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The Daily BeastMay 16, 2022
Fox News Is Tearing Itself Apart Over Bonkers Senate Race
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty/WikiCommonsWelcome to this week's edition of Confider, the media newsletter that pulls back the curtain to reveal what's really going on inside the world's most powerful navel-gazing industry. Subscribe here and send your questions, tips, and complaints here.

Tomorrow concludes the absolutely bonkers GOP Senate primary race in Pennsylvania and, no matter who wins, the results are sure to piss off a portion of the Fox News primetime slate. After little-known "ultra-MAGA" candidate Kathy Barnette began surging in the polls last week, it seemed like pro-Trump media stars almost immediately got the memo to destroy her. Sean Hannity pulled out all the stops to protect Dr. Mehmet Oz, his close pal Donald Trump's preferred candidate, while colleague Laura Ingraham has made her disdain for the TV doctor more than clear. The tension between the two Fox stars boiled over late last week when Hannity took aim at Barnette for two straight nights, unironically blasting her past Islamophobic and homophobic remarks. Ingraham vollied bac

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