In addition to FOX "news", Murdoch's company (News Corporation) also owns the New York Post, which I also read every day.
The New York Post (NY Post) is a conservative daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. The Post also operates NYPost.com, the celebrity gossip site PageSix.com, and the entertainment site Decider.com.
Since 1993, the Post has been owned by Murdoch's News Corp. Its distribution ranked 4th in the US in 2019.
The word that came to mind today as I read the Post was the word "lowbrow", which is defined as "of, relating to, or suitable for a person with little taste or intellectual interest" by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Every issue of the Post has at least two pictures of some starlet in a bikini, and the articles that they publish would not be considered intellectually stimulating.
The face that Tucker Carlson has the highest rated show on cable news, and the Post is one of the widely read papers in the country, tells us that a lot of our fellow citizens are dumber than a fence post.
16 months after the 2020 election, 60% of the Republican voters still think that Trump won.
If you went back in time a bit, you'd discover these facts:
Nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34%) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Fully 43% say they do not know what Obama’s religion is. The survey was completed in early August, before Obama’s recent comments about the proposed construction of a mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.
The view that Obama is a Muslim is more widespread among his political opponents than among his backers. Roughly a third of conservative Republicans (34%) say Obama is a Muslim, as do 30% of those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance. But even among many of his supporters and allies, less than half now say Obama is a Christian. Among Democrats, for instance, 46% say Obama is a Christian, down from 55% in March 2009.
The belief that Obama is a Muslim has increased most sharply among Republicans (up 14 points since 2009), especially conservative Republicans (up 16 points). But the number of independents who say Obama is a Muslim has also increased significantly (up eight points). There has been little change in the number of Democrats who say Obama is a Muslim, but fewer Democrats today say he is a Christian (down nine points since 2009).