That Roger Ailes even tries to put up a modest defense of FOX "News" is amazing to me. I'm really surprised he cares. He hit upon a formula that works and pays big dividends (even if it did lose big bucks for years before it caught on). It's not a news network, and Krugman is correct, its watchers are not properly informed.
On a side note, I noticed that The Las Vegas Review-Journal's TV supplement highlights news programs in orange. Curiously, while Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, Hannity and The Rachel Maddow Show are not highlighted, The O'Reilly Factor is. What the hell is that about?