By Brian Stelter, CNN Business Updated 1407 GMT (2207 HKT) August 24, 2020 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. This article is adapted from “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth,” published by Simon & Schuster’s One Signal Publishers.Fox & Friends,'” President Donald Trump once told Judge Andrew Napolitano. A former New Jersey Superior Court judge who became the top on-air legal expert at Fox News, Napolitano was at once flattered and horrified. In West Wing meetings in 2017 and 2018, the Fox-addicted president brought up Napolitano’s TV analysis with his actual lawyers. Napolitano eventually landed on Trump’s enemies list for taking the Mueller probe seriously and, in 2019, saying on-air that Trump had committed crimes relating to the Ukraine scheme. Trump railed against the judge on Twitter and vented about him to other Fox commentators. But Napolitano knew, through mutual friends, that the president was still hanging on almost every word he said. Almost every Fox News star has a story like this: A story about how Fox’s shows became influential — too influential — inside the Trump administration. “We started to make decisions for… Read full this story
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