Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough lamented how in his view that the Fox News Channel had become loyal to President Donald Trump since he arrived in politics.
Scarborough relived the history of Fox News and how it became a uniting force for the conservative movement and the Republican Party.
“Fox News, when they came onto the scene in 1996, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch had a winning formula and that was conservatives against the world,” said Scarborough. “Conservatives weren’t getting their voices heard on mainstream networks so they could go to Fox News and it was uniting. It really was a network that united the entire conservative movement and for the most part the Republican Party.”
According to the “Morning Joe” host, things have changed for Fox News in the era of Trump, which he said was at the expense of other Republicans.
“Donald Trump changed that formula. And we saw some real splits down the middle there. What I find fascinating about what Donald Trump’s retweeting on ‘Fox & Friends’ and the makeup of Fox now is that this has ceased to be a network that follows conservatism or follows the Republican Party, it seems now to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump, Inc. I’m not even saying that negatively. I’m fascinated by the media and always have been. But they’ve gone all in on Donald Trump to such a degree that they’re being critical of Jeff Flake, they’re being critical of other Republicans for not being loyal to Donald Trump.”
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