By now it is obvious that Fox News has completely abandoned any dimension of neutrality concerning the Republican candidates. Last week, Rush Limbaugh answered a question concerning who he would endorse in the Republican Party by stating that it is not his role to endorse any one before the general elections. Unlike, others in the Northeast, who have a “geographical bias,”Limbaugh argued, (referring to Sean Hannity and Fox News) he does not think it wise to use his powers to campaign for any particular candidate. It is their role to make a name for themselves, said the EIB network talk-show star.
Some months ago after a Republican debate, Senator John McCain subtly confronted Sean Hannity in his conspicuous defense of Rudy Giuliani. Hannity replied unconvincingly that he does not support any particular candidate…I imagine Alan Colmes simply smiled.
In a Fox News interview on Sunday morning, Thompson scolded Christ Wallace and Fox News for their continual attack on his campaign:
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace pressed Thompson on how some conservatives have lambasted Thompson’s campaign and showed clips of Fox conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes criticizing the former senator.
Thompson said, “This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth.” He noted that other conservatives have praised his bid for the GOP nomination and took issue with a Fox promo that focused on polling in New Hampshire, where Thompson is registering in the single digits.
Fox News has continually made clear their commitment to the establishment candidate: Rudolph Giuliani. He has been their candidate from the start. He is New York’s former mayor and Fox’s poster boy. Hannity cannot wait to see his career catapult into glorious cocktail parties at the White House.