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Amid turmoil, is Fox News losing its perch as cable news leader?

Amid turmoil, is Fox News losing its perch as cable news leader?

Fox News once again found itself at the center of a media storm Tuesday as it retracted a story pushing a right-wing conspiracy theory that a Democratic National Committee staffer may have been killed because he provided emails to WikiLeaks.

The story had been heavily promoted by popular Fox News host Sean Hannity, who said he is trying to “find the truth” about the July 10 unsolved killing of Seth Rich. On his show Tuesday night, Hannity expressed sympathy for the Rich family but criticized the liberal effort to silence him.

“I am not going to stop doing my job,” he told his viewers.

Tuesday’s events highlighted the chaotic environment at Fox News, which 21st Century...

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