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Jeff Zucker

Cable news' dominance explains much about election 2016

Cable news' dominance explains much about election 2016

Despite all the new media outlets that have burst onto the scene, we're still getting most of our presidential election information from cable TV and ideologically super-charged performers like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly of Fox News.

That's what I took away from a Pew survey released Wednesday that asked voters to name their "main source" for news about the 2016 election. Pew's findings help explain the confused, angry and polarized way we have come to talk about politics.

And the conversation is only going to get hotter, nastier and more TV-centric with President Donald Trump taking office. He has already shown an unrivaled ability to use cable TV as a political...

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