In a rare move, news mogul Rupert Murdoch told Trump to get over 2020 and move on. The former President has continued to claim that the election was “rigged”.
At the Fox Corp’s annual shareholder meeting, the company which owns Fox News, Murdoch said, according to The Washington Post:
‘The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity. It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.’
Murdoch did not appear to like Trump before the 2016 election. He tweeted in 2015, The Guardian reported:
‘When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?’
Murdoch also bought The New York Post, which reflected his political change of heart about Trump in 2016. Indeed, the newspaper stepped up to endorse Trump first. By 2017, the media mogul called the ex-president “my friend Donald J. Trump.” That quickly ended. Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House told of Murdoch calling the ex a “f—ing idiot.”
Then, Murdoch used the New York Post to criticize Trump, telling him in no uncertain terms to get over it. President Joe Biden had won.
Trump was enraged when Fox News called Arizona for Biden the night of the 2020 election. He believe there was no legitimate way that the Democratic candidate had turned the traditionally red state and never succeeded to President Biden
Keying off of their king, his followers chanted “Fox sucks.” In fact, many of them abandoned Fox and turned to other even more conservative media such as One America News and Newsmax. The former president tweeted that Fox News “forgot the Golden Goose,” with Trump being the goose it seemed.
In the Fox shareholders’ meeting, Murdoch also went after “Big Digital” aka Facebook and Google. He urged an overall reform of the media giants:
‘The idea falsely promoted by the platforms that algorithms are somehow objective and solely scientific is complete nonsense. Algorithms are subjective and they can be manipulated by people to kill competition, damage other people, publishers and businesses.’
After his very public trouncing, Trump will probably just dig down deeper.
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