Report: Fox News Is Too Negative For Jeb Bush

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gestures as he speaks, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at the Inside ITFs Conference at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Bush was the keynote speaker of the four-day conferenc... Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gestures as he speaks, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at the Inside ITFs Conference at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Bush was the keynote speaker of the four-day conference that focused on exchange-traded funds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MORE LESS
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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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  1. Avatar for mantan mantan says:

    Yup, today’s nutty wingers will upset the apple cart Prescott then HW carefully guided into being for the pre-monster-greed 1%.

  2. Was Jeb adopted?

  3. Well, to be fair he watches it “for a few minutes a day”, so that tells me it’s not “too negative” for him.

  4. They will allow him this one mistake. Any more occurrences, and they will pundit-crush him. He may be the “smarter” Bush, but he is still a Bush. Fox will bloody him so much that he will look like a carcass at a hyena convention.

  5. Avatar for jw1 jw1 says:

    That seals it.
    He’s running.

    jw1

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