If you’ve paid even the slightest attention to how Fox News operates, the recent revelations from a legal filing come as no huge surprise.
From the moment it was founded in the mid-1990s, Fox has been a partisan outlet – very much by the design of its founder, Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and its founding chief executive, Roger Ailes. It never was the “fair and balanced” news source that its motto claimed. Calling it “conservative” has always been putting things far too mildly; but for a time, it observed a modicum of journalistic standards.
But Fox became much more extreme over the years, moving well outside the journalistic mainstream
That journalistic mainstream was so institutionally – more culturally than economic – lefty and woke that there was a vast gap to the centre of it.
The very fact that someone could turn up and broadcast stuff that chimed with tens to hundreds of millions of Americans is the very proof of that contention. The existence of Fox News is the proof that American journalism is/was too woke.