Fox News Just Made A Huge Announcement About Megyn Kelly That’ll Ruffle Trump’s Feathers

After admitting he “probably would have done a little better” in this week’s Iowa caucus if he had not boycotted the only debate held in the state, GOP front-runner Donald Trump is still licking his wounds from a second-place finish in the first-in-the-nation presidential contest. His decision to skip the event came after Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly was slated to return as one of the debate moderators.

While Trump blamed Fox News Channel’s supposedly unfair treatment of his campaign, days before blowing off the debate, he said on CNN that Kelly would be a primary reason he would boycott.

“I don’t like her,” he said bluntly. “She doesn’t treat me fairly. I’m not a big fan of hers at all.”

He went on to call Kelly “very biased,” asserting that he would pull out of the event if he got the inkling that he would be “treated unfairly.”

According to a recent Fox News report, Trump might soon be making the same decision. Kelly, the nation’s leading cable news outlet confirmed, will be making her third moderating appearance of the 2016 race on March 3. The debate, which will take place in Detroit, will feature the same lineup of moderators — Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace — as the previous two events hosted by the network.

Watch: If You Thought Trump Lost Iowa, Andrea Tantaros Wants You To Think Again

National Review editor Rich Lowry appeared on Outnumbered on Fox News Tuesday to discuss the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, and he had nothing nice to say about Donald Trump’s performance.

Asked by co-host Sandra Smith whether he gave Trump any credit for coming in second place, Lowry took the chance to gloat over Trump.

“He [Trump] was talking about winning Iowa,” Lowry said. “Look, I give him credit for highlighting the issue of immigration, I give him credit for hitting a chord out there, especially with disaffected voters, that’s very important. But he went to Iowa and he lost. He was beaten fair and square by Ted Cruz and if this thing had gone one more day, Rubio probably would have clipped him.”

Lowry also accused Trump of being arrogant. “He went out and said, ‘I can actually shoot people and I’d still get support’ and there’s a reason his support collapsed in the final days… they went to Rubio and Cruz.”

Not willing to let these remarks go unchallenged, co-host Andrea Tantaros took Lowry to task on his assertions.

“But Rich, do you see why the voters are angry? Because the establishment has put up candidates like McCain and Romney, who are not conservatives, in the past,” Tantaros said. “The party has shifted into a nationalist mode and the voters are angry and they’ve been discounted and insulted by writers at your publication. It’s really, really, rude. ”

“He lost,” Lowry interjected over Tantaros. “He lost last night and one of the reasons he lost is because conservatives went out and made the case he wasn’t conservative.”

Tantaros ended the back-and-forth with a very interesting observation. “This is the logic I’m hearing from you — third place is a win [Rubio], second place is a loss [Trump], and first place, basically I’m hearing from some people, is irrelevant [Cruz]. How is that [the] logical establishment spin this morning?”

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A Stunning Announcement Was Just Made About Fox News That Will Enrage The Liberal Media

After several days in the vortex of political passions stirred up by the feud between Fox News and Donald Trump, the former will finally have something a lot less controversial to talk about.

When the January ratings are released Wednesday, Fox News is expected to be the number one cable network in America for the 14th straight year, Adweek has reported. Fox News, launched in 1996, has been on top since January 2002, the first time it surpassed CNN.

In light of the achievement, Adweek released a snippet of an interview it had in November with Fox News CEO & Chairman Roger Ailes, in which he reminisced about a phone call from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch that led to the founding of the channel.

“Rupert said, ‘Can you build a network that’ll beat CNN?’ Now at that time, you had GE and Microsoft were going into MSNBC. You had CNN which was a worldwide brand. They both had unlimited resources,” Ailes recalled.

“And then Rupert with a kind of half-baked little operation without the money and he said, ‘Can you beat these guys?’ and I said, ‘Yeah,’” Ailes said.

Ailes recalled the timetable he gave Murdoch.

“I said, ‘It’ll take 5 years. In the 6th year I’ll beat them. It’ll cost $900 million or a billion dollars and I could lose it all.’ And he never asked me for a business plan. Somehow he trusted me. Or he lost his mind. We did it,” Ailes said.

In December, Variety noted that Fox News had eight of the top 10 cable news series in the rating category of adults 25-54 and the top 14 programs in total viewers.

The online news magazine reported that the channel was led by The O’Reilly Factor, which it said was the top program in cable news for 15 consecutive years, and on top in total viewers for 14 years.

Variety also noted that Fox News was helped in 2015 by its coverage of the Republican debate in August, which attracted 24 million viewers.

h/t: Adweek

Watch Trump Deny Something Big About Megyn Kelly – But This Was Just Discovered…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN Friday that despite what appear to have been numerous tweets and comments to the contrary, he never asked Fox News to remove Megyn Kelly as a moderator for Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate.

Trump was asked Friday whether Fox, in essence, won its war of wills with Trump because Kelly moderated the debate and the network did not gave $5 million for Trump’s counter-event aimed at raising money for veterans.

“I never asked that Megyn be taken off, number one,” he responded. “I don’t care about Megyn Kelly. I couldn’t care less. I don’t think she is very good at what she does but I couldn’t care less.”

Trump then went on to say that although Fox refused to support the event, he raised $6 million for veterans without the network’s help.

Trump’s remarks about Kelly are very different from the tweet Trump sent last weekend that launched the controversy over Kelly’s presence as a moderator.

“Based on ‪@MegynKelly‘s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate,” Trump tweeted Jan. 23.

Trump told CBS Friday he has no regrets about skipping the debate.

“We gave a tremendous performance with lots of different people for the veterans,” Trump told Face the Nation in an interview taped for broadcast Sunday. “And we raised … $6 million. And we had less than a day to do it. And on top of that, we got great coverage. Because the debate was not as exciting as what we did.”

Trump was asked to contrast his actions with those of 2012 GOP candidates he criticized after they skipped a Newsmax-sponsored debate he was scheduled to moderate.

“Here’s the difference,” Trump replied. “I was treated very unfairly by Fox…They weren’t treated badly. I mean, I was treated very, very badly by Fox. They issued a statement that was an inappropriate statement. Now, what happened is, since then, they’ve been very nice. And they tried very much to get me to do the debate. By that time, the event, my counter-event had taken off.”

h/t: IJ Review

Fox News Host Calls Out Jeb Bush’s Son Over Military Service, Then Something BIG Was Discovered

A Fox News host slammed GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush over his stance on military action in Iraq, in a tweet asking if Bush’s son will be fighting.

The tweet from Andrea Tantaros came during Thursday night’s Fox News-Google primary presidential debate.

“Curious, will your son George P. be joining the fight embedded in Iraq, Jeb? Oh wait, that’s right, he’s also planning to run for President,” Tantaros posted.

There’s just one problem: Bush’s son, George P. Bush, is a veteran.

The younger Bush served during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010 as an intelligence officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He wrote in a 2011 op-ed piece published in USA Today that the military service of his grandfather, George H.W. Bush, motivated him to join the U.S. Navy. The elder Bush served during World War II and was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross.

George P. Bush also wrote about his time in Afghanistan, saying it helped him understand the poverty of the area.

“During my time in Afghanistan, I began to understand the crippling realities of Afghan poverty; the lack of participation at all levels; the unwillingness of leaders to step up and run for the critical municipal offices that form the foundation of a functioning democracy; and the absence of human infrastructure that might let even those Afghans who want to give back to their country do so without fear of recrimination,” Bush wrote.

George P. Bush currently serves as Texas’ Land Commissioner.

Tantaros was informed of Bush’s military service by the Jeb Bush campaign, but has not apologized. Instead, she justified her earlier statement.

“The men and women who choose to serve our great Republic are to be commended, but George P. Bush’s service falls into the realm of textbook special treatment for children of ‘political dynasties’ with direct commission and online classes, not exactly standard fare in the U.S. military,” Tantaros said.

She said she appreciated Bush’s service, but said his service shouldn’t stop any criticism of him.