The Huffington Post ran an article, here, where you could almost feel the saliva dripping down your neck as the author frothed at the mouth over the fact that FOX News came in last among the cable news networks for the Inauguration Ceremonies’ ratings.
While I am sure Liberals will all cry with joy and exclaim the beginning of the end of the bane of their existence, FOX News (which they see merely as an arm of the equally hated Republican Party), I don’t see it that way at all.
My theory would be this: the Inauguration took place at noon (for the east coast at least) on a Monday. People who watch CNN or MSNBC are a bunch of slackers who were sitting on their asses at home, either on welfare or working for the government (Monday was a federal holiday). FOX viewers, on the other hand, are people who work for a living (and are therefore better people), and don’t have time to sit at home on a weekday and watch a Kenyan Marxist be sworn in as President.
For those of you who couldn’t tell, that last paragraph was satire (mostly).
In all honesty, I don’t think anyone should be surprised that FOX came in last. Those most excited about the Inauguration (and therefore most inclined to watch it live on TV) are largely liberals. The vast majority who watched live are almost certainly Obama supporters at the very least, and therefore not likely to watch FOX News. Conservatives/Obama Opponents watch FOX; everyone else watches every other channel. And since Conservatives/Obama Opponents largely did not watch the Inauguration, FOX came in last among the networks. Pretty common sense I think.