15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

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Meanwhile, the president’s most important source of information isn’t the U.S. intelligence community — it’s the dimwitted pro-Trump shills at the network’s morning show, Fox & Friends. The president watches hours of Fox News and its sister network, Fox Business, each day and regularly tweets in response to segments that attract his attention — at times dramatically shifting the news cycle and government policy. He sent 1,146 of these Fox live tweets from September 2018 through August 2020 — 7.5% of his total tweets during that period — according to a new Media Matters report.This Trump-Fox feedback loop impacts the president’s worldview — and thus, the government’s actions — on a scope far beyond any other news outlet in the recent past. And the network’s hold on both have only been strengthened over the course of his administration. Here are 15 ways Fox drove federal policymaking and political events over the last two years.

15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

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