Former Fox News President: “It’s Not Healthy”

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Former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin says the network is now President Trump’s “own press organization.” And that’s “not healthy.”


Why Fox is unprecedented

Nicole Hemmer:  “Is it propaganda? A resounding yes. Unprecedented is the personal relationships and the interplay between Fox News and the Trump administration. The revolving door between the network and the White House is unprecedented.”

How is it difference from MSNBC offering liberal ideas?

Dylan Byers: “Differences are stark. Difference is that pre-Fox News in the Trump era there was an expectation of integrity, adhering to certain set of facts.  Fox is in the business of ignoring facts of the day and going on tirades and and attacking news organizations and liberals instead.  Fox working in concert with the Trump administration takes it to a level that no other news organization has gone with any  administration. Decisions made by White House and Fox News – difficult to tell who is leading the way.”

The Making of the Fox News White House

“Hannity was treated in Texas like a member of the Administration because he virtually is one. The same can be said of Fox’s chairman, Rupert Murdoch. Fox has long been a bane of liberals, but in the past two years many people who watch the network closely, including some Fox alumni, say that it has evolved into something that hasn’t existed before in the United States. Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor of Presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and the author of ‘Messengers of the Right,’ a history of the conservative media’s impact on American politics, says of Fox, ‘It’s the closest we’ve come to having state TV.’

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