Kevin M. Kruse @KevinMKruse Historian. Author/editor of White Flight; The New Suburban History; Spaces of the Modern City; Fog of War; One Nation Under God; Fault Lines. Feb. 18, 2019 1 min read

Yeah, I think if Nixon had today's media environment -- not just social media, but the hyperpartisan outlets on cable and talk radio too -- he might have been able to hang on.

I mean, as it was, Nixon still hung onto a ~ 25% approval rating right through his resignation.

Imagine if he had had Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart in his corner?

This is a change @julianzelizer and I covered here:
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/17/how-policy-decisions-spawned-todays-hyperpolarized-media/?utm_term=.cb70d7e19640 

And here too:  https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-howard-beales-everywhere-20190109-story.html 


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