Things That Make Other Things Make Sense…
Bill Sammon is a Fox News Vice President and in charge of the Fox News debates and questioning. His daughter, Brooke Sammon, is Marco Rubio’s Press Secretary.
So how influential is Bill Sammon in the debate formatting? From a Media Buzz interview with Chris Stirewalt about the debate construction:
HOWARD KURTZ: You’ve been to this rodeo before. How do you and Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier and Chris Wallace go about formulating your questions knowing the candidates are going to try to pivot to their talking points?
CHRIS STIREWALT: Well, the first thing is we have a secret weapon and that is Bill Sammon, who is the best at not only team cohesion and keeping everybody on point about what the point is, but in crafting the questions.
KURTZ: Washington bureau chief.
STIREWALT: Absolutely, he’s a managing editor and a great mind and a great journalist and so that is a big help. [Fox News, #MediaBuzz, 8/2/15]
The Washington Post also has an outline describing how Bill Sammon is who Chris Stirewalt, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Brett Baier directly report to for all debate issues, construction, and question organization. In essence, Bill Sammon runs the show.
Perhaps that explains this earlier tweet:
This cutesy twitter conversation was based on a preview that Megyn Kelly and Chris Stirewalt were having on her TV show.
The tweet was also transmitted before everyone began finding out about the ambush set-up to target Donald Trump with an inquisition from Muslim Activists, Illegal Alien amnesty activists, and put CAIR front and center in the debate format. Revealed HERE and HERE. Bill Sammon calls this attack questioning approach, “Murderboarding“.
In addition, this revelation also explains why Corporate Fox News, driven by owner Rupert Murdoch, has been a staunch Rubio advocate and even went so far as to attempt to assist Rubio with secret meetings to organize Fox broadcasts for the Gang-of-Eight legislative priorities. – SEE HERE –
In the hours after the decision by Donald Trump to skip the debate, it certainly looks like he took the wise and prudent path because the Fox Debate was indeed a total set up.