As many Americans did last night, we cozied up to the television to watch the Presidential Election coverage. And, as we have done pretty steadily since the mid-1990s, we tuned into Fox News to watch their “fair and balanced” coverage.
To say we were shocked would be an understatement.
Fox News, the network that had been a champion for the conservative viewpoint for 20+ years, was surprisingly left in their coverage.
They even went so far as to have a SMILING Joe Biden pic next to a VERY FRUMPY President Trump pic in their coverage:
As the night went on, we had to check the channel several times. Did our cable provider move the conservative network to another channel number? Were we hallucinating?
Twitter let us know that we weren’t the only ones witnessing (and cursing) the transformation:
🔥 Just got off the phone with a senior Trump campaign adviser:
"Fox News is behaving like a Super PAC for the DNC tonight. I have no idea what they are thinking. We will win. They have misled America. Who is going to be fired for this at @FoxNews?"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 4, 2020
I predict tonight will be the END of any DELUSIONS that @FoxNews is conservative.
Yes,they still host Tucker (they DID try to oust him) and Hannity, but that's the trick. Tucker and Hannity can leave tomorrow and take their audiences with them to own podcast, @OANN or @newsmax
— Robin Enochs (@RobinEnochs) November 3, 2020
I am not a fan of some of these geniuses on Fox. You?
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 4, 2020
Even celebrities were calling out the formerly “fair and balanced” network:
Did @FoxNews jump the shark? WTH
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 4, 2020
No matter what the final results are tonight, one thing is extremely clear. @FoxNews can no longer claim to be the fair and balanced network they once were. There are a lot of biased hacks there now and a ton of folks are noticing. It’s now @newsmax for me for election results.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) November 4, 2020
It was clear that Fox News was trying to shed its former self and snuggle up to the left.
We believe that effort fell VERY flat and proved to be a ‘double loss’ for Rupert Murdoch’s news channel.
1) No matter what, the left will continue to hate Fox News and will instead pony up to the ‘Communist News Network’ (CNN) and the ‘Mostly Stupid Nonsensical Butt-kissing Communists’ (MSNBC) channel.
2) The ‘new’ Fox News has effectively alienated their entire audience with the exception of the few true conservative voices (Tucker, Hannity) that remain.
At best, Fox News was trying to appease its new Disney overlords.
At worst, the former conservative network committed fraud:
CNN has moved Arizona out of Biden’s column. It’s still up for grabs. Fox News should be sued into oblivion. They called it while voters were still in line! Disgraceful.
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) November 4, 2020
Folks, we can now say with certainty that—should President Trump wrongfully lose the election—Fox News will go the way of the Dodo Bird.
And, as science has shown us, there’s no coming back from that…