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Has the love affair between Trump and Fox News gone sour?

Added 08-08-22 08:09:02am EST - “The rightwing channel has not covered its former sweetheart with its regular fervour ?" could a billion-dollar lawsuit be why?” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Has the love affair between Trump and Fox News gone sour?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The rightwing channel has not covered its former sweetheart with its regular fervour – could a billion-dollar lawsuit be why?

The former president would call into the rightwing news channel seemingly whenever he liked. Fox News hosts pumped up every Trump utterance. Trump watched the channel religiously, and in 2019 alone he sent 657 tweets in response to Fox News or Fox Business programs.

Since then, however, things appear to have changed. Trump, as the New York Times has pointed out, has not been interviewed on Fox News for more than 100 days.

A recent Trump speech was largely ignored by the network, and in a sign that Fox News has recognized alternative Republican presidential candidates are available, a Mike Pence address was broadcast live, in its entirety.

With the news channel embroiled in a billion-dollar lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over its claims the voting machine company tampered with the 2020 election, Trump’s continuing lies about election fraud seem to have rattled Rupert Murdoch, the media titan who owns Fox News.

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