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Joseph Turner
Monday, April 3, 2017 – 7:46 p.m.

The following press release from American Children First regarding their education initiative that was filed this afternoon was sent to InlandPolitics this evening.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2017 Read the rest of this entry »

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Reporter
Published: March 21, 2017 – Updated: 10:09 p.m.

A 17-year senior prosecutor in the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office is challenging his boss’s re-election bid in 2018.

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The Sun: Ed O’Brien to Challenge DA Ramos in 2018

By Jeff Horseman
Posted: 03/14/17 –  4:30 PM PDT

Ed O’Brien, a former prosecutor turned public defender also announced Tuesday he will run for DA.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 4:56 p.m.

Let’s play a game: Savvy Businessman or Illiterate Politician.

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is slated to levy a $6,000 fine on San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood at the March 16th hearing after he failed to report numerous sources of income.

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InlandPolitics: A Blog that Tracks Recall Efforts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 09:00 a.m.

I was doing some research and stumbled upon a blog that tracks nearly every single recall effort in the nation. I would highly recommend you give it a look if you are interested in seeing what sort of stuff is getting people pissed off and all riled up.

It is called “The Recall Elections Blog.

The Sun: FPPC fines San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors chairman $6,000

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 03/06/17 – 7:06 PM PST

The state Fair Political Practices Commission has fined San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood $6,000 for failing to properly report various sources of income over a 4-year period.

According to a stipulation published on the commission’s website, Lovingood, of Apple Valley, agreed to pay the fine in connection with four violations of the Political Reform Act – all for failing to timely disclose sources of income on statement of economic interest forms, also known as Form 700s. Lovingood was fined $1,500 for each violation, according to the document published on the FPPC website. The commission is scheduled to ratify the action at its March 16 meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

San Bernardino Seal

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 5:37 p.m.

A San Bernardino City government employee has contributed money to campaign committee for a sitting member of the council according to Form 460 filings available to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Suday, November 6, 2016 – 8:24 a.m.

Don’t worry, she’s got this!

Hillary Clinton’s campaign allowed a Bernie supporter to take the mic at a campaign event and proceed to rip into the candidate before being escorted off the dais. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 10:37 p.m.

Syrian refugees could soon be getting a tuition-free junior college education if one ultra-liberal Riverside County politician has his way.

Bill Hedrick, a candidate for the Riverside Community College District Trustee with ties to a radical Islamic terrorist group , expressed his support for tuition-free college education for all on his Facebook page.

“I believe in making community college totally free — that means no fees.”

In this YouTube video, Mr. Hedrick is very clear. He says: Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 12:04 a.m.

An anonymous commenter on the Inland Politics blog claiming to have lost his or her father in the December 2 San Bernardino terrorist attack is calling for the dismissal of a San Bernardino Sun columnist named Sal Rodriguez.

The columnist has come under fire after he penned a smear piece of a local candidate over the issue of Syrian refugees which contained inaccurate information and insensitive comments. He subsequently engaged in debates on Facebook whereby he presented false information as being fact.

In addition to posting insensitive comments on Facebook and subsequently deleting them, Rodriguez compared the threat of terrorism via refugees to peanut allergies. He suggested that peanut allergies were a greater threat and that anyone getting enraged by refugees was “pathetic.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 31, 2016 – 9:28 p.m.

On Saturday, we exposed the lies San Bernardino Sun columnist Sal Rodriguez had peddled in a column and in Facebook posts as he attempted to smear First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles on the issue of Syrian refugees.

Columnists and journalists aren’t used to being held accountable.

But, social media and the internet has changed the old paradigm when frauds could spread their propaganda without suffering any serious consequences.

After being lit up on this blog, Rodriguez began to do some damage control and deleted at least one of his Facebook posts. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: County Employee Earns $600,000 a Year; Brags That He Can’t Be Fired

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Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 7:58 p.m.

In a previous blog entry we discussed how San Bernardino County CEO Greg Devereaux earned close to $600,000 a year in total compensation.

He is the highest paid government employee in all of San Bernardino County. And his total compensation is about fifty percent greater than Riverside County’s chief executive.

Here is Mr. Devereaux bragging on recorded video about how he cannot be fired from his job. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 8:38 p.m.

When San Bernardino County First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles announced that she had discovered the federal government was dumping unvetted Syrian refugees in the City of Victorville nearly two weeks ago, it sent shockwaves throughout the campaign and region.

Supervisor Robert Lovingood, her incumbent opponent, completely bungled the response revealing that he was caught entirely flatfooted by Valles accusations that he was either asleep at the wheel and oblivious to the public safety issue, or in on the cover up.

In a candidate forum and numerous stories since, neither Lovingood nor anybody with the City of Victorville has expressed any opposition to the placement of Syrian refugees in that community.

Today, a columnist for the San Bernardino Sun by the name of Sal Rodriguez decided to weigh in on the discussion by slamming Angela Valles as an opportunist who spreads fear and paranoia. Boy, that was a mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Friday, October 28, 2016 – 11:16 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors hired Greg Devereaux to be the County CEO in January of 2010.

The $600,000 Man!

He currently earns approximately $600,000 a year.

In 2015 he earned $549,803 in total compensation. But this figure does not take into account the 7% raise that Supervisor Robert Lovingood gave him in 2016. You can view the executive compensation plan here.

In 2011, his total compensation was $491,565 a year.

But, how did county residents do during the same time period? Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:45 p.m.

The Syrian refugee issue in Victorville shows no signs of losing any intensity as we sprint to the November 8 election day finish line.

Earlier this week, The John & Ken Show invited First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles on to their program to discuss how the federal government has been dumping unvetted Syrian refugees into the community of Victorville.

Now word is trickling out that members of the High Desert community are angry and planning to hold a protest in Victorville this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:27 p.m.

The Daily Press hosted a First District Supervisor forum for Supervisor Robert Lovingood and his challenger, Angela Valles. The forum was a lively affair with Lovingood subject to unrelenting attacks by Valles.

Valles launched broadsides on nearly ever facet of Lovingood’s tenure in office, including his broken campaign promises on taxes.

Lovingood, attempting his best Ronald Reagan impression, seemingly rebutted every attack with a “There you go again” strategy that frankly did not seem to play and grew tiresome as the hour long affair went along. Read the rest of this entry »

dick-riddell-loves-toll-lanes

 

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 6:42 p.m.

I am not sure who is running the Dick Riddell for Yucaipa City Council campaign, but they should probably be fired.

Riddell is getting pummeled by his opponent, Judge Robert Fawke, over his support for toll lanes.

So, what did Riddell do? He sent out a campaign mailer that actually confirms his support for toll lanes. Pretty shocking.

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The San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association is buying air time on local cable to broadcast this scathing anti-Lovingood commercial.

The spot slams the incumbent for engaging in shady conflict of interest deals that benefit his staffing agency, hiring a Sacramento lobbyist, and for voting for raises for senior executives at the county.

Take a look and share what you think about the commercial in the comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 10:04 a.m.

Our fearless blog administrator posted yesterday with some statistics on site traffic for the blog. You can read it here.

It is clear that blog traffic has skyrocketed thanks to massive interest in the Syrian refugee issue.

But, I am sure there are some doubters and haters that think maybe the information was doctored or photoshopped. So, I want to give you an easy, crude way to tell if a site is getting lots of traffic from readers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 12:26 a.m.

Not sure who is behind this sign and how many there are floating around the High Desert – but apparently there are some folks who STILL don’t appreciate Lovingood voting to triple the car tax. Even though the June primary is over, they decided to leave it up for voters to chew on.

The above sign was seen on Sunday, October 23.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 12:14 a.m.

During the 2012 campaign, Lovingood billed himself as a fiscal conservative businessman who would boost the economy, increase jobs and oppose taxes and fees levied on the taxpayers.

It was a powerful message earning him the victory that November.

Let’s go back in time to an article published in the Daily Press in May 2012. Each candidate was asked to pinpoint what they view as the most pressing issue in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 6:55 p.m.

If you are interested in listening to the full audio replay of “The John & Ken Show” interviewing First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles, please visit the following link.

Note: We are now more than a week into this unfolding scandal and Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the entire Victorville City Council has refused to condemn the federal government’s violation of the law and they have refused to make any statements in opposition of the Syrian refugees.

Shame on Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Victorville Councilman “Lyin'” Ryan McEachron.

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Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 12:06 p.m.

First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles announced on her Facebook page that she will be a guest on KFI AM 640’s “The John & Ken Show.” They will discuss the Syrian refugees in Victorville and hopefully condemn Supervisor Robert Lovingood for not speaking out against the federal government’s violation of the law.

Also, it should be noted that when the article ran on Friday in the Daily Press, Supervisor Lovingood did not oppose the placement of Syrian refugees in our community. In fact, not one county official or official from the City of Victorville spoke out against these refugees.

Instead, they insisted that the federal government did not have to consult with local governments and that they didn’t care that the federal government didn’t consult them.

Angela Valles will be a guest at 4:00 PM.

You can listen to her on KFI 640 AM on your radio, via iHeart Radio app on your smartphone, or online via their live stream on the internet.

No Money

Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 10:35 p.m.

For some odd reason, the Daily Press did an article on the campaign finance reports for the First District Supervisor race this week. The campaign finance reports have been out for a month and it showed Lovingood with a huge advantage in the money he has raised.

You can read the article here.

Every candidate wants to have more money than their opponent. But here is the reality. You can overcome and trump a significant monetary disadvantage if you are getting high quality earned media during your election campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

theyre-just-children-they-said

 

Joseph Turner
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 9:22 p.m.

The Boston Marathon bombing was carried out by Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on April 15, 2013.

The Wikipedia entry for this event states:

During an initial interrogation in the hospital, Dzhokhar alleged that Tamerlan was the mastermind. He said they were motivated by extremist Islamist beliefs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that they were self-radicalized and unconnected to any outside terrorist groups.

There has been some confusion over the years about whether or not the Tsarnaev brothers were in fact refugees. Read the rest of this entry »

 

san-bernardino-county-email-scandal-part-2

Joseph Turner
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 9:03 p.m.

In Part 1 of this expose, I “copy and pasted” the public information request and answers by the county concerning the employment contract of political lobbyist Fred Aguiar (view here).

Now I am going to copy and paste the second public information request submitted on September 30, 2016. The answers were provided on October 7.

Read the answers carefully and note them. I did. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 9:01 a.m.

This weekend I received a tip from a frustrated voter about how San Bernardino County is refusing to release documents that he believes are damaging to Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s campaign.

Last month, he submitted two public information requests seeking information about the employment details and job duties of Fred Aguiar — the controversial lobbyist earning $122,000 a year while working 300 miles away from home in Paso Robles. Oh yeah. He also works just 18 hours a week…maybe.

He was hired by Supervisor Lovingood in January in what many believe was strictly a move to politically benefit his campaign, including to help with fundraising. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 4:20 p.m.

Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood finally responded to the Syrian refugee scandal unfolding in Victorville this week. I am sure that after listening to Lovingood’s brief message below, you will be comforted by his confident, re-assuring tone.

Complete coverage of the San Bernardino County Syrian refugee scandal can be read here.

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Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 3:53 p.m.

On Friday, the Daily Press confirmed that Syrian refugees have indeed been placed in Victorville by the federal government. On Tuesday, Angela Valles broke the news and rebuked Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the Victorville City Council for either covering it up, or being asleep at the wheel.

Officials from both agencies refused to condemn and oppose the placement of these refugees within San Bernardino County. Additionally, they took turns attacking Valles.

Lies, Corruption & Cover Ups

Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s campaign has been in a tailspin since the news broke in the very conservative High Desert district that encompasses the cities of Adelanto, Hesperia, Victorville, and the Town of Apple Valley.

He slammed Valles in an obvious effort to deflect from taking accountability for the unfolding scandal. He claimed that Valles was merely seeking headlines and unaware of the responsibilities of the office. Read the rest of this entry »

sick-refugees

 

Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 10:40 p.m.

BUT THEY WERE VETTED!

Yeah, stop us if you have heard this before. Breitbart News reports a “vetted” refugee has been diagnosed with a multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis.

One of the 3,554 refugees resettled in Ingham County, Michigan (Lansing) during the six years beginning October 1, 2010 and ending on September 30, 2016 (FY 2011 to FY 2016) has been diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB), the Ingham County Health Department tells Breitbart News.

In case you missed it, we presented just a short list of notable refugees arrested for various crimes who were also vetted. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: Syrian Smackdown in Victorville; Picture of Front Page Story

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Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 11:44 a.m.

Well, if you are running for re-election in a conservative Republican district, then a headline and story like this is prrroooobably something you are not going to want to see dropped on you right as voters get their absentee ballots.

In what was one of the most devastating articles I have ever read published during a local campaign, this will probably go down as the beginning of the end of Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood’s campaign.

On the front page you get a devastating headline and the first two paragraphs are all bad for the incumbent. Read the rest of this entry »

ryan-bob-love-tolls-lanes

Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 3:49 p.m.

By now, Victorville residents are learning that Supervisor Robert Lovingood and Victorville City Councilman Ryan McEachron support the federal government’s re-settlement of Syrian refugees in Victorville.

Angela Valles is running against Lovingood and she uncovered the secret dumping of unvetted refugees in the High Desert. Read the rest of this entry »

san-bernardino-county-corruption

 

Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 9:28 a.m.

Corruption and political graft in San Bernardino County continues unabated.

Did you know that Supervisor Robert Lovingood gave a campaign donor and Sacramento lobbyist who lives 300 miles away a cushy part-time job that pays more than $122,000 a year?

Need proof? Ok.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 1:44 a.m.

A gigantic bomb was dropped on First District Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood late Tuesday morning when his challenger, Angela Valles, informed district voters that unvetted Syrian refugees have been secretly dumped in the High Desert community of Victorville.

It doesn’t take a degree in political science to know that the High Desert folk aren’t going to be too excited at the news.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that the timing of this news comes at a disastrous time for the Lovingood campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

san-bernardino-countyimmediate-opening

 

IMMEDIATE VACANCY – MUST BE FILLED ASAP

Job Announcement: San Bernardino County Position Pays $122,000 (Apply Immediately)

Serious Applicants Only – Please call (909) 387-4830 for expedited review of resume and qualifications.

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baghdad-bob

 

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 8:46 a.m.

Syrian Refugees Dumped in San Bernardino County

The Angela Valles campaign broke a huge story yesterday about unvetted Syrian refugees being dumped into San Bernardino County by an insensitive federal government. Every single Syrian refugee placed in San Bernardino County has been settled in the High Desert community of Victorville.

It can also be shared that Syrian refugees are now in Riverside County — or more specifically Riverside and Corona.

All of this occurred under the watch of San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood even though the federal government is required to consult with local authorities before placing these individuals.

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refugees

BREAKING NEWS – Just received from the Angela Valles campiagn.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2016

Angela Valles Condemns Dumping of Unvetted Syrian Refugees in San Bernardino County; Home of December Terrorist Attack by Radical Islamists

Will terminate welfare benefits and housing subsidies for refugees once elected

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 4:07 p.m.

Oh Bob. Poor, Poor Bob.

The liberal Republican supervisor is so desperate to overcome the child sex abuse and prostitution scandals that he is now throwing thousands of dollars down the drain with a mailer targeted at Hispanic households.

Apparently, one of “Do-Nothing” Bob’s high-powered Sacramento based political consultants decided to take the old campaign account for a joy ride and put out this puff piece.

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puppet-master

Joseph Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 11:58 a.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood claims to be a Republican. That is odd given his propensity to vote with his liberal colleague more than 99 percent of the time.

I have examined the action item report for every regular board meeting over the last four years. The findings were shocking.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 9:51 a.m.

Did a High Desert Republican Join the Climate Change Cabal?

A High Desert Republican representing the communities of Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville appears to have joined the Climate Change Cabal occupied by the radical left.

Read the rest of this entry »

meet-bob

 

Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 10:05 a.m.

In four years on the board, Supervisor Robert Lovingood has only one single accomplishment…sort of.

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InlandPolitics: Lovingood Lies About Valles to Deflect from Child Sex Abuse Scandal

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Joseph Turner
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 5:50 p.m.

Well, it is election season and that means one thing! You better have a solid pair of boots so you can wade through all the bullshit.

Supervisor Robert Lovingood mailed out a hit piece on Angela Valles today. It is filled with outright lies and distortions about her record. You can view the mailer here. Before I dissect it, it is worth pointing out one thing.

It is tough for Lovingood to run on a record that includes the sexual abuse and deaths of neglected children in the county foster system, the cover up of a prostitution scandal, and a pension system that is underfunded by $2 billion dollars. When you don’t have a record of accomplishment as an incumbent you have to lie about your opponent. It is pathetic.

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Joseph Turner
Friday, October 14, 2016 – 11:15 a.m.

On December 2, 2015, radical Islamic terrorists massacred 14 people and wounded 21 more in what at that time was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

It was tragic and shocking. Many of us never believed that San Bernardino would ever be the epicenter for a terrorist attack.

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InlandPolitics: Revisiting the 2012 Electoral Map

Electoral Map - 2012

Joseph Turner
Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 10:15 a.m.

This will be a fairly brief post about the 2012 electoral map as I am preparing to write a series of posts in the future analyzing some swing states.

Most people are seemingly unaware of how close Mitt Romney came to winning the presidential election. Much has been written and it has often been described as a very convincing or solid victory for Obama.

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Trump Perot

Joseph Turner
Friday, March 18, 2016 – 07:38 p.m.

Conventional wisdom, for what that is worth, says that Ross Perot’s third party run in 1992, when he got nearly 20 percent of the total national vote, cost George H. W. Bush the election and handed it over to Bill Clinton.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump is not Arnold Schwarzenegger: Here’s Why…

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 04:00 p.m.

Donald Trump crushed his opposition on Tuesday and extended his delegate lead over Ted Cruz setting the table for something rather remarkable – Republican voters in the state of California may very well have some say in picking who the next presidential nominee will be.

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InlandPolitics: Trump-Fox News Feud Highlights Need for Fox News Alternative

Fox News Donald Trump

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 09:00 p.m.

The ongoing dust-up between GOP front runner Donald Trump and Fox News is highlighting the schism that is developing between Fox News and its conservative viewers.

After Fox News put out a childish and unprofessional press release mocking Trump and his concerns about the impartiality of debate moderator Megyn Kelly, he announced he would boycott the Thursday’s debate. The network then spent the entirety of Tuesday night lampooning Trump and attempting to stake out the moral high ground.

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