Fox News has spent the past two decades poisoning the minds of conservatives and the elderly across the country. They are directly responsible for the manufactured, paranoid atmosphere that allowed a reality television star to seize the Oval Office. The sinister disinformation apparatus must be dismantled, one branch at a time.
The Guardian reports that Fox News will no longer be broadcasting in the United Kingdom, due to dismally low viewership. The shuttering of the branch comes after fifteen years on the air.
“Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the U.K.,” Fox said in a statement. “We have concluded that it is not in our commercial interest to continue providing Fox News in the U.K,” they added.
The news comes as a major blow to the lie-peddling mega-conglomerate. It seems the people of the UK are sick of having mendacious, blowhard commentary piped directly into their living rooms like so much putrid sewage.
The shutdown is a major victory for anyone interested in an honest public discourse and represents a big step towards cultivating a better-informed electorate. According to one study from Business Insider, viewers who watch Fox News are actually less informed than people who watch no news at all. Fox actively distorts peoples’ impressions of the world for the worse.
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Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.