The FoxNews Gang (in the most abject sense of the word) did its very best to take Donald Trump out of contention for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. This was not a Thursday night presidential debate. It was a mugging, wherein the moderators (read that: neo-left journalistic thugs) did everything they could do to obfuscate, twist, jab, stab and bludgeon him with every phrase their researchers could dig up from Mr. Trump’s show biz history.
Talk show host Mark Levin dissected Megyn Kelly’s assault in question number two and played clips of The Apprentice show, and The View show, from which the”evidential” material was drawn. Yes. You read that correctly – The Apprentice and The View. The Fox News hit team used nearly a full one-third of the air time, by itself.
With America standing on 18 trillion dollars in debt, the jihad movement progressing unabated in our cities, 25% of Mexico’s population living here, 20% of Guatemala’s population living here, record numbers of Americans no longer in the workforce, our only true ally in the Middle East under siege, and a mainstream press corps turning a blind eye to all of it, we got obscure stuff and rubbish from The View and The Apprentice. Thanks a lot.
I’m not at all surprised at the strategy. The Republican establishment detests Donald Trump. Karl Rove, a Bush loyalist forever, still wields great influence at Fox. I will make an educated guess that Fox News’ upper management will continue to press for Jeb Bush’s nomination. Trump has to go.
Personally, I think he should stick around for awhile. His brash candor creates interest and makes the Republican establishment types very uncomfortable. I like that. The establishment GOP should be made to feel uncomfortable. They’ve failed us – miserably.
Rush Limbaugh (who has carried a whole lot of water for the Bush family) said during his Thursday noon broadcast that his insiders’ best info was that Florida Senator Marco Rubio was the one under marching orders from big moneyed establishment Republican interests to do the hit and destroy Mr. Trump. Little did Mr. Limbaugh know that it was the Fox News team which got the assignment – er, I mean the contract.
Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Ms. Kelly gave their very best efforts to knocking out Mr. Trump. What should have been an opportunity for America to hear her best Republican candidates talk about how they intend to save our nation from plunging headlong into the abyss became a tabloid-esque spectacle.
I’ve heard higher quality material on Jerry Springer’s shows. The mainstream press corps loved it. Does that tell you conservatives anything?
Fox News. Fair and balanced? My ass.