Fox News is the most popular cable news network in the United States, drawing millions of conservative viewers who trust it more than any other outlet. Although many of the network’s claims are subject to controversy or rooted in falsities, these viewers continue watching, offering a never-before-seen devotion to the network. Using Fox’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as insight from Karl Marx and Walter Benjamin, this paper demonstrates how Fox manufactures its hosts’ performances to advance its fetishizing of the commodity of cable prestige.
Art as Politics? How Fox News Manufactures its Hosts’ Performances to Acquire Cable Prestige.
The Graduate Review, 7, 40-58.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/grad_rev/vol7/iss1/8
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