Media Matters

* Fox was less sycophantic about Trump’s 2020 loss than Trump expected. Especially after he learned that the network was planning to air a documentary after Trump’s defeat—hosted by anchor Bret Baier, on how the incumbent had actually lost. So Trump began attacking Fox—and the network saw its audience numbers drop. Many of Trump’s fans flocked to the far-right channels Newsmax TV and One America News. By the spring, however, Fox was back in play as Trump’s media minion with torrents of anti-Biden programming.

* At least 67 journalists and media staff have been killed in 2022. “The surge in the killings of journalists and other media workers is a grave cause of concern and yet another wake-up call for governments.”–International Federation of Journalists General Secretary Anthony Bellanger.

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