Fox News ratings plunge!

October 20, 2010

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(ChattahBox Op/Ed News) – What’s this? Fox News, the propaganda arm of the GOP or is it the “tail that wags the DOG” (enough of the anatomical references) at any rate, Fox News plummets in the ratings. They dropped 21 points in the third quarter and in an election year to boot! The station I once called “The Evil Empire” and stated it was (Darth) Vader’s favorite, still leads in the cable news category but it is definitely slipping.

All of it’s heavyweights took a hit, as detailed in an article by politicususa.com, “The O’Reilly Factor lose 12% of its total viewers and 21% of its young viewers. Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bret Baier, and Greta Van Susteren rounded out the top five cable news shows, and they each posted double digit declines.” This is particularly odd given it’s an election year and the GOP expects to make big gains. To add to this conundrum, MSNBC is up in the ratings.Those sneaky Progressives just keep spoutin’ the truth and oddly enough, people like that.

It’s clear Fox News has cast it’s die with the extreme elements of the GOP and it’s clear that it’s turned some people off. Even Glenn Beck, the standard bearer for Tea Party crackpots (used this one last time, I like the idea of a cracked teapot) fell hard. It’s going to be  interesting for the “band leader of the black board”, Glenn Beck. His show has already lost most of it’s sponsors and many more (296) have demanded that their products not be advertised on his show. Beck’s show has been characterized as being “empty calories” because though people watch it,  there aren’t enough advertisers to make it profitable.

Progessives, don’t get too excited. As I mentioned Fox still dominates cable news ratings. Hopefully, this is a sign that the viewing public knows “s*%t from shinola” and is turning away from the ‘bubble headed regurgitators” on Fox News. I won’t get my hopes up. If I know anything about Rupurt Murdoch it’s this, he will look deep into that black hole where his soul should be and search and search until he finds a new way to make money off of fear, lies and propaganda.


Comments

2 Responses to “Fox News ratings plunge!”

  1. Matthew on October 21st, 2010 1:55 pm

    This is a total lie. Fox News remains in number 1 and the latest ratings give fox news even higher than ever before. Fox News is tearing up the ratings with the most honest and best news out there. I am an independent and yes, Fox leans to the right, but MSNBC is far-left and cnn is left. Both have consistenly lied and covered up everything bad Obama has done. Well now the truth is out and fox news is #1.

  2. shayne on October 23rd, 2010 8:56 pm

    Matthew what is a lie? Did the article say or infer that Fox no longer leads in the ratings? Um, if I recall the article states clearly that they still lead. As for Fox leaning to the right. I’m afraid you must be on a left leaning to hill to see that one.

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