Trump Is ‘Really Sad’ Having to Declare that ‘Fox News is Dead’

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time when Donald Trump’s rage boils over because those he considers his subservient flunkies are less than fiercely devoted. The time when unquestioned loyalty to Trump is demanded of all who kneel before him. The time when Trump lashes out at Fox News for not showing unqualified adoration of Dear Leader.

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Donald Trump, Fox News, Hate Again

It’s been six weeks since the American people voted to excise the Trump Virus from the body politic. In all that time, Trump has continued to insist, in defiance of reality, that he was the landslide winner of the presidential election, and probably by acclamation, the Master of the Known Universe.

Unfortunately for Trump, the real world is not so forgiving. His failure to best Joe Biden in the election, as well as in nearly sixty court challenges, has sunken Trump’s mood to unprecedented depths. He has now been reduced to whining pitifully about being the victim of an international cabal determined to destroy him. And participating in that collective of coup plotters is Fox News, the network that put him in the White House and still has deep sympathy for his singular plight. On Wednesday morning Trump plaintively tweeted that he…

Trump has been mad at Fox News for quite a while. And his anger may have contributed somewhat to Fox’s ratings decline. He has lately been propping up piddly also-ran “news” sources like Newsmax and OANN. He was even recently reported to have expressed his desire to “wreck Fox News.”

However, this tweet is riddled with bizarre notions that extend far beyond a his ignorant ratings analysis or a mere displeasure with “news” reporting. First of all, his claim that Fox News has “played right into the hands of the Radical Left Democrats” is not supported by any examples. Trump simply regards any adverse commentary as part of the anti-Trump plot. And his singling out of Donna Brazile, is notable for her being a rare woman of color on the network. She conveniently satisfies Trump’s tendencies toward both misogyny and racism.

Furthermore, Trump makes a preposterous reference to Fox News “allow[ing] endless negative and unedited commercials” Does he believe that television news networks are supposed to be editing commercials? Likewise, does he believe that those commercials are supposed to all be positive?

Let’s set aside Trump’s alleged sadness over the network’s alleged demise. Trump’s death notice is more likely a reflection of his desires than of the actual health of Fox News. As noted previously, Trump is out to wreck Fox. He thinks he has a future in media with a self-branded network. He’s wrong. That would just be the path to his next humiliating bankruptcy.

In conclusion, Trump declares that “Fox News is dead.” That’s a diagnosis that doesn’t square with the facts (a common problem for both Trump and Fox). While their ratings have understandably declined following the heat of the presidential campaign, Fox still has millions of viewers and is one of the top cable networks. But what’s really bothering Trump is that Fox News isn’t as slavishly kowtowing to Trump as they were four years ago when they aired his every utterance live and uninterrupted. And Trump has pointed that out several times in the past few months:

  • Dec 16th 2020: “Perhaps the biggest difference between 2016 and 2020 is @FoxNews.”
  • Nov 12th 2020: “The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!”
  • Oct 27th 2020: “The biggest difference between now and 2016 is @FoxNews.”
  • Aug 14th 2020” “The biggest difference between the Presidential Race in 2020 and that of 2016 is the 2016 candidate … and @FoxNews has become politically correct and no longer the big deal!”

Clearly Trump is unhappy with how Fox News has scaled back their 24/7 coverage of his hostile, lie-riddled, egomaniacal rants. His concern for the death of Fox contrasts tragically with his total lack of concern for the 300,000 Americans who really are dead due to his negligence and incompetence. He is obsessed with burying anything he regards as bad news for him, while pounding mindlessly on his critics. And if he thinks that that sort of programming will draw an audience for his own potential network, he’s even crazier than everyone already assumes him to be. But it will, nevertheless, be fun to watch him fail again should he go through with it.

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7 thoughts on “Trump Is ‘Really Sad’ Having to Declare that ‘Fox News is Dead’

  1. This is a look at someone who truly thinks they should be elected President-for-Life. He has met face to admiringly face with autocrats and despots who are President(s)-for Life. The orange tweeter has talked about being President-for-Life in the last forty seven months. In his mind(?) he was going to be elected President-for-Life so he couldn’t lose. It was impossible for a President to lose an election when he was going to be President-for-Life.

    • I’d just like to add that he also thinks he only has to SPEAK and LO, IT WILL BE DONE! After all, he told the Corona Virus it was to bugger off by Easter and now, the proclamation is that FOX NEWS IS DEAD. Well, Covid hasn’t buggered off and Fox news seems to be still quite lively (she sez sarcastically) . NPDs don’t learn that trying to translate their behaviour from a small family/friend group to the wider world doesn’t work because – unlike their immediate cult worshippers – the wider world is more than happy to say, “No. You may NOT have ________, Don.” It’s equally happy to say, “Don, we’re not propping up your delusions. You did not win the election bigly. You lost.’ He’s been surrounded for decades by leeches and sycophants all too ready to pamper and assure whatever ridiculous notion he has on any given day. The wider world does not work that way. He’s been reduced to whining pestering, like a child who wants a treat and thinks this is how he’ll get it.

      Could someone explain to me what on earth edited commercials have to do with anything?

  2. I would like to see Trump launch a right-wing network with the likes of Hannity, Ingraham, Pirro, Dobbs and promise them the sun and the moon only to see him renege and go bankrupt ruining what remains of their pathetic careers and existence. Now that would be some karma!

  3. Poor little crybaby child-man, Donnie…the rejection of “he who thinks he’s God on earth” continues & now it’s from really wealthy folks who benefited ftom his huge tax cuts, but don’t feel they need to kiss his ass as a “thank you”.

    I refer to his Mar-a-Lago neighbors, who have made it clear that he is not welcome to come live at his private golf club when he leaves the WH next month. Fsr from impressed that he’s coming to live there, seems there’s also a legal agreement he signed that prevents him from living there full-time…& they intend to hold him to it! Already sent him a “lawyer letter” nixing the idea. In fact, it even suggested that there are other Palm Beach estates that would be much more suitable for him. “Me-owww!” “Hiss-sss!” [Watch out for the claws!]
    So much rejection…& THEY have REAL lawyers!! (Crossing off his list…White House/No!…NY/Nope!…Palm Beach Resort ~ that’s a BIG “No!”…..)
    (Maybe Yvanka has a guest room??)

  4. He gets way too much voverage. Have a 45 news blackout for a week and watch him go really nuts. I’d love to watch that. Every time he gets on screen, black it out. Not a word. Not one picture.
    Wanna see a sick demented old guy lose it, that;s the way to get him in a rest home til the adults w/ working brains fix things he’s messed up.

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