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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Fox News souring on Rubio?

New York magazine reported, "More Bad News for Marco Rubio: He Just Lost the Support of Fox News."

I guess scoring three out of four endorsements means jack when you take but one out of 15 states. And when that state is Minnesota, they start calling you Fritz Rubio.

Donors are saying they could have gotten the same bad results from Jeb.

From New York magazine:
According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he's lost confidence in Rubio's ability to win. "We're finished with Rubio," Ailes recently told a Fox host. "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." 
Ailes was already concerned about Rubio's lackluster performance in GOP primaries and caucuses, winning only one contest among the 15 that have been held. But the more proximate cause for the flip was an embarrassing New York Times article revealing that Rubio and Ailes had a secret dinner meeting in 2013 during which the Florida senator successfully lobbied the Fox News chief to throw his support behind the "Gang of 8" comprehensive immigration-reform bill. "Roger hates seeing his name in print," a longtime Ailes associate told me. "He was appalled the dinner was reported," the source said. 
Already, there are on-air signs that Fox's attitude toward Rubio has cooled. This morning, anchor Martha MacCallum grilled Rubio about his poor Super Tuesday performance. "Is that a viable excuse at this point?" she asked, when he tried spinning his second-place finish in Virginia. 
Fox's corporate support of Rubio has also been a growing source of tension with the network's more conservative talent. Sean Hannity was furious that the Times article reported how he went along with Rubio's immigration proposal. During an interview with Trump on Monday, Hannity barely defended Fox while Trump trashed Rubio backers like Hayes. "He shouldn't be on the air," Trump said. The best Hannity could muster was to change the subject. "Have you ever watched MSNBC?" he said. "They suck."
To be sure, tonight the Fox News All-Stars tonight were like a 12-year-old Don Surber insisting the Cleveland Indians still had a chance as long as they were not mathematically eliminated. But ratings drive the subscription fees and the ad revenues. Trump is "All In The Family." Rubio is "Pink Lady and Jeff."


  1. Bisogna cambiare tuto.

  2. I saw a report today that Rupert Murdoch says that the GOP would be mad not to support Trump if he's the nominee. That could help explain FoxNews' souring on Chico.

  3. Even the Mussulmen are smart enough to rally behind the strongest horse. - Elric