The memo states that Fox should “stay away” from the use of the description, and instead say something Biden has “enough electoral votes to win the presidency.”
The memoirs emphasize that the network should report moves by Trump’s legal teams to challenge the results, although legal analysts have dismissed potential challenges as having little or no value.
“We will report on both sides until further instructions are given,” a memorandum said.
A Fox spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday. Maybe Fox could change the manual before or after it calls a race.
The instructions came as Trump and his aides expressed anger at Fox News over predictions that Biden would win in Arizona.
After Fox called Arizona for Biden, Trump advisers launched a court-wide press to pressure the network to withdraw its plans.
Top advisers phoned Fox Talent to complain and Jared Kushner went as far as to contact Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire owner of the channel.
However, Fox’s decision desk has repeatedly said that they are on Arizona’s side. But some of its top talents have questioned the call.
Sean Hannity, a Trump advocate recruited by the network, said during the Fox show on Thursday night that “any call back to Arizona would be too early.” A network spokesperson did not respond when asked earlier if the network would comment on Hannity’s assertion.