Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire just sent an email to its list urging them to "cut the cord" and instead subscribe to them, in part because Fox News called Arizona for Biden and "downplayed any questions about voting irregularities reported from the most important swing states."
The Daily Wire's Candace Owens was on Lou Dobbs' show yesterday and Sean Hannity's and Tucker Carlson's earlier in the week.
Many of the Wire "stars" have benefitted from exposure on Fox; now the outlet is going after Fox's revenue, explicitly because it is only *sometimes* denying reality to prop up Trump.
I am pretty skeptical about the possibility of Fox losing its dominant position on the right, but it is also increasingly obvious that other pro=Trump outlets aren't scared of it and are willing to attack it for being insufficiently nuts.
As I noted earlier this week, Fox staved off a similar challenge at the start of the Trump era by giving Carlson and Ingraham prime-time shows, effectively becoming Breitbart TV. We may be headed for a race to the bottom of the fever swamp.…

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1. President Trump, Fox News, and other pro-Trump propaganda outlets created an impermeable information bubble for the Republican base.
2. Within that bubble, it is canon that the 2020 election was ripe with voter fraud and that Trump actually won if you only count the "legal votes."
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