Sheriff Clarke Buries Fox News After Judge Jeanine Controversy: They’re ‘Center Left’ Now

“Things at Fox News are a changin’.”

Former Sheriff David Clarke on Saturday called for a “viewer revolt” against Fox News after the network did not air Jeanine Pirro’s show at scheduled.

Clarke, 62, retweeted an angry reaction to news that “Justice With Judge Jeanine” had been bumped from her weekly time slot. Last week, Fox News publicly reprimanded Pirro for questioning whether Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, practices sharia law – which she said is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.

“Things at Fox News are a changin’,” Clarke commented in his tweet. “They now lean center left.”

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The longtime sheriff of Milwaukee Country, Wisconsin, attributed the network’s supposed liberal shift to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch handing the reins over to his sons, whom Clarke called the “Lib Murdoch boys.”

James Murdoch, 46, has been the CEO of 21st Century Fox since 2015. He was slated to leave, and Lachlan Murdoch, 47, was to become CEO as part of 21st Century Fox’s narrowing of its U.S. focus to TV programming.

Clarke, a one-time Milwaukee County sheriff and Fox News contributor, said he had stopped watching Fox News after it parted ways with a series of conservative giants amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations at the network. He listed former executives Roger Ailes and Bill Shine and hosts Eric Bolling and Bill O’Reilly.

These days, Clarke said, he watches Newsmax TV and One America News Network.

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Clarke was among a number of conservatives who slammed Fox News for apparently punishing Pirro, whom CNN reported was suspended over her comments about Omar, which we motivated by the freshman congresswoman’s latest anti-Semitism scandal. The network neither confirmed nor denied the host’s suspension to CNN, but it said she was not fired.

Earlier this month, the New Yorker published a lengthy expose about Fox News’ ties to the Trump administration. The reporter, Jane Mayer, claimed to have shown the network is “an arm of the White House.”

Pirro’s most prominent defender was President Donald Trump, who rewarded her unwavering support for him with a Twitter rant on her behalf.

In a series of three tweets Sunday, the president called on Fox News to “Bring back @Judge Jeanine Pirro” and stand up to the “Radical Left Democrats” and the “Fake News Media.” Mentioning the recent controversy over old comments by host Tucker Carlson, Trump advised the network to stop trying “soooo hard” to be politically correct, and to stay true to to “the people that got you there. ”

“They can’t beat you,” Trump said, referring to Fox News’ competitors, “you can only beat yourselves!”

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