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Santorum says Fox News “shilling” for Romney

Rick Santorum is going after Fox News Channel, accusing it of “shilling for” Mitt Romney’s campaign.

On Brian Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio show today, Santorum said his campaign has noticed the trend.

“This is a man who’s had a 10-to-1 money advantage. He’s had all the organizational advantages. He has Fox News shilling for him everyday. No offense, Brian, but I see it,” Santorum said.

Kilmeade, who is also a co-host of Fox News’s morning show, “Fox and Friends,” took issue with Santorum’s version of events. But Santorum wasn’t backing down.

The two talked over each other for a moment, before Santorum elaborated.

“I can tell you we watch the coverage there, and you know, look, you guys are allowed to cover what you want to cover, but I can tell you that we want to make sure that a conservative is nominated,” Santorum said. “And we’re going to go out there and focus on -- not mathematics, we’re not going to focus on the process -- we’re going to focus the issues that are going to help us win.”

That last line appears to be an allusion to the delegate count, which, it should be noted, Santorum’s campaign played up following a close race in Michigan.

This isn’t the first time that Santorum has cried foul when it comes to the media. His campaign has also accused the Drudge Report of favoring Romney in the GOP primary. The former Pennsylvania senator has also complained that Rep. Ron Paul has formed an alliance with Romney.

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