Romney backtracks, says Fox News has audience beyond ‘true believers’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told attendees of a Palm Beach, Fla. fundraiser last week that he didn’t expect to get a fair shake from the media, saying that most TV commentators were liberal and that he needed a strategy beyond appearing on Fox News.

“Fox is watched by the true believers,” Romney said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “We need to get the independents and the women.”

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York responded, “Romney appears to hold a mistaken view of the Fox audience — a view common among the network’s critics in the media.”

On Laura Ingraham’s Wednesday show, Romney attempted to explain exactly what he meant.

“I want to make sure we — I realize that, of course, Fox has a lot of independent voters, a lot of Democrats watch,” he said. “Our message — in a network that is fair and balanced, there are some networks that don’t give us fair play, and we go to put our people there, our surrogates there.”

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