I have an aging relative who is struggling with the early phases of dementia, also known as Alzheimer. She spends her time watching the Fox News–and calling other relatives throughout the day with fearful/angry regurgitation of the latest manufactured Fox nonsense. In travels this summer I have spoken to many folks who also have such a relative–living more and more in isolation, watching Fox all the time, slipping into a state of constant fear and the lost of their cognitive abilities.
I was discussing this with one of my brothers the other day and at the mention of Fox he said: “Fox News. You know what that is? Nickelodeon for people with dementia.” That struck me as just about pitch perfect.