On Newsmax, Beth Ailes says Lachlan Murdoch “was not born in this country” and does not “understand Americans”

Newsmax host Eric Bolling: Lachlan Murdoch is “maybe more woke than what we're used to for conservative media”

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Citation From the September 21, 2023, edition of Newsmax's Eric Bolling: The Balance

ERIC BOLLING (HOST): You know, people have been asking me to do some appearances throughout because I spent almost 12 years at Fox under Roger Ailes and Rupert. Yeah, he's not – however Lachlan – you and I, we've known Lachlan. We know James Murdoch with the two sons, the two sons that wanted control of Fox News. Lachlan got it. Both have a liberal lean to them, don't they? I know James is a little bit more, and James's wife actually worked for the Clinton Foundation for a little while, but they both are climate alarmists, and they're both into a lot of things that we would call -- I would call more pro-left and maybe more woke than what we're used to for conservative media that, again, that Roger built.

BETH AILES (GUEST): Well, I think that Lachlan revealed his true feelings, for example, about President Trump when he said it's time for the country to move on. I personally find that offensive from someone who was not born in this country, who doesn't love this country the way my late husband, Roger, did or understand Americans, who are very smart, by the way. And they know that the media and the political powers that be have aligned themselves in such a way that all they do is spew out lies.

And I will say that Rupert de-platformed President Trump. He de-platformed Tucker. Is he de-platforming himself, in a way, by stepping down today? I don't think so. Back in 2015 when he announced that Lachlan and James were going to be the co-chairs of the company and that Roger would have to report to them as well as to him, that was – the assumption then was that Rupert was stepping down somewhat. And that did not happen at all. He remained very powerful and in control.