Fox News’ ratings have dropped by 40% since the November 3 election, causing an internal civil war to break out at the network.
The controversy began when some of the network executives and talent turned on Donald Trump and his supporters.
And now a top talent at Fox News just went on MSNBC to trash and smear Trump supporters.
Fox News has dominated the cable news industry for the past two decades — sitting at the number one spot year after year.
But all that changed when Fox News turned on Donald Trump, splintering their audience and delivering a crippling blow to the network’s ratings.
Fox News has tried to recover from the loss by moving 7PM host Martha McCallum to a daytime slot and replacing her 7PM newscast with an opinion show similar to those of Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson.
They also fired politics editor Chris Stirewalt after he became a figure of great controversy when the Fox News decision desk called Arizona for Joe Biden with just 70 percent of the vote.
Arizona was so close that no other outlet or network called the race until nine days later.
But Chris Stirewalt refuses to admit he was wrong, and instead just went on MSNBC to trash and smear Trump supporters.
“It was long after any calls were made that I had any idea that this was a huge deal or that people were freaking out or all that stuff,” Stirewalt told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “I would not understand the magnitude of the anger on the right about this for sometime.”
“We were kind of out there by ourselves and through that process we became a focus of all of this rage, all of this anger,” Stirewalt added.
Of course, even though Stirewalt turned out to be correct, Joe Biden only won Arizona by 11,000 votes in a state where millions of votes were cast.
Even most left-wing analysts and pundits agree that Stirewalt jumped the gun and called Arizona too early.
But Stirewalt tried to paint a different narrative, claiming people who watch Fox only want to be fed pro-Trump propaganda.
The anger “woke me up to unhappy facts about the way that the industry works . . . a lot of people have grown accustomed to being flattered by their news outlets . . . it was not just a matter that they were unhappy or disagreed with it, it was a matter of real anger and spoke to me about the depth of the problem,” alleged Stirewalt.
But calling Arizona too early wasn’t the only mistake Stirewalt and the Fox News decision desk made on Election Day.
They also called 10 of the 15 U.S. House races for the Democrats, even though Republicans ended up winning 14 of the 15 seats.
But after being fired for his poor performance, Stirewalt is hoping his pals in the Fake News Media will embrace him and his lies with open arms.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.