President Trump's rallies get extensive airtime on Fox News
Jul. 05, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies have found a receptive audience at Fox News Channel. Unlike the other cable news networks, Fox often carries his speeches live and in their entirety.
Four times in the past few weeks, Fox has set aside its usual prime-time programming to air the president speaking live to supporters at events in South Carolina, Minnesota, North Dakota and West Virginia. The network also promised live coverage of a Trump rally Thursday in Montana.
Critics say Fox is essentially giving Trump free access to his supporters in a midterm election year. Fox counters that it is simply covering newsworthy events.
The rallies have also been good for ratings.