God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform and so does Fox News. It’s not new information that Fox News has decided to move on from Donald Trump and anoint Ron DeSantis as the presumptive heir to the GOP nomination of 2024.
This became evident when Fox News started airing the January 6 Committee hearings, after not airing the first few. That was the turning point. That was when the powers that be said, Trump out, DeSantis in.
Here is the rationale that they’re going to use. Bookmark this, because you may be coming back to it. The pitch is that Trump passionately bee-leaves that he won the election. But of course he did not. There is no evidence. A host finally comes out and says it, there is no evidence. This is the beginning of the end of Trump.
This is how they’re going to sell it to their viewers. Mark my words. The script will be something like this:
President Trump, God love him, is a man of passion, as we all know. Well, sometimes people like that can get a bit carried away. The president believed he had won, oh, how he believed. His belief was stronger than that fellow Logan’s adamantine claws. But sometimes what we believe or wish was true, simply is not, no matter how much we want it to be. He’s a wonderful man, the former president, we wish him well in retirement. Hit a hole in one for us, Donald! But life goes on and so we need to go forward. There was no stolen election and our new president DeSantis will see that there isn’t one. Not on his watch, which will last forever, if we can swing it.
And in a year or so you’ll hear MAGAs talking over the green beans in the grocery store, “He was so convinced that he had me convinced.”
This pivot is essential for a couple of reasons: 1) The Big Lie cannot be carried on forever. If Trump tells the base to stay home and they do, the GOP will never win another election. 2) Fox News knows and so does the GOP that Trump has served his purpose and it’s time to find fresh talent. Trump is yesterday’s show, a gimmick that worked great for a whlle, but its day is done. Plus, with all these lawsuits trailing him, and the damnable testimony coming out from the J6 Committee hearings, if there’s going to be any sleight of hand on Fox News’ part, it better be done now.
You’ve just seen the rabbit come out of the hat. You will see more of this. Rupert Murdoch is going to outlast Donald Trump and his clown car. You can take that one to the bank.