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    NY Times Bombshell Scoop: Fox News Colluded with Rubio to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens

    Jason Horowitz writes in the New York Times:

    A few weeks after Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%
    joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

    Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival.

    Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.

    But the media executives, highly attuned to the intensifying anger in the Republican grass roots, warned that the senators also needed to make their case to Rush Limbaugh, the king of conservative talk radio, who held enormous sway with the party’s largely anti-immigrant base.

    The dinner at News Corporation headquarters — which has not been previously reported — and the subsequent outreach to Mr. Limbaugh illustrate the degree to which Mr. Rubio served as the chief envoy to the conservative media for the group supporting the legislation. The bill would have provided a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants along with measures to secure the borders and ensure that foreigners left the United States upon the expiration of their visas.

    It is a history that Mr. Rubio is not eager to highlight as he takes on Donald J. Trump, his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, who has made his vow to crack down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign.

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    Mr. Rubio also reached out to other conservative power brokers, including the radio hosts Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham, telling them that the legislation did not amount to amnesty. The Fox anchors Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly became more supportive.

    At the time, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Rubio’s advisers were monitoring to the minute how much time the hosts devoted to immigration, and that “they are heartened that the volume is much diminished.”
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us...ive-media.html
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    Evidently Mr. Rubio here's an educated man. Now I really hate him.


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    The bigger point is how unfortunate it is that our news organizations make back room deals with politicians on what will and will not be televised on the news.

    I am not pointing out Fox, I am sure NBC, CNN and all the others do as well, but it's just disappointing.
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    The only thing I'll question in that article is the claim that Hannity was "more supportive". If he was, I must've missed that one. O'Reilly has always been a little more open on this issue so I don't know what they mean.

    I don't like the mix of media and political operatives. Look at how many former politicos take jobs in cable news. There is a reason for that and it isn't objectivity. This relationship has been going on for decades now and it has undermined the reason the founders created a free press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    The only thing I'll question in that article is the claim that Hannity was "more supportive". If he was, I must've missed that one. O'Reilly has always been a little more open on this issue so I don't know what they mean.

    I don't like the mix of media and political operatives. Look at how many former politicos take jobs in cable news. There is a reason for that and it isn't objectivity. This relationship has been going on for decades now and it has undermined the reason the founders created a free press.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov...ation-20121109

    Like I said, I understand that we're not deporting 12 million illegals. It's not going to happen... But like Dave said... The fact that our "news" people are making deals with politicians shows you just how corrupt the politics and our media is.
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