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CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Fox News is propaganda machine

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, CNN president Jeff Zucker attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. Zucker says that rival Fox News Channel is a propaganda machine that is doing an incredible disservice to the country. Zucker spoke Thursday at the Financial Times Future of News conference. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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CNN president Jeff Zucker.

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker says that rival Fox News Channel is a propaganda machine that is doing an incredible disservice to the country.

Zucker spoke Thursday at the Financial Times Future of News conference. He said that Ralph Peters, a former Fox military analyst who quit the network this week because of similar concerns about how its opinion programs are backing President Donald Trump, spoke the truth.

The CNN leader says that the Russian news agency TASS ‘‘has nothing’’ on Fox.

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There was no immediate comment from Fox.