Like they did for Trump’s race in 2016 and again, in 2020, Fox News, the cable news network that’s made a fortune in advertising revenue with loyal conservative viewers, refused to call the race for Republicans.
Glenn Youngin shocked the nation as he took an early lead in Virginia’s governor’s race and maintained his lead throughout the night. When it became clear that Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe had no path to victory, CNN reluctantly called the race for the GOP candidate.
Fox News refused to call the race for Youngkin.
BREAKING: CNN CALLS VIRGINIA FOR YOUNGKIN BEFORE FOX NEWS https://t.co/1vuZWrg7sP
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) November 3, 2021
Moments later, ABC and MSNBC called the race for Glenn Youngkin.
Fox News refused to call the race for the rock star Republican.
TERRIBLE for Fox. pic.twitter.com/Ri6Hn2C4bg
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) November 3, 2021
And then finally, around 12:45 AM Fox News called the race for Youngkin.
Fox News has declared Glenn Youngkin the next Governor of Virginia pic.twitter.com/8y1i5B5U7b
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 3, 2021
They were mocked mercilessly on Twitter for once again, being last to call an important race won by a Republican.
Fox still can’t call Virginia but they were fine calling Arizona a few minutes after the polls closed?
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) November 3, 2021
BREAKING Virginia Governor Results from Fox News: pic.twitter.com/ZtJTmqHvnC
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) November 3, 2021