Thursday, June 13, 2024

Fox News Calls President Biden a “Wannabe Dictator,” Mostly Ignores Trump Arrest, Arraignment, Indictment on Website


FoxNews has its own derangement syndrome.

Even with declining ratings, the bogus network is sticking with Donald Trump.

Last night during Trump’s crazy post-arrest/arraignment rant, Fox ran a chyron labeling President Biden a “wannabe dictator.” Anyone who thinks crazy old coot Rupert Murdoch isn’t still pulling the string a la Logan Roy from “Succession” is wrong. This is Murdoch’s work through and through. What kind of whackadoodle so called news organization refers to the president of the US as a “wannabe dictator”? Unprofessional, to say the least.

On right now, there is nary a mention of the fact that a former president was arrested and arraigned after yet another indictment. No, they’re busy going after country star Garth Brooks for putting Bud Light in his bar.

Fox News ratings are now becoming a distant second to those of MSNBC. On Monday night, Rachel Maddow’s 9pm show had 2.6 million viewers. Sean Hannity, chief fabricator for Fox, languished with 1.9 million. Lawrence O’Donnell trounced Laura Ingraham at 10pm. Murdoch doesn’t seem to care, or he’s getting ready to jettison Hannity or move him to the 8pm hour out of harm’s way.

PS Tip of the hat to CNN’s Oliver Darcy for posting the Fox screenshot.

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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