Media

Fox News Hits Its Stride

Another nail in the coffin of the so-called post-partisan era: “Fox's viewership is up 11 percent over last year, according to Nielsen Media Research,” reports the Associated Press. “CNN and MSNBC, which benefited from interest in the campaign last year, are down.” Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity are leading the way. "Who's that going to help?" O'Reilly said recently after Robert Gibbs assailed “cable news.” "Us, that's who. Our ratings are already soaring because we don't denigrate the protesters, the way a lot of other TV news organizations do. They're dying. We're on fire." The AP comments, ”The ratings expose as naive anyone who believed that the dawn of a Democratic government in Washington would hurt Fox."