We’ve all heard it before, ad nauseam: Donald Trump demands loyalty. That’s not exactly right, of course. Donald Trump demands lickspittle obeisance 24/7, and anything short of that will trigger a poo-flinging the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Not only that, he’s retweeting people who are fleeing from Fox, and he’s doing it like I used to tap the Galaga fire button after beer-bonging three 2-liter bottles of Mountain Dew.
Obviously, Fox calling Arizona for Biden before any other media outlets did left Donald’s diaper a bit squishy and burny, but he’s actually been whining about the network for some time now. For some reason, Trump thinks certain media outlets, by virtue of their previous deference to him, should be nothing but fawning propaganda outlets. And Fox largely is, but it occasionally does journalism as well. Which is obviously unacceptable — and which means, well, it’s off to OANN and Newsmax!
Meanwhile, Axios is reporting — surprise, surprise! — that Trump wants to take Fox on after he’s rousted from the White House.
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.
The state of play: 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.
This is quintessential Trump. Demand loyalty — and demand that it go only one way. One wrong step and it’s the Tower of London for the lot of you.
So watching Trump and Fox go at it after their five-year love affair should be pretty interesting. Donald Trump is about 320 pounds of vindictiveness, with the other 40 pounds being chicken grease. So, yeah, he very well could damage the network.
What a fucking shame.
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