A recent article published in the New Yorker viciously accused Fox News and a handful of hosts of “becoming propaganda” for the Trump administration; conveniently ignoring the widespread and often-concealed connections between the Obama White House and a series of major news networks -including ABC, MSNBC, and CNN.
Even the left-leaning Washington Post published an article outlining the “conflicted” relationships back in 2013, asking “So what to make of all the family ties between the news media and the Obama administration?”
The story goes on to detail the various relationships between senior Obama officials and the mainstream media, including:
- ABC News President Bob Sherwood, the brother of Obama’s senior national security advisor.
- CBS News Division President David Rhodes, the brother of Obama’s “key” foreign policy analyst.
- CNN’s deputy Washington Bureau Chief, who’s married to the former Deputy Secretary of State who served under Hillary Clinton.
- ABC News reporter Claire Shipman, married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
“There is zero evidence, zero, that [Sherwood’s relationship] has had any impact on our coverage,” Jeffrey Schneider, ABC News’s chief spokesman told the Post.