It was the shot heard around the world for our time and it had to be the most shocking too.
On election night, Fox News made a stunning call that still has people shook.
The channel that has boasted for years that it is fair and balanced, called the Arizona election results early for Joe Biden.
It has to be one of the most controversial moments in history.
Since that moment people have been wondering what the heck happened and who made the call for someone to decide that particular race.
Even those who live in Arizona have been asking what in the hell happened.
Then Arizona Governor Doug Ducey himself castigated the network for making the early call.
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“It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona,” Ducey wrote. “Election Day votes are not fully reported, and we haven’t even started to count early ballots dropped off at the polls. In AZ, we protected Election Day. Let’s count the votes — all the votes — before making declarations.”
Trump adviser Jason Miller also ripped the network over the call.
“Fox News is a complete outlier in calling Arizona, and other media outlets should not follow suit,” Miller wrote. “There are still 1M+ Election Day votes out there waiting to be counted – we pushed our people to vote on Election Day, but now Fox News is trying to invalidate their votes!”
“We only need 61% of the outstanding, uncounted Election Day votes in Arizona to win. These votes are coming from “our counties,” and the 61% figure is very doable based on what our other Election Day votes are looking like,” he added. “FoxNews should retract their call immediately.”
Business Insider now reports that in Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book, Landslide there is a scene where Lachlan Murdoch got a call from Fox’s election desk about calling Arizona. The following is directly from the Business Insider report.
The book [notes] that the Murdochs—who spearhead a vast right-wing media empire—had “every reason” to delay calling Arizona at the time, given Fox’s steadfast allegiance to Trump and the fact that no other network had made the call yet. “Lachlan got his father on the phone to ask if he wanted to make the early call. His father, with signature grunt, assented, adding, ‘F— him,’” Wolff wrote. The book [says] that Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer then called Trump’s lead social media strategist,Jason Miller, to let him know the network was going to call Arizona for Biden. “Miller involuntarily rose from his seat. ‘What the f—?’ he said out loud, looking around and seeing the still-merry and untroubled faces in the Map Room”…Wolff wrote. Hemmer reportedly replied: “That’s what they’re doing. That’s what they’re going with.”
“Who?” Miller asked.
“The election desk,” Hemmer said, adding that the network’s decision was going to be aired imminently. The decision to call Arizona for Biden was a pivotal moment on election night, indicating the Democrat was poised to win the traditionally Republican-leaning state and complicating Trump’s ability to declare an early victory in the overall race.
Rupert Murdoch thus personally made the decision to allow Fox News to call Arizona for Joe Biden in the 2020 election, according to the forthcoming book.
What makes it all even more suspicious is that the state has not voted for a Democratic president since Bill Clinton back in 1996.
In fact, the fallout of the Arizona election is still ongoing as an independent audit is occurring to see what happened that fateful night.
However, now we know who made the preemptive call to decide Arizona and that they called it for Joe Biden and our world hasn’t been the same since.