Journalist Sees ‘Almost No Daylight’ Between Fox News And White House Agendas

Journalist Sees ‘Almost No Daylight’ Between Fox News And White House Agendas
July 12, 2018 Elijah James Logan

President Trump’s connections to Fox News got even stronger last week with his appointment of Bill Shine , a former network co-president, to serve as the White House’s deputy chief of staff for communications. Gabriel Sherman, who covers the White House for Vanity Fair , notes that Shine has been named in “numerous lawsuits” related to the sexual harassment claims filed against the former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. “To me, it’s mind boggling that someone with this amount of baggage, who is too toxic for an institution like Fox News … would become one of the highest ranking members of the federal government,” Sherman says of Shine. Less surprising to Sherman is the overall influence that Fox News has on the Trump White House — and vice versa: “I saw this trend really started developing in the Obama years, as the right wing media and the Republican Party started to fuse into this single entity.” Fast forward to 2018, Sherman notes, and “there’s almost no daylight now between the agenda

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