Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Despite the fact that it was never fully on board with Donald Trump's attempted election theft, Fox remains the #1 cable news channel. If your right-wing relatives have forgotten how angry they were at Fox starting on Election Night when Fox called Arizona early ("Fuck him," Rupert Murdoch said of Donald Trump when he approved the decision), show them this FoxNews.com story, which reads like a press release:
Cheney fundraising surge continues, as Wyoming congresswoman sets second straight record

EXCLUSIVE – Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the most high-profile of the 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach then-President Donald Trump, set a second straight quarterly fundraising record.

Cheney's 2022 reelection campaign hauled in $1.88 million in the April-June second quarter of fundraising, an increase from the record-setting $1.5 million Cheney brought in during the first three months of the year. Cheney for Wyoming shared the fundraising figures first with Fox News on Tuesday morning.

The nearly $3.5 million Wyoming's three-term at large member of the House has raised so far this year surpasses the $3 million Cheney brought in during the entire 2020 cycle for her successful reelection.

The campaign also highlighted that the congresswoman, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has $2.85 million cash on hand as of the end of June, double the $1.43 million she had in her campaign coffers three months ago. Her money in the bank gives Cheney a significant fundraising advantage over any of the primary challengers seeking to oust her in 2022.
National Journal Josh Kraushaar, a Trump-skeptical right-winger, notes this detail in the Fox story:

Is that really a big fundraising gap, especially given Cheney's much more famous name? Also, Cheney has had a huge target painted on her back by Donald Trump, while the biggest risk for Stefanik is that she might have a tougher reelection fight after state-level redistricting in New York State, which will be controlled by Democrats. (Since they're Democrats, they're not sure whether they'll manage to redistrict her out of a seat. Can you imagine Republicans not making a top priority of that if they were in a similar situation?)

Michael Wolff, author three books on the Trump presidency as well as a biography of Rupert Murdoch, tells Spiegel International that Murdoch loathes Trump:
Rupert Murdoch cannot stand Donald Trump, indeed. Even when I wrote my Murdoch biography ("The Man Who Owns the News," 2008), he would talk about Trump with enormous contempt. Trump just made his skin crawl. But then, partly because of Fox News, Trump became the president of the United States, and Murdoch was forced to essentially suck up to him. That was incredibly painful to Murdoch.
Tell your right-wing relatives they should punish this heretic by not watching Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Maria Bartiromo! If they don't boycott Fox, they're just enabling the witch hunters!

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