Jeb Bush has upped his Fox News game, both in air time on the network and via a $1 million ad buy from his super PAC.
As Media Matters has documented, Jeb Bush has made relatively few appearances on Fox News since announcing his candidacy, especially in comparison to Donald Trump. But that seems to be changing.
CNN crunched Media Matters’ numbers and noted that from May 1 – August 31, Bush made fewer Fox News appearances than any other Republican candidate except for Jim “Who?” Gilmore. But in September, Bush's appearances increased sharply. CNN writes:
It’s unclear whether the candidate or the channel is responsible for the dearth of appearances from May to August. A spokesperson for Fox did not respond to a request for comment.
… The pro-Bush super PAC Right to Rise USA, which is legally prohibited from coordinating with the Bush campaign, announced a $25 million ad buy last week.
The spending blitz will include $1 million worth of ads on Fox News.
This development coincides with the news that there are fresh calls for an organized takedown campaign from within the GOP.
So, is Bush going on Fox News more now because he realizes he thinks it’s smart politics and Fox is obliging because they’ll oblige any serious Republican? Or is Fox more eager to host Bush now that his super PAC is handing them $1 million (probably with a promise of more)? Or, despite Fox’s Trump love, is Fox in on the takedown effort?
I report, you decide.
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