MORE “CONSERVATIVE” COVERAGE …
Reporter Julia Hahn of Breitbart has a wonderful piece up this week delving into the connections between Fox News and a group called the Partnership for A New American Economy (PNAE).
According to Hahn, Fox founder Rupert Murdoch is the co-chairman of this group – which in addition to advocating for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio‘s 2013 amnesty bill has been “blanketing the country, media, and politicians with literature, advertisements, and a barrage of lobbyists pushing for open border immigration policies.”
Specifically, the group believes that anyone opposing illegal immigration is committing political suicide.
“Candidates who take positions that cast them as anti-immigration will start the general election at a 24-point disadvantage among likely voters and at an even greater disadvantage among key electoral groups, such as college-educated white women and young voters,” the group contends.
Fox’s connections to this group have become worth exploring in the aftermath of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump‘s refusal to participate in a debate on the network – which has already tried (and failed) to kneecap his front-running 2016 candidacy.
Trump accused the network of trying to “toy with him.”
“While Donald Trump has pledged to deport those illegally residing in the country and temporarily pause Muslim migration, Rubio’s immigration bill would have granted immediate amnesty and eventual citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, it would have doubled the annual admission of foreign workers, and it would have dispensed 33 million green cards to foreign nationals in the span of a single decade despite current record immigration levels,” Hahn’s report noted.
Has Fox News questioned Rubio about his support for amnesty in its debates? No …
“While Megyn Kelly made headlines with her heated questioning of Donald Trump, not one of the Fox News anchors asked Rubio in the first Fox News debate about his signature piece of legislation, which Murdoch’s immigration lobbying firm had endorsed,” Hahn noted. “Instead, they lobbed Rubio a series of softballs, such as asking Rubio if he could put God and veterans in the same sentence.”
Hahn’s report also revealed another connection between the network and Rubio.
“Bill Sammon – FOX News’s vice president of news and Washington managing editor – is the father of Brooke Sammon, who is Rubio’s press secretary,” she noted.
How cozy …
Of interest? Liberal U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina – whose support of amnesty for illegals earned him the nickname “Grahamnesty” – has previously praised Fox News for its support of open borders.
“God bless Fox,” Graham said during a 2013 interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.
During that same interview, another liberal U.S. Senator – John McCain of Arizona – named Murdoch and current Fox president Roger Ailes as being on the amnesty team, too.
“Rupert Murdoch is a strong supporter of immigration reform, and Roger Ailes is, too,” McCain told Lizza.
To read Hahn’s piece – which is chock full of all sorts of accompanying documentation – click here.
I hope the Trump campaign is paying you at least $25k/mnth for this dribble
Considering he has zero ads on his site, you can believe he’s getting paid somebody….most likelt Trump related. Breitbart has gotten money from Trump and FitsNews is always linking to, and regurgitating their stories. So……
Who said Trump was buying ads? He’s bought supporters in the past: http://www.businessinsider.com/paid-actors-at-donald-trump-announcement-2015-6
Trump clearly isn’t buying ads on this site. Nobody is…must be getting paid directly. Like Breitbart. Old news….
Way to go Fits, could it be Donald doesn’t like Fox either?
If Donald doesn’t show FOX won’t make enough money to pay the camera crew. He has the power, knows it, and is using it to his advantage. THAT is President material, something 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is seriously lacking right now.
Fox held debates before Trump and will be holding them after Trump. Personally, I’m looking forward to watching the others ripped Donald a new one without him being able to bullshit his way out of it. Donald will be tweeting up a storm insults afterwards.
I have to laugh at the foolish premise that Trump is ‘scared’ of Kelly or Cruz.’ Kelly’s last performance was absolutely biased and rife with ‘gotcha’ type, non-substantive questioning. Trump has every right to demand a different moderator, and with just cause. It may have been a tough decision for FOX not to ask Rosie O’Donnell to moderate alongside Kelly. Fox is pushing her simply for ratings, no other reason. They employ dozens of other people who are better qualified for the job of moderator.
As far as Cruz is concerned, Trump is beating him, he’s got a 16 point lead over Cruz in NH and a 14 point lead in Iowa. Why bother debating him? I see the logic in Trump’s refusal to participate.
Trump calculated that he would gain little by risking another ambush by MK. Attacking a female on personal grounds would alienate half the electorate.
The Donald broke all records of debates, according to FOX. Haven’t researched the numbers though. Let them rip, he takes negativity and gains power from it, never have seen anything like it.
You could be right but I think there will plenty of people watching. Yes he has the power and knows it but it takes more than that to be a good president, all presidents have power. Trump complaining about Fox New is like Republicans complaining about the MSM. Sorry but I just don’t know who Trump is, is he a Republican or Democrat? You can’t tell when he answers questions because he seldom does.
Out of a sea of horrible status quo candidates on both sides, he is the non-beltway choice. I don’t really care what his party affiliation is if he will do his best to manage this country for everyone. Can or will he do it? Who knows it is a unknown, but you can make bank on what all the others will do.
I only used party affiliation because if he’s not the Republican candidate we could have a Republican, Democrat and two Independents running for President. Is he conservative or liberal, I really don’t know.
Trump has issues, but he is the lesser of evils, IMO. I would love for that blowhard nanny Bloomberg to run as an Independent. What a tone deaf tool that guy is and leftys will vote for him like crazy if Bernie doesn’t make it. Looking like the setup plan C is for Uncle Joe to step in if Hillary starts tanking. Don’t let him BS you, he is waiting in the wings with his fingers crossed.
It’s a long ways from being over, much will happen between now and November and not just on the campaign trail.
“lesser of evils”,,,therein lies the problem, it’s always the lesser.
Well I look at my wife and know that she has given up on the idea of the perfect man and she seems to be pretty happy to me. LOL Any step away from elitist beltway boobs is step in the right direction.
Trump wouldn’t be my first choice for that. Trump was smart, he has eliminated the other two, I really don’t care for his tactics. I haven’t eliminated anyone and will vote my conscious in the primary.
Whatever you want to think of him, this is exactly why Trump is removing himself from the debate. It has nothing to do with Megyn Kelly. She was simply a pawn to be used to see if Fox would budge in trying to keep Trump on the stage. They didn’t and they may or may not pay for it. Regardless, it has nothing to do with Trump not being able to handle Kelly or whining because he doesn’t get his way.
Makes me wonder if Will is try to work his way into being Trump’s press secretary.
But does Trump need a spokesman?
Not really, press secretaries are lap boys to do the bidding and one more lap boy for Trump only fuels his ego. He is after all a politician.
All FitsNews has to do now is wonder where all the ‘pure-breeds’ are and then he might be in contention.
Trump must not know about his CDV conviction? Sanford fired him for it.Why would Trump hire him?
Did I say Trump would hire him, he’s smarter than that.
But, he has been running with PALIN lately!
If FITS had Palin’s following he would be right there with her on the Trump Stump.
Maybe he has never had sex with a Alaskan before? And if you care, Yes, growing up in Florida they are a major menu item during the winter months for a horn dog barfly. Check off Canadians, lots of them, eh?
There are allegations that Trump’s ex-wives made…
That led to CRIMINAL charges and convictions….?????
They led to undisclosed settlements.
We’re in the age of Trump, just make shit up, bellow it, over and over again, wash, rinse, repeat, say same made up shit over and over again. When asked a question about something relevant/important, lie/dodge, then transition to made up shit, bellow over and over again, wash, rinse, repeat.
Describes FitsNews to a tee!
Cult of Personality
“I am the cult of I am the cult of I am the cult of I am the cult of”
We do need legal immigration reform. It is incredibly difficult and expensive to gain citizenship, and these people are desperate enough to travel across central America and risk deportation if it means a better life. I do believe we need to do something about undocumented immigrants, but part of that needs to be having a better path to citizenship available to them.
Agreed the current system for LEGALLY coming here is horrible, however there will always be line cutters so the old better life excuse is a canard. If I say I robbed a bank for money to do good deeds does it make me less of a criminal? If we make it tough enough on the employers and quit doling out freebies and documentation there would be mass self deportation. Then maintain a strict border and start analyzing who we need to produce and contribute in our economy and clear the road for their arrival.
The federal government has tricked the American people for years by falsely using the 12 million number as a head-count of how many illegal aliens are illegally in our beloved nation. Some estimates are saying as high as 35 or 40 million illegal aliens are hiding in America, that is somewhere around 10%+ of our population.
Not to mention the babies having been spawned by illegal aliens, called anchor babies. These millions upon millions of anchor babies have been falsely given citizenship as the result of a twisted interpretation of the 14th amendment. We must fight this judicial perversion with all that we’ve got!
Lets not forget, illegal aliens came here and assumed the risk of the arrest and deportation. To make matters worse they exposed themselves and their family to arrest and deportation. In other words, they put themselves and family in harms way.
They exposed themselves to the risk because they desperately need the opportunity America is able to provide. If I were in their shoes I would probably do the same. Sorry, but this is a harsh world, and if any of us lived in a third world country starving to death I think it would be a very easy decision.
I don’t know that I agree with 10% – but what do you suppose the effect of 10% of the US population disappearing would be?
Their point is right that anti immigrant stance will be death of the party. But using media to achieve political goals is scary.
What’s the spread on Flip coming back to post on this threat using a new name? I mean Hispanics and immigration are like katnip to the guy.
Should we bet on what his next username will be? Will it be another fake made up name? Will it be another jab at Boz or Rocky? Will it be another impersonation account? Will it be another threat to get the DA and the FCC on everyone?
The MO is it starts off slowly. Usually some guest name you wouldn’t pick up on, and he / she is all rational and conversational – and then let’s a “shit” thing fly, and then it all goes down the crapper.
I’m thinking he takes his meds and is reasonable until they wear off? Just a guess. LMAO!!!
LAMO? Just wondering who was the guy that used it all the time before you!!!
I don’t know what you’re talking about, so I’m getting my lawyer to talk to the FCC and the CIA and the ABC and the 123 so I can sue you for hurting my feelings!
It wasn’t hard to get him to respond either.
That’s why he comes back. He’ll be jonesin’ in about an hour.
Like a smack-addicted hoodrat.
Scratching forearms, twitching, and starring a hole into that keyboard, sweat popped out on his greasy forehead. I would say we need a betting pool on the exact time he posts but then some cheater would say his name 3 times and ruin everything.
OK. I’ll play. I predict he’ll post around 10:30 tonight, and follow that with about 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. Don’t ask how I know. I’m making some assumptions on work hours.
rockyspiclovingflipfaggotsugly Macho Wuss • an hour ago
Trump just destroyed the presstitute traitors! This is not about tampon Kelly, this is about controlling the narrative and killing the NWO machine. It’s brilliant!
Well I was wrong!!!!
Bazinga!!! Not really a FOX fan, Hannity is a mess, Already at work at that time, get home later than that.
The jonesin must have been real bad. Real bad!!!!!
Trump dissed the 2012 presidential candidates who declined to show up for a Newsmax debate that he was moderating. He called them disloyal, having no courage, too nervous, scared and the old standard, how are they going to stand up to China. Of course in typical Trump fashion he then dropped out of moderating.
I know, for a candidate to say one thing one time and then do and say something else another is absurd. Hillary trashed and tried to destroy any woman who accused her husband of rape or inappropriate advances when he was running for president and now she says all women deserve to have people believe them since she is now running. I mean the nerve of these people right?
It appears The Donald isn’t too upset with Fox, as he will be on O’Reilly’s show tonight. I still contend that his biggest problem is that a woman called him on the carpet. He doesn’t have a problem with O’Reilly when he tangles with him.
Because when O’Reilly is a bitch to Trump and Trump throws it back in his face, Trump isn’t called a misogynist and all that shit.
When Megyn is a bitch and gets it thrown back in her face, then everyone sees Trump as a bully like he was just supposed to take it because she has a twat.
Has Trump said O’Reilly being an ass was because he was menstruating or tweeted about what a bimbo, light weight and horrible person he is? I seriously don’t know, since Trump has been tweeting insults for several years.
Yet you repeat the same lie that Trump was talking about menstruating. You people are full or irony.
If you choose to be denial about his comment, so be it. I know what I heard and understand thoroughly what he meant. Just like his comment to his business associates about his second wife, “nice tits, no brains”.
Just like the previous debates it won’t be about letting the candidates state their policies. It will be their last chance to attack Trump and say he is anti immigrant, anti muslim,etc Trump has been on top since he announced his candidacy. He has been polling in the upper 20?s to low 30?s for a while now. There is no reason for him to do this debate…
Snip it – got another one. Hey, do you have to pay for parking at the Clerk of Court in Lexington? Anyone know? Anyone?
Did you see her terms of endearment with POS Michael Moore last night?
No, thankfully I missed that.
I would trust Megan if she started the debate with this question of Cruz:
Mr. Cruz can you tell us why the police found your wife sitting on the side of an expressway, only 10 feet from traffic with her head in her hands? Also the officer said she was a danger to herself, is she better now? So Mr. Cruz what really did cause her to lose it?
Uh, to give encouragement to the chicken???
Chicken. You’ve defamed him. Time to sue!!!!!
Screen shot, got it. Maiden Lane – here I come.
Knock first and identify.
Thanks for the tip.
Trump just destroyed the presstitute traitors! This is not about tampon Kelly, this is about controlling the narrative and killing the NWO machine. It’s brilliant!
“I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi.”
Rupert Murdoch is an immigrant. He came to this country with the goal of taking over as much of the nation’s media as possible so that he could influence elections and thereby exercise power over government for the benefit of he and his billionaire buddies. His network has destroyed the reputation of every paper it has taken over, including the WSJ by turning them into nothing more than a cog in his RNC propaganda machine.
Why is it the Mexican side is full of new cars, and a highway, and a big town with ad signs, and the US side looks like a prison in the background, and the middle of nowhere?
Smell and crime?
Then take a shower and find a legal line of work, sir!
He’s a MLMer and pyramid schemer too. The Trump Network, The Vitamin Company, Trump University and endorsement of utility scam, ACN. I suppose if Madoff wasn’t in prison he could have him be his running mate.
It was a multi-level marketing company, like Avon, Amway and Mary Kay.
“We’re all going to be successful together,” Trump declared enthusiastically about the business that had just been rechristened The Trump Network after he struck a licensing deal with the three men running it. He said he believed this new venture — “our company” — would become the “biggest in the industry.”
This is going to be something that’s really amazing,” he said.
Less than a year later, some of the company’s biggest salespeople stopped getting paid. By 2012, Trump’s licensing contract ended and the owners sold the business. The Trump Network was no more.
fox rules fits drools
Cheap labor keeps the Khazarian Mafia machine running.
Okay… did ANYBODY really READ the article above??? Seems FOXnews is the SHILL here… can you say: “CONFLICT OF INTEREST???” Highlights from JULIA HAHN piece: –Murdoch is co-chair for “Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE)<<one of the most powerful immigration lobbying firms in the country. –PNAE was a prime lobbyist for one of the biggest open borders pushes in American
history: Sen. Marco Rubio's (Rep-FL) “2013 Gang of Eight” immigration bill. –(Cruz has vowed to stop ILLEGALS from entering or prosecuting to deport &)
Trump has pledged to deport those illegally residing in the country and
temporarily pause Muslim migration. –Rubio’s GANG OF 8 immigration bill WOULD HAVE GRANTED IMMEDIATE AMNESTY &
EVENTUAL CITIZENSHIP TO MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, it would have DOUBLED the
annual admission of foreign workers, and it would have dispensed 33 MILLION
GREEN CARDS to foreign nationals in the span of a SINGLE DECADE. –NOT ONE of the Fox News anchors asked Rubio in the first Fox News debate about
his signature piece of GANG OF 8 legislation, (which Murdoch’s immigration
lobbying firm HAD ENDORSED) — –Instead, they lobbed Rubio a series of softballs, such as asking Rubio if he
could: “put God and veterans in the same sentence.” ––Interestingly, Bill Sammon, FOX News’s vice president of News and Washington
managing editor, is the father of Brooke Sammon, who is RUBIO’S PRESS SECRETARY.
Soooo….. how cozy is that????? and…I repeat: can you say: "CONFLICT OF INTEREST???"