When Joe Biden is sworn in as president on January 20, cable news viewers may witness one of the most dramatic 180-degree turns in history.
After four years of promotion and promotion of enslaving the president, Fox News is expected to step on the brakes within seconds of the inauguration.
Suddenly, the people in the White House were not Republicans. Not only that, the network can no longer rely on the president or his aides to call Fox News at any time of the day or night.
The right-wing television channel and its celebrities Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity will serve as the opposition party for the next four years. The network was certainly done before-Barack Obama (Barack Obama) not long before eight years as president-but Biden presented a different challenge.
Heather Hendershot, Professor of Film and Media at MIT, said: “Of course, we can expect it to have a lasting negative impact, but this is a challenge to a certain extent because he is A 78-year-old white man with a fairly moderate history.”
“In the past, they attacked Hillary Clinton very harshly, not only because she was a liberal, but there was clearly some potential sexism and misogyny there-obviously, the fact that Barack Obama is African-American is on the right. Secretly or directly attacked his center, including Fox News.”
This is not to say that even if Biden’s government has escaped the worst, it will escape the attack.
Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) will be the first black vice president and may be the target of a Fox News host. If the Democratic Party wins the two Senate elections in Georgia, the Senate will split at a ratio of 50:50, and Harris will cast a decisive vote.
“[If that happens] She will be the tiebreaker of Congress over and over again,” Hendershot said.
“And every time this happens is a way of tangentially attacking Biden – it can [Fox News and other rightwing outlets] A kind of “red meat” that attacks Kamala Harris because she is both a woman and a person of color. “
Biden claimed that he had nominated “the most diverse cabinet ever in American history.” Janet Yellen would become the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury. If Lloyd Austin is confirmed , Will become the first black secretary of defense.
Pete Buttigieg is a special guest of Fox News and will be the first minister of transportation to openly serve as secretary to the gay cabinet.
Fox News is already attacking another diverse group of Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and other women Non-white congressman.
Matthew Gertz, a senior researcher in media surveillance in the United States of media matters, said that this is a subject that should continue to dominate, even because Biden became president-elect.
“A lot of what we see now is no longer the concern of Joe Biden himself, but more of the belief that he will somehow become the p of other characters, and they are more vulnerable to attack-whether it is Kamala. Harris is still Bernie Sanders, or Alexander Ocasio-Cortez,” Gates said.
“This is an angle they pursued during the campaign, and it is also an issue they have been paying attention to during the transition period.”
Fox News was praised for promoting the development of the Tea Party movement in 2010, and the Tea Party movement was the first tool for marginal rightists to gain greater influence in the Republican Party.
In 2012, the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi became a long-term report on Fox News, although the Republican-controlled House Committee has cleared any government misconduct.
“We have seen to some extent how this situation will develop. Looking back in 2009, in 2010, when the Obama administration was established, there were many incredibly overheated and conspiracy theories on Fox News. I think this is very It may be the field they are happy to return to.” Gertz said.
“This is likely to be the source of the scandal buildup we saw during the Obama administration-basically returning to Benghazi to report. The network accepts news events and spends months, months, years, and years investigating, and Tell their audience that democratic government is the source of terrorist acts.”
Obviously, the transition from supporting one president to opposing the next president is not unprecedented.
The more liberal cable news network will be selected by Trump as a similarly experienced thing in 2016-although CNN and MSNBC have never promoted the uniform for Obama as Fox News has become a winning weapon.
However, after Trump’s victory, the popularity of the more liberal news organizations soared and the number of viewers increased.
After Trump’s victory, MSNBC and CNN’s viewership increased by double digits, while the Atlantic, New Yorker and ProPublica readerships all increased. Fox News declined to comment, but a spokesperson pointed out that Nielsen’s ratings indicate that the network has always been the cable news channel with the highest ratings.
Hendershot said that if it opposes the White House, Fox News may see similar benefits to its leftist rivals.
“Political media, whether it is magazines or public opinion, are smaller media, such as [left-leaning] Nationality or [conservative] National Review, or large-scale reports like Fox News, the more they oppose, the more prosperous their financial situation will be. “
“Because of the fact that Biden is the president, they will have to increase their confrontation. At the same time, they can also eat cakes, and they can also eat cakes, because they will not become a story because of the loss of Trump, because he will continue to improve himself. The accuracy of the exiled president.”
“So they may be doing well economically and politically, because not only can they attack Biden, but they can swing very hard at Kamala Harris, and they can continue to work hard to deal with Trang. Pu’s story strives to meet this requirement because Trump will not go away.”