Embattled Fox News chief Roger Ailes "organized the conservative movement when nobody else could" — but his cable network has grown more biased in recent years, political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV
"In recent years, his own bias and his lack of judgment have shown though," Morris told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner. "You could not get more biased in favor of Trump than Fox News was.
"I remember when Ted Cruz won Wisconsin, [Sean] Hannity on his show said, 'Ted Cruz has won Wisconsin, and for the rest of the show we'll talk about Trump's path to the nomination.'
"That kind of bias I think became very telling."
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Morris is author of the new book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary"
with Eileen McGann.
He said that Ailes' impending departure raises many questions — not only for owner Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and Lachlan, but also for the GOP.
"Where Fox goes from here, who knows. It might hurt the Republican Party. It might be in disarray.
"There might be signals from the Murdochs to cool the partisanship and to be more like CNN," Morris said. "That might help [Hillary] Clinton get elected."
He added that anchor Megyn Kelly also told corporate investigators that Ailes harassed her 10 years ago because she might be a "factual witness" in the lawsuit brought by former anchor Gretchen Carlson.
"Kelly felt an obligation to speak out, not as an aggrieved employee," Morris told Berliner. "She's not suing.
"She's not asking for money but is a factual witness."
Morris' book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary"
is available at bookstores and online at both Barnes & Noble
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