Fox News and the rest of the conservative-leaning media want to “ditch” Donald Trump, a Fox panelist said recently.
“There is no doubt that the majority of the conservative media – Fox above all else – have a strong desire to get away from Donald Trump and are not giving him enough attention and giving him enough airtime and coverage. ‘ink like they did before,” the NPR and Fox News reporter said. Contributor Mara Liasson argued to MediaBuzz on Sunday.
Liasson added that it’s a “different question” whether conservative voters are also getting tired of Mr. Trump.
The NPR reporter cited recent examples like the often pro-Trump local newspaper, the New York Postreferring to him derisively as “Florida retiree”, and only covering his recent 2024 campaign announcement on page 26. The property of Rupert Murdoch Job has already praised Mr. Trump.
The Independent contacted Fox News for comment.
Mr Trump rose to prominence in part because of his ability to garner round-the-clock media coverage on Fox News and beyond, but the former president’s relationship with the network frayed for years .
Mr Trump’s team reportedly hammered Rupert Murdoch after Fox News called Arizona State over Biden campaign in the 2020 elections.
The media mogul hit back, publicly urging Mr Trump not to remain obsessed with the past.
“It’s crucial that conservatives play an active and forceful role in this debate, but that won’t happen if President Trump remains focused on the past,” Murdoch said. said at a News Corp shareholder meeting shortly after the election. “The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.”
Fox News rarely airs more full Trump rallies, and the former president is increasingly vocal in his criticism of his former ally.
He recently posted on Truth Social that he felt the media was reverting to their 2016 attitudes towards him, dismissing his political ambitions until he scored a shock victory.
“Fox News and the Wall [Street] Journal were terrible for me, much like today, UNTIL I WON THE ELECTION. CNN, when they actually had great ratings, was terrific – They had me covered no matter where I went, 24/7,” Mr. Trump said. wrote.
Tensions between Trump and the broader conservative establishment have grown since Mr Trump’s promise”red waveRepublican victories failed to materialize in the 2022 midterm elections.
As The Independent reportedanti-election candidates copying the Trump style have fared particularly poorly across the country.
Mr. Trump, apparently tired of the GOP, has teased present as a third-party candidate.
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