Republican John Kasich made a surprise second-place finish in New Hampshire last night. But Fox News only gave him about a minute of airtime for his speech before cutting away to his competitor Marco Rubio who was way behind.
Cohost Bret Baier broke into Kasich’s speech, noting that he was projected to come in second. Then he added, “The question is, how will he finish down south, South Carolina, other states. He says he’s taking his campaign national from here.”
At the time, Rubio was in fifth place. But just before Fox began airing Rubio’s remarks, Megyn Kelly added, “We don’t know where Senator Marco Rubio landed tonight.”
For the record, he finished in fifth place.
Kelly also noted that in his remarks, Rubio acknowledged that his poor debate performance “was responsible for his showing in New Hampshire, saying it will never happen again.” She was referring to Rubio’s repetitive, robotic debate responses to attacks of being scripted - with obviously scripted lines about President Obama.
I have previously suggested that Fox News threw its support behind Rubio after his strong finish in the Iowa caucuses and while the network was in the midst of its latest flare-up with Donald Trump. It's not clear to me what Fox's next game plan will be.
Watch it below, from Fox News’ February 9 New Hampshire primary coverage, via Crooks and Liars.
In this bizarre Republican field I’m not sure those sorts of statistics matter much. The angry mob of Archie Bunkers are fickle and without reason.
I’ll probably piss off the Progressives here but if Bernie wins the nod I might be persuaded to vote Kasich. Though, if Bernie wins, I’d prefer Bloomberg run. He has no chance but it’s a protest vote to both parties a pox on extremism.
Like Henry Ford said of the model T, “Customers can have any color they want as long as it is black.”, republicans are gonna have to get used to the orange flavored one.