A few years ago, I was on a radio show with a well-known political reporter who lamented the loss of a pristine past in which the whole country could agree on what the facts were, even if they disagreed on how to interpret and act upon them. All that was gone now. The country had become so fractured we couldn’t even agree on what reality was. What she meant was that the day in which the front page of The New York Times was given scriptural authority everywhere was gone, shattered by the rise of Fox News.
Conservative Fox contributor Charles Krauthammer
With the cat out of the bag that Fox "News" has created an alternative reality, this post is an exploration of the nature of that reality and an examination of where Glenn Beck fits into (or not) that alternative reality. This will begin with a reprint of a story from News Corpse, The Internet's Chronicle of Media Decay, "Study Confirms that Fox News Makes You Stupid;" it continues with a video clip of Christopher Hayes, managing editor of the Washing Bureau of The Nation Magazine, discussing this study and then explore the other, more extreme, alternative reality that has been created by Glenn Beck over the last 23 months.