Sean Hannity

Conservative media rising in Trump's America

Conservative media rising in Trump's America

As hard as it might seem to be shocked by anything on cable news these days, Fox News’ characterization of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election as an attempted “coup” has caused jaws to drop. And there has been no shortage in the last week of mainstream and social media criticism of the top-rated cable news channel for it.

But to focus on partisan and irresponsible Fox hosts like Sean Hannity or Jesse Watters is to miss the bigger picture. While Fox might be the most prominent platform to have become more politically emboldened since the election of President Donald Trump, it is only one of several that have taken a more partisan turn or...

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