Rupert Murdoch Claimed He Had No Control Over Fox’s Early Call For Arizona On Election Night

( Former White House senior advisor Jared Kushner claimed that when Fox News predicted Arizona for President Joe Biden on election night 2020, NewsCorp owner Rupert Murdoch informed him, “Sorry, Jared, there is nothing I can do.”

According to a page that The New York Times’ Ken Vogel tweeted on Wednesday, Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, recalls the call in his upcoming memoir.

Kushner claims he called Fox News parent company owner and powerful media mogul Rupert Murdoch to inquire why the Fox News decision desk had called Arizona so early. Murdoch first responded that he needed to investigate the problem and would call him back.

Murdoch allegedly told Kushner that he was sorry and that there was nothing he could do. He claimed that according to the Fox News statistical specialist, the facts are uncontested, and it will not be a close decision.

Chris Stirewalt, the Fox News politics editor who called it early for Arizona, was eventually fired. He later testified before the January 6 House Committee investigating the incident.

According to reports, Stirewalt said that Trump had no basis for declaring victory on election night. Stirewalt was part of a Fox decision-making team that pronounced Democrat presidential rival Joe Biden the victor in vital Arizona very early on election night. He claimed it was really contentious to the competitors.

But according to Arizona Governor Ducey, it was way too early to announce the results.

“It is way too early in Arizona to call the election,” Ducey wrote on his social media accounts. He stated that Election Day votes had not been fully recorded, and they had yet to begin counting early ballots dropped off at polling places. Before making any declarations, “let us count the votes – all of them,” Ducey posted.

The revelations from the January 6 hearings could mark a sea change in Trump’s once-cozy relationship with the Murdoch empire.