Report: Fox News Is Too Negative For Jeb Bush

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No stranger to taking on his party’s most conservative voters, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is now calling out the bastion of conservative media.

CNN’s Peter Hamby reported that during a speech Thursday night at a South Carolina fundraiser, Bush “singled out Fox News” while expressing “annoyance with the polarizing fights and constant negativity of the political news media.”

Bush reportedly said that he only watches Fox “for a few minutes a day before switching over to SportsCenter.”

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has been similarly critical of Fox, but the remarks from Bush are notable given how strongly he broke from conservatives on immigration earlier this year.

And with the Republican National Committee’s stringent controls over the party’s 2016 primary debates, Bush, a possible presidential candidate, might have made an enemy of one of the few media outlets that is allowed to moderate.

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