Fox News Owner Pushes Anti-Trump Stories With His Publications

( )- There once was a time when media mogul Rupert Murdoch was considered a strong ally of former President Donald Trump.

Murdoch’s news television station, Fox News, always seemed to have the back of Trump and always skewed to the conservative side. But, over the last year or so, that sentiment has changed.

In recent months, some of Murdoch’s print news publications have completely turned their backs on Trump, with two heavily criticizing the former president in print.

The New York Post, a tabloid publication that Murdoch first purchased in 1976, wrote a scathing editorial about Trump’s failure to put an end to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The opening of that editorial read:

“As his followers stormed the Capitol, calling for his vice-president to be hanged, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching TV, doing nothing. For three hours, even minutes.”

The only focus that Trump had at the time, the Post wrote, was to try to block Joe Biden from being officially named the winner of the 2020 presidential election and, in essence, stopping the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next.

Because of those actions, the Post wrote:

“As a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again.”

Another one of Murdoch’s print publications, the Wall Street Journal, criticized Trump in a similar fashion. They said the evidence that has been unveiled by the House’s special panel investigating January 6 served as a reminder that “trump betrayed his supporters.”

The WSJ editorial pointed out that Trump — as president — took an oath to defend the US. Constitution, and that he was obligated to protect the U.S. Capitol building and the people inside from the mob of people that he ultimately encouraged to march there — even though he knew they were armed.

As the WSJ pointed out:

“He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call [Mike] Pence to check on the safety of his loyal [vice-president]. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out.”

They also wrote that Trump had “shown not an iota of regret,” adding:

“Character is revealed in a crisis, and Mr. Pence passed his January 6 trial. Mr. Trump utterly failed his.”

This was just the latest in a string of scathing editorials written by the Journal. On June, the paper wrote:

“The person who owns January 6 is Donald Trump. Look forward! The 2024 field is rich. You have Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley … the list goes on.

“All candidates who embrace conservative politics … Unsubscribe from Trump’s daily emails begging for money. Then pick your favorite from a new crop of conservatives. Look to 2022, and 2024, and a new era. Let’s make America sane again.”