Collapse of Fox News viewership reflects its leftward shift
12/11/2020 // News Editors // Views

Internal numbers from Fox News released on Friday show its catastrophic fall from conservative grace as its political shift to the left has become increasingly obvious: On Friday, Fox pulled in 2.2 million viewers, while CNN boasted more than four million and MSNBC counted just under three million.

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The numbers, reported by Raheem Kassam at the National Pulse, "have plummeted to never before seen levels below CNN and MSNBC … [thanks to the network] prematurely calling the presidential election in favor of Joe Biden."

Specifically, it was Arnon Mishkin, the registered Democrat heading up Fox's "decision desk" who called Arizona for Biden late on Election Day. When pressed on the matter, Mishkin remained firm: "We're confident that the data will basically look like the data we've noticed throughout the count in Arizona," adding that a Trump victory there would be as likely as "if a frog had wings."

He failed to mention that his early call might have influenced voters in other states who hadn't yet voted.

If this were a single transgression, most Fox viewers would likely have given the network a pass. But Fox has been moving to the Left ever since Rupert Murdoch turned control of his network over to his two sons, James and Lachlan. When James stepped down, leaving Lachlan fully in control, the shift gathered momentum.

Andrea Widburg at American Thinker calls Fox's shift "creeping NeverTrumpism," noting that it became supremely obvious during the first presidential debate: "Things went pretty sour for [Fox] viewers when [Fox News anchor] Chris Wallace turned the first presidential debate into a three-way affair, with Wallace siding with Biden."


On Monday, Neil Cavuto at Fox deliberately cut off White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany while she was reviewing the status of the investigation into voter fraud. McEnany said that Republicans want "every legal vote to be counted, and every illegal vote to be discarded." That was enough to trigger Neil Cavuto: "Whoa, whoa, whoa — I just think we have to be very clear. She's charging the other side with welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can't in good conscience continue to show you this."

Added Cavuto: "That's an explosive charge to make, that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating. If she does bring proof of that, of course, we'll take you back."

If Cavuto brings back McEnany to apologize, the New American will be sure to report it.

When Bret Baier tweeted an innocuous invitation for viewers to join him and Martha MacCallum on Saturday night for an update on the news, almost 30,000 people responded in rage:

No way!

No thanks.


Nope — done with Fox!

How about no! Done with Fox!!

Done with Fox! You sold out on us! Good luck!

And so on.

Widburg suggested other outlets that haven't sold out for viewers looking for a source of news untainted by a leftist agenda, including Newsmax and OAN (One America News). John Nolte at Breitbart agreed: "Fox News … has legitimate broadcast competition from OAN and Newsmax."

This writer has also found The Epoch Times, along with The New American, to be reliable sources of news unaffected by a liberal agenda. On Tuesday the editorial staff at the Times wrote:

The events over the past week have shaken many Americans' confidence in our republic to the core. And we believe that by honestly reporting on these challenges, we are not only helping to protect the integrity of the voting process, but also helping to restore trust in the system.

This trust, we believe, has been badly damaged by the media at large, which are ignoring credible allegations and ongoing litigation that might affect the election, and instead are misleading their audiences by pretending that election results have been finalized….

Our standards haven't changed in the face of pressure. We are an independent news organization free from the influence of any government, corporation, or political party. Instead, we are supported by readers like you, and we want to thank you for your continued trust and support.

Sadly, even the Times has failed to give its readers the complete story. The influence of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations at Fox has been visible for those willing to do a little homework. Rupert has been a member of the world-government promoting cabal for years, as has his son James. With Lachlan running the show, the CFR's obvious influence remains.

John Nolte at Breitbart, another reliable source of untainted political news, summarized the case against Fox:

Fox News lied about Trump not repudiating racism.

Fox News released one rigged poll after another.

Fox News called Arizona early to help Biden win the post-election, public relations battle in a contested race.

Fox News deliberately interrupted Trump and allowed Biden to interrupt Trump during the first presidential debate, and then lied about it.

The mask is off, and Fox News' true colors are shining through.

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