How a civil war erupted at Fox News after the 2020 election

Following the 2020 presidential election, Fox News, a network that had built record profits and ratings catering to the fans of then-President Donald Trump noticed millions of those viewers tuning out from their programs. This led to an internal split between Fox’s top stars, who were working to retain their audience by amplifying misinformation regarding the election, and Fox reporters, who were working to debunk many of those same false claims of election fraud. Several reporters said they were being punished for simply doing their jobs, one producer even went as far as quitting the network because he claimed he could not justify working for Fox anymore. Meanwhile, Laura Ingram, the host of one heavily followed Fox opinion show, privately wrote that, “we are officially working for an organization that hates us.”


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