blasted Trump as being morally unfit to be president again.
And it gets worse. Now Fox & Friends, once Trump’s go to platform to call in and connect instantly with his millions of devotees, has put the blade in. Ouch. This is getting serious. What’s a has been to do?
When you’ve lost ‘Fox & Friends.’ pic.twitter.com/664QixXBpE
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 25, 2022
If you’re curious as to what exactly Fox News did. Daily Beast:
The Fox & Friends segment in question did note Trump’s overwhelming popularity among the [Turning Point] conference-goers, but host Steve Doocy heavily caveated the results. “You have got people from all across the country convening in Tampa. I’m thinking about that is a little different than a couple other polls that we have seen over the last couple of weeks,” Doocy said, pointing to Blueprint, University of New Hampshire, and New York Times polls showing Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with an edge against the MAGA kingpin.
“So, it’s like the young people who are activists at that event like the former president,” Doocy explained, “but, looking at these other polls, different answer.”
Doocy has his marching orders and it’s dead opposite of the past two elections. Now, even numbers looking favorably to Trump are fact checked and weighed against other polls.
Murdoch gave him a chance. Murdoch wanted him to stop living in the past and relitigating 2020 election results. Trump would not. So. hasta la bye bye Donald from your old lovers at Fox News. Politics is fickle, if nobody told you that.