Ted Cruz: Rupert Murdoch And Roger Ailes "Have Turned Fox News Into The Donald Trump Network"
Cruz: "Rupert Murdoch Is Used To Picking World Leaders In Australia ... And We're Seeing It Here At Home"
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From a May 3 press conference with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz:
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TED CRUZ (R-TX): There is a broader dynamic at work, which is network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes at Fox News have turned Fox News into the Donald Trump network, 24/7. Now, Rupert Murdoch is used to picking world leaders in Australia and the United Kingdom, running tabloids, and we're seeing it here at home, well the consequences for this nation. Media executives are trying to convince Hoosiers, trying to convince Americans the race is decided, you have no choice. You are stuck between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, either one of which is a horrific choice for this country. And I will say the cynicism -- and Donald is playing on the cynicism. He lets the media echo that he cannot be beat. You know what, Hoosiers can prove that wrong. The people of Indiana can prove that wrong. And the country is depending on Indiana. If Indiana does not act, this country could well plunge into the abyss. I don't believe that's who we are. We are not a proud, boastful, self-centered, mean-spirited, hateful, bullying nation.