By early January 2021, Fox News hosts and executives were ready to move on from then-President Donald Trump and his insistence that the election was stolen.
“it’s been 8 weeks and none of them has produced anything tangible or verifiable. and now he wants thousands of his supporters to go to DC without shelter or food to demonstrate,” host Lou Dobbs texted a producer on his show on Jan. 3. “I believe the election was stolen — but without evidence we can do nothing significant.”
“We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” Tucker Carlson wrote in a Jan. 4 text to an unidentified person. “I truly can’t wait.”