Quite the eye-opening piece from Vanity Fair:
This morning, Sean Hannity told friends the whistle-blower’s allegations are “really bad,” a person briefed on Hannity’s conversations told me. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment). And according to four sources, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future.
A person close to Lachlan told me that Fox News has been the highest rated cable network for seventeen years, and “the success has never depended on any one administration.” (A Fox Corp spokesperson declined to comment.)
Among the powerful voices advising Lachlan that Fox should decisively break with the president is former House speaker Paul Ryan, who joined the Fox board in March. “Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it,” an executive who’s spoken with Ryan told me. (Ryan did not return a call seeking comment.)
Read the full piece. (Tipped by JMG reader David)
Chaos inside Fox News as impeachment looms. Mgmt told Smith to stop attacking Carlson. Hannity privately says whistleblower is really bad for Trump. Paul Ryan has told Lachlan to plan for a post-Trump future.https://t.co/b2MmBKrWkF
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) September 26, 2019
When we win back the House in 2020, can we PLEASE make Jim Jordan Speaker and STOP electing RINO idiots like Paul Ryan?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 27, 2019
NEW FOX. https://t.co/nP1FnNroOE
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 27, 2019
This is … amazing. Paul Ryan apparently thinks that now that he’s a Fox board member, as opposed to SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, he’s now in a position to “do something” about Donald Trump.https://t.co/YEAaPzCWn8 pic.twitter.com/qdYgcKL9kh
— Seth Hanlon (@SethHanlon) September 26, 2019
– Whistleblower complaint = 🔥🔥🔥
– Complaint alleges easily verifiable cover-up
– Most of Trump White House implicated
– Trump-appointed IC IG letter is rock solid
– DNI expressed “my support for the whistleblower”
– Paul Ryan told Fox News to dump Trump
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) September 27, 2019
Paul Ryan is just mad because we still have social security.
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) September 27, 2019