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Desperate Fox News Owner Begs Rising GOP Star To Run Against Trump

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Fox News is dissatisfied with former President Donald Trump for a variety of reasons, with his decision not to participate in the Republican primary debate being a significant one.

According to a report from Newsmax, Rupert Murdoch, the founder of Fox News, is allegedly encouraging Glenn Youngkin, the Republican governor of Virginia, to launch a campaign against the previous president in order to win the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

Recognized for his skill in navigating the complexities of pro-Trump and anti-Trump factions, the governor of Virginia ultimately secured his position.

The individual in issue refrained both from directly attacking the previous president and from establishing a close alliance with him.

Newsmax provided additional details on the subject.

Murdoch urged Youngkin to run for president in a pair of in-person meetings earlier this year and is picking up the politicking as his Fox News network has been covering Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis more harshly, sources told The Washington Post.

Youngkin has not ruled out a potential run for president in a crowded GOP field that is failing to cut into former President Donald Trump’s rock-solid base, but he has been waiting to get through this year and important November state elections that will decide the balance of power in his state of Virginia.

According to Dave Rexrode, the head of Gov. Youngkin’s Spirit of Virginia PAC, “Virginia is getting attention because parents still matter and Gov. Youngkin’s commonsense conservative leadership is working.”

“There’s more to do, so the governor’s not taking his eye off Virginia. These races are too important,” he added.

It should be noted, however, that receiving support from Murdoch alone does not guarantee success or positive results.

“Not everyone listens to Rupert, and Rupert’s instincts are not always perfect, but he has always believed that some competition is better than none at all, and he would like to see some debate about the issues in the primary,” a source said to The Post.

Fox News has lost yet another high-ranking executive as the network continues its efforts to recover from a $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for defamation.

According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, the network’s highest-ranking legal executive, Viet Dinh, will be departing the company before the end of the current year. According to Mediaite, Dinh was designated as a “trusted associate” of Fox News CEO Lachlan Murdoch and served as a godfather to one of his children.

“His strong position at the company waned following the settlement, some people familiar with the matter said,” the Journal reported.

According to a report by The New York Times, instead of opting for an early settlement in the Dominion litigation, Dinh opted to maintain an optimistic perspective that heavily relied on the free expression rights. Dominion initiated legal proceedings against Fox in response to multiple guests’ allegations that the company played a role in manipulating the outcome of the 2020 presidential election to Donald Trump’s detriment.

“He insisted that Fox was on firm legal footing and could take the case, if need be, all the way to the Supreme Court, where he believed the company would prevail on First Amendment grounds,” the Times reported.

Dinh made the decision to defer the matter’s resolution until shortly before the trial was scheduled to begin, based on the available information. This strategic action allowed Dominion’s legal team to acquire internal communications through the discovery process. The authors noted that Fox News management expressed skepticism regarding election manipulation allegations.

“Fox’s legal case was severely hindered when the judge ruled that it wasn’t entitled to use a First Amendment defense,” the Journal reported.

According to a report by Mediaite, unnamed sources claim that Dinh’s resignation is directly related to the large payment.

“He screwed up and mishandled all the legal and passed [Dominion] $787 million when they should’ve settled this right away,” a “source close to the Murdoch Camp” said. “He hung in there for a while only because he’s Lachlan’s son’s godfather.”

According to another source who spoke to the publication, “He cost the company $800 million in the lawsuit with another pending. It’s a no-brainer: You don’t settle for $800 mill and jeopardize the prized asset of Fox News without a head rolling.”

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