NewsBusters has the latest ratings for the top three cable news networks, and it appears that viewers are abandoning the Pom-Pom outlets at an extraordinary speed. The hemorrhaging is greatest among the critical 25-54 year-old viewers. The explanation typically offered for this by the organizations and personalities who are losing viewers is -- more or less -- that people are too stupid to know what's good for them. But I'm not altogether sure that this explains the situation.
I'm constitutionally (if you'll forgive the use of that loaded term) wary of "popular movements." But so too am I wary of Pravda journalists who turn their backs on stories unflattering to the establishment they did so much to empower, stories which would have been trumpets to the heavens had they shown conservative politicians or movements in a bad light.