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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dick Morris: Fox News is “the unofficial Super Pac of Marco Rubio,”

Media Bias?
Who would have thought it?

  • It has always been a fairy tale for children that the Media Machine is neutral in news reporting.  Far from neutral, the Machine is a biased ratings and money driven monster.  "We are all going to die. Film at 6."

(Newsmax)  -  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 has come under sharp criticism for its after debate spin discussions, especially its focus groups that have had seemingly ordinary voters strongly favor Rubio.

After the last debate in Iowa, Breitbart reported that "pollster Frank Luntz got significant airtime to direct a post-debate focus group that unsurprisingly was very favorable to Rubio, the GOP establishment pick in the primary race."

Breitbart said neither Fox nor Luntz disclosed the pollster’s close ties with Rubio.

According to the conservative online news service, Rubio had paid Luntz more than $250,000 for political work completed in Florida.

Morris said Fox has been frequently giving positive air time to Rubio after reporting on Trump, to the detriment of other candidates.

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