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A lot of the policy ideas that come from Trump are actually first coming from Fox.

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Trump's Close Relationship with Fox News

Trump's Close Relationship with Fox News

Show Notes

A recent blockbuster article by journalist Jane Mayer examines close ties between the White House and Fox News. The piece, published in The New Yorker, spurred the Democratic National Committee to choose not to allow Fox to hold any of its presidential debates. In this broad conversation, Mayer touches on the Fox News article, another piece on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and her book "Dark Money." She speaks with Carolyne Heldman, former president of Aspen Public Radio.

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The Making of the Fox News White House

Jane Mayer's article on the close ties between the Trump administration and Fox News. The article was published March 4, 2019.

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer's bestselling book from 2017 that illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats.


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