Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Recommended Reading

In a lengthy piece over at New York mag, Frank Rich lays out his argument for why Fox News is going the way of the dinosaur. Here's a bit:
For all its ratings prowess and fat profits, Fox, like the GOP itself, is under existential threat in a fast-changing 21st-century America...All three cable-news networks are hemorrhaging young viewers (as are their network-news counterparts) in an era when television is hardly the news medium of choice for Americans raised online and on smartphones. But Fox News is losing younger viewers at an even faster rate than its competitors. With a median viewer age now at 68 according to Nielsen data through mid-January (compared with 60 for MSNBC and CNN, and 62 to 64 for the broadcast networks), Fox is in essence a retirement community.
There's a lot more to take in, and you can read it here.

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