How Fox News became the kingmaker of the GOP

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s essay adapted from his new memoir has a fascinating anecdote that shows why Fox News turned toward conspiracies after Barack Obama was elected. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Fox News’ stranglehold on the GOP has fundamentally transformed Republican politics.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Panic Rooms, Birth Certificates and the Birth of GOP Paranoia
www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/02/john-boehner-book-memoir-excerpt-478506

Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77
money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html

Trump’s Best Buddy in Congress Wants Sessions to Fire Mueller
www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/03/matt-gaetz-trump-sessions-mueller-recuse-217764/

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