Roger Ailes: Rubio Is Finished At Fox News, According To Reports

March 4, 2016 | By TheSpreadit More

Roger Ailes and Marco Rubio’s alliance has turned sour, and the Fox News chairman is no longer backing the Florida senator. According to reports, the media titan and his network believe that the candidate for president no longer has a viable path to win the nomination of the Republican party.

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For months, the media has been buzzing about right-leaning cable news network Fox News secretly rooting for a candidate in the primary season. Fox News and its chief Roger Ailes allegedly settled on Marco Rubio, a young and talented senator from Florida, who was seen by many in the Republican party as the best chance to defeat Hillary Clinton, the odds-on favorite for the Democratic party’s nomination.

Things were going fine until Donald Trump, a real estate mogul from New York, decided to run for the same position. Trump’s style and persona changed the trajectory of the race and Rubio’s potential never became reality. After mostly enjoying positive coverage on the network, the senator has been receiving more criticism in recent days. Moreover, reports are now suggesting that it is over for him at Fox News. According to New York magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman:

In his role as the donor class’s darling, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from the Republicans’ media arm, Fox News. Throughout the primary, Fox provided Rubio with friendly interviews and key bookings, including the first prime-time response to Barack Obama’s Oval Office address on ISIS. Many of the network’s top pundits, including Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, have been enthusiastic boosters. Bill Sammon, Fox’s Washington managing editor, is the father of Rubio’s communications director, Brooke Sammon.

Sherman added:

But this alliance now seems to be over. According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”

Although it is easy to link the change in attitude with Rubio’s electoral failure, things are a little bit more complicated. Apparently, Ailes was not happy after New York Times revealed that in 2013, Rubio asked the network not to go after his immigration reform bill to help its chances of success. The bill never became law, but the Fox News chief does not like to see his name in the media, especially when it is not flattering. The network is supposedly looking for a new “darling” to support in the coming weeks.

Is it over for Marco Rubio and Roger Ailes?


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  1. Tomas the rhymer says:

    I have found this story on every other news site except fox. Hmmmm…

    • Omega says:

      That’s because fox news doesn’t really report the news. Its called propaganda. I’m almost positive that Roger Ailes is directly related to Paul Joseph Goebbels.

  2. InGlockWeTrust says:

    It is about time. Rubio’s ads were so childish and moronic. It was like South Park writers were making them. It was probably the same bunch that pushed McCain. They were definitely advising and guiding the youngster. It is time for the old guard in the GOP to accept the change and recognize their base. Practice what you preach! And, stop pandering to the country club donors and listen to the farmers, policemen, workers of our party. After all, if you don’t want to listen to your constituents, then run another McCain or Romney and tell us we need to pinch our noses and vote for our party. If you want to keep the key to the executive washroom, take Romney with you. We don’t want Obama care. We don’t need a “better” plan. No such thing. By the way, I had some Romney- Ryan signs left over. After his tirade, I threw them away. It’s funny, the Democrats don’t do this circular firing squad like the establishment promotes.

  3. debra says:

    I am finished with the “fair and balanced” network, if Fox follows through and drops Rubio. I am tired of the Trump show. Fox needs to be more objective and less biased towards their favorite sone, Trump.

  4. Elizabeth San Miguel says:

    Well, that’s a mistake. I think he’s the one that can win against Hillary.

  5. Verona J Pearson says:

    This identifies that FOX was biased in its reporting of the election campaigns activities. These actions stem from our government’s management of news broadcasts as witnessed in: the failure to clearly identify candidates positions or related position changes, misleading readers with lack of background information, poor credibility of sources, distortions arguments or statements, and keeping monitored debates in check to make preferences more appealing to the voters. This is the very reason that some candidates failed to attend FOX’s sponsored debates and that Megyn Kelly was identified as performing these tactics by said candidates. Many news sources exist and it’s up the reader to find many sources to identify truth in the reporting processes. rp

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