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Fox News pushes Democrats and Republicans to bemore conservative, especially around election time

Arceneaux,, Kevin and Johnson, Martin and Lindstädt, René and Wielen, Ryan Vander (2015) Fox News pushes Democrats and Republicans to bemore conservative, especially around election time. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since it premiered in 1996, Fox News has become the most watched cable news network in America, pushing forward a partisan view which has been critical of President Obama and the Democratic Party. But does Fox News actually influence the way that we are governed? In new research which examines how House members vote, Kevin Arceneaux, Martin Johnson, René Lindstädt and Ryan Vander Wielen find that when Fox News is available in members’ constituencies, they are more likely to adopt more conservative policy positions – whether they are Republican or Democrat. They also find that this effect is most pronounced around election time, and is nearly nonexistent immediately after elections.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 10:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61951

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