The Faux News Effect
“People talk about the imminent ‘death’ of Fox News itself, because of an ever-aging demographic. . . . Certainly the audience is graying to oblivion, but it’s a cold comfort to those of us who watch our parents or grandparents drown in an incessant downpour of outrage. We will only see the ‘End of Fox News’ when my father and his contemporaries die. I do not want to watch my father and his entire generation spend their remaining years enraged at utter nonsense.”
—Edwin Lyngar, columnist, “I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria,” Salon.com, 2014
• Editorial Comment: Edwin Lyngar and the Thrashing Hysteria would be a good name for a band.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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