Fox “news” acts like a virus

It’s contagious, it’s transmissible, and those who are infected may never recover.

Study: Spread Of Fox News Made Members Of Congress More Conservative | Buzzfeed Politics

A recent study by Vanderbilt University scholars argues that the rise of Fox News, founded in 1996, has had a real-world effect by pulling members of Congress to the right.

As authors Joshua D. Clinton and Ted Enamorado write, “representatives from districts where Fox News entered became slightly more conservative relative to their ideological position on issues taken in the US House before the launch of Fox News in 1995-1996.”

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