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Analysis: Fox News' rivals are using the network's own dishonest tactics against it

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The 'Million MAGA March' saw 10-15,000 Trump supporters including far-right extremists groups, such as the Proud Boys, Patriot Front and others marching together in Washington D.C. on November 14, 2020 (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For more than two decades, Fox News has conditioned its audience to distrust news that collides with its worldview or theirs.

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But now that strategy could be catching up to the conservative cable channel, with rising competition from networks such as Newsmax and OAN, which have positioned themselves as Trumpier than Fox. Indeed, Fox finds itself in a precarious position.

And Trump, who is livid at Fox for calling Arizona for Biden on Election Night and for not supporting him as slavishly as he would like, has been encouraging those viewers to change the channel and tune into Newsmax or OAN.

Compounding the problem, the propagandists on Fox, like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, continue to undercut their own network's reporting by ludicrously suggesting that Trump could be correct to assert that something nefarious did actually take place to rig the election in favor of Biden.

In recent days, the Trump-friendly Newsmax — which, unlike Fox, has not acknowledged Biden as President-elect — has for the first time in its history been successful in peeling away a chunk of the audience that would normally tune into Fox's newscasts.

It is also worth noting that, even as Newsmax rips away some of its views, Fox continues to enjoy a dominant position in the conservative news market.

Fox has primed viewers to distrust journalists and it has disseminated disinformation and promoted conspiracy theories that support the President.

Newsmax hosts "Diamond & Silk," who previously hosted a show on Fox's streaming service, insisted Monday that Biden is "NOT the President" and said, "Somebody should let the left-wing media, including Fox News, know!"

Greg Kelly, another Newsmax host who was previously a "Fox & Friends" host, said Monday on his show,  "This is not over.

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