For some time now, Americans have been abandoning TV and newspapers in favor of online news sources.
Now Half the Guardian’s online readers are now from the USA, and news sites from the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other serious news outlets are seeing major traffic spikes from the US.
I strongly suspect that the reason why FOX News is the only successful news network, is that the people who used to be stuck with CNN have given up on TV news and moved online—leaving the mouth-breathing wingnuts behind to watch O’Reilly and Limbaugh.
Hopefully this war will be the death of the US news media machine. I love the Internet sometimes.