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Why Trump thinks he's winning his war on media

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Nothing helps President Trump more — or tightens his hold on his base more securely — than his cozy, mutually beneficial relationship with conservative TV. Trump's feedback loop, including cable-news coverage, and mainstream media squawking, convinces the president that he's winning his war on media.

The two key players: Fox News — especially the morning show, "Fox & Friends" — and Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest owner of local broadcasting stations with unabashed conservative leanings.