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Then-President Donald Trump speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall, Scranton, Pa. Then-President Donald Trump speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall, Scranton, Pa., March 5, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

America’s TV News ‘Desert’ Is a Problem With Global Implications

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021

In the United States, in the space of little more than one week, the long-time heads of three major television news programs all stepped down, two of them fully of their own accord, and the other because of a political and journalistic scandal involving him and his brother, the recent former governor of New York.

The ins and outs of television news programming in the U.S. might seem on the surface to be a strange topic for a column that focuses by design on international affairs. But the case will be made here that the ongoing and worsening crisis in American democracy is, to some serious extent, a crisis of its journalism, too, and none more than television news, which is where most of the country’s citizens get their information. ...

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