The Huffingotn Post reports this morning that the top 11 shows on cable news are all Fox News products. Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck own the three leading spots, in that order, which helps explain the genocide of intellectual thought at last weekend's Glenn Beck rally in Washington, D.C. "The channel averaged 1,821,000 viewers in prime time and 441,000 in the A25-54 demo—nearly three times the ratings of second-place MSNBC," HuffPo says. The first show outside the Rupert Murdoch empire is Countdown With Keith Olbermann* in 12th place.
Fox News viewers are the oldest TV audience in the country. So if I find only one source of potential consolation in this news (though I'm sure there are several others), it's that those old people will die soon. But in the near term, they're also the most likely to vote. I'm in favor of cloning Chase Whiteside and unleashing an army of adroit reporters to expose the torrential stupidness that Fox News showers on middle America.
PS — Keith Olbernamm, much as I try, drives me nuts.