So Trump TV is a go again?
Courtesy of Axios:
President Trump has told friends he wants to start a digital media company to clobber Fox News and undermine the conservative-friendly network, sources tell Axios.
Some Trump advisers think Fox News made a mistake with an early call (seconded by AP) of President-elect Biden’s win in Arizona. That enraged Trump, and gave him something tangible to use in his attacks on the network.
“He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,” said a source with detailed knowledge of Trump’s intentions.
Here’s Trump’s plan, according to the source:
There’s been lots of speculation about Trump starting a cable channel. But getting carried on cable systems would be expensive and time-consuming.
Instead, Trump is considering a digital media channel that would stream online, which would be cheaper and quicker to start.
Trump’s digital offering would likely charge a monthly fee to MAGA fans. Many are Fox News viewers, and he’d aim to replace the network — and the $5.99-a-month Fox Nation streaming service, which has an 85% conversion rate from free trials to paid subscribers — as their top destination.
Trump’s database of email and cellphone contacts would be a huge head start.
Now of you are thinking, “That is just insane!” well you are not wrong, but that in no way means he will not do it.
Keep in mind that both Steve Bannon and Michael Cohen have said that Trump really did not want to win the election but rather raise his profile and start his own conservative media company.
So this is not just a knee jerk reaction to what he sees as Fox’s disloyalty.
Can you even imagine how batshit crazy Trump TV would be?
I would be 24-hour conspiracy theories broadcast into people’s homes by pretty young blondes with heaving bosoms and micro-skirts.
Update: Trump is already trying to undermine Fox News and make a space for his new media venture.
.@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
By the way, I would avoid looking through Trump’s tweets this morning, as that way leads to madness.