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Axios reported that CNN media correspondent and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter has begun a book about "Fox News in the age of President Trump, and Trump in the age of Fox." The publisher is One Signal, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. The publisher says the book will come out in 2020 and look "behind the scenes of a TV network and a White House merging in unprecedented fashion."
Really? Stelter couldn't have written a book about "MSNBC in the age of Obama, and Obama in the age of MSNBC"? As usual, because an Obama has thousands of media people eagerly wanting to "merge" with his vision and strategy, it's just not the same. Democrats and the media strategizing together is the precedent. It can't be "unprecedented."
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It sounds a lot like a Stelter commentary on CNN last summer, as our Nick Fondacaro reported at the time:
“Fox and Trump, Trump and Fox. You know they're close. But do you realize just how close?” He then declared “this kind of relationship has never existed between a U.S. president and a TV network. It is unprecedented. It's sort of a love story, so let me count the ways,” he mocked.
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"First of all, the President loves Fox. He loves what he hears on Fox. He promotes the network and trashes its rivals. Telling people when and where to tune in. A president has never endorsed a network like this before. Trump watches Fox and tweets about it and watches some more. Sometimes he hears valuable information but other times he hears terrible misinformation. Sometimes he then spreads it in interviews on Fox and around and around we go."
Stelter decries a conservative "hate movement" against CNN and other liberal media outlets,...
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