The most important poll number to come out last week had nothing to do with defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It had to do with Fox News and Donald Trump. We’ll get to the numbers in a minute.
Regardless, I don’t think I am revealing any state or corporate secrets when I say that Fox is the president’s favorite news network. He says as much all the time. According to CBS’ Mark Knoller, as of October, President Trump had given more than three times as many interviews (18) to Fox and Fox Business as he had to NBC, ABC and CBS combined (5). He’s given two to religious networks and zero to CNN.
Some Fox defenders would say this is understandable because the other networks are so hostile toward the president. They certainly have a point.