Inexplicable calls and a wonky Decision Desk on election night have caused a severe and perhaps fatal rift between Fox and its friends. Loyal viewers are still steaming about what they see as the network's increasingly left-leaning editorial proclivities. Liberty Nation has observed and written extensively about the Fox slide away from its conservative base. Now that this swing is out in the open, many are surfing for Fox News alternatives.
This fracture in the relationship between conservatives and the network that Rupert Murdoch built has moved from tacit frustration to a full-on fallout. Chris Wallace's performance as moderator of the first debate had many on the right furious; then, there was Arizona, as well as an early call regarding Democratic pick-ups in Congress when the polls had not even closed in California.