Fox News issued a short statement denying claims by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
that the news organization is backing Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
"Senator Cruz is wrong," Fox News said in a statement to Mediaite
Cruz went on the attack Tuesday morning, dubbing Fox the "Donald Trump network."
"There is a broader dynamic at work, which is network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump," Cruz said. News Corporation Executive Chairman "Rupert Murdoch and [Fox News Chairman] Roger Ailes at Fox News have turned Fox News into the Donald Trump network."
Murdoch, Cruz said, "is used to picking world leaders in Australia and the United Kingdom running tabloids, and we're seeing it here at home with the consequences for this nation," Cruz said. "Media executives are trying to convince Hoosiers, trying to convince Americans, the race is decided."
Besides the official Fox News statement, some on-air personalities denied Cruz's accusations as well, with Neil Cavuto saying there was no "cabal" at Fox to crown Trump, adding that if Fox News were just going for ratings, they would instead insist the race wasn't yet over.
Cavuto's guest Ben Stein noted that he and other guests have said critical things about Trump on Fox.
And Greta Van Susteren, whose show was pre-empted for Indiana election coverage, took to her blog
to say that her show has asked Cruz on every day since his last appearance in December.
'I don’t know about 'Lyin' Ted' but I do know about 'Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story Ted,'" Van Susteren headlined her blog post.
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