Ted Cruz Just Made A Huge Move On Fox News That Tells You Exactly Where His Campaign Is Heading

Presidential Republican nominee Ted Cruz means business.

In anticipation of Super Tuesday, the Cruz campaign is working to gain more visibility, specifically on television.

According to Independent Journal Review, the Cruz campaign has purchased more than $800,000 in advertising with Fox News.

The vast majority of the ad buy — more than $720,000 — is with Fox News Channel. Another $80,000 is targeted for Fox Business Network.

The ad campaign began yesterday and will run throughout next week.

The buy is significant in that most of the money spent by the various campaigns to date has been concentrated in the Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — states that have held primaries or caucuses. These ads will run nationally across the two networks.

But it’s not just the Cruz campaign that is spending heavily on TV advertising in advance of Super Tuesday. The Keep The Promise Super PAC is expected to spend heavily on advertising for Cruz as well.

The latest numbers coming from the Cruz campaign show it had $13.6 million at its disposal at the beginning of February, making him the best financed candidate in the Republican field.

Cruz came in second in Tuesday’s Nevada caucus, continuing the trend seen in New Hampshire and South Carolina of being runner-up to Trump. Cruz has said many times that he believes he is the only one who has, and can defeat, Trump.

The campaign has not yet revealed the new advertisements that will air on the Fox television networks. In advanced of the Nevada caucus, Cruz ran an ad blasting Trump over his policies for control of federal land in the state.

This week will be crucial for Cruz and his campaign. There will be 11 Republican primaries held March 1. The hope is that this heavy ad buy can carry him to victory in enough states to challenge Trump’s front-runner status.

Watch: Andrea Tantaros Just DESTROYED Obama’s Favorite Lie About Gitmo In EPIC Rant

Shortly after President Barack Obama announced his plans to complete his campaign promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Fox News Channel’s Andrea Tantaros was one of numerous cable television pundits to analyze the move. In a recent segment of Outnumbered, Tantaros took a shot at the Obama administration’s contention that the center has been used by Islamic extremists as a recruitment tool.

Referring specifically to al-Qaeda’s propaganda periodical, she said, “There’s not one piece of evidence in Inspire magazine or otherwise that shows that GTMO, a tropical paradise, has somehow been used as a recruitment tool. That is a flat-out lie.”

Another common complaint is that GTMO is too expensive, another point Tantaros challenged in the clip.

Calling the argument “a farce,” she said the back-end cost will be apparent when the U.S. spends “millions having to recapture” the detainees being released.

Beyond what she described as the faulty logic being used to promote its closure, Tantaros went on to explore other reasons Guantanamo Bay should not be shuttered.

“Imagine being a family member or someone who is killed by one of these terrorists,” she said. “Or the special forces, our men and women in uniform that spent years tracking down these deadly terrorists at the request of the U.S. government. All their work is for nothing.”

Challenging the notion that any criticism of Obama is rooted in partisanship, Tantaros concluded that there are plenty of “Democrats that don’t want deadly terrorists in their back yards.”

Megyn Kelly Is About To Host Huge Event With GOP Candidates – Something About It Is Getting Attention

Over the last few months, Western Journalism has been extensively covering the apparent one-sided feud between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly.

As was reported, the feud began with the first Fox News debates when Kelly asked Trump a tough question about disparaging comments Trump had made in the past about women. After the debate, Trump declared he had been treated unfairly by Kelly, and then implied Kelly was menstruating. Some time afterward, Trump posted photos of Kelly implying she was a “bimbo.”

Last month, Trump decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Debate in Iowa. It was seen by many as an attempt to avoid Kelly’s tough questions. Instead of going to the debates, Trump held an impromptu fundraiser for veterans, a move Trump later said was a mistake and probably cost him the win in the Iowa caucus.

Now Trump is at it again. This time, he’s skipping out on a town-hall style forum Wednesday evening with Kelly. The forum is part of Kelly’s Fox News show The Kelly File.

In a two-hour special called, “The Kelly File: Face to Face with Candidates,” Kelly will meet with every remaining Republican presidential candidate — except Trump, whose campaign has said he will not attend.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, in an interview with CNNMoney, said Trump will be attending next month’s Fox News debate in Detroit that will be moderated by Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, but says Trump cannot attend the Houston forum which airs at 9 pm Wednesday on Fox News.

Hicks reportedly sent an email response to CNN which includes the following statement: “The campaign has a previous engagement in Virginia and then New York, which could not be rescheduled. Given this was just proposed at the last minute it was not possible to change our plans in order to attend. Mr. Trump looks forward to participating in the next Fox News debate.”

Fox News Just Got Handed HUGE Win From The American People That Says A Lot About The Network

As Western Journalism has reported, the top three news and commentary programs in the United States are found on Fox News. Bill O’Reilly’s program The O’Reilly Factor leads the nation as the most watched news program, followed by Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File, and in third place is Sean Hannity’s show Hannity.

Now, in a recent poll, Fox News was found to be the most trusted news source among several news channels.

The poll was conducted by Suffolk University, and was not specifically asking about news channels. However, as part of one of the questions related to the presidential campaign of 2016, the following question was asked: “What TV news or commentary source do you trust the most?”

Fox News came in first with 27.5 percent. CNN was in second place with 13.4 percent. CBS was in third place with 8.7 percent. NBC was in fourth with 7.9 percent. ABC was in fifth with 7.1 percent.

MSNBC came in sixth with 5.9 percent. Strangely enough, Comedy Central came in seventh with 4.8 percent, followed by CSPAN with 3 percent. Of those polled, 21.7 percent said they were undecided.

The survey had a sampling size of 1,000 people with 49.1 percent male and 50.9 percent identified as female. Other factors from the survey that may be of interest to some is that 93.7 percent of those polled indicated they were very likely to be voting in the general election for president this year. As for political affiliation, 37 percent of those surveyed identified themselves as Democrats, 33 percent as Republicans and 25 percent reported as Independents.

Watch: Greta Just Asked Obama One Question About Scalia That EVERYONE Should Be Asking

When America’s president has other things to do that take precedence over the funeral of a Supreme Court justice, Americans have a question they deserve answered, Fox host Greta Van Susteren said Wednesday night during a segment of her On The Record show.

“Mr. President, the ball is in your court. Why aren’t you going to the funeral?,” she asked.

On Wednesday, the White House announced President Obama would not attend the Saturday funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but would instead pay his respects Friday while Scalia lies at the Supreme Court. The president will be accompanied Friday by Michelle Obama. Vice President Joe Biden will represent the White House at Scalia’s funeral.

At the Wednesday press conference when the announcement was made, White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked if Obama was going golfing Saturday. Earnest did not offer a reply that ruled out that activity.

Van Susteren, who noted President George W. Bush crossed the bridge of political differences in 2005 to attend the funeral of Justice William Rehnquist and to give the eulogy, said Wednesday night that Obama should give the American people a clear explanation of his decision.

“If there’s a great reason, I’m going to back the president up,” she said. “But no reason? Well, that’s not right.”

“For the sake of our nation – and decency — I hope it isn’t politics keeping the president from the funeral,” she said.

“Yes, President Obama and Justice Scalia held very different views about the Constitution, but what makes our nation great is at important times like this and while the world is watching, we momentarily set aside our differences and unite.”

h/t: Fox News