April 22, 2012 7 Comments
Part of the way that Fox fulfills its function as the main media division of the Republican Party is the way in which it works to shape how news is framed. A prime example is their recent outrage that the Democrats would use the term “War on Women” to describe the anti-women policies of the Republican Party. Rather than argue about the merits of the policies, Fox and the Republicans have turned their focus to the Democrats’ rhetoric, which is a significant hint that the Democrats should keep using that language. It’s working and it’s accurate.