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Trump Plans To Start a Digital Media Company to Clobber Fox News

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President Trump has told friends he wants to start a digital media company to clobber Fox News and undermine the conservative-friendly network, sources tell Axios.

The state of play: Some Trump advisers think Fox News made a mistake with an early call (seconded by AP) of President-elect Biden’s win in Arizona. That enraged Trump, and gave him something tangible to use in his attacks on the network.

“He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,” said a source with detailed knowledge of Trump’s intentions.

With loyal viewers and longtime dominance, Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch said on a Nov. 3 earnings call:

“We love competition. We have always thrived with competition. … Fox News has been the number one network, including broadcast networks, … from Labor Day through to Election Day.”…(Read more)

James Woods tweeted:

#FoxNews pulled a Dan Rather quality blunder by calling Arizona early. Not just early, but ABSURDLY early. It reeked of bias. And it may have tipped perception of a national result during voting that is in retrospect at the very least suspicious.