It’s hard to argue with that assessment.
Courtesy of TPM:
News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch is reportedly pessimistic about President Trump’s odds of winning his re-election.
According to a Vanity Fair report on Thursday, citing two sources, Murdoch recently told people that Trump will “crash and burn” in the November election.
“It’s a clear-eyed assessment, just based on just looking at the news,” one person who has spoken with Murdoch regarding the election told Vanity Fair.
Vanity Fair’s report of the pessimism that Murdoch has over Trump’s re-election comes amid the President’s increasingly fraught relationship with Fox News. The media mogul’s family owns its parent company, Fox Corporation.
On Wednesday, the President railed against his on-again-off-again favorite news network for cutting away from a congressional hearing on police reform.
Last month, Trump slammed Fox News for not doing enough to help his re-election, saying that the network has “garbage littered all over.” He accused some of the network’s hosts and contributors of repeating “the worst of Democrat speaking points.”
I completely disagree with Rupert Murdoch on virtually everything, but there is no denying that he has good political instincts.
He hated Trump from the very beginning, but when he realized which way the wind was blowing he turned Fox News into Trump TV.
So if this is really what he is saying out loud to people, that means he is once again seeing the wind shift and taking note of how Trump is responding to the pressure.
My only question is how long will Fox continue to carry water for Trump before they cut ties completely to save themselves from being dragged down into the abyss?
Personally I do not ever want Fox to be allowed to move on past Trump and want his presidency tied around their necks like an anchor until it pulls them to the bottom of the cable news ratings.
They created this monster, and they should not be allowed to survive its demise.