I think I'm giving up on FoxNews. The channel has become far too aggressively lowbrow, stupid, and carnival-barker-ish for my tastes. My tastes aren't exactly elevated, but I do have limits, and FoxNews has violated mine.
Almost every time I have the channel on I feel stupid, because it's so clearly chasing the stupid demographic. And I'm not part of that demographic, and do not wish to be treated as part of that demographic.
Maybe this is how it's been getting ratings all along and I never noticed. Well, I'm noticing now. I'd rather watch friggin' CNN than this televised coloring book for mental defectives.
Here's some news for Fox: Your core audience is conservative. Not retarded. I assure you they're not the same thing, though you seem to believe they are.
Amen. I can't watch CNN for long before my blood starts to boil because it leans too hard to the Left. But contrary to popular opinion, FoxNews does not lean Right; it leans Stupid. It is a channel with flashy graphics instead of information. The morning show Fox & Friends seems to pride itself on its clownishness. The female reporters appear to be hired on the basis of cup size instead of verbal coherency. Whenever I watch FoxNews (because the TV in front of my elliptical trainer at the gym is stuck on it), I leave feeling like I've lost a few IQ points as well as calories.
This is the same reason why I don't watch local news as well. I can't even remember who the current mayor of Orlando is because the local news cares only for cute puppies, community service fairs, weather, and ceaseless babbling between news bubbleheads on the most trivial of topics.
I once encountered a local news station in Dallas that actually reported, you know, news, but that was the only exception in my experience.
NPR, that bastion of Leftist journalism, at least assumes that listeners can comprehend three-syllable words.
At the root, both FoxNews and local news stations do not take their jobs seriously.