Posted By Levi
James Fallows points to an interesting new report on how Fox News is causing great harm to the Republican party. What is even more interesting is that the report was written by Bruce Barlett, a veteran Republican who served in the Regan and Bush 41 administrations and also worked for Ron Paul.
The whole report is here. A few highlights.
With the creation of Fox News in 1996
. . . Conservatives did not have to seek out bits of news favorable to their point of view in liberal publications or in small magazines and newsletters. Like someone dying of thirst in the desert, conservatives drank heavily from the Fox waters. Soon, it became the dominant – and in many cases, virtually the only – major news source for millions of Americans. This has had profound political implications that are only starting to be appreciated. Indeed, it can almost be called self-brainwashing – many conservatives now refuse to even listen to any news or opinion not vetted through Fox, and to believe wha Read More