In the wake of a presidential election, there is an understandable focus on what is holding back the losing party. But we shouldn’t ignore the factors that have advantaged the GOP in recent elections. And as a pair of recent studies show, the Fox News cable channel is one such advantage.
That’s from my post today over at Wonkblog, describing two papers on the political impact of Fox News during its roll-out. The first is a 2007 paper by Stefano DellaVigna and Ethan Kaplan, while the second is more recent work I’ve undertaken with Jonathan M. Ladd. For more, head here.