Murdoch empire calls time on Trump but tries to keep his base onside

New York (AFP) – The storming of the US Capitol has triggered Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to call time on Donald Trump, with The Wall Street Journal saying the president should resign and even acolytes on Fox News telling viewers he has reached the end of his shelf life. Murdoch’s right-wing outlets helped propel the property tycoon-turned reality TV star to the White House in 2016, remaining steadfastly loyal for four years before cracks in the alliance began to appear on re-election day. Wednesday’s rampage around the halls of Congress by a pro-Trump mob, leading to five deaths and worldwi…

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