And . . .
". . . four times as many people watch Fox News as watch CNN." More here. (Could it be a trust factor?)
A similar phenomenon has occurred, and is occurring, in the field of education and academia. The explosion of alternate methods of receiving an education, e.g., homeschooling, long-distance learning, etc. is transforming the way people acquire and apply knowledge. The good ole' boys (and girls) in the ivory towers are losing their grip, which is at least part of the reason some of these folks (on the fringe) want to make criminals out of those who disagree with them. It is a sign of desperation.