The Biggest loser of Election Night is now officially Fox News.
The entire Right wing dragged Fox out back, rolled it up in a carpet, poured gasoline on it and set it on fire.
Fox’s rating are a complete disaster. For the first time this century (I think) they came in a very distant third.
I saw a couple of commenters noting that Bret Baier had made the inarguable statement that Biden hasn’t been elected by the electoral college yet. They seemed to take this as “Fox is getting the message.”
No, it’s not.
They’re in a corporate crisis. Yes, there will be attempts here and there to continue Conning the Rubes, and some people will be tasked with Outreach to the Rubes.
But this is not a decision recently made. Fox — the News Division — has been trending hard left for years and years, and have ignored our protests and complaints about it.
Remember Chris Stirewalt making the very, very early call that the Democrats had won the House in 2018 — while people on the West Coast were still voting? Costing Republicans in highly competitive House seats the election, as marginal voters, dispirited by the early call, decided not to vote?
And remember him explaining to viewers — who were already registering their anger about this — that Fox News’ “brain room” (that’s what they really call it, and it’s a murderer’s row of smug but stupid liberals) could make this call “because we’re just that damned good”?
…we screamed about that two years ago.
And what happens Tuesday night? The same thing, but this time on steroids.
This time, Fox News made the startlingly early call that the Democrats would keep the House — and gain at least five seats!
They’re sticking by that call. Even though there is some doubt the Democrats will keep the House. Certainly, they’re not gaining any seats.
But they’re on Team Democrat.
Have been for years.
The guy making all these calls is a registered Democrat and a big donor to Obama and Hillary.
Fox News knew what they were getting when they hired him. Fox News got what it wanted out of the hiring.
They decided to do this. This is a plan they are executing. Even if one or two of these people make some very weak noises about Trump still having lawsuits in play — which, again, is an inarguable statement; we should not credit these assholes for managing to report that which is inarguably true — it’s simply an attempt to con you into sticking with them as they continue their metamorphosis from ugly conservative pupa into beautiful liberal butterfly.
It’s no secret that corporations punish Fox, refusing to advertise on the station. That’s why you see so many smaller companies advertising there.
And it’s no secret that our Social Media Overlords rank Fox News very, very low in their search queries.
This costs Fox money. That’s true.
The liberal Murdoch boys and their liberal socialite useless wives have decided to reposition Fox as a leftwing channel.
They think they can keep most of their unfashionable, racist current audience — we’re too stupid and sheeplike to object or change our habits! — while making more money, as they get more advertising revenue from left-leaning megacorporations, and Google starts allowing their articles to appear on the first page of search results.
The plan depends on “keeping most of their unfashionable, racist current audience,” plus picking up some liberals. Liberals who apparently want CNN-style liberalism but with Shrieking Eagle graphics and country music in the bumpers.
In other words: They want to keep the current audience by giving the current audience what it does not want, and attract a Phantom Audience of leftwingers who want their CNN-style leftwing bias with a Fox News branding, for some reason.
The plan depends on whether we’re stupid and sheeplike enough to continue watching them even while they stab us in the back.
Early indicators say: We’re not that stupid and sheeplike.
It says a lot about Fox that they even thought we might be.
They hate you. They hate your fucking guts. They might even hate you more than CNN, because they hate that they’ve had to pander to your ignorant uncultured racist asses lo these many years.”
This is nothing I haven’t been saying for a while but it appears that the rest of the Right wing finally caught up with me. I know there are people who are going to tell you that they don’t care about the news they just like Tucker.
Tell them, yeah, Erwin Rommel was a nice guy too but ultimately you got to remember who he was working for.
Sorry, Tucker. But you are on your own now. If you want to avoid damaging your brand any further, then it is time to get the hell off Fox. There’s a reason you’re waking up with fleas.