On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate and character actor Fred Thompson climbed out of his lounge chair and complained the right-wing network "skews things against me" after host Chris Wallace played video clips of conservative pundits criticizing the virtual tone of his campaign.
Thompson said, "This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth." He noted that other conservatives have praised his bid for the GOP nomination and took issue with a Fox promo that focused on polling in New Hampshire, where Thompson is registering in the single digits.
He said he is running second in national polls and has been leading or tied for the lead in South Carolina for "a long, long time."
Thompson, in a firm, but measured tone, scolded Wallace: "...for you to highlight nothing but the negatives in terms of the polls and then put on your own guys who have been predicting for four months, really, that I couldn't do it, kind of skew things a little bit. There's a lot of other opinion out there."
There is a lot of other opinion, much of it not good. Thompson currently polls in the single digits in Iowa and New Hampshire—over the weekend MSNBC found "enthusiasm lacking" among Thompson staffers in the Granite State—and hopes to build his campaign around a South Carolina "southern strategy" criticized by many conservatives. Jennifer Rubin at Human Events notes Thompson "plainly cannot capture the nomination without expanding his appeal beyond the South, nor can he address GOP voters’ concerns about electability in November by characterizing himself as a candidate with just regional appeal."
Apparently, no comment from Thompson on Fox News' well-documented bias against progressives, Democrats, blacks, gays, global warming, women ...
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