Fox Host Dismisses Cruz's Accusation That Fox Has Turned “Into The Donald Trump Network”
Howard Kurtz: “He Was Losing, He Needed To Deflect Attention From That, So Blaming The Media … Was The Best That He Could Do”
From the May 4 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:
MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): There's been criticism by Ted Cruz yesterday of Fox News very specifically, saying that Donald Trump was created by Fox News, he is very angry at the media, and feels that it's the media's fault that his campaign floundered.
HOWARD KURTZ: Leaving aside that Senator Cruz didn't accept as many television invitations, and there is a point to be made about all the free coverage Trump got, particularly at his rallies, on all of the cable news network and elsewhere. Ted Cruz, look, he had a very frustrating time in the last ten days. He was losing, he needed to deflect attention from that, so blaming the media, which the Republican base doesn't like, was the best that he could do. But he -- As he ratcheted up the rhetoric, as if we wanted Trump to be the nominee so then he could lose to Hillary, to say that about Fox, I think people weren't buying it and we saw that last night in Indiana.
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