Weaponizing Donald Trump


    Look for all the representatives in the Clown Bus to start pulling stunts like Graham’s burning of his cell phone.

    The GOP and Fox News made an extremely presumptuous decision about who does, and does not, get into the big Fox News Debate.

    We’re still more than a year out from the election, but I suspect the failure of at least 6 of the presumptive candidates to “make” the debate will kill their campaigns.

    The “national poll” requirements probably looked reasonable at first glance, so far out from the primaries; however, we’ve seen enough to convince most of us that this didn’t pan out.

    There is one thing I will give to conservatives: they never, ever admit they are wrong.  

    Fox News Channel is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation.

    It was created by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch and is run by former NBC executive Roger Ailes. Ailes was an advisor or speech writer to Richard Nixon, so those of us who were awake and breathing in the 1970s understand just what is going on.  He is the originator, I suspect of many of Nixon’s dirty tricks.

    Ailes is also a close friend of Rupert Murdoch, or so Murdoch used to think.  What Rupert wanted, Roger delivered.  Apparently the relationship was based mostly on Roger’s abject fear of Rupert.

    Now, Rupert has turned over management to one of his sons. On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International On July 1, 2015, Murdoch left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox.

    There was some talk that Roger Ailes, among others, would get the boot once Rupert retired and Fox began to focus on more lucrative markets.

    Apparently not:  I imagine Ailes doesn’t even bother to take Murdoch’s calls anymore.