[For all their success and their billions of dollars, media moguls like Ailes and Murdoch haven't a clue about what makes their audiences tick. In the case of Trump, they've made him the center of attraction just by not showing up at their rigged "debate." Ironically, they've fallen into the same trap they set for Trump. By being absent, Trump will be the elephant in the room and dominate the event.
They should have learned their lesson after the popular backlash that followed Megyn Kelly's liberal feminist outburst in the first Fox debate back in August. But nooo! They just doubled down and squeezed the tar baby harder. So let me ask you, who's looking stupid now? df]