On early Saturday, November 7th (four days after election night), the mainstream media declared Vice President Joe Biden the “projected” President-Elect of the United States of America. Among the networks that declared Vice President Biden the winner was also Fox News, sparking outrage on their loyal viewers. After the countless evidence and allegations of voter fraud down from the Biden campaign to win the election, Trump voters who had been regular Fox News audience decided they had enough with the network since election night.
During election night on November 3rd, thousands of Fox News viewers flipped the channel to Newsmax network to watch the results there instead after Fox News conducted a sloppy coverage of the elections by calling and retracting states for Vice President Joe Biden during their live coverage.
Soon after Vice President Joe Biden was pronounced the winner by the mainstream media, Kathryn Murdoch who is married to the former Fox News CEO James Murdoch and owner of Fox News, took it to Twitter to celebrate the the projected victory by writing “We did it!!!” on her post. This also added discomfort to the unhappy Fox News viewers who are mainly supporters of President Trump.
However, President Trump pitched in with a few tweets expressing his discontent with his usual rival- the media. “Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?” said President Trump.
While Rudy Guliani was giving a press conference in Philadelphia regarding the current voter fraud that had been discovered where the Republican Poll watchers were kicked out of the polling areas by Democrats who did not allow them to count ballots, the reporters informed Guliani about the “projected” victory of Biden. “Who was it called by?” Guliani asked the reported that asked him about his reaction to Biden’s alleged victory. The reporter responded, “by all the networks.” Guliani then threw his hands to the sky in sarcastic surprise as he said, “Oh my goodness! All the networks, wow! All the networks? We have to forget about the law! Judges don’t count.” He then proceeded with a more serious tone, “Come on don’t be ridiculous. Networks don’t get to decide elections. Courts do.”
Another major event that caused the exodus of thousands of Fox News viewer was the cancellation of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show this week. According to Newsmax’s sources, Judge Jeanine was suspended from the network after learning that she would be reporting about the voter fraud that happened in the swing states of Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan among others. However, since Fox News has been refusing to report about the voter fraud allegations, they thought that suspending Judge Jeanine was the best option… but they thought wrong.
Within a 15 hour period after the combination of Trump’s tweet and Judge Jeanine’s suspension, Fox News fans quickly began to spread the word to unfollow and boycott Fox News. On Facebook alone, more than 100,000 fans continue to unfollow the news network. The boycott will include shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity since they bring most of the ratings. There has been talk among the viewers that they wish Tucker Carlson, Hannity, and Judge Jeanine will go to other networks such as One American News or Newsmax where they can report the news more freely without repercussions.
Fox News has been going liberal ever since the Murdoch sons took over the network in 2015. It has been seemingly more transparent about their transition after hiring people like Donna Brazile in 2019 who was exposed by the Clinton/Podesta emails for giving the CNN debate questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign ahead of the debate.