The Fox News Ringmaster

“‘Trump gets great ratings, but if you’re not careful he’s going to end up totally controlling Fox News.’…

…Murdoch didn’t invent Trump, but he invented the audience. Murdoch was going to make a Trump exist. Then Trump comes along, sees all these people, and says, ‘I’ll be the ringmaster in your circus!'”

…“Fox’s great insight wasn’t necessarily that there was a great desire for a conservative point of view.” … ‘The genius was seeing that there’s an attraction to fear-based, anger-based politics that has to do with class and race.'”

—Jane Mayer, “The Making of the Fox News White House.” The New Yorker. March 11, 2019.

Remarkable article laying out how Fox News has become the American Pravda for Trump. Highly recommended for understanding, to some degree, what is happening in the Trump White House.

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