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Experts say the back-scratching relationship between President Trump and Fox News is unlike anything in the history of American media. Trump just keeps proving them right. On Sunday he defended two of Fox’s right-wing opinion shows and criticized three of the network’s news anchors.

 

Most notably of all, he used Twitter to send a long message to Fox executives, urging them to “stay true to the people that got you there.” It was like Trump was saying to his favorite television network, “keep having my back and I’ll have yours.”

During a busy day of tweets he also insulted CNN; complained about late-night shows; and mused about a government investigation of the comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” The sheer volume of tweets — suggesting a St. Patrick’s Day full of TV watching — was a testament to Fox’s influence within the White House.  Read More

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