For quite some time now, President Trump has voiced his opinion along with other GOP members that Fox News has been leaning more toward the Left in their news segments.
It has been a back and forth verbal war on both sides with the president wanting Fox News to stop covering Liberal agendas. He is claiming they need to go back to focusing on the Right-leaning outlet they were when they started.
Recently President Trump took to Twitter to voice his opinion and attack on Sandra Smith, who is an anchorwoman on Fox News. President Trump was highly upset for Smith having Xochitl Hinojosa who is the Democratic National Committee’s communications director on their segment.
President Trump tweeted, “Just watched @FoxNews heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox. Terrible considering that Fox couldn’t even land a debate, the Dems give them NOTHING! @CNN & @MSNBC are all in for the Open Border Socialists (or beyond).”
The president did not stop with America’s Newsroom co-anchor. He went out on a binge in attacking what used to be his favorite news network. He stated, “Fox hires ‘give Hillary the questions’ @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT, and I will still find a way to Win. That’s what I do, Win. Too Bad!” He continued, “Fox News is letting millions of GREAT people down, and I need to start looking for a new News Outlet since the one-time channel isn’t working for us anymore!”
It did not take long for a former news anchor and senior political analyst, Brit Hume to fire back at the president’s tweets. He wrote, “Fox News isn’t supposed to work for you.” Another conservative radio host and Fox News contributor, Guy Benson also stated, “We don’t work for you.”
He continued, “Trump is working the refs, and playing to a fringe culture of rabid supporters whom the president hopes would help push Fox News to intensify its already largely pro-Trump coverage.” The host of “MediaBuzz,” Howard Kurtz, also took a jab at the president on social media, stating, “Our job is to cover both sides.”
President Trump has continually made it his business to scorn Fox News about not being loyal to his administration, supporters, and him. Rightfully so, because they have gone so far as to interrupt one of his speeches in a news segment to cover the Democratic National Convention a few months ago.
Fox News has shown in recent months they are not loyal to him or the GOP by letting in the bad seed of Democrats have their playing cards on the news network. The network even has liberal commentators, which is something that changed drastically with a turn for the worst.
When Fox News put out the polls, President Trump was receiving different numbers than what was on the network. His immediate response was, “Fox has changed, and I am not happy with it.” “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier stated while on air, “Fox has not changed. We have a news side and an opinion side. Opinion folks express their opinions. We do polls.”
Since Fox News has put Bernie Sanders on a segment during the springtime, Trump told his aides, “Keep an eye on Fox.” The show was around the time the turnaround from Right-wing to Left-wing support started taking place.
Last month, the confidants and loyalist at the network were being grilled by the president like Sean Hannity. Trump drove the question to Fox in a tweet, “What the hell is going on at Fox?”
Some feel at Fox News the attacks of the back and forth between the president and the news network are helping the ratings as it is turning it into a network “state media.” They claim it is working as a revolving door between the White House and Fox News. One staffer told “The Daily Beast,” “Everybody wins.”
If this is the case that the used to be GOP news outlet is leaning more left to pick a fight with the president, then they also have to pick a fight with millions and millions of Trump supporters.
It will hurt the network in the long run when all the conservatives who supported the station boycott and move on to the truth. Every time they promote the Democrat party, they are promoting lies and deception.