(PatrioticPost.com)- Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of FOX Corporation, has brushed off a barrage of criticism from Democrats and left-wing politicians in recent weeks.
Murdoch stated that assaults on Fox, particularly Fox News, are unavoidable as part of being a leader in the news industry. Murdoch defended the network, which has been criticized in recent weeks following a horrific massacre at a Buffalo grocery store. He also brushed off accusations that Fox News has grown divisive.
He said you have to understand what it is and how some of it is incredibly well-organized and well-coordinated.
Many of the criticisms, according to Murdoch, originate from the fact that Fox News has been at the top of cable news ratings for the past 20 years. He believes that when you’re in the news business, and you’re number one, you receive a lot of heat.
Murdoch also blew off claims that Fox News’ content separates the American people in general, claiming that the population is already split. He said he believes the globe is more divided and on edge than it has been for a very long time.
In the aftermath of the Buffalo shooting, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote to Murdoch, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, and President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace, accusing the network of promoting the so-called “Great Replacement” theory.
Schumer said that thanks in large part to a hazardous degree of amplification by the network and its anchors, this destructive idea, which has no foundation in truth, has been introduced into the mainstream. He also slammed Tucker Carlson, a primetime broadcaster, for apparently pushing the “replacement theory.”
In a speech on the Senate floor, Schumer aimed at the network, saying that the Great Replacement theory is a narrative that has found a specific home in certain right-wing sources, including Fox News. Organizations like Fox News have spent years refining the technique of fueling cultural grievance and political anger that strikingly resembles the sentiments contained in Replacement Theory in a craven desire for viewers and ratings.
In the aftermath of the massacre last week, Schumer was hardly the first Democratic official to criticize Fox News and the Murdoch family. Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called for a boycott of Fox News and asked that the whole Murdoch family be deported to Australia.
It sounds like “go back to where you came from,” a sentiment the left usually decries.