Monday, June 17, 2024

Murdoch Bails: Trump Speech Hidden by Fox News Online, Mocked in NY Post as “Florida Man Makes Announcement”


Trump’s big announcement last night — that he’s running for president in 2024 — has been mostly ignored by Rupert Murdoch.

Trump must be seething as the conservative publisher seems to have abandoned him.

There’s barely a mention on The only story is buried way into the site with a headline: “Trump ignores GOP rivals and stolen election claims in 2024 presidential announcement”

The worst is the NY Post front page. Nearly the whole page is taken up by another story. At the very bottom a banner reads: “Florida Man Makes Announcement.” The Trump story is inside on Pae 26.

Last night, Sean Hannity– Trump’s last friend– stayed with his own agenda. But when Trump wheezed on into the 10pm hour, Laura Ingraham cut away from him. MSNBC only dipped into highlights of the speech as it proceeded live. Only CNN, with no viewers, carried much of the whoel thing.

Trump’s weaselly kids have abandoned him. The National Review, bible of Conservative thinking, wrote an editorial titled “No.” This is going to end badly.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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