How the Murdochs turned media outlets into right-wing political influence machines

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Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Murdoch at the Vanity Fair party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival, 2011. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.

There’s a symbiotic relationship between Fox News and the White House, but there’s a lot more than that, according to a six-month New York Times investigation. Fox and its owner Rupert Murdoch have been instrumental in fomenting right-wing nationalism in much of the English-speaking world, from Britain to Australia, and even parts of Europe.