After the Presidential Debate Monday all of the online polls except CNN showed that Trump beat Hillary, by a lot. Donald Trump took the unprecedented move to walk off the debate stage and walk onto live TV, he first talked to Hannity. Hannity proudly told viewers later: “I’ll give you the list of polls. Time Magazine, Drudge report, CNBC, The Hill, CBS. The only one that has Hillary winning is CNN and they’re the Clinton News Network anyway.”
The Liberal media was quick to spin information that focus groups favored Hillary and pointed to the inaccuracy of the online polling, despite the fact they came from primarily Liberal websites. The left was so desperate to push an Anti-Trump message that they claimed Russian hackers had thrown the polls.
The #1 trend on Twitter right now is #TrumpWon – thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 27, 2016
At the same time as the Liberal media is pushing Russian conspiracies a Fox News memo reveals that management is pissed off with on air personalities talking about Pro-Trump polling data.
Fox News VP of Public-Opinion Research Dana Blanton wrote a memo stating:
“As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate […] Another problem — we know some campaigns/groups of supporters encourage people to vote in online polls and flood the results… These quickie click items do not meet our editorial standards.”
The point was berated, the Pro-Trump online polls can’t be accurate: “News networks and other organizations go to great effort and rigor to conduct scientific polls — for good reason […] They know quick vote items posted on the web are nonsense, not true measures of public opinion.”
The Liberals & Anti-Trump Republicans need an excuse for the fact that Trump is doing so well. What’s disturbing is that not only are the Liberals turning against Trump, so are the executives at Fox News. Hannity appeared in a TV ad online for Trump, and has since apparently been reprimanded.
Via BusinessInsider: Hannity, in fact, stirred controversy last week when he participated in an official web ad for the Republican presidential nominee. A Fox News representative later told The Washington Post the person had “no knowledge” he “was participating in this” and that “he will not be doing anything along these lines for the remainder of the election.”
Why is management at Fox News turning against Trump and throwing its own talent under the bus? It may be out of a need for survival.
Roger Ailes resigned several weeks ago amid claims of sexual harassment before joining the Trump campaign. Ailes was giving Trump favorable coverage, Newscorp – Fox’s parent company, didn’t share those views. The more powerful that Trump becomes, the more dangerous a situation it may create for Newscorp & Fox.
Rupert Murdoch the Founder of Newscorp and his sons who facilitated the ouster of Roger Ailes don’t have favorable views of Trump, with their disputes spilling into public view.
Fox News and Newscorp have a nightmare scenario: Media master Donald Trump, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and current Trump Campaign Chair and Former Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon will create a new television network to compete with Fox News and absorb the new “Trump” Republicans.