You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.
- Published: 24 May 2019
- Fox News was created to push right-wing nonsense to the mainstream, and now there’s no escape.
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We tend to assume that if a story is being covered by major news networks, it’s because journalists have decided that the story is important. But thanks to Fox News, that’s not always true.
The network was specifically created to generate scandals that would hurt Democrats and help Republicans. And because most major networks pay attention to what happens in conservative media, those pseudoscandals end up creeping into mainstream coverage.
The result is a media ecosystem that advantages Republicans by paying disproportionate attention to right-wing talking points.
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