Even as Fox News wrestles with a billion dollar lawsuit and the embarrassing evidence of journalistic malpractice unearthed by it, there remains worth in even the network’s most self-indulgent work.
In its best moments, Fox provides a much-needed alternative to CNN, MSNBC, and the networks. In its worst, it at least provides a window into the thoughts, wants, and fears of some non-negligible segment of the right.
But what can be said for the kind of conservative kept in the cupboards at its cable competitors and wheeled out to serve partisan purposes? Only that they pad the pre-existing biases of their left-leaning audience, leaving them with a distorted understanding of American politics.