The first and last episode of season one of the January 6 Committee hearings drew nearly 20 million tv viewers. This does not include viewers who used other mediums such as Youtube. Fox Propoganda, also known as Fox News, drew only 2.7 million during the same time period. The day time hearings, which Fox Proganda did carried, were watched by an average 10 million tv viewers..
Has the hearings started to turn the tide on the Trump cult? Well. The three best known assets of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, to Americans, are Trump’s beloved, Fox Propoganda, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the New York Post. Fox Propoganda has stopped carrying Trump’s rallies. While Trump had a rally last Friday night, Fox Propoganda was carrying an interview with Thrump rival Ron DeSantis. The WSJ, on its Friday edition, praised Mike Pence’s character on January 6 and stated that Trump “utterly failed” his character on January 6. The New York Post, in its Friday edition, stated that Trump is “unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again”. In fact, Rupert Murdoch, himself, said that conservatives must play an active role in the American political debate and “but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past.”
The most damning testimony again came from the WSJ:
“No matter your views of the Jan. 6 special committee, the facts it is laying out in hearings are sobering. The most horrifying to date came Thursday in a hearing on President Trump’s conduct as the riot raged and he sat watching TV, posting inflammatory tweets and refusing to send help.”
Maybe, just maybe, the Trump tide is turning.