(Tea Party 247) – The vast majority of the mainstream media in this country leans far, far to the left, which means that individuals who are watching these channels and getting their news from networks like CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, and others, are being totally brainwashed by leftist propaganda.
Many regular, middle-of-the-road Americans who would be more akin to center-right in their politics, don’t have many options to choose from when it comes to getting their news from a major source. The only network they’ve had to turn to in the sea of liberalism is Fox News.
However, after this current election cycle, these folks — largely supporters of President Donald Trump — have decided that they are going to just tune out of all the networks, Fox included, and instead, get their news from an alternative source.
The main reason for the loss of loyalty among viewers for Fox News has to do with how they were oh-so-eager to call states for Biden, but not-so-eager to do so for President Donald Trump. They were also very upset with the eagerness with which the network “called” the election for Joe Biden too.
In light of this, there have been rumors that President Trump is considering starting his own media company, an online network, once he is out of office, just to spite Fox News. He’d certainly have a ton of backing from his supporters, so this could spell disaster for Fox.
And now, according to a report from the Daily Wire, it seems that fans of the president are considering raising hundreds of millions of dollars to help build a right-of-center news company.
The efforts are being led by a man named Thomas Hicks, who is a private equity investor and avid supporter of the president. Hicks says he aims to raise a staggering $200 million to buy out a smaller news outlet and transform it into a sizable competitor for Fox News, using the contention between the network and Trump as a springboard.
President Trump himself has complained that Fox News coverage of his administration made a huge difference in the 2016 and 2020 election. He has slammed Fox on Twitter in recent months by throwing support behind Newsmax and One America News Network.
.@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
This is why @FoxNews daytime and weekend daytime have lost their ratings. They are abysmal having @alfredenewman1 (Mayor Pete of Indiana’s most unsuccessful city, by far!) on more than Republicans. Many great alternatives are forming & exist. Try @OANN & @newsmax, among others! https://t.co/ewHE8GBRNy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020
So what smaller network is Hicks reportedly looking to raise cash to buy? Newsmax.
A report from the Wall Street Journal says, “Newsmax’s average prime-time audience jumped 156% to 223,000 viewers during the week of the election, according to Nielsen data, and last Thursday crossed one million from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., about half of Fox’s audience during the time period. Sustaining those gains when interest in the election subsides won’t be easy. Fox averaged nearly six million prime-time viewers during the week of the election, about 22% higher than the previous four weeks.”
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy spoke with the Journal and stated he hasn’t had any sort of talks with Hicks about buying the network. He also denied rumors that Newsmax would become “Trump TV” during an interview with Variety over the weekend.
The bottom line here is that Fox News really screwed the pooch with their very poor coverage of the 2020 election. They’ve been foolish in recent months with their biased coverage of the president, alienating their base of viewers and pushing them away.
Newsmax is growing as a result, so with or without Hicks, there’s going to be some sort of conseravtive leaning alternative to Fox that could do some serious damage to their ratings.
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