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All Eyes on Trump as Republican Debate Nears, but Fox Will Be the Real Winner

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All eyes are on The Donald as the boisterous real estate baron and former reality TV star takes his position as the de facto headliner in the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday. With an unparalleled 17 candidates in the field (just 10 of whom will be allowed to participate in the prime-time telecast), it’s anyone’s game. But one winner is already clear: Fox News. Trump, for all his many faults, is a draw. His presence in the room is a major win for the network during this crucial time of the year: Trump is now polling ahead of every other Republican running, and his presence alongside a wide variety of conservatives means that there’s something for every viewer, even if that something is a bit distasteful. A mix of populism and poppycock presented by the resounding Trump is causing tension even within Fox. Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexicans and Senator John McCain have angered Fox’s parent company executive co-chair, Rupert Murdoch, a long-time critic of Trump. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/01/fox-news-donald-trump-republican-debate http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com