Trump Wants to Wreck Fox With New Streaming Service; Report

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  28 comments

By:   colbyhall (Mediaite)

Trump Wants to Wreck Fox With New Streaming Service; Report
President Trump is telling friends that he plans to "wreck" Fox News by launching a competing digital media streaming service according to a new Axios report.

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By Colby HallNov 12th, 2020, 8:31 am GettyImages-1229386691-1200x675.jpg

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President Donald Trump is telling friends that he plans to "wreck" Fox News by launching a competing digital media streaming service according to a new report in Axios from Mike Allen .

In the days that have followed his apparent failed reelection bid, reports of Trump's frustration with Fox News have become a fascinating media narrative. Trump has repeatedly called out Fox News during rallies and on Twitter, despite the fact that the highly-rated primetime opinion lineup has remained fiercely in the Trump camp.

Fox News' decision desk projecting Arizona going for Biden was seen as controversially premature on election night, though it now appears to have been 100% accurate. But according to Allen, it was something of a nail in the coffin of the relationship between Trump—and his loyal base of supporters—and Fox News. For a short while, the hashtag #Foxit (a portmanteau of Fox and Exit) trended in conservative circles on Twitter.

Allen reports,"'He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,' said a source with detailed knowledge of Trump's intentions." Allen then lists Trump's theoretical plan:


There's been lots of speculation about Trump starting a cable channel. But getting carried on cable systems would be expensive and time-consuming.

Instead, Trump is considering a digital media channel that would stream online, which would be cheaper and quicker to start.

Trump's digital offering would likely charge a monthly fee to MAGA fans. Many are Fox News viewers, and he'd aim to replace the network — and the $5.99-a-month Fox Nation streaming service, which has an 85% conversation rate from free trials to paid subscribers — as their top destination.

Allen continues by noting the Trump campaign's vast database of supporters and how easily that can be leveraged into any new venture, particularly a media one.

Rumors of Trump's media play remind us of a similar story towards the end of the 2016 campaign in which reports claimed that Jared Kushner was exploring a TrumpTV play. A Trump streaming service now, however, would find competition not just from Fox News, but from more conservative outlets like OAN, and Chris Ruddy's NewsmaxTV, the latter of which has seen a sharp spike in viewers over the past week.

CNN's Brian Stelter reports in the Wednesday night Reliable Sources newsletter:


Over the summer, when I started to keep an eye on Newsmax's Nielsen ratings, the channel was averaging about 25,000 viewers at any given time — a tiny number by any TV news standard. As the election was approaching, the audience ticked up, but it was still just a fly on the Fox elephant's back. In the final week of October, Newsmax was averaging just 65,000 viewers at any given time.
Then came the election. Newsmax averaged 182,000 viewers during the election week that ended on Sunday. And it is growing even more this week. On Monday the channel averaged 347,000 viewers. On Tuesday, 437,000 viewers. Evening shows like "Spicer & Co" and "Greg Kelly Reports" are reaching 700,000 and 800,000 viewers. These shows struggled to hit 100,000 before the election! Something has changed.

Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch addressed competition in the earnings call last week and noted enormous post-election ratings. Fox News launched their own streaming service roughly two years ago, FOX Nation, which the network has claimed to be a successful endeavor, though has not released any numbers in support.

Before allegations of "fake news" start to fly, Mike Allen is a seasoned DC reporter who has earned a great deal of respect on both sides of the aisle. Read the full report here.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

A Trump streaming service would not "destroy" Fox News, which is predominantly a cable channel. I do think though that we will see "Trump" as a brand expand into many areas of internet and streaming activity. A malignant virus just acts like a virus and tries to spread and ruin. 

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

NNN - the nazi news network ...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 weeks ago

NNN - the nazi news network ...

Real

Authentic

Conservative

Information

System

Television network

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Fox News came in third in ratings last week behind CNN and MSNBC.

I think Fox might become extinct. They're losing viewers to OANN and Newsmax

 
 
 
MonsterMash
1.2.1  MonsterMash  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2    2 weeks ago
Fox News came in third in ratings last week behind CNN and MSNBC.

For the week of November 2nd through November 8th, CNN finished first with an average prime time audience of 6.124 million viewers, followed by Fox News (5.943 million viewers) and MSNBC (4.757 million viewers), according to rating data compiled by Nielsen.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

I was wrong. Thank you for the correction.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Trump and Co. may have their hands full given what I think the SDNY has lined up for them starting 21JAN21

 
 
 
Wheel
2  Wheel    2 weeks ago

Maybe he could have a podcast from his cell in New York.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Wheel @2    2 weeks ago
Maybe he could have a podcast from his cell in New York.

I am sure that all his fellow prisoners would really love watching him make n even bigger foll of himself. He may think he is big stuff having been President, even the worst one America has ever had, but, Trump is no match for Rupert Murdoch or Fox. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Raven Wing @2.1    2 weeks ago

Don't underestimate the typical Trump follower...... They've followed him into disaster.  A new network would be no big thing for them.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Wheel @2    2 weeks ago

Hi Wheel !  jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

If you goggle ''loser.com'' it directs you to Trump's Wiki page...jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Try it, it's true.

 
 
 
Split Personality
4.1  Split Personality  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Too funny, it's true...for now.  See how long that lasts, lol.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

People laugh a little at the Trump antics because, let's face it they are stupid and funny, but one not so funny thing is a virtual certainty - Trump will set up a alternative presidency "in exile" complete with press briefings and rallies. This attention addict will not stop trying to hog everyone's free time and in some ways it may get worse as he is now free to be as extremist as he wants. And he will be as extremist as it takes to keep this fantasy world turning. 

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago

If that happens, and it surely could, I would hope that he would experience the same end as Tail gunner Joe McCarthy.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago

Lets add this little log to the fire....

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

Considering Trump's heinous character, I'm doubting that anyone would want to enter into a business deal with him.  His financial status is another factor that will send investors running for the nearest exit.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
6.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6    2 weeks ago

Who is going to lend Trump money at this point?

Stick a fork in him.....!

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1    2 weeks ago

He's a billion in debt.  NO ONE is standing in line to lend him money . . . .

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.1    2 weeks ago
NO ONE is standing in line to lend him money . . . .

Except for Putin who will continue using Trump like the fat greasy man whore he is.

 
 
 
Kavika
6.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

Deutsch Bank doesn't want to do business with Trump any longer and are looking for ways out. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
6.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

Except for Putin who will continue using Trump like the fat greasy man whore he is.

After January 20th, Trump will have nothing for Putin except an empty bucket of KFC.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

When he defaults of his loans, they will take his property.  That is their way out.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.1.6  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ozzwald @6.1.4    2 weeks ago
After January 20th, Trump will have nothing for Putin except an empty bucket of KFC.

That 'bucket of KFC' is filled with 70 million dissidents who Trump obviously still has control over as they live in a separate reality and are easily manipulated. Putin still wants to sew discord and chaos in America and he has easy access to 70 million gullible rubes who have been eating up the white nationalist fascism he's been feeding them through his greasy puppet dishonest Donald. Until Trump is sitting behind bars I think Putin will continue to find a use for him, and even when he loses all real value Putin will likely drag Trump out and use him like a giant disgusting straw man representation of Americans that he can vilify and piss on while laughing at millions of American's stupidity for supporting such an obvious Russian Trojan horse. "Ya, ya Americans, please take this giant fat 'rich man' into your white house castle, we're not supporting him or trying to make him win for any other motive, we just want America success, no?"...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
6.1.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.1.6    2 weeks ago
That 'bucket of KFC' is filled with 70 million dissidents who Trump obviously still has control over as they live in a separate reality and are easily manipulated.

True

Putin still wants to sew discord and chaos in America and he has easy access to 70 million gullible rubes who have been eating up the white nationalist fascism he's been feeding them through his greasy puppet dishonest Donald.  Until Trump is sitting behind bars I think Putin will continue to find a use for him, and even when he loses all real value Putin will likely drag Trump out and use him like a giant disgusting straw man representation of Americans that he can vilify and piss on while laughing at millions of American's stupidity for supporting such an obvious Russian Trojan horse.

Doesn't need any more than Trump's name for that, doesn't need Trump himself.  He'll just turn Trump into a martyr.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Force him to pay what he owes now before he buys a new toy which he will bankrupt anyway.

 
 
 
devangelical
8  devangelical    2 weeks ago

bfd if fox goes tango uniform.

 
 
 
bbl-1
9  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

If I were FOX--or anyone else I would not worry about the Trump's threats.  Everything the Trump touched has failed, dissolved or went bankrupt----with other fools and not the Trump holding the empty bag.

Losing this election does not bother the Trump nearly as much as losing the protection he undeservedly enjoyed these past few years.

 
 
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