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Report: Rupert Murdoch Wants Fox To 'Back Off The Trump Coverage'
Fox News ^ | 07/22/15 | Sara Jerde

Posted on 07/22/2015 2:39:26 PM PDT by Enlightened1

upert Murdoch wants his top executive at Fox News to rein in the network's coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but the executive has so far refused to comply, according to a report published Wednesday.

Gabe Sherman of New York magazine quoted an anonymous source who said that Murdoch has tried to get Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to have the conservative news channel "back off the Trump coverage."

The channel has covered Trump more than any other presidential candidate in the 2016 race, according to the report. And Murdoch has not hesitated to voice his dislike of the current GOP frontrunner.

Murdoch took to Twitter over the weekend to criticize the comments Trump has made so far in his campaign.

Murdoch has privately described Trump as a "phony," according to a New York Times report detailing their relationship.

Sherman's insiders reportedly said Ailes told Murdoch he was covering Trump "the way he wanted to."

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: backoff; boycottfox; coverage; foxfauxnews; foxnewslies; murdoch; murdochlies; rupertmurdoch; trump
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1 posted on 07/22/2015 2:39:26 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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I guess Fox News wants Jeb Bush to have more coverage???

After all they want to see Bush vs. Clinton in 2016.


2 posted on 07/22/2015 2:40:43 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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Translation = The Establishment is in pure panic mode


3 posted on 07/22/2015 2:41:29 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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When is Rupert Murdoch going to leave the U.S. and take him and his family home to Australia? We were doing just fine without him and we definitely don’t need his 2 cents now.


4 posted on 07/22/2015 2:41:55 PM PDT by Reno89519 (American Lives Matter! US Citizen, Veteran, Conservative, Republican. I vote. Trump 2016.)
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Like I call it....The Karl Rove Channel.


5 posted on 07/22/2015 2:42:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I'm fed up.)
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To: Enlightened1

More coverage on Huckabee or Graham would probably get a lot more viewers I suppose.


6 posted on 07/22/2015 2:42:49 PM PDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democrat.)
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To: Enlightened1

Well, Murdoch should be pleased as Fox’s coverage of Trump has been about 80% negative. Much of the negative coverage has backfired, but most Fox hosts have been doing their best.


7 posted on 07/22/2015 2:43:08 PM PDT by Will88
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why , because Trump is killing his boy , Jeb ? LOL


8 posted on 07/22/2015 2:43:50 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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More coverage on Huckabee or Graham would probably get a lot more viewers I suppose.

It would be the cure for insomnia.

9 posted on 07/22/2015 2:43:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Enlightened1

It is scary how much media is in the hands of so few people.

Yet, they talk about banks, Wallstreet, big oil, big pharma; etc. But not big media.


10 posted on 07/22/2015 2:44:51 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Enlightened1

I like Mordock.

11 posted on 07/22/2015 2:45:20 PM PDT by JPG (What's the difference between the Rats and the GOPe? Nothing.)
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My sentiments exactly. The more I read articles like these concerning the reactions of many in the political and media establishment to Trump and his comments, the more I am reminded of the closed union mentality of these people and that in turn reminds me of a very personal experience many years ago that greatly influenced me becoming a conservative.


12 posted on 07/22/2015 2:46:56 PM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("Keeping your stick down used to be a commandment, but not anymore" Harry Sinden, 1988)
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Heaven forbid that they would report the news.


13 posted on 07/22/2015 2:47:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Murdock created Trump. Trump used the New York Post to make himself a name.
14 posted on 07/22/2015 2:47:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I can’t believe this Murdock owns all of the MSM including Fox. How did Fox end up being at least Right leaning with Murdock in charge?

Why can’t someone with some money and his head screwed on straight who loves America and freedom and hates federal tyranny - why can’t someone like that buy up Fox or another major news source?


15 posted on 07/22/2015 2:48:17 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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Even among the non-Trumps, Walker is stronger against Hillary in those ‘swing states’ according to a Quinnipiac Poll. Jeb is down.


16 posted on 07/22/2015 2:52:45 PM PDT by BigEdLB (They need to target the 'Ministry of Virtue' which has nothing to do with virtue.)
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Jonah Goldberg came out firing today with a withering anti-Trump column. Rick Perry has gone over the top with his anti-Trump rhetoric. And I’m sure “The Five” and other Fox News shows will join the broadside today.

The Ruling Class/GOPe ain’t taking this Trump thing lying down.

It’s war, ladies and gentlemen. War.


17 posted on 07/22/2015 2:53:19 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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I would not recommend reading the comments at that site, unless you want to see a worldview that is anathema to your own. The “other side of the aisle” gets more “other” every election.


18 posted on 07/22/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT by sparklite2
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To: Enlightened1

Somebody said to Rupert “Oh crap he might win”


19 posted on 07/22/2015 2:55:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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ValJar Must have Told Rupert What He Must Do!

20 posted on 07/22/2015 2:55:37 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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