Fox at crossroads: propaganda machine or real news outlet

Margaret Sullivan in The Guardian, February 24, 2023, says that Fox News, “the propaganda arm of the U.S. right wing” will be forced to become more responsible if they lose the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit to Dominion Voting Systems. Angelo Carusone, of Media Matters wants mainstream journalists to stop treating Fox reporters as legitimate reporters dedicated to reporting the truth.

In the months ahead Fox is faced with the problem of how far they should go in supporting Trump’s lies and right wing crackpot conspiracies and truthfully telling the news of the upcoming elections. After the January 6 insurrection and the Dominion lawsuit, Fox is less able to balance cheerleading for Trump and his ilk and maintaining some semblance of a responsible news agency. (Columbia Journalism Review, February 24, 2023, by Kyle Pope)

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