26th March 2017
The mainstream media’s obsession with Fox News continues, as the New York Times sends intrepid reporters John Koblin and Nick Corasaniti into the fierce jungle-land of right-wing television to watch an entire day of it. They have escaped back with this dispatch from the front lines: “One Nation, Under Fox: 18 Hours With a Network That Shapes America — Fox News is a singular force, crafting a searing narrative about what’s happening in the world for millions of viewers, including President Trump.”
It wasn’t that awful a report, although one can’t picture the Times undertaking such an expedition during the Obama years, going on a brave quest into the left-wing fever swamps of MSNBC (and CNN, and ABC…).
The horror! The horror!
On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind a job that required me to watch TV news all day and then write an article about it for the New York Times (at New York Prices).