It’s no secret formula — the network is just a blatant political machine for the Republican Party and the nation’s billionaires:
Fox News certainly helped make Ryan a “star” within the conservative movement. Prior to his selection, Ryan was touted by Fox News personalities as a “genius” and a man of “courage.” Fox News Sunday made him a birthday cake. The network also championed Ryan’s budget despite its “smoke and mirrors” accounting.
Since his selection, Ryan has received similarly fawning praise. Fox News personalities have praised his intellect (“he knows the numbers inside and out”), his appearance (“could be the most ripped” VP in history, “national sex symbol”), and his demeanor (“personally quite appealing,” “kind of everybody’s dream older brother”). Fox News’ Juan Williams summed up the network’s relationship with Romney-Ryan when he noted that they appear on Fox more than “any other network” because “they feel comfortable here.”
All that PR for a guy who’s passed only TWO BILLS in a 13-year career as a public servant. But what’s important is his budget and the tax cuts provided for the super rich. For the rubes who aren’t billionaires and plan to vote Romney-Ryan, that’s who the Fox News political machine targets.