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Brian Stelter: Fox News, Trump and the Distortion of Truth

In a world of “fake news,” President Donald Trump has labeled one network as telling his “truth”—Fox News. The president has developed a symbiotic relationship with Fox. Since the day Trump announced his candidacy, its pundits have consistently slandered Trump’s enemies and promoted his vision of America.

The president himself has also admitted to watching 6 hours of Fox News a day, even in the face of a disastrous pandemic and national economic crisis. He gets his brash personal and political actions legitimized by the network, and the network makes money off Trump-supporting viewers who willfully follow the network.

In Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, CNN anchor and Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter tells the twisted story of the mutually beneficial relationship between President Trump and Fox News and dives into a relationship that he argues comes at the expense of the American people.

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September 9, 2020

United States

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Brian Stelter
Chief Media Correspondent, CNN; Author, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth
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In Conversation with Clara Jeffery
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
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3:30–4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) program