Newly released documents reveal how cozy the Trump administration is with Fox News and Fox Business.
Communications obtained through FOIA by the non-profit Democracy Forward found that administration officials tried to shape the coverage across Fox. In one instance, a Treasury official told a Fox Business Network employee to make changes to an article about Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. They agreed.
“This kind of cozy, behind-the-scenes interaction between government employees and members of the media raises alarm bells, and such direct intervention could be illegal,” Democracy Forward told the Daily Beast, accusing Fox of acting as a propaganda channel for the Trump administration.