The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting

@article{DellaVigna2006TheFN,
  title={The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting},
  author={Stefano DellaVigna and E. Kaplan},
  journal={LSN: Election Law \& Voting Rights (Topic)},
  year={2006}
}
Does media bias affect voting? We analyze the entry of Fox News in cable markets and its impact on voting. Between October 1996 and November 2000, the conservative Fox News Channel was introduced in the cable programming of 20 percent of US towns. Fox News availability in 2000 appears to be largely idiosyncratic, conditional on a set of controls. Using a data set of voting data for 9,256 towns, we investigate if republicans gained vote share in towns where Fox News entered the cable market by… Expand
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