Look at what has happened to republicans' brains and political discourse since fox news began. It's not a coincidence.
Fox gave republicans cover and encouragement for complete insanity, childishness, and cruelty.
But stupid people love it because it speaks to them on their level and has hot chicks alongside dudes that remind them of their dad or drill sargent.
In the age of fox, there are no more agreed upon facts. Because any fact that republican dont want to accept (and that's a lot of them) just gets blamed on a massive media conspiracy involving every news organization in the world EXCEPT fox.
And their viewers are so dumb, they didn't have the critical thinking ability to say "wait, what is more plausible - that every news organization except one is all coordinating together to lie to me, or that 1 channel is doing all the lying?"