CNN's John Avlon: Fox News “is far closer to the National Enquirer than the National Review”

Avlon: Fox's actions are “completely antithetical to anything resembling journalistic ethics”

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Citation From the March 8, 2023, edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom

JIM SCIUTTO (CNN ANCHOR): So this has been exposed multiple times, saying one thing on the air, saying something very different privately. What are the consequences of this and are Fox viewers hearing that, those revelations as well?

JOHN AVLON (CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST)  No, they're not. And that's consistent with what Fox has been doing according to these documents, over this entire period. The lies, the hypocrisy, the lying to your audience and saying one thing in private, which is completely antithetical to anything resembling journalistic ethics. And of course, the larger stakes aren't just the dis-, the misinformation being fed to Fox viewers, it's the degrading of our democracy, our ability to reason together, and that's why this trial matters so much. It's not a corporate scandal, this is something that affects the whole country. And what's been revealed is that Fox is not primarily a news organization, it is a partisan political operation, and it is far closer to the The National Enquirer than the National Review.