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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again feud with Fox News is on again, after he tweeted that he “won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future,” because the channel “has been treating me very unfairly.”

Trump and Fox were getting along just fine after the last dust-up in August, until his scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday was canceled by the network. Fox News said in a statement that Trump issued the tweet after he was notified of the cancelation.

“At 11:45 a.m. today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his ‘boycott’ of FOX News,” reads the statement. “The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about. When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

It was less than a month ago when Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes personally spoke with Trump and patched things up, after Trump went on a tirade against the network for the tough questioning he had received from Megyn Kelly during the first GOP debate.

Trump was fine with Fox News as long as they fed his ego, but as soon as the smallest criticism appeared he decided that the network was only listening to “Trump haters,” as he called them, and decided to pick up his toys and go home.

Fox and Trump may come to yet another truce, but Fox shouldn’t compromise its journalistic standards for ratings. The network may be better off in the long run without the egotistical billionaire.

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  • Erudite Mavin

    What Trump is proving right along besides being weak to ignorant on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Trump cannot take anyone countering him.
    You must agree with Trump, fawn all over him, never never disagree with him or challenge Trump. Trump goes into pout mode, then starts tweeting with comments right out of elementary school. Trump states he will sue you, You are stupid, ugly, or any other childish rant.
    This is not an adult. We have a narcissistic President right now, we don’t need another one.

  • Fox’s true colors came out at the first debate when questions were a setup to take Trump out.. See Operation Hummingbird as proof, in the 2nd debate.

  • Adolph

    Russia has real soldiers on their border and no gay pride marches in their army… imagine that.

    Vladimir Putin is the only adult in the room.

  • Adolph

    Blood is thicker than water and the EUSSR is all wet… When the Iron Curtain came down, the Bolsheviks all fled to the other side because they knew what the Russians would do to them after 100 years of communism.

    Religion is not a race… Ben Carson shouldn’t let these qúeer pundits set the agenda or the discussion or debate… Limbaugh said he showed ‘nerves of steel’ in his resolve… The only two Republicans making the media sweat is Carson and Trump… The RINOs are peeing all over themselves.

    Arabs are semites… Not all Muslims are Arab, not all Arabs are Muslim… Sydney Blumenthal is not a Muslim, and he works for Hillary.

    Rupert Murdoch thinks Michael Bloomberg would make a good president??? To say fox is any different than cnn, abc, cbs, nbc, pbs, cbc, bbc, npr, etc., is like saying you can lift a túrd by the clean end.

  • Erudite Mavin

    You have no idea what is in the Russian army.
    I actually stood next to Soviet soldiers in several East Germany cities in 1983

  • Adolph

    You’re too old to fight me… and I’m certainly not marching off to war against the great Russian bear with cúm drunk ássholes like you in charge.

    I have Russian white supremacist friends, so go fúck yourself.