Media Matters

* Fox News prime time ratings dropped 18 percent during the first quarter. Even worse were CNN’s ratings that declined 34 percent during the same period. MSNBC dropped 8 percent.

* Classlessness update: “We’ll be back Monday…see you then.” That was *ucker Carlson, seemingly unaware on a Friday that he was about to be summarily fired by Fox News for his role in the defamation case with Dominion Voting System—the one that Fox settled for $787.5 million. But a summary firing? You’d think he was the only Fox trotter who believed that reality had a liberal bias.

* “Fox without Carlson means some of the worst elements on the right have lost a megaphone.”–Jonah Goldberg, The Dispatch.

* “What Do We Need Men For?”–Title of E. Jean Carroll’s 2019 book.

* “Faction”: Author Alex Haley’s term for the blending of fact and fiction.

* The internet–not books–is a threat to kids.

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