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Trump’s Fox News Boycott His Latest Publicity Stunt?

Trump’s Fox News Boycott His Latest Publicity Stunt?

Trump v. Fox News, Round: We’ve lost count

Earlier today, Donald Trump announced his own personal boycott of Fox News via tweet. Trump alleged Fox News’ treatment was “unfair.”

And so the ongoing battle between Trump and cable news network rages on. A spokesman for Fox News told CNN Trump’s boycott announcement followed their cancellation of his scheduled appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“At 11:45 a.m. today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his ‘boycott’ of Fox News,” the spokesperson wrote in an email.

…Fox News declined to specify why they had canceled Trump’s appearance, but it came after a series of tweets Trump wrote Monday criticizing “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“I am having a really hard time watching Fox News,” Trump had tweeted, while claiming that the show had been “very negative to me” because its guests were all “Trump haters.”

“When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome,” the Fox News spokesperson said.”He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

Since announcing his candidacy Trump has been one of Fox New’s favorite topics of discussion, and has appeared frequently on various shows. He’s received a fair amount of attention from Fox News host and radio personality Sean Hannity.

Trump made hay of the first Republican presidential debate when he later accused moderator Megyn Kelly of unfair questioning. The spat was a headline mainstay for a good week.

Evidence suggests a direct correlation between the amount of media coverage he receives and Trump’s ascendancy in the polls.

After what many viewed as a poor performance in the last GOP debate, and with the lionshare of media attention focused on Carly Fiorina, this looks less like a genuine beef with Fox News and more like Trump attempting to ride the Fox News Fight wave back into the spotlight. Unfortunately for Trump, that wave crested and crashed last week.

After packing a stadium in Dallas early last week, a Trump event in South Carolina held today resulted in a meager turnout.

Today, Bloomberg released a survey that showed of all the presidential contenders, Trump polled worst on the question of who was most realistically presidential.

Yesterday, Trump sent at letter to the Club for Growth demanding demanding the conservative organization stop running negative ads about his penchant for leveraging eminent domain at peril of legal action.

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buckeyeminuteman | September 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Republicans don’t watch CNN or MSNBC, good luck with this one.

    Fox is playing a very dangerous game.

    Hannity and Gutfeld are the last Fox personalities that this conservative will still watch. Fox has gotten a lot more liberal in the last few years.

    If Fox gets any more moderate, a lot of people will drop them for Internet news or for the handful of conservative startups that have appeared recently.

      Estragon in reply to rotten. | September 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      You are no conservative if you support Trump.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to rotten. | September 23, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Fox is not and never has been a conservative news station. The reason why FNC has ever given that impression is simply because it is not leftist. Not being left wing does not, therefore, mean an entity is right wing. It seemly means that both sides get to air their sides/position on an issue. An absence of a dogmatic leftist view does not mean a fullness of a dogmatic right wing view. That said, the political opinion portion of FNC’s programming is dominated by individually varying conservative viewpoints.

      Hopefully other media outlets will recognize what FNC has and pull the plug on Trump. He’s had his moment. It’s time to put the bedwetter to bed with his binky and let the grownups talk.

He’ll be fine. If others that support him are like me, I don’t watch cable anymore. I’m fed up with being forced to cater to the squishy independent voter. Trump is drawing from the pissed-off pool that probably all sat home in ’12 instead of voting for Romney…. the ones that will sit home if Jeb! is the next one. Call it a stunt if you want, but this Fox thing by Trump will be well received by those that are tired of Fox, engender him with the Dems and Fox-haters that are crossing over. Win/Win.

    cantor4massat4 in reply to RobM. | September 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t think he’s going to continue to be fine. He seems to be on a collision course. And he’s lost a lot to run too. What’s with all these whiners anymore. Even Walker was whining about the bickering among the candidates and Trump. Heck, running for president should be a piece of cake after fighting the unions in Wisconsin.

    Valerie in reply to RobM. | September 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    He’ll be fine. He is a Democrat.

      Ragspierre in reply to Valerie. | September 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      That literally had me ROTFL. And I NEVER ROTF.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Valerie. | September 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      LOL. Good’n, Ms. Valerie.

      Skookum in reply to Valerie. | September 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      If you regard Trump as a Democrat, you must consider Obama to be a Muslim.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to Skookum. | September 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        You are absolutely right. It is difficult to pin down which party Trump truly belongs to. He’s registered as a Republican currently, but that’s just since 2009. Trump was a registered Democrat from 2001 to 2009. But he was a registered Independent from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that he’d been a registered Republican. Three party changes in 16 years. Oh, and he ran for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party and won a primary in California in 2000, so that’s four party changes in just the past 16 years for Mr. Trump. Why, a Trump supporter could elect a Republican candidate in November only to find a Democrat president in January! Or an Independent? Who can say what The Donald might do? He could even remain Republican.

    Estragon in reply to RobM. | September 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    We understand you don’t care about issues or anything else but burning down the Republican Party and rounding up Mexicans and God only knows who else.

    Trump is setting up a boycott of all debates because he can’t compete. He can always pay someone to produce a very conservative sounding “position paper” for him, all he has to do is avoid talking details and his credulous supporters won’t ask any embarrassing questions.

Duh Donald goes full Obama on FOX.


Battle of the billionaires. Place your bets. Fight!

And when the dust settles.. Diversity. Immigration. Congruence. Abortion. Democrats.

Why should he go on a network whose owners only want to see a Bush versus Clinton race? Death by a thousand cuts or 15 candidates — aided and abetted by the Fourth Estate — is still death.

    cantor4massat4 in reply to ZurichMike. | September 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Does it matter who they are pushing? He should take the air time he gets so readily to talk issues and act presidential. Instead, he gets on Twitter and runs people down and does the same thing at rallies. Yeah, he’s just what we need in the WH.

If Fox really cancelled his appearance over a few tweets, it can own up to the consequences and the reduced ratings.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to JBourque. | September 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    To the contrary. Now that Trump is persona non grata at FNC, I can tune back in. Between speeding through obastard outtakes and Trump interviews, there was no purpose in our household even tuning in to Fox. With Trump gone, it’ll be easier.

    Thank God. Somebody get the hook and pull him off stage permanently, everywhere. This was Trump’s senior moment gambit for fame and more riches. Nobody gets to the age of 69, wakes up one morning weeks into an election season and decides they now wholly embrace the ideology they’ve opposed most of their adult lives. Oh, and by the way, their good friend is already running on the home town ticket, so what to do, what to do?

    Epic fail.

Trump equals ratings

Fox equals Establishment

Gloves Off

    Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | September 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm


    T-rump equals ratings. He also equals nutcake.

    FOX equals network. They also show some integrity.

    Plus, I thought we weren’t going to have you to kick around any more.

    It’ll be fun having you back.

.@FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won't be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2015

So he’s just flat-out cribbing from Obama’s media strategy now?

Alrighty then!

Trump has put out two good position papers.

Fox is too left for me.

I wonder why I haven’t heard anything about Jim Webb running for prez on the Democrat side. He seems pretty conservative.

    Estragon in reply to CloseTheFed. | September 23, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    He paid someone to write position papers that conservatives would like. He is telling his followers what they wish to hear, even when it directly contradicts his history.

    Trump can’t discuss the details, though. So he starts scratching off networks as “unfair” until there is no one he will speak to who will ask tough questions. I fully expect him to duck the next debate – it’s getting close to detail time.

    And the cultists will be none the wiser.

It’s like a high school election mixed with an episode of Jersey Shore. Trump tries to use his prospective ratings to leverage FOX News. Trump is a victim of FOX News. FOX says Trump tried to dictate what questions he’d be asked. Trump is a uniter, a la Barack Obama. Oh, the drama.

Meanwhile, America continues to burn…..

We are move than a year away from the presidential election. Except for Trump, no one is paying attention to any candidate! Yeah, people walk on and off stage. But life goes on. And, no one notices.

Also, O’Reilly’s audience numbers do not skyrocket over this news. And, I put it into the category “where people just don’t care.”

Oh, do we have any potential candidate out there who will have less than 60 or 70 candles on their birthday cakes?

Meanwhile, among them all Trump stands out.

As to the “empty room” for ALL candidates, the truth is Autumn has arrived. And, people are back at work.

Half empty room? Come on Legal Insurrection, you’re better than this. It was a closed convention for minority business leaders. I know you’re not necessarily fond of the current front-runner, but sticking to the facts has always been your strong side.

Back to what is important…

Donald Trump is being given credit for a new L.A. County policy that lets federal agents “interview [jail] inmates who have committed serious crimes” to gauge if they need to be deported.

“It appears the ‘Trump Effect’ is now having an impact on Los Angeles County policy,” complained Pablo Alvarado, a spokesman for the pro-migrant National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

GOP presidential hopeful Trump has surged to the top of national polls by campaigning for the construction of a wall on the southern border, an end to illegal immigration, and the capture and deportation of dangerous illegals.

The county’s popular pro-American shift, announced Sept 22, came amid public anger after five-time illegal migrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco. “The [new] policy appears politically motivated and impacted by sensationalized tragedy,” Alvarado complained.

Prior to this shift, county officials had imposed rules that stopped federal agents from checking jailhouses for illegal migrants.

The tweet of the sparsely attended SC event fails to mention it was a Black COC event!

DT is not afraid of taking it to his enemies.

The tweeter even got the state wrong. Agenda?

“Donald Trump speaks to SC African American Chamber of Commerce”

    RobM in reply to RobM. | September 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    “most” of the speech .. clipped at front and clipped before ending… for some reason… but 26 minutes… good mention of not settling law suits… hadn’t heard him talk about that before… and I think it’s a worthy debate… does settling lawsuits attract more suits? Does fighting every suit dissuade others?

You need an updated picture of the event – here’s the room from a different angle:^tfw

Trump: "In some countries you can call for the election. Let's do it."— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) September 23, 2015


    Oh, BS. He was kidding when he said that and followed up with something to the effect of “In the U.S., our election laws are different.

    He made similar remarks in Alabama and with Fallon.

    Naturally, this Rosie you’re quoting left that part of his comments out.


TDS, it be twisting normal brains into pretzels.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Murphy. | September 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Trump wants the FCC to punish Rich Lowry with fines for using the word ‘balls’ while dissing Trump.

    Dear Mr. Trump,

    1) The FCC has no authority over cable TV, just broadcast TV and radio. They can’t fine or otherwise punish Rich Lowry for you. I recommend you run all tweets by your reality advisor so as to avoid revealing your apparent ignorance over a venue you are purported to hold mastery – cable TV.

    2) To call in the FCC to punish a media member who has displeased you is totally hypocritical to what you say on the stump.

    3) To use political correctness as a weapon against a very slighty profane comment you don’t agree with is totally hypocritical to what you say on the stump.

    I think maybe Mr. Trump doesn’t handle pressure too well in venues where he has less than total control. His hypersensitivity to criticism is a symptom of it. So are his overreactions to criticism. His bravado is brittle.

    Now, replace the name ‘Trump’ in the above paragraph with the name ‘Obama’. Same guy.

      Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      There are no personalities more insecure, at their core, than narcissists. That’s why they have to build a delusional shell to defend the insecurities they fear at their core.

    He’s a thin-skinned bully who’s not averse to using his power and privilege to punish those he sees as “the enemy.” I think we’ve already had 7 or so years of that…

Regardless of trumps qualities as a candidate he is working the media to cover his campaign very well. He asked the head of CNN to donate $10 million to veterans because of the high ratings his presence on the stage brought. The so called feud with FOX will not hurt him. The others will follow him like puppy dogs with real fangs looking for a chance to trip him up. He has mastered the game.

Puuuuuurrrrr Duh Donald. Everyone is reporting…er, picking…on him.

Just not how he wants…!!!


    The Trump sure exposes a lot of hypocrisy.

    I remember when most assumed the NYT was lying.

    I remember when most thought coverage of any republican was always slanted against them.

    Now it seems the NYT is just wonderful and so are all the MSM.

      Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | September 25, 2015 at 7:31 am

      You didn’t read the link, didja, Barry? I remember when people who considered themselves to be open-minded and critical thinkers used to read references provided.

      Oh, and you misused “hypocrisy”.

        “You didn’t read the link, didja, Barry?”

        No, the link didn’t work. But no matter.

        “I remember when people who considered themselves to be open-minded and critical thinkers used to read references provided.”

        That would depend upon the reference. 25 years ago I subscribed to the Sunday edition of the NYT’s, just to get the opinions of the left. Then it became all lies all the time. So, no, no real need to go there for anything. Open minded critical thinkers do not have to be fools.

        “Oh, and you misused “hypocrisy”.”

        No, I don’t believe I did.

Oh, dear! The blowing of snot-bubbles continues apace…

Everything is so “unfair”. Whiny.