The election is so over that even Trump has allowed the transition to begin, but that hasn't stopped Fox News viewers from insisting that Trump will prevail.
And they're hopping mad far-right firebrand Laura Ingraham, the host of the channel's The Ingraham Angle, joined the chorus of voices confirming Joe Biden will be the next President.
Ingraham shared the newsflash—a few weeks late—both on her show and on Twitter.
Trump will remain the most compelling voice in American politics after Biden is sworn in as president. https://t.co/JpSiCiW2kl— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1606213859.0
Reporting on Trump's agreement to begin cooperating with Biden's transition team, Ingraham spoke plainly with her viewers about the certainty of the election's outcome.
"As unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been for so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight..."
"...unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and, frankly, an unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20."
Ingraham was quick to qualify that this admission does not constitute a wholesale rejection of the many false claims conservatives have spread about the election's integrity or an abandonment of the "conservative populist movement."
Rather, she explained:
"To say this constitutes living in reality, and if I offered you a false reality, if I told you that there was an excellent, phenomenal chance that the Supreme Court was going to step in and deliver a victory to President Trump, I'd be lying to you."
Ingraham went on to implore her viewers to feel "hopeful" and "optimistic" about the future because of Trump's impact on American politics and the positive changes that have resulted from his "America first" agenda, like supposed wage gains for working class citizens, foreign policy successes, and his handling of the pandemic.
But her viewers weren't buying what she was selling.
As is the case most of the time when Fox News shares the truth over unfounded conspiracy theories, tons of the Fox faithful took to Twitter to rake Ingraham over the coals for supposedly betraying them.
@IngrahamAngle Now that you and Tucker Carlson have thrown in the towel, I’m totally done with Fox News.— donald wilson (@donald wilson)1606217771.0
@IngrahamAngle Let’s watch her followers drop as fast as her ratings will too.— Kate Smith (@Kate Smith)1606214745.0
@IngrahamAngle Somehow I have a feeling you’ll regret this one, Laura! It won’t age well.— Kdub$ (@Kdub$)1606219415.0
@IngrahamAngle I loved you on the radio. Fox has ruined you.— Kathy Shrout (@Kathy Shrout)1606227723.0
@IngrahamAngle Sell out. Hope they paid you well. We the people will never forget.— BOBBY JO (@BOBBY JO)1606216746.0
@IngrahamAngle Sure. And Milli Vanilli sang on their albums.— Kevin Dwyer (@Kevin Dwyer)1606214605.0
@IngrahamAngle Fox is dead— Robin Rowell Brodosi (@Robin Rowell Brodosi)1606214483.0
@IngrahamAngle Laura is a sell out!— Victoria Merdes (@Victoria Merdes)1606230075.0
@IngrahamAngle I’m really sorry to hear Laura conceding.... off goes the button to news max!— Cathy horvath (@Cathy horvath)1606245506.0
Fox News has come under increasing fire from its viewers—including the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—ever since election night as more and more of its hosts are willing to admit Biden won the election.
Many viewers switched allegiances to even more fringe networks Newsmax and One America News, which almost exclusively feature conspiracy theory, opinion and propaganda programming.