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Tucker Carlson has criticised Donald Trump for encouraging Ukraine to investigate his 2020 rival Joe Biden in a rare break from his staunch support for the president. … “Donald Trump should not have been on the phone with a foreign head of state encouraging another country

On The Listening Post this week: Faced with an impeachment inquiry in Congress, is President Donald Trump losing friends at Fox News? Plus, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global charm offensive.

Is Fox News drawing the line on support of Trump?

As the impeachment inquiry in Washington gathers steam, President Trump tweets about a coup, and talk of a looming civil war, there are signs of unrest at the biggest and most influential news network in the country, Fox News.

The complaint at the centre of the impeachment story, filed by an anonymous whistle-blower, alleges Trump abused his powers by asking President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, a potential opponent in next year’s presidential election.

Although Fox has been a bedrock of support for this president, there have long been signs of dissent at the network as to where Fox should draw the line in its support of Trump.

But this story has exposed those divisions like never before and on-air arguments between hosts reflect a deeper split among Fox executives and within the network’s owners, the Murdoch family.

As Fox’s best-known viewer, Trump has certainly noticed that some of those angry tweets he used to reserve for CNN and the New York Times are now heading Fox’s way.

Contributors:

David Folkenflik – media Correspondent, NPR News and author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires

Aaron Rupar – associate editor, Vox

Alayna Treene – White House reporter, Axios

Luke O’Neil – contributing writer, The Guardian US and author of Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia

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