Fox News, which is known for favouring Trump and Republicans, has been facing severe slamming since it was quick to say that key battleground state of Arizona has been won by Biden like other networks.
But former and current associates of Mr. Murdoch said that his response to Mr. Trump's loss could be summed up by another Cold War term: realpolitik. "Fox News has been the number one network".
Trump has reason to take some of the credit for Fox News' high viewership numbers.
As a way to increase competition for the major United States news organisation, Trump has disclosed to friends he wants to start a digital media company, news publication Axios reports. (Shine later served in the Trump White House for a time, managing communications for the president.) Trump's ability to drive ratings skyward was an unexpected windfall for Fox, as his repeated appearances touting the anti-Obama "birther" conspiracy endeared him to many Fox News viewers.
Still, the real estate mogul behind a book called "The Art of the Deal" could be using his attacks against Fox as a bargaining tool, Klein said.
There is no evidence of any meaningful voter fraud or irregularity in the 2020 election, and the Trump campaign's lawsuits around the country trying to cast doubt on the election have largely failed as a result.
While there has been speculation Trump would start a cable channel, the source told Axios he was instead considering launching a digital media channel to stream online.
Newsmax TV evening shows like Spicer & Co Y Greg Kelly Reports they barely scored 100,000 viewers before last week's elections.
Kushner reportedly phoned Fox Corp.
The president's vexation with Fox-whose opinion program hosts including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham have been among his staunchest media allies-was apparent even before the Arizona controversy during an Election Day appearance on "Fox & Friends", another Trump safe space.
"I got no impression that he was plotting the overthrow of the elected government - he just wants a fair fight", he said adding that Trump was concerned with software by Dominion Voting Systems.
Trump has yet to concede the election despite Biden's 306 electoral votes. Once election results are certified in coming weeks then Newsmax would declare it at that point, he said.