The Fox News Channel launched seventeen years ago today, on 7 October 1996.
Unbelievable how time has flown. It doesn’t seem that long ago. I’ve now learned from personal experience that what older people always told me, that time goes by faster and faster the more deeply one sinks into geezerhood, is true.
Often denounced and generally held in utter contempt by people who lean left, Fox News was a long overdue counterpoise to what those of us who lean right saw as the undeniable liberal bias of the then-major news outlets — a bias that liberals found (and continue to find) as natural and unremarkable as fish find the water in which they swim.
I’m grateful for Fox News, and for the other insurgent media that have broken the liberal monopoly on news and information — and that have done so with panache, in spectacular fashion.