According to New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, Marco Rubio has lost the support of Fox News.
Sherman writes Fox chief Roger Ailes reportedly said, "We're finished with Rubio," and "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." Sherman explains:
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.
Ailes is now back to searching for a candidate the channel can rally behind. “He’s thinking, What do we do about the whole damn thing?” one of the news executive’s friends said.
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This would all send a tingle up Roger’s ancient leg if Der Furor was aping GOPTV™ in only attacking the ‘liberal mainstream media’ to keep Republicans within the Fox News information bubble. But thin-skinned egomaniac Trump is finding the tactic equally effective in trashing the Fox News brand which is losing the respect of their core audience ironically as it grows in viewership, right-wingers being whipped up by their angst over the election.
Do you ever sleep? I ask as I type his at 4:30 a.m. ;^)
This is probably the most interesting article I’ve read here in a long time. Sure, we all realize Fox News is all about lifetime Republican media guy Roger Ailes polishing the brand and that he likes playing kingmaker. Yet it’s fascinating to read the New York Times peeking behind the curtain to the GOPTV™ sausage factory.
If any [liberal] ‘mainstream’ news outlet was meeting with Obama to market, say, Obamacare I think we all realize Fox News would have enough cows to fill a good size pasture. Why the heck haven’t I heard this covered on allegedly liberal PBS “NewsHour”, NBC “Today”, etc.? Why does the ‘mainstream’ media let Fox continually attack them as liberal lackeys while ignoring Fox’s comically obvious agenda-driven Republican propaganda?
Also, it seems old age is catching up with Roger. Has he grown so senile to miss his role in creating Trump? Or for that matter most of the Republican candidates. Particularly clowns like Mike Huckabee who had his own Fox News show and Ben Carson who is a frequent fixture as a guest. Does he think he can control the monsters he creates like they’re his family pets? Dr. Frankenstein tried that already and it didn’t work out so well.