Conservative media declares Trump unfit to be president again – Reuters
Fox News may be ignoring the Jan. 6 hearings, but other conservative outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch are paying close attention.
Two of Murdoch’s newspapers — the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — ran editorials exposing then-President Donald Trump’s conduct during the attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
It should be noted that the two editorials were published on Friday about an hour apart. Nothing happens in Murdochland by chance.
It was clearly a message from Murdoch to Trump that he is no longer the vessel to implement the conservative platform of low taxes and less regulation.
He also signaled to major donors to the Republic that they should consider other candidates such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
‘Unworthy’ to be president again: New York Post
Under the headline “Trump’s Jan. 6 silence is damning,” the Post said, “It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But on principle, on principle characterTrump has proven himself unworthy of being the CEO of this country again.
Of Trump’s conduct during the riot, the Post concluded that his “sole purpose was to find ways—consequences be damned—to block the peaceful transfer of power.”
The Wall Street Journal titled its editorial “The President Who Shut Down on Jan. 6.” Although he refrained from saying Trump was unfit to be president again, he said he had “completely failed” the test of character presented by the Jan. 6 riot.
The Journal said: ‘No matter your view of the January 6 special committee, the facts it lays out in the hearings are sobering. The most gruesome yet came Thursday during a hearing into President Trump’s conduct as the riot raged and he sat in front of the television, posting inflammatory tweets and refusing to send aid. .
“Mr. Trump was sworn to defend the Constitution and he had a duty as Commander-in-Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it on his behalf. He refused. He did not call the army to send help. He didn’t call Mr. Pence to check on the safety of his loyal vice president. Instead, he fed the crowd’s anger and let the riot play out .
Washington Examiner Also Calls Trump ‘Unfit’
The conservative Washington Examiner website, owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, published an op-ed lambasting Trump in late June after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified at a January 6 hearing.
His “testimony should spell the end of the political career of former President Donald Trump”, estimated the examiner. “Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power again.”
The big question, of course, is how long Fox News opinion leaders like Sean Hannity will continue to support the former president while slamming — or ignoring — his GOP rivals.
The record shows Hannity will stay with Trump until it becomes in Hannity’s best interest to promote someone else.