Vanity Fair reports:
A civil war is raging between Fox News and Donald Trump over Fox’s controversial decision to be the first media outlet to call Arizona for Joe Biden just before 11:30 p.m. last night. According to a source, Trump phoned Fox owner Rupert Murdoch to scream about the call and demand a retraction. Murdoch refused, and the call stood.
Trump and Murdoch have been at odds for months over election coverage. In September, I reported that Trump complained to Murdoch about Fox’s polling. Murdoch has been telling associates for months that Trump would lose the election.
Tensions between Fox’s pro-Trump opinion hosts and the news division are flaring over the Arizona call. “We called it long before MSNBC!” one outraged staffer on the opinion side told me. “We were so worried about being seen as pro-Trump that we bent over backwards.”