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The Making of the Fox News White House

Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda? By  Jane Maye r March 4, 2019 Sean Hannity recently joined Trump at a rally. Greta Van Susteren, a former Fox host, calls the move an “egregious mistake.” Illustration by Tyler Comrie; photograph from Getty In January, during the  longest government shutdown  in America’s history, President Donald Trump rode in a motorcade through Hidalgo County, Texas, eventually stopping on a grassy bluff overlooking the Rio Grande. The White House wanted to dramatize what Trump was portraying as a national emergency: the need to build a wall along the Mexican border. The presence of armored vehicles, bales of confiscated marijuana, and federal agents in flak jackets underscored the message. But the photo op dramatized something else about the Administration. After members of the press pool got out of vans and headed over to where the President was about to speak, they noticed that  Sean Hannity , the Fox News host, was already on locat