I read this NY Times article, and I am not sure what does "while not a direct answer..." mean. I think it could be rephrased as "while the show is not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com", but what does a direct answer exactly mean?
My friend said it meant the show would be different from Fox news or Breitbart, but I do not understand how it means this.
Please help me. Thank you.
Mr. Obama does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics, according to people familiar with discussions about the programming. They said the Obamas had talked about producing shows that highlight inspirational stories. But the Netflix deal, while not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com, would give Mr. Obama an unfiltered method of communication with the public similar to the audiences he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page.