FULL OF HIMSELF: Trump Says Fox News “Would Die Without Me”

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In his continued effort to force everyone to bow down to him, former President Donald Trump took a swing at Fox News – a former friend of his – claiming that the ultra-successful cable news channel wouldn’t exist without him.

On Wednesday, right-wing commentator Dave Rubin wrote: “MSNBC, CNN, rest of liberal media ‘desperately need’ Trump to run in 2024.”

Trump added on Truth Social: “And Fox, which would die without me!”

Making things quite ironic, Fox News posted Trump’s comment on its website – the only reason why it is getting any attention in the first place. Perhaps it’s Trump who needs Fox News rather than the other way around.

Regardless, Fox News has been moving away from its coverage of Trump in recent months, and some of its hosts have even been openly criticizing him or downplaying his grip over the GOP. Trump hasn’t been interviewed on Fox News in over 100 days, and other outlets owned by the Murdoch media empire, like the Wall Street Journal and NY Post, have pivoted away from their Trump coverage.

Even so, Fox News’ ratings continue to be dominant. In July, Fox News had more total viewers (1.35 million) than CNN and MSNBC combined (541,000 and 765,000, respectively), and Fox was the third most-watched network in television.

Trump is still a powerful figure, but does Fox News need him to be successful? Not even a little.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


8 COMMENTS

  1. “Of all Donald Trump’s prophecies and predictions — that Mexico would pay for a border wall, that the coronavirus would spontaneously disappear, that he would be easily reelected — at least one wasn’t entirely wrong.

    “Newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there,” he augured in 2017, “because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes.”

    Barely two months into the post-Trump era, news outlets are indeed losing much of the audience and readership they gained during his chaotic presidency. In other words, journalism’s Trump bump may be giving way to a slump.”

    “Primetime ratings for AT&T-owned CNN dropped 52 per cent in the third quarter for viewers aged 25 to 54, a key demographic for advertisers, according to Nielsen figures. MSNBC, the left-leaning network owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal, suffered a 51 per cent fall, while Rupert Murdoch’s rightwing Fox News faired comparatively better, with primetime ratings falling 37 per cent during the quarter for this demographic.”

  2. The point is, that the ‘2020 elections were tampered with, if not outright stolen, and Trump is not being heard broadly enough by the media, even the more conservative outlets like FOX.