Is Fox News Channel doomed?
On numerous occasions, I’ve pointed out on this blog that Democratic presidential candidates have fared quite well at the ballot box ever since the rise of such right-wing media giants as Fox News Channel and radio blabber Rush Limbaugh.
Much the same point is made in the following passage from a long article by Frank Rich about the problems facing Fox News:
The most interesting news about Fox News is that for some years now it has been damaging the right far more than the left. As a pair of political analysts wrote at Reuters last year, “When the mainstream media reigned supreme, between 1952 and 1988, Republicans won seven out of the ten presidential elections,” but since 1992, when “conservative media began to flourish” (first with Rush Limbaugh’s ascendancy, then with Fox), Democrats have won the popular vote five out of six times. You’d think they’d be well advised to leave Fox News to its own devices so that it can continue to shoot its own party in the foot.
Read Rich’s entire piece HERE.