“Fox was Romney’s War Room”; GOP being run by Fox News: Zucker & Gabriel Sherman Agree

The new head of CNN, Jeff Zucker, replied to Fox News’ Roger Ailes obituary for CNN by alleging that the Republican Party is being run out of Fox. Then Gabriel Sherman, author of a new biography of Ailes, weighed in, saying that Fox was the “War Room” of the 2012 Romeney campaign. Ailes decided, he said, to use the network to do negative campaigning against Obama because he couldn’t trust Romney to “rip his face off.”

First, a Raw Story report, and below is the Gabriel interview with Piers Morgan:

Jeff Zucker, CNN’s current president, said on Friday that the Republican Party is being run by Fox News and that networks like Fox are just telling people what they want to hear “and missing the story.” According to Mediaite, Zucker was speaking…
CNN head Jeff Zucker: Fox News is Republican Party ‘masquerading as a news channel’ (via Raw Story )

Jeff Zucker, CNN’s current president, said on Friday that the Republican Party is being run by Fox News and that networks like Fox are just telling people what they want to hear “and missing the story.” According to Mediaite, Zucker was speaking…

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Gabriel Sherman, author of a new biography of Roger Ailes of Fox News, back Zucker up on CNN:

6 Responses

  1. I know I am, but what are you.

    I certainly am not going to apologize for FOX. I think FOX is everything that’s wrong about news reporting in America, but CNN…really?

    CNN especially when it comes to the MIC is over run with those corporate types. CNN also has a very large amount of special interest popping up on their programs. Special, like AIPAC, and or PNAC people. Well, I guess even those people need some representation, but they CNN should be careful when pointing fingers.

    MSNBC is liberal on light? I wish Nader, or Paul Craig Roberts were on, but no or not often enough. Thom Hartman would be someone I would like to see on the air, but I’m not betting on it!

    Oh well!

  2. “Fox Was Romney’s War Room”

    No wonder he lost.

    No wonder they thought the polls were skewed, and that they really had that krafty Kenyan on Benghazi: they were basing their strategy and tactics on reality as laundered by Fox News.

  3. With Fox on the right and MSNBC on the left, CNN really is the closest thing we have to centrist news on cable.

    • There is nothing centrist about CNNs failure to report the Middle East objectively. Wolf Blitzer and crew finesse their reporting to protect Israel and until recently anyway MSNBC essentially has hardly covered it at all which is somewhat more straight forward.

      • I wrote that between Fox (right) and MSNBC (left), CNN is the closest (emphasis on “closest”) thing we have to centrist news on cable. I would not think this need be said, but the news consists of much more than just reporting on the Near East and Israel.

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