Murdoch Rides the Trump Tiger—And Gets Eaten

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on headlined “Rupert Murdoch Rides the Trump Tiger–And Gets Eaten”:

An article of faith among modern media observers preaches that Rupert Murdoch can manipulate American politics in any direction he wants through the broadcasts of his lucrative media property, the Fox News Channel. This article of faith, which Democrats share with their children to give them nightmares and Republicans share with theirs as a cautionary tale, has given Murdoch king-maker status over the years as he has directed his channel to reward his supplicants and punish his enemies.