Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty, Part XXVIII: I had forgotten this fairly explicit paragraph from Ryan Lizza’s 2013 article on the Gang of Eight Amnesty-First bill:
McCain told me, “Rupert Murdoch is a strong supporter of immigration reform, and Roger Ailes is, too.” Murdoch is the chairman and C.E.O. of News Corp., which owns Fox, and Ailes is Fox News’s president. McCain said that he, [Lindsey] Graham, [Marco] Rubio, and others also have talked privately to top hosts at Fox, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Neil Cavuto, who are now relatively sympathetic to the Gang’s proposed bill. Hannity voiced support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, which he previously dismissed as “amnesty,” on the day after the 2012 election. “God bless Fox,” Graham said. “Last time, it was ‘amnesty’ every fifteen seconds.” He said that the change was important for his reëlection, because “eighty per cent of people in my primary get their news from Fox.” He added that the network has “allowed critics to come forward, but it’s been so much better.” [Emphasis added]
Now they seem to have clamped down on the ‘allow the critics to come forward’ part. … Alternative ledes: 1) Rubio lobbied Ailes for amnesty. Hear that, Iowa? 2) Things Daily Caller can’t cover. ….