As Fox News Goes Up, The GOP Goes Down

Last month I published an article on how Fox News Is Killing The Republican Party. It explored in detail how the embrace of lunatics and their demented ravings, along with a misunderstanding of the television marketplace, was literally dragging the Republican Party down to some of its lowest historical depths:

“The more the population at large associates Republican ideology with the agenda of Fox News, and the fringe operators residing there, the more the party will be perceived as out of touch, or even out of their minds.”

Now Gawker has affirmed my analysis with a chart showing the divergent prospects of Fox News and the Republican Party. I took the liberty of modifying their chart to spotlight the period following last November’s election (amongst other things, like the demise of the GOP logo).

It couldn’t be much clearer. The post-election fate of Fox News is diametrically opposed to that of the GOP. The disparity has increased sinced November and shows no signs of letting up. Gawker sums it up nicely saying…

“Fox News’ viewership is up 45% over the last year, and it’s easy to see why: The ascendancy of a charismatic black Democrat has driven frightened, paranoid, enraged, nativist zealots into the ideological embrace of an outlet that habitually reconfirms everything they already believe. Watching Glenn Beck’s spell-binding sermons on Barack Obama’s racism is comforting to people who believe that their way of life-namely, one in which fatherly white Christians protect us from danger both internal and external-is under attack. So they do it more frequently. Tuning into Hannity et.al. becomes a life-affirming political act.”

Nuff said.

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7 thoughts on “As Fox News Goes Up, The GOP Goes Down

  1. Wow man, you are obviously out of touch with the masses, and have never watched Glenn Beck (or fox news for that matter). You would be surprised that Glenn Beck doesn’t support the GOP and is libertarian (with more conservative values). That is reasons why Fox News ratings are going up because they are critical of all and use common sense. They have alot more people with libertarian views, and that view is becoming alot more popular in America (if you look at registrations it is the only party growing, while the dnc and gop drop.)

    So I hope you wise up buddy because you won’t get far on your computer making up crazy lies.

    • In case you haven’t noticed, the masses overwhelming elected a Democratic President and gave large majorities to Democrats in the House and Senate. It’s Glenn Beck who is out of touch. And if you believe his charade of being against all parties you are severely naive. Just listen to the people and the policies he advocates – 100% right-wing Republican.

      Beck is a pathetic loser that happens to have found a network that collects people like him. But his show is watched by fewer than 1% of the American population.

      • I see that kind of reply all over the internet.
        It doesn’t matter o some people if they are shown to be wrong, they just draw breath and repeat the same thing.
        It’s… it’s almost as if they are sleeper agents for an alien intelligence… except there seems little intelligence at work.

    • Far, far, far more people don’t watch fox (or any of its horrible programs) than do. So .3% of the population (or less, probably) constitutes the ‘in touch’ americans?

  2. great job, mark. gawker also did a good job in documenting this. i guess the better fox news ratings get, the better it is for the rest of the country because the republicans will go further into oblivion and irrelevancy.

    thank god for fox news. :)

  3. Man, I never realized this. Thank you! It seems that Fox is attempting (unknowingly) to be the iceburg that sinks the ship o’ shame. Beauty!

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