Back in 2016, there was talk that Donald Trump would start a TV network if he didn’t win the election. Well, he ended up getting both the win and his own network. On Monday, Fox News went full State TV as Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro joined a Trump rally and stumped for the president. Even Fox News executives were a little grossed out and issued a statement. “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events.” (I don’t condone that usage of the word talent.)

+ For the past two years, we’ve been wringing our hands about the impact of social media on elections. It’s a worthwhile concern to be sure. But the role Fox News has played in damaging our national discourse is far more extensive than all the social networks and Russian hacks put together. “Fox isn’t watched by everyone, but for those who do watch, Fox is everything.” From The Intercept: Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned.