In a stunning admission, Fox News head honcho Roger Ailes says that they are not supporting Marco Rubio anymore.
This comes after he did so poorly in the Super Tuesday contest, even after getting all the press for ripping into The Donald.
Here’s more from New York Mag:
…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.”
Ailes was already concerned about Rubio’s lackluster performance in GOP primaries and caucuses, winning only one contest among the 15 that have been held. But the more proximate cause for the flip was an embarrassing New York Times article revealing that Rubio and Ailes had a secret dinner meeting in 2013 during which the Florida senator successfully lobbied the Fox News chief to throw his support behind the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration-reform bill. “Roger hates seeing his name in print,” a longtime Ailes associate told me. “He was appalled the dinner was reported,” the source said.
Already, there are on-air signs that Fox’s attitude toward Rubio has cooled. This morning, anchor Martha MacCallum grilled Rubio about his poor Super Tuesday performance. “Is that a viable excuse at this point?” she asked, when he tried spinning his second-place finish in Virginia.
Fox’s corporate support of Rubio has also been a growing source of tension with the network’s more conservative talent. Sean Hannity was furious that the Times article reported how he went along with Rubio’s immigration proposal. During an interview with Trump on Monday, Hannity barely defended Fox while Trump trashed Rubio backers like Hayes. “He shouldn’t be on the air,” Trump said. The best Hannity could muster was to change the subject. “Have you ever watched MSNBC?” he said. “They suck.”
The Fox News turn on Rubio was even more evident last night, as nearly every panelist attacked him for doing the same thing to Trump that The Donald had done to every single other candidate.
But no matter how hypocritical, Fox News has huge sway over millions of conservatives, and this is not good for Rubio.
Here’s one of the many attacks that Rubio heaped onto the toupee of The Donald:
Unfortunately for Rubio, his attacks seemed only to help Cruz.
What do you think? Is it hypocritical for Fox to attack Marco Rubio for doing what Trump did for months? Let us know in the comments section below!!