Has Fox News, Wall Street Journal and New York Post owner Rupert Murdoch turned his back on Donald Trump?
The signs certainly point in that direction, but you may need to hit the brakes before reaching any grim conclusions.
We have gone down this road before.
Indeed, many conservatives are trying to pin down Trump’s lack of a red wave in this year’s midterm elections. (More on that below.) Many of the high-profile candidates Trump endorsed didn’t fare well in the election. And some of those critics have made their voices heard this week on Fox News and elsewhere. It appears to be backing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been making a lot of headlines.
On Wednesday, the front page of the New York Post featured DeSantis under the headline “Defuture.”
However side of thursdaye was shocking.
It featured an illustration of an obnoxious photo of Trump sitting against a brick wall with the headline “Trumpty Dumpty.” He also said, “Don (who couldn’t build the wall) flopped. Can all Republicans get the party together again?”
wait, there’s more. The Wall Street Journal editorial board had an editorial headlined: “Trump is the Republican party’s biggest loser.”
So this means Murdoch’s two big assets are attacking Trump.
But before Murdoch declares he’s broken up with Trump, it should be noted that this isn’t the first time there have been signs that Murdoch seems to have turned away from Trump. After tough hearings by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots, in July both the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal wrote editorials denouncing Trump, saying he was unworthy of the presidency. He said he had “totally neglected” his duties to the president. January 6th.
But the Washington Post’s Eric Wemple said, was quick to point out he wrote July column Fox News, especially the primetime host, says we shouldn’t believe Murdoch has turned his back on Trump until we start seeing him rip into Trump. When Hannity starts blowing up Trump, you know something is up.”
It should be noted that Fox News gave some talk about Trump’s role in these midterm elections and commentaries, including that of his former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Meanwhile, Trump claimed Thursday on the Truth Social network that he was not “furious” that many of the candidates he supported failed to win the election. And he blew up Fox News along the way. write in, “Despite picking so many winners, I have to put up with fake news. Even between 2016 and 2016, it’s really gone now. An opportunity for another medium to build absolute wealth and do good for America. Let’s see how it goes for a while, shall we? “
Then Trump really shut his mouth.of More posts from True Social On Thursday night, he accused Murdoch’s NewsCorp and DeSantis. Trump said the New York Post “is no longer great.” He also said, “If CNN were smart, they would open up a Conservative network, put me in and it would be the most successful network in history. Fox was only successful because of me.”
He also took credit for Twitter’s success. And he went after DeSantis, calling him “DeSantimonias” again, among other insults. His outrageous rant also raised questions about how the candidate he endorsed, Mehmet Oz, was defeated in Pennsylvania, with no evidence to argue that Pennsylvania is corrupt.
Still, we can see the day when Murdoch and Trump kiss and make up.
See here for a little more information twitter thread By Sarah Ellison, media reporter for The Washington Post. She wrote that this apparent fray in Murdoch-Trump’s relationship was “not a shock”. wisely pointed out.
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As noted above, Trump feels some grief from within his own party over the Republican party’s shortcomings in the midterm elections. The New York Times’ Michael C. Bender and Maggie Haberman — his two most politically involved political reporters, especially when it comes to Trump — published a story on Thursday. “After the midterms, Trump will come under attack from within the Republican Party.”
Bender and Haberman write: ”
Does this mean the Communist Party wants to distance itself from Trump?
Bender and Haberman write: Trump has developed a deep loyalty with Republican voters, and Republican officials question whether he will suffer lasting political damage beyond a string of bad headlines, or whether a rival will emerge and challenge him. Trump has built a career on enduring political controversy.
A few No polls were conducted regarding this year’s midterm elections, and we feel polls did not accurately reflect young people’s votes. murmured“Before the next election, people under 30 would rather pick up a pinless grenade than a call from an unknown number, so they may want to find a better way to vote.”
Good point of view. Again, do people of any age get calls from numbers they don’t know?
NBC’s late night host Seth Meyers cleverly poked at Dr. Mehmet Oz, who lost his Senate election in Pennsylvania. myers said“Oz said he’s just happy he doesn’t have to pretend to root for the Philadelphia Steelers anymore.”
Veteran sports broadcaster Fred Hickman has died. he was 66 years old. No cause was reported.
Hickman is perhaps best known for co-hosting CNN’s “Sports Tonight” in the 1980s with Nick Charles, who died in 2011 at the age of 64. In 2002, he moved to the York Yankees. Hickman continued working for ESPN from 2004 until 2008.
awful announcement Matt Clapp shares tribute collection To Hickman and his career on Twitter. ESPN’s Hannah Storm was included. murmured“So sad to hear about the passing of Fred Hickman. I was the only female anchor on CNN Sports. Fred was so welcoming…always laughing, joking, talking…and extremely talented.” Rest in peace my friend.”
- Kate Conger and Ryan Mack for The New York Times “‘The economic outlook is dire,’ Elon Musk told Twitter employees.”
- The Washington Post with Joseph Meng, Kat Zakshewski, Faiz Siddiqui, Nitasha Tyk “Twitter privacy executive resigns, FTC warning issued.”
- Breaking news Thursday: Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, and several more executives are leaving the company. More details about this news and what it means for Twitter will be announced in the future.
- With Jason Barragona of The Daily Beast “Here are all the Fox News stars who promised a red tsunami.”
- For New York Magazine, Shawn McCreesh writes about Alex Springer (and Politico owner) Mathias Dopfner.
- With CNN’s Oliver Darcy “Alex Jones has ordered Sandy Hook’s family to pay approximately $500 million in additional damages.”
- The Washington Post editorial board and “Britney Griner’s injustice just keeps getting worse.”
- Mary McNamara, cultural columnist and critic for the Los Angeles Times “It’s been five years since #MeToo and I’m still haunted by the stories I didn’t tell.”
- Good story and great headline.With Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal “How a coach named Saturday moved from Friday to Sunday.”
- Alanis Thames and Jonathan Abrams for The New York Times “College-athletes say the pressure to lose body fat is toxic.”
- We mentioned this in Thursday’s newsletter, but MSNBC made a big deal by surpassing CNN in viewership for Tuesday’s primetime election coverage, and for good reason. This is the first time this has happened in a midterm or presidential election. On MSNBC he had 3.2 million viewers and on CNN he had 2.6 million viewers. But another part to watch out for is the angles of the CNN. At a time when the network is in flux under new boss Chris Licht, CNN should be at least a little worried about total viewership. Among all the cable news and major networks on election night, precious is that he lined up for second in the 25-to-her 54-year-old demographic. CNN also noted that he surpassed MSNBC on Wednesday, the day after election night.
- Speaking of ratings, ESPN’s Monday Night Football continues to perform well this year. He averaged 14.3 million viewers for the nine weeks, the most for nine weeks since 2010. While this schedule always helps, we also have to give a little thanks to the new broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from Fox Sports. It’s also an impressive number considering ESPN2’s “Monday Night Football” Manning cast (featuring Peyton and Eli and his Manning brothers) is usually drawn in the 1.3 million to 1.5 million range. .
- Finally, today, ESPN has hired former NHL star defenseman PK Subban as a studio and game analyst. It’s a good get. Subban would be great on TV.
Got feedback or tips? Email Poynter Senior Media Writer Tom Jones at email@example.com.
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