According to New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, Marco Rubio has lost the support of Fox News.
As Sherman noted, Rubio has received a lot of on-air support from Fox pundits. But that may be a thing of the past.
Ailes was already concerned about Rubio’s lackluster performance in GOP primaries and caucuses, winning only one contest among the 15 that have been held. But the more proximate cause for the flip was an embarrassing New York Times article revealing that Rubio and Ailes had a secret dinner meeting in 2013 during which the Florida senator successfully lobbied the Fox News chief to throw his support behind the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration-reform bill. “Roger hates seeing his name in print,” a longtime Ailes associate told me. “He was appalled the dinner was reported,” the source said.
If you ask me, most of Fox News has already been behind Donald Trump. But according to Sherman, Ailes isn’t one of them.
Ailes is now back to searching for a candidate the channel can rally behind. “He’s thinking, What do we do about the whole damn thing?” one of the news executive’s friends said.
(Crossposted at Newshounds.us)