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Is Fox News Becoming Controlled Opposition?

For years, Fox News has repeatedly disappointed the right with its handling of certain major stories. Nevertheless, its dominance as the supreme media entity on the right has never been seriously challenged. That could all be changing right now.

A source inside Fox News told Revolver that “millions” of viewers have stopped watching the network. The source said that outwardly, senior executives attribute the dip to a normal decline in interest with the end of the 2020 election. But internally, these executives are deeply disturbed and surprised by the drop in viewership, and a corresponding surge in anti-Fox animus on the right.

If Fox execs are surprised, they shouldn’t be. Fox’s handling of the 2020 election could be a Rubicon moment, where the channel decisively shifts from being a dissident media operation to a form of controlled opposition. The shift is driven by individual personalities at Fox, mostly those in the company’s news division (as opposed to its primetime opinion programming). These personalities are not only blatant in their dislike of Donald Trump, but are also progressively more obvious in showing their disdain for his voters.

The shift started on Election Night, when Fox raced far ahead of other news outlets in projecting Joe Biden as the winner in Arizona based solely on his lead from mail-in ballots.
Source: Revolver