Trump can't stop looking back — but Rupert Murdoch's Fox News can

Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch.
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Rupert Murdoch would like Donald Trump to move on from 2020 already. That's true for many of us, but Murdoch's opinion might carry a little bit more weight — his family does control Fox News, which remains the most powerful brand in conservative media.

"The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity," Murdoch said Wednesday during News Corp's annual shareholder meeting. "It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past."

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Joel Mathis, The Week US

Joel Mathis is a freelance writer who has spent nine years as a syndicated columnist, co-writing the RedBlueAmerica column as the liberal half of a point-counterpoint duo. His work also regularly appears in National Geographic, The Kansas City Star and Heatmap News. His awards include best online commentary at the Online News Association and (twice) at the City and Regional Magazine Association.