Here’s something from David Brock’s new book that you may not have known: America is a politically divided nation today because the Fox News Channel denied President Obama the traditional presidential honeymoon in 2009.

That appears on page 103 of “The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes turned a network into a propaganda machine,” which Brock co-authored with his vice president at Media Matters for America, Ari Rabin-Havt.

Now that you know that Fox is the cause of all of Obama’s problems -- and the nation’s -- it might be worth flipping also to Chapter Nine, for a riveting account of how Fox held Massachusetts voters at gunpoint and forced them to elect a Republican senator.

And by the way, did you know that Fox News frequently interviews Republican candidates for president? No, really, it’s right there on page 277.

Fox also makes “donation[s] of airtime to Republican candidates,” otherwise known as “presidential debates.” This publication co-sponsored one such debate with Fox -- we all wore hair shirts for a month afterward and promised never to do it again.

“The Fox Effect” is every bit as insightful and scintillating a read as the Media Matters website. And if you flip to the endnotes, you will realize that it actually is the Media Matters website.

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