Eric Boehlert: 'Fox News Primary' Is 'Slowly Destroying The Republican Party'


Media Matters Eric Boehlert joined the Ed Schultz show to discuss the strategy by the GOP presidential candidates to continually run to Fox News and then demonize the rest of the media and how that's working out for them. As Boehlert noted, it may work to win some of the early primary states, but they're not going to have a lot more trouble continuing it in the general election.

Here's more from Media Matters on the GOP "Fox Primary" race -- More Fox News Primary Woes:

Note to Republican candidates: If you want to survive through to the primaries do not become the object of Fox News' affection. That seems to be the kiss of death in this year's TV-driven campaign season.

Honestly, does wannabe kingmaker Roger Ailes and his team jinx every candidate they embrace? It's starting to look that way as Herman Cain's campaign continues to unravel.

Remember, as Media Matters recently detailed, between June and November this year Cain logged an astounding 69 appearances on Fox, totaling more than ten hours of airtime, as the channel gladly powered his campaign for months at a time. Free of charge. But now his run seems to be all but over.

Cain's spectacular fall mirrors recent GOP implosions, like the ones suffered by Donald Trump and Rick Perry, both of whom were heralded by Fox News as can't-miss stars for 2012.

Not to mention Fox News' other disappointments; the possible candidates who the channel relentlessly hyped and pleaded with to run (Chris Christie, Sarah Palin), only to have them beg off, leaving Ailes' crew crest-fallen.

The futile search for the Fox News Candidate of 2012 continues.

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