Fox News' Hannity Reportedly Worried Murdochs Want to Dump Trump

haaretz.com | 3/20/2019 | Haaretz
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Gabriel Sherman reported in Vanity Fair Tuesday that internal divisions are arising in Fox News’ coverage of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Sherman’s report came the day before 21st Century Fox sold off large assets to Disney and began trading under a new name — Fox Corp.

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"Donald Trump's alliance with Fox News has been one of the few constants throughout his shambolic presidency," Sherman wrote. "But in recent days, that bond has shown signs of fraying.

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"Reporters are telling management that we're being defined by the worst people on our air," Sherman wrote, citing a senior source in Fox News.

Sherman added: "Sources said [Sean] Hannity is angry at the Murdochs' firing of [Roger] Ailes and Bill Shine," and that Hannity believes "the Murdochs are out to get Trump," suggesting he may leave the network in the future.

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Disney on Tuesday closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” The Simpsons,” Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. It will also likely lead to...
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