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Fox News Audience Abandons Ship After Obama Wins

Posted on November 10th, 2012 at 13:40 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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As further evidence of the tunnel-vision conservatism of Fox News, the Nielsen ratings for election night show just how intolerant their audience is of any information that is undesirable or contrary to their worldview.

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The sharp drop-off in viewership that occurred only on Fox reveals the sensitivity that the Fox viewer has to actual, truthful information. That is something that Fox exploits eagerly as they load up their programming with false and prejudicial stories. And that accounts for why Fox viewers have been shown to be so much less informed than consumers of news from other sources. They have such an aversion to anything other than Fox’s pre-seasoned, right-wing brand of pseudo-knowledge that they won’t even stayed tuned to Fox if there is a chance they might be exposed to raw reality.

  1. That’s a nice graphic but I’m inclined to think the largest factor is that the age of the FOX viewers means they needed to 1) go to bed or 2) tune in to Leno.

  2. reveals the sensitivity that the Fox viewer has to actual, truthful information

    Oh, for Pete’s sake, what a bunch of hooey. If you lean Republican, you’re going to be less enthusiastic to leave the TV on with pictures of partying Democrats and less interested in watching Obama’s victory speech. Pretty normal behavior. You think the lefties stayed up for Bush’s re-election victory speech? Please.

  3. Plus, Republicans all have jobs to go to in the morning…

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