The Fox News producer knows the formula for his work, but at least he’s helping people escape reality for a few hours

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NEW YORK—Expressing a sort of resigned satisfaction with the familiar tropes the conservative outlet relies on for its stories, Fox News producer Ken Peterson acknowledged Wednesday that while his work may be formulaic, it at least allows viewers to escape reality for a few days. hours. “Of course when I started in this industry I had bigger goals, but at the end of the day people just want to get out there and enjoy the diversion that a purely fantasy world provides,” Peterson said, adding that while he tells the stories his audience wants to hear, he feels like he’s doing his job and making a difference. “I know some of our storylines – for example, the one about anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville who are actually paid actors hired by a PR firm – aren’t very compelling, but that’s not because a plot is far-fetched that it’s not fun for people to watch. And what’s wrong with giving people something they love? A lot of our viewers are getting older, and I think they find solace in familiar characters and story arcs, even if they tend to be a bit derivative of the President’s Twitter account Peterson later confirmed that he doesn’t often watch the lineup of his home network, preferring to spend his free time watching the news instead.