The generally accepted view that the Fox News Network only appeals to conservative Republicans appears to be a myth, according to The Los Angeles Times. The (not conservative) L.A. paper reports that at least one third of the Fox News audience are actually Democrats, who “denounce Fox News at work and parties and then go home to secretly watch the channel.” It was reported that during the Massachusetts senate race, Fox News drew about
4 times the audience The Times says was “sleeping over at CNN.”
Now, with the more liberal Air America Radio Network out of business due to lack of listeners, President Obama has to rethink his former refusal to deal with Fox. Last week, Obama’s chief spokesperson Robert Gibbs started the process by appearing on Fox with Chris Wallace.
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds….