NOTE: The following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
All it took was one more 2:30 am Truth Social post from former President Donald Trump for the entire Fox News Channel organization to change its mind and fully back Trump in his claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
Trump kicked things off with a post in which he said “IF FOX WOULD FINALLY ADMIT THAT THERE WAS LARGE SCALE CHEATING & IRREGULARITIES IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WHICH WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR THEM, & FOR AMERICA, THE CASE AGAINST THEM, WHICH SHOULD NOT HAVE EXISTED AT ALL, WOULD BE GREATLY WEAKENED. BACK UP THOSE PATRIOTS AT FOX INSTEAD OF THROWING THEM UNDER THE BUS – & THEY ARE RIGHT! THERE IS SOOO MUCH PROOF, LIKE MASS BALLOT STUFFING CAUGHT ON GOVERNMENT CAMERAS, FBI COLLUDING WITH TWITTER & FACEBOOK, STATE LEGISLATURES NOT USED, etc.”
That came after another, much more reasonably timed post in which Trump said, “SO THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALLOWED TO CHEAT ON, AND RIGG, A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND THEY WANT TO INDICT REPUBLICANS FOR A CAMPAIGN VIOLATION. THIS IS CLASSIC!!!”
Apparently, that was all that was needed for Fox News Channel to finally change its mind. In a press release pushed out by the company, it said, “We finally realize that we were wrong to not support the former president in his claims about the 2020 election. We should have stood with him from the beginning and kept the fight going, but didn’t. We hope to make up for that by fighting all the harder now and turning our hosts loose on the rampant cheating in blue states and cities!”
An anonymous Fox News Channel insider, speaking about the situation to us, said, “Well, so we all read Trump’s Truth Social feed religiously, particularly in the wee hours of night at which he’s most likely to post. So everyone in the C-suite saw that post right when it came out and they were all like ‘Wow. He’s right. This post really got to me for some reason. Thank goodness he convinced us with this late night post!’ Then they sent out a message to the whole staff saying it was time to either get on board with Trump or find a new job, but, like, everyone had been reading his feed too and was ready to go. For some reason that 2:30 am post really convinced us.”
Tucker then did an extraordinary special segment in which he said that he had been with Trump from the beginning and had been pressuring FNC staff and executives to agree with Trump, but that they were too scared to do so until they saw that Truth Social post and finally realized that it was time to fight. Greg Gutfeld and Jesse Watters made similar claims, with Geraldo staring daggers at them as they did so but keeping quiet.
Sean Hannity and Mark Levin also stayed suspiciously silent, though they have reportedly gone along with the FNC policy sea change.