During a private campaign event on Sunday in Palm Beach, Fla., GOP candidate Mitt Romney had some rather favorable words to say about Fox News.
Speaking of the media coverage his campaign has received, Romney singled out CNN host Wolf Blitzer as being a good interviewer and said, according to the Wall Street Journal, that Fox News has been good to him.
He called Fox News viewers "true believers," but said that he needed to broaden his reach to independent and female voters. According to NBC News, Romney also said, "We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal. Where we are ahead or even is on Twitter and on the Internet."
Romney's assessment of Fox News came just days following GOP candidate Newt Gingrich attacked the news network. Gingrich said that Fox News has been "for Romney all the way through." Gingrich's comments echoed that of former GOP candidate Rick Santorum, who said that Fox News was "shilling" for Romney.
The comments made by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum are intriguing in that Romney had rather contentious relations with Fox News just some months ago. In October 2011, more than a year since Romney had appeared on a Sunday morning news show, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace called out Romney for dodging his invitation to appear on the program. In December, Romney and his campaign complained about a particularly tough interview with Fox News host Bret Baier.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Santorum felt Fox News was "shelling" for Romney.
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