There are a lot of things liberals don’t know about Fox News and I’ll bet this is one of them. The median age of their viewer is 68, not that there’s anything wrong with that, hell, I’m 82. But it just doesn’t seem right that after that many years these people would want to be so uninformed as the Faux News Network will lead them to be. I did a post on this earlier, “It’s Official-Fox News Viewers Are Really That Dumb,” that I guess these folks didn’t read. Politico talked to Bruce Bartlett who has done a paper indicating that Fox has changed American Media and Political Dynamics with the inference that it has become the leader of the pack. Not so says Politico quoting some figures to back that up. As an example, The O’Reilly Factor claims some 3.3 million viewers tops and that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the voting age of over 234 million. But one of Bartlett’s points makes good sense, that since the launching of Fox News in 1996, the network only picked up the gauntlet, but is continuing to lead the Republican Party toward radicalized candidates for president.
Frank Rich, a well-known liberal writer discounts Fox News power. In New York he said, “…aside from infuriating liberals, Fox flexes little political power.” Tell that to Bill O’Reilly.