If you’ve had the unfortunate opportunity to turn on a TV, log onto the internet, or open up a newspaper in the last 10 months, you’re more than likely aware that Donald Trump is pathologically incapable of admitting that he lost the election to Joe Biden and moving on from the events of November 2020. “This is only the beginning of the irregularities,” he claimed at a rally in July during which he insisted a sham audit would prove he’d actually won. “We’re not talking about Arizona any more. We’re talking about the United States of America.” “Enclosed is a report of 43,000 Absentee Ballot Votes Counted in DeKalb County that violated the Chain of Custody rules, making them invalid,” he wrote in a letter to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger in September, encouraging him to “start the process of decertifying the Election.” The whole thing is obviously ridiculous and absurd and apparently it’s not just Democrats and lucid individuals who would like him to shut up about the whole thing, it’s formerly good pals too.
For instance, one Rupert Murdoch. Per Insider:
While Fox News effectively served as state TV during Trump’s time in office, Murdoch and the ex-president had a falling out after the nonagenarian billionaire reportedly gave the network the greenlight to call Arizona for Biden on election night, apparently telling his son, of Trump, “F–k him.”
Of course, it‘s a little rich for Murdoch to be criticizing someone else for trafficking in lies and bullshit. While Fox has recently mostly steered clear of Trump’s election-fraud claims, and ran an entire segment in February debunking said claims that had been uttered on air, that probably has more to do with the “blistering legal threat” from voting technology company Smartmatic, which later sued the network for $2.7 billion, than suddenly gaining a conscience. (Dominion Voting Systems has also sued Fox News in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit over voting machine election-fraud claims.) Meanwhile, its prime-time star Tucker Carlson spent the earlier part of this month promoting a fact-free “documentary,” which aired on Fox Nation, in which it is posited that the January 6 attack on the Capitol, incited by Trump and undertaken by his election-truther supporters, was a “false flag“ operation orchestrated by federal officials.
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