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Source: The Guradian

Fox News: how an anti-Obama fringe set the stage for Trump

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president, Roger Ailes, then the chairman and CEO of Fox News, moved into action.

A recent New Yorker investigation provided the most comprehensive view to date of the relationship between Fox News and the Trump White House, unpacking with fresh details how the network transformed from a conservative-friendly news channel to a mouthpiece of the president. As Fox News contended with the ensuing fallout, another firestorm unfolded: two of the network’s primetime hosts – Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, among Trump’s most vocal proponents – drew widespread backlash for a series of controversial comments.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte