Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is almost giddy over Fox News’ Rupert Murdoch stepping down from his leadership role at what she called a “hate-for-profit machine.”
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Warren says she is “glad” to see Murdoch go and asserts that his departure may actually be a gift for the liberal agenda, which remains to be seen.
The leftist senator made her feelings known on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Thursday. She accused Murdoch of causing “incalculable damage” to the United States.
Discussing Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blocking military promotions over abortion, Warren said, “We have to put a stop to this and to find a way to move all of these people through together. Our national defense depends on moving our military leaders forward and getting Senator Tuberville out of the way.”
“You know it seems that what Tuberville is doing and others are doing does seem in many incidences to essentially entertain viewers of right network Fox, and other right-wing media. There does not seem to be a purpose behind that. You have called Fox a dangerous, you know, factory of lies and been very blunt in your assessment of the damage that they’ve done to our democracy,” Reid stated.
a “hate for profit,” wow, that’s quite an accusation. We were Fox viewers since 2001. We can watch and make our own decisions. I am too conservative though to watch MSNBC. If they want to talk about hate, the show Warren was on, well……
— Debbie Myers (@fanCowboys1967) September 22, 2023
Rupert Murdoch retires from Fox & News Corp. boards – statement below pic.twitter.com/JCXUbaEvXq
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) September 21, 2023
The radical MSNBC host then asked Warren, “Do you have comment on the fact that Rupert Murdoch, at 92, is now stepping down and is becoming an emeritus and no longer running the company?”
“Rupert Murdoch built a hate-for-profit machine and that machine has undermined our democracy and done incalculable damage to this nation. I’m glad he’s leaving, but I wish he’d never come,” Warren viciously commented.
Warren refused an invitation to appear at a Fox News town hall in 2019. She accused the network at the time of providing “a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
An announcement was issued on Thursday that the Australian-born Murdoch would be stepping down from his position as chairman at News Corporation and Fox Corporation. Murdoch’s empire includes Fox News, Fox Business, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins, and others.
Democrats controlled the media and thus the narrative until Fox came along and gave Americans the alternative they clamored for. The ratings validate that. The left wants to remove that choice and force us to be spoon fed their version of events. Not gonna happen. Ever.
— Boomer Pilot (@BQuegan) September 22, 2023
A statement from News Corporation and Fox Corporation asserted that Murdoch would “be appointed Chairman Emeritus of each company,” and that Murdoch’s son, Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch, would “become sole Chair of News Corp and continue as Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation.”
“Our companies are in robust health, as am I. Our opportunities far exceed our commercial challenges. We have every reason to be optimistic about the coming years — I certainly am, and plan to be here to participate in them,” Murdoch wrote in his announcement to the staff at Fox News. “I will be watching our broadcasts with a critical eye, reading our newspapers and websites and books with much interest, and reaching out to you with thoughts, ideas, and advice.”