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Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly

Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly
(Wire services)

By    |   Friday, 07 August 2015 02:10 PM

Fox News is facing a backlash from conservatives after critics felt the network was biased and unfair in the manner it approached the forum for the Republican presidential candidates' debate Thursday, and namely, Donald Trump.

According to Media Equalizer, tens of thousands of observers swamped social media with criticism of Fox and the moderators, with some comments attracting more than 2,000 "likes."

"This was shameful. You and Fox News did not treat the candidates fairly. You tried to make Donald J. Trump look foolish. All you did was make Fox News look foolish."

"Donald J. Trump still has my vote," said one post which appeared on the network's Facebook page and received over 2,200 "likes" just two hours after it was posted.

Another post representative of the sentiment was addressed to Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly and Fox News. It said the two "should be ashamed of themselves for their unfair demeanor towards Donald Trump. They apparently had their own agenda. Trump still did his thing though! #Trump2016"

"Megyn, you're an embarrassment to journalism. I wanted to watch a presidential debate, not a hit job by you and Fox," another observer wrote.

Twitter was also flooded with criticism of Kelly and Fox.

"Tonight's debate loser: Fox News," said one post.

"#GOPDebate NOT A DEBATE! It's @FoxNews vs @realDonaldTrump! What a disgrace! @magynkelly & @BretBaier shameful! #tcot," said another.

"WTF @FoxNews ???????? THIS DEBATE IS A SETUP TO SLAM EVERYBODY EXCEPT JEB BUSH. YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED AT THIS JOURNALISTIC DISHONESTY," yet another poster commented.

For his part, Trump lashed out at Kelly on his Twitter page.



And in an interview on Friday, he doubled down on his comments, describing the network's handling of him as "unprofessional."

Members of the political establishment also found fault with Fox.

Longtime political analyst Dick Morris said Fox News had "obvious bias."

"Their anti-Trump bias was obvious. The questions were way too negative and often too personal. The network, which is built on being fair to conservatives, was manifestly unfair to them tonight," Morris wrote.

And GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said Fox News tried to make Trump look like "the biggest bastard on the planet."

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