FOX NEWS: ‘We Can’t Do the Rubio Thing Anymore’

Published on March 2, 2016

Is Marco Rubio’s biggest cheerleader finally turning their back on him? It seems so. What do you think he will do now?

Gabriel Sherman writes that “there are on-air signs that Fox’s attitude toward Sen. Marco Rubio has cooled,” and Roger Ailes is behind that decision.

From New York Magazine:

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.

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.”

Read more: Breitbart

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