Interesting observations by Morris.
With conservative blogs calling Fox News “the unofficial Super Pac of Marco Rubio,” the network may join the Florida senator as one of the big losers Tuesday night.
Trump – who had been battling the network over its biased coverage – not only triumphed, but Fox’s favored candidate came in a disappointing fifth place.
“I am shocked at Fox News,” political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV Tuesday night.
Morris, a frequent past Fox commentator, said he had appeared on the network more than 2,100 times and “nobody ever told me what to say.”
But he has been “appalled at the blatant bias in favor of Rubio” demonstrated by the network in recent months.
It seems like “almost every second they are hyping him, promoting him,” Morris said.
Fox focused on Rubio during the Iowa debate both in questions and on its Twitter account, doing twice as many tweets about him, 16, in the last hour and forty minutes as any other candidate. Meanwhile, Cruz was given virtually no questions after a dust up with Chris Wallace and had no tweets about him over that same period of the last hour and forty minutes of the debate.
Then after the caucuses and Cruz’s win, the focus was once again all on Rubio, despite finishing third. While some might be expected given that he had done better than expected the time spent was noticeably out of proportion to that given the actual winner.