How Fox News became the kingmaker of the GOP

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.


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