About youth and age.

Fox News audience “literally” dying.  I think it’s true of televised news, and television in general, but Fox News is particularly susceptible to the changes.  It’s on fixed/declining income right now – ironically dependent on Social Security for money to buy its sponsors’ products – those products the advertisers con the elderly into purchasing.
That’s totally condescending for me to say, but it’s also partly true.
“Fox’s problems mirror those of the Republican Party. As Frank Rich pointed out in New York Magazine nearly a year ago, “Hard as it may be to fathom, Fox Nation is even more monochromatically white than the GOP is, let alone the American nation. Two percent of Mitt Romney’s voters were black. According to new Nielsen data, only 1.1 percent of Fox News’s prime-time viewership is (as opposed to 25 percent for MSNBC, 14 percent for CNN, and an average of roughly 12 percent for the three broadcast networks’ evening news programs).”

Fox News isn’t a television network. It is a retirement home/echo chamber for old white conservatives.”

Full story here.

The second story is one of youth.

Some parents managed to get a book banned from the school library.  Then teenagers with the help of a local bookstore raise money to buy some of the books to distribute free.  The parents then called the police!  Of course the police could do nothing even if they wanted to.

“The book was entitled The Absolutely True Diary and it won a A National Book Award.  It tells the tale of a Native American teenager who decides to attend an all-white high school outside of his reservation and has themes such as making sense of race, and sexual discovery.”

Full story here.