"It’s time for Fox to dispense with the bad-faith, bifurcated approach to the truth it has used for years, which allows its most popular stars to peddle lies to its audience under the guise that they’re merely offering their opinions," says Peter Kafka. "That won’t happen, of course. That’s in part because of Fox’s well-documented symbiosis with Trump, where its top talent — Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, the Fox & Friends crew — act as Trump’s on- and off-air advisers and cheering squad. (Even this week, as Trump floats a trial balloon that he’ll ditch Fox and take his audience to a much smaller media operation, like Newsmax, or start his own 'rival' network, his complaints on Twitter are about Fox’s news operation, not his TV pals.) And it’s in part because Murdoch, who enjoys conservative politics but truly loves power, has an endgame in mind: By mid-January, Joe Biden will be president, and Fox News will be the disloyal opposition, a position where it thrives. What we’re seeing now is a warmup act. In one part of the Fox universe, Trump and his team are making as-yet-unfounded allegations of election fraud — or Trump and his team are fighting election fraud but everyone else is against them and it may not work out. Either way, we’ll get to the same point next year, where Fox News is very comfortable attacking the Democratic president — who some viewers will believe doesn’t have the right to be in office."
TOPICS: Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson, Biden Presidency, Cable News, Trump Presidency