Exploring the role Fox News fills for its audience.
Exactly. Fox viewers (not all, just the hard core Trumpers that we're talking about) could not accept Biden winning AZ. They were not angry that Fox told them the truth, they simply could not and would not accept the truth, so they believed that Fox had somehow betrayed them. If I had a nickel for all the comments I read that week that boiled down to "Fox showed its true colors on election night" or "I stopped watching Fox after election night, it's Newmax for me now", I could retire comfortably.