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“The Republican Primaries will be a production of Fox News”

Fox News host Chris Wallace appeared on The Daily Show on the Wednesday after the election, and Wallace half-joked about how the 2012 Republican presidential primary could be produced as a reality TV show on Fox News. Like “American Idol” or “Dancing with the Stars”, they could call it “The GOP Presidential Primary”. After all “so may of them work at Fox now as Fox News contributors”. Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum are all contributors for Fox News, or as Wallace put it, they “own” most of the candidates.

Maybe he wasn’t joking. On Thursday, Wallace told Fox Business Network’s Imus in the Morning “The Republican primaries will be a production of Fox News”. He was serious. Indeed, Fox is already starting the marketing of Republican presidential candidates with a new special where they will profile twelve GOP presidential candidates in twelve days. They already have interviews with eleven of the twelve (so far, Romney has declined).



  1. effis wrote:

    I’ve heard about the separation of church and state. Is there anything in the constitution about separation of the media and state? Maybe it will work its way out in the long run, but it really does seem like “1984”. Maybe it’s time for the democrats to start up their own ‘fair and balanced’ cable network where they can spout of liberal dogma.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink
  2. Steve wrote:


    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  3. Steve wrote:

    Oh, how embarrassing, didn’t read Iron Knee’s post on this. Disregard me, folks!

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    I forgive you, Steve!

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    In the meantime, despite the efforts of fox news and others intent solely on bringing the president down without regard to the health of the nation, the economy is recovering albeit slowly. Plus those unhappy about bigger government should be happy with this report since overall government jobs fell by 8K. Apologies if this hijacks the thread but its important news.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink