President Trump’s supporters slammed Fox News and its correspondent chanting “Fox is Fake News!” while waiting for Trump to appear at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, last Saturday afternoon.
The footage was shared on social media where crowds of MAGA supporters were seen chanting “Fox is Fake News.” After a while, a man started shouting at Fox News’ star Griff Jenkins.
The man raged at Jenkins, “Fox News does not call the election!” Cries saying “we trusted you and traitors” were also heard.
"Fox News does not call the election!" https://t.co/BOijlHYYOw
— *Stang (@Qstang2) December 6, 2020
During the rally, White House correspondent for Bloomberg, Jennifer Jacobs, wrote on Twitter that a man shouting at the top of his lungs next to the press pen about how the media lie was escorted out of the event.
The man was heard shouting, “The truth is all we want!” While the man is being escorted out of the rally, other people in the crowd were yelling for the security to leave him alone.
President Trump has turned back on Fox News, once his favorite media channel, after the news network first declared that Joe Biden won the state of Arizona on the night of the election, November 3, even though there were still no final results.
According to reports, President Trump was also angered by the said announcement made by Fox News, while his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, tried to call Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch to try to ask him to retract their announcement that Biden won the contested swing state. Meanwhile, Murdoch is said to have screened the call.
Since then, President Trump has repeatedly blasted Fox News.
.@FoxNews, @QuinnipiacPoll, ABC/WaPo, NBC/WSJ were so inaccurate with their polls on me, that it really is tampering with an Election. They were so far off in their polling, and in their attempt to suppress – that they should be called out for Election Interference…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
Then on November 10, President Trump claimed that the pre-election predictions from Fox News were so “far off” and were incorrect that they could count as an “election interference,” including the release of polls that showed him substantially falling behind Joe Biden.
President Trump also called out Fox News and posted on Twitter, saying, “@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.”
.@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
In addition to this, Trump also pointed out the fact that Democrat Pete Buttigieg has been regularly invited on Fox News as a guest. He then encouraged his supporters to stop supporting the news channel and watch Newsmax and OANN instead.
In the previous month, there was even a report that the President’s supporters have been talking about acquiring and investing in these channels amid the violence surrounding Fox News appears to have abandoned President Trump after the election.
Meanwhile, Hicks Equity firm, a private-equity firm connected to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, expressed their interest in Newsmax, according to The Wall Street Journal report.
After President Trump’s announcement to instead watch Newsmax, an uptick of viewership was seen in Newsmax since the election.