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Murdoch’s World by David Folkenflik

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THE VOICE OF OPPOSITION

IN 2007, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HAD refused, one by one, to take part in a planned early primary debate on Fox, complaining of unfair coverage of their party. As Barack Obama’s bid for the White House picked up momentum, the candidate endured a drubbing from Fox News. In one case, Fox & Friends had cited a report based on unnamed Clinton operatives to assert that Obama had studied at a Wahhabist madrassa while a child in Indonesia—just the kind of school at which a young Islamic jihadist would have been indoctrinated. Such segments continued after reporting from CNN and the Associated Press found the school Obama had attended ...

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