Murdoch made the final decision to call Arizona for Biden, book claims

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation speaks to a reporter during a gala launch party on April 26, 2010, in New York.
  • An excerpt from journalist Michael Wolff’s new book claims Rupert Murdoch made the decision to call Arizona for Biden.
  • Fox News disputes the account and says that Arnon Mishkin, who leads the network’s decision desk, made the call.
  • Former President Donald Trump continues to claim that Arizona was called for Biden in error.

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch made the final decision for Fox News to call Arizona for Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election, a move that infuriated Donald Trump, according to a report in Business Insider. 

Fox News denies the allegations in journalist Michael Wolff’s book.

“This never happened and is completely untrue,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement.

By the news group’s account, Arnon Mishkin, who runs Fox’s decision desk, made the call himself.

“(The book’s) account is completely false,” the spokesperson said. “Arnon Mishkin who leads the FOX News Decision Desk made the Arizona call on election night and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace was then called in the control room. Any other version of the story is wildly inaccurate.”

Source: USA Today – Breaking News

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