Steve Deace published an article USA Today exposing the drift left occurring at Fox News. Deace notes that Fox used to be a haven for conservatives, but lately has exhibited a noticeable neglect for social conservatives. This was especially noticeable as it ignored or downplayed social conservative candidates during the 2012 Republican primaries, but seemed to spin everything in favor of Romney.
Deace says he was inundated with emails from listeners who observed this, and reminds us that both Gingrich and Santorum complained of it openly.
But then comes the bombshell:
Now the man that signs the checks at Fox News is threatening to make this a very public betrayal.
On Tuesday, News Corp. chieftain Rupert Murdoch, who oversees the parent company of Fox News, tweeted the following:
“Election: To win Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right which has nowhere else to go.”
My translation: Romney should embrace homosexual “marriage” just as the Democrats have, and publicly betray the Christians who have done most of the heavy lifting for the Republican Party since 1980 (not to mention making up most of the audience for Fox News). Just sell out these sad saps as we’re about to, and they’ll put up with it because the Democrats don’t want them either.
There you go, my fellow social conservatives: the “conservative” establishment openly states that they can “fool you again”—that they can use you to get your vote, and yet sell out on the issues you care most about. It has no intention of upholding those values if it thinks it can advance itself doing otherwise. It can bend left, because you have “nowhere else to go.”
It seems that Murdoch assumes Christians will back even obviously non-Christian candidates, and continue to do so even when those candidates flirt with or adopt decidedly non-Christian “far right” positions.
Of course, Murdoch is wrong, as many “far right” voters are through with being bullied into voting out of fear of the other guy. They absolutely do have somewhere else to go: out. In fact, they have many places to go, all of which may mean no immediate, short-term “victory,” but at least mean an exodus from the corruption and disrespect they’ve experienced in recent years. They will leave the GOP, they won’t vote for Romney, and they may never come back.
They won’t mind it, and many of them won’t think twice about it. And if enough of them go, Murdoch and the GOP will have themselves to blame for trying to ram Romney down the throats of faithful Christians, even while mocking them for it behind their backs.