The link between Fox News and former President Donald Trump is questioned by a recent piece in The New York Times.
The Times said that the last time Trump appeared on Fox was on April 13, when he conducted a phone interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
During this discussion, which covered a wide range of topics, host Sean Hannity also attempted to coax Trump into making precise pronouncements when Trump provided unambiguous responses.
When questioned about his relationship with Putin, Trump answered, ” I got along with them well. That doesn’t mean they are good people. that doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that I understood them, and perhaps they understood me. Maybe they understood me even better, that’s OK, because they new there would be a big penalty.”
Then Hannity continued, ” I want to understand your thinking, though, and the thinking is: “We got along, but you knew that they were looking out for their interests at all times.”
Trump said, “One hundred percent.”
But Hannity continued to request, perhaps attempting to get Trump to utter certain phrases.
And during the interview, when detailing a variety of challenges affecting the country, Trump stated that they would not have occurred “if we had won this election, which we did.”
That was the last time he was interviewed by Fox News prior to Sunday.
The Times bolstered its argument for a rift between Trump and Fox News by emphasizing the several opportunities the network had to interview Trump but did not.
Friday’s article stated that it had been more than a hundred days since Trump’s last interview with Fox News.
During Trump’s administration, Fox News became his preferred outlet for communicating his position to the public.
The study stated, for instance, that Fox News did not broadcast Trump’s July 22 event in which he declared “We may have to do it again” in reference to running for president in 2024, instead opting to interview another contender.
Instead, Laura Ingraham of Fox News had an interview with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. A few days later, DeSantis was questioned again by Tucker Carlson.
Fox News refused not broadcast Trump’s address at a conservative rally in Washington, D.C., last week, despite it being the former president’s first trip in the city since leaving office in 2020.
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Fox News instead carried a speech that former Vice President Mike Pence made in Florida on the same day as Trump’s speech.
The Times quoted “two people who have spoken to him recently,” whom the outlet did not name, as stating that Trump believes Fox News is deliberately ignoring him.
Why would this be, when conservative Fox News has covered Trump completely in the past?
It seems it may have to do with the controversy surrounding the events on Jan 6 in Washington.
A chill to all things Trump is flowing from the top of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation, the report claimed, citing what it said were “several people close to Mr. Murdoch’s Fox Corporation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.” CONTINUE READING…