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This week, we discussed, in granular, graphic detail, how Fox News (particularly the morning show Fox & Friends) maintains an iron grasp on Donald Trump’s Twitter page, and how this can, and has, dramatically affected policymaking and behind-the-scenes operations in the age of Trump. And we break it down with someone in the media-watchdog business who monitors and tracks “@realDonaldTrump” relationship with his TV set and DVR more closely than perhaps anyone else online today.
This week’s guest: Matt Gertz, a senior fellow at Media Matters for America, and an avid chronicler of President Trump’s obsession with, and frenetic live-tweeting of, Fox News and cable news. Find him on Twitter at @MattGertz.