At the same time when President Donald Trump was fighting to stay in the White House following the 2020 election, Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch hosted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at his California ranch and promised to put the full weight of his network behind the Republican if he decided to run for president in 2024, according to a new report.
Vanity Fair first reported on the meeting where Murdoch expressed regret in not asking his anchors to denounce claims by President Trump and his attorneys that the election was rigged by faulty voting machines. “I would have liked us to be stronger in denouncing it in hindsight,” the Fox founder said according to a witness to the meeting.
The network recently reached a $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems to stave off a defamation trial and as part of the deal dismissed its primetime host Tucker Carlson. The firing came