Following the election night turmoil that affected the Fox News channel and Fox News’ digital website, the company recently revealed that it laid off its Political Digital editor, Chris Stirewalt following a controversary on election night, which infuriated the President and his supporters.
The channel faced a backlash from President Trump, and his supporters following an early election night call of Arizona for President Biden even though several Pro-Trump counties in the state didn’t count votes.
“As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era,” an FNC spokesman said in a recently released statement.
The call on election night sparked outrage from former President Trump who said that viewers of FNC should change their viewership to Newsmax and OAN two other right-leaning news outlets after he claimed the call cost him the state.
Several Trump administration officials called the Fox News Channel on election night begging them to reverse their call, but the network refused to change the call.
President Biden won Arizona 49.4 to 49.1, or 0.3 percent of the vote.
Stirewalt was a mainstay, a huge part of FNC’s political coverage for years, and according to the Daily Beast, several of the digital reporters who were let go were there for years also.
FNC’s ratings have plunged since the 2020 election cycle, with viewers complaining about the coverage of the election along with the role of Chirs Wallace during the one and only debate on the Fox News Channel.
Both OAN and Newsmax have seen substantial growth during and after the 2020 election cycle.